Giavara in the Press

The Giavara Tennis Academy and our athletes have been featured in many news outlets, including the Cal Berkeley blog, The San Diego Union Tribune, Newport Beach News, the NCAA podcast and the Cracked Rackets Podcast.

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Two locals help U.S. collegiate team win tournament in France

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Serra graduate Haley Giavara and Coronado’s Ryan Seggerman help U.S. team win Master’U BNP Paribas tourney in France, and now both are headed into college tennis season…. Read more

Haley and Ken Giavara (NCAA): Cal Freshman All-American Haley Giavara and Her Coach/Uncle

Cracked Interviews

In the Cracked Rackets interview Ken and Haley Giavara share how they built her game in the juniors leading to her success on the pro tour and being named NCAA All-American her freshman year at Cal Berkeley…. Listen to the Podcast

Local tennis instructors become men on a mission

Elite tennis training in San Diego, California

Rafael Nadal falls to his knees, puts his head in his hands and drops into the fetal position on the famous red clay of Roland Garros. The celebration we’ve grown accustomed to seeing from the Spanish-born, seven-time French Open champion marks another major that a North American-born player didn’t win… Read Full Article

Countdown: Klein Rides High with the Mustangs

Derek Klein figured Cal Poly San Luis Obispo was not an option for his college tennis career. Klein had sent the coaching staff a few emails, and never received a response. But once Nick Carless became the new coach at Cal Poly, he contacted Klein about possibly joining the program. Read Full Article

Serra grad bids farewell to local USTA tournament

Since becoming a pro player this year, San Diego’s Haley Giavara has expanded her world of tennis to tournaments in Greece, Sweden, Singapore, Korea, Israel and Canada.Come fall, too, the recent Serra High graduate remains eligible for college tennis and will head to Berkeley to play for Cal… Read Full Article

2020 ITA Division I Women All-Americans


The Intercollegiate Tennis Association is proud to continue its longstanding tradition of awarding student-athletes for their outstanding performance on the court. The 2020 ITA Division I Women’s All-Americans were named after a shortened season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Twenty singles players and 10 doubles pairs were awarded the prestigious honor…. Read Full Article

San Diego’s Haley Giavara Advance to Second Round at Shoebacca Women’s Open


It was quite a day for 19-year-old Haley Giavara as the local wild card from the San Diego community of Tierrasanta used a powerful baseline game to eliminate fourth-seeded Danielle Lao 6-1, 6-3 to move into the second round of the $25,000 Shoebacca Women’s Open at…. Read Full Article

Doubles Heroics Clinches Championship For Team USA At The 2022 Master’U Championships

Team USA Trophy 2022 MasterU Championships

At the 2022 Master’U BNP Paribas Championships, it is once again Team USA coming out champions as the Americans take down Great Britain in the championship match to secure their ninth first-place finish over the past ten tournaments….. Read more

NCAA’s Problematic 6-Month Rule with Ken Giavara

Listen to Ken speak on the Parenting Aces podcast where he discusses the NCAA 6 month rule, how it directly effects American junior players, and the developmental pathway for high level junior players to the pros…. Watch Video

Cal’s Haley Giavara named ITA Northwest Regional Rookie of the Year

The list of accolades from her impressive first season keep coming in as California Golden Bears women’s tennis star Haley Giavara was named the ITA Northwest Regional Rookie of the Year. She’ll subsequently be entered into the race for the national rookie of the year after a strong start to her Cal career…. Read Full Article

Serra High alum Haley Giavara wastes no time earning tennis recognition at Cal

Cal star Giavara is one of just three freshmen picked for the 20-member ITA Division I team. On a recruiting visit to Cal more than a year ago, San Diego’s Haley Giavara didn’t hesitate when asked for one of her college goals by women’s tennis coach Zack Warren…. Read Full Article

Oracle Challenger Tennis Series Returns

The Oracle Challenger Series returned to the Newport Beach Tennis Club this week. Dubbed the “Road to Indian Wells,” matches kicked off on Monday at the Eastbluff club. In the first match of the series, which kicked off on Monday and will run for a week in Newport Beach….. Read Full Article

Haley Giavara Named ITA All-American

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“We’re very pleased to have one of our players selected as an ITA All-American,” Cal head coach Amanda Augustus said. “That’s part of our program’s history and tradition. Haley had a fantastic first season that obviously was shortened a bit. She was able to make the most of her opportunities…. Read Full Article