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May 28, 1989 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, Times Staff Writer
Jon Leach of Laguna Beach High School came into Saturday's Southern Section singles final riding a two-year wave of success. Though he's just a sophomore, Leach already had made an indelible imprint on high school tennis. When he won the singles title last year, he became the first freshman to win it since 1952. The championship came on the heels of a victory in the 16-year-old age group at the Ojai Valley tournament. In all, Leach won 65 sets in 1988. He lost one. This season, he had a 59-0 record in singles sets coming into Saturday's final at the SeaCliff Tennis Club in Huntington Beach.
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May 25, 1994 | From Associated Press
USC won its second consecutive NCAA men's tennis championship Tuesday with a 4-3 victory over Stanford in the finals. It was the Trojans' third title in the last four years. USC and Stanford came into the tournament ranked first and second, respectively, in the nation. USC had defeated the Cardinal the last two times they played, both times by 4-3 scores. In each match, the teams split the singles matches after USC had won the doubles point.
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June 6, 1990 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In late April, Brett Hansen-Dent survived a three-hour battle with Jon Leach of Laguna Beach to win the Ojai tournament 18-and-under title in a close, three-set match. One month later, he was primed and ready to get what he had been trying to win for three years. With a 3-6, 6-0, 6-3 victory over Ari Nathan of Brentwood, Hansen-Dent's pursuit ended when he won the Southern Section singles title. That victory has accorded the Newport Harbor High School player yet another honor.
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January 24, 1994 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jon Leach on Sunday became only the second player in the 12-year history of the Adidas Invitational tennis tournament to win both singles and double championships in the same year. And it came as no surprise to the USC senior to learn that the first was his older brother, Rick, a former Trojan All-American who accomplished the feat in 1985.
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May 26, 1989
The Southern Section singles and doubles tournament continues with the round of 16 and quarterfinals at 1 p.m. today at SeaCliff Tennis Club in Huntington Beach. Jon Leach, a sophomore from Laguna Beach High School and the defending singles champion, is the leading Orange County participant. He has a 57-0 record in singles play this season.
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May 27, 1989
Jon Leach of Laguna Beach High School and Randy Ivey of Woodbridge advanced to the semifinals of the Southern Section individual tennis championships with victories Friday. Leach defeated Peter Jefchki of Santa Barbara, 6-4, 6-2, and Ivey defeated Ari Nathan of Brentwood, 3-6, 7-6, 6-4. Leach will face Willie Quest of Long Beach Wilson and Ivey will play Alejo Mancisdor of Palm Springs in today's semifinals, which will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the SeaCliff Country Club. In doubles, Rob Atkin and Doug Schulein of Corona del Mar and Steve Lappin and Jaime Price of University advanced to the semifinals.
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February 9, 1992
Jon Leach, a Laguna Beach High graduate now a USC sophomore, and Brian MacPhie, advanced to the final of the Rolex National Indoor Intercollegiate Tennis Championships with a 6-4, 6-2 semifinal victory over Michael Shyjan and Michael Zimmerman of Harvard, 6-4, 6-2, Saturday in Eden Prairie, Minn. Today, Leach and MacPhie will face Chuck Coleman and David DiLucia of Notre Dame, who defeated top-seeded Dan Kronauge and Paul Kruse of Ball State, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.
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May 12, 1990
The semifinals in the Children's Hospital of Orange County tennis tournament are scheduled today at the John Wayne Tennis Club in Newport Beach. Trevor Kronemann and Richard Lubner, UC Irvine's No. 1 doubles team, meet Eliot Teltscher and Dick Miller in one semifinal at 10 a.m. Jon Leach, a junior at Laguna Beach High School, and Chris Dunk play top-seeded Tim Pawsat and Robert Vant Hof at 2 p.m. The winners play in the final at 1 p.m. Sunday.
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May 25, 1994 | From Associated Press
USC won its second consecutive NCAA men's tennis championship Tuesday with a 4-3 victory over Stanford in the finals. It was the Trojans' third title in the last four years. USC and Stanford came into the tournament ranked first and second, respectively, in the nation. USC had defeated the Cardinal the last two times they played, both times by 4-3 scores. In each match, the teams split the singles matches after USC had won the doubles point.
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April 28, 1990 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rare are the moments that Jon Leach finds his skills failing him. Normally, he makes the most difficult shots on a tennis court seem routine. Rarer still are the times that Leach finds himself in dire straits, particularly when he's playing at the Ojai Valley tennis tournament. After all, Leach, a junior at Laguna Beach High School, has won three consecutive titles at Ojai.
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February 9, 1992
Jon Leach, a Laguna Beach High graduate now a USC sophomore, and Brian MacPhie, advanced to the final of the Rolex National Indoor Intercollegiate Tennis Championships with a 6-4, 6-2 semifinal victory over Michael Shyjan and Michael Zimmerman of Harvard, 6-4, 6-2, Saturday in Eden Prairie, Minn. Today, Leach and MacPhie will face Chuck Coleman and David DiLucia of Notre Dame, who defeated top-seeded Dan Kronauge and Paul Kruse of Ball State, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.
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June 6, 1990 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In late April, Brett Hansen-Dent survived a three-hour battle with Jon Leach of Laguna Beach to win the Ojai tournament 18-and-under title in a close, three-set match. One month later, he was primed and ready to get what he had been trying to win for three years. With a 3-6, 6-0, 6-3 victory over Ari Nathan of Brentwood, Hansen-Dent's pursuit ended when he won the Southern Section singles title. That victory has accorded the Newport Harbor High School player yet another honor.
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May 12, 1990
The semifinals in the Children's Hospital of Orange County tennis tournament are scheduled today at the John Wayne Tennis Club in Newport Beach. Trevor Kronemann and Richard Lubner, UC Irvine's No. 1 doubles team, meet Eliot Teltscher and Dick Miller in one semifinal at 10 a.m. Jon Leach, a junior at Laguna Beach High School, and Chris Dunk play top-seeded Tim Pawsat and Robert Vant Hof at 2 p.m. The winners play in the final at 1 p.m. Sunday.
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April 29, 1990 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It took almost three hours, but Brett Hansen-Dent finally defeated his practice partner, Jon Leach, to win the boys' CIF singles championship Saturday at the Ojai Valley tennis tournament. Hansen-Dent, a senior at Newport Harbor High School, beat Leach, a junior at Laguna Beach, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4. The players live 10 minutes from each other and practice together once a week when Leach, who is a member of the U.S. National team, is not traveling.
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April 28, 1990 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rare are the moments that Jon Leach finds his skills failing him. Normally, he makes the most difficult shots on a tennis court seem routine. Rarer still are the times that Leach finds himself in dire straits, particularly when he's playing at the Ojai Valley tennis tournament. After all, Leach, a junior at Laguna Beach High School, has won three consecutive titles at Ojai.
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April 26, 1990 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jon Leach, a junior at Laguna Beach High School, tosses the ball with his left hand perhaps two feet above his head and into the brilliant blue sky over Orange County on a recent afternoon. At the same time, his right arm begins its coil, preparing to strike. The ball begins to drop but only a fraction of its original height. Leach's arm powers his tennis racquet in a long arc to meet the ball with a thuuuunk .
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June 12, 1989 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, Times Staff Writer
He has grown three inches--up to 6-foot-3 now--since last year. His long legs carry his lean frame around the tennis court with such grace that it's difficult to imagine that Jon Leach of Laguna Beach High School is only a sophomore. "I kept growing, and I didn't turn into a spaz," Leach said. Indeed, Leach's two-year record in singles sets stands at 124-3 and he has advanced to the championship of the Southern Section singles tournament two years in a row. Last season, he became the first freshman to win the title since 1952.
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January 24, 1994 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jon Leach on Sunday became only the second player in the 12-year history of the Adidas Invitational tennis tournament to win both singles and double championships in the same year. And it came as no surprise to the USC senior to learn that the first was his older brother, Rick, a former Trojan All-American who accomplished the feat in 1985.
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August 16, 1989
Jon Leach of Laguna Beach advanced in the United States Tennis Assn. International Boys' Grass Court Tennis Championships Tuesday in Philadelphia. Leach, who is seeded second, defeated Gus Giltner of East Lansing, Mich., 6-0, 6-2, in the second round. Carlos Bustos of Coto de Caza, the third-seeded player, defeated Max Eisenbud of Short Hills, N.J., 6-2, 6-7, 6-1.
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June 12, 1989 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, Times Staff Writer
He has grown three inches--up to 6-foot-3 now--since last year. His long legs carry his lean frame around the tennis court with such grace that it's difficult to imagine that Jon Leach of Laguna Beach High School is only a sophomore. "I kept growing, and I didn't turn into a spaz," Leach said. Indeed, Leach's two-year record in singles sets stands at 124-3 and he has advanced to the championship of the Southern Section singles tournament two years in a row. Last season, he became the first freshman to win the title since 1952.
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