July 18, 1994
Despite playing without two starters, the Dukes rallied to beat the Idaho Sneakers, 22-21, in a supertiebreaker, in a World TeamTennis match Sunday in Boise, Ida. The Dukes (7-0) have won five matches on the road and are the league's only undefeated team. Zina Garrison Jackson and Larisa Neiland missed the match because they are playing in the Federation Cup in Frankfurt, Germany. Garrison Jackson is playing for the United States; Neiland for Latvia.
June 1, 1992
Ian Aler and Keith Evans defeated Chris Dunk and Jon Leach in the men's open division final of the annual Adoption Guild charity doubles tennis tournament Sunday at the Newport Beach Tennis Club. Aler and Evans defeated Dunk and Leach, a former Laguna Beach High standout, 6-3, 6-2. In the women's open division, Stella Sampras, older sister of 1990 U.S.
September 3, 1991 |
Three Orange County tennis players--Jon Leach, Adam Peterson and Keri Phebus--were among the first-round losers Monday in the junior division of the U.S. Open in New York. Leach, who graduated from Laguna Beach High in January and helped USC win its first NCAA tennis championship since 1976, fell to Maxsy Jimemez of Venezuela, 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-4). Peterson, from Orange, was defeated by Massimo Bertolini of Italy, 6-3, 6-4.
May 29, 1988 |
Jon Leach of Laguna Beach High School won the Southern Section individual tennis tournament singles title, 7-5, 6-1, over Rob Grant of Corona Saturday at the Fountain Valley Racquet Club. Leach is the first freshman to win the individual singles title since Jon (Jackie) Douglas of Santa Monica won in 1952. Leach is the son of Dick Leach, the USC tennis coach, and the brother of touring pro Rick Leach, the Southern Section singles champion in 1983 while at Laguna Beach.
April 9, 1992
Jon Leach, a former standout at Laguna Beach High, defeated Fred Bach, 6-3, 6-3, at No. 4 singles as USC, ranked sixth, shut out UC Irvine, 6-0, in a nonconference men's tennis match Wednesday at USC. Brian MacPhie defeated Brett Hansen-Dent, 6-3, 6-2, at No. 1 singles as the Trojans (15-1) dropped only one set. USC is 26-3 against the Anteaters. UC Irvine is 9-9.
August 20, 1989 |
The second-seeded team of Jon Leach of Laguna Beach and Jimmy Panagopoulos of Aurora, Ill., advanced to today's doubles final by defeating Chris Numbers of El Cajon and Randall Ivey of Irvine, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3, Saturday at the USTA Boys International Grass Court tennis tournament, which was forced indoors by rain. Carlos Bustos of Coto de Caza and Brett Hansen-Dent of Newport Beach were eliminated by the top-seeded pair of Lars Beck, Villanova, Pa., and Sean Steinour of Vineland, N.J.
June 14, 1988 |
Before he had even played a point for the Laguna Beach High School tennis team, Jon Leach had established credentials as one of the top young players in Southern California. After all, his father is Dick Leach, the coach at USC. Rick Leach, a former champion at Laguna Beach and now on the pro tour, is his older brother. Rick won the Australian Open doubles title in January. And sister Mindy signed a letter of intent to play at the University of Minnesota next fall.
November 7, 1991
Ken Berlin won two qualifying matches Wednesday to join eight UC Irvine teammates in the 64-player main draw for the ITCA Southern California men's tennis championships at UC Irvine. Berlin, a sophomore, received a first-round bye, then defeated Sean Flynn of Loyola Marymount, 6-1, 6-3, and Wayne Bowyer of Nevada Las Vegas, 7-6, 4-6, 7-6. Berlin will face Jason Sher of UCLA in a first-round match at 10 a.m. today. Three Anteaters failed to advance.
May 21, 1992 |
Mamie Ceniza and Iwalani McCalla of UCLA won two matches Wednesday to reach the doubles final of the NCAA women's tennis tournament at Stanford. Ceniza and McCalla defeated Amanda Gregory and Marija Neubauer of Wisconsin, 6-1, 6-2, in the quarterfinals and Shannon Kagawa and Mandy Wilson of Tennessee, 6-2, 6-2, in the semifinals.
May 29, 1994 |
Top-seeded Wayne Black of USC and Mark Merklein of Florida advanced to the NCAA men's tennis singles finals Saturday. Black, the No. 1 player in the country, eliminated Joakim Appelqvist of Mississippi, 6-4, 6-4, and Merklein defeated No. 2-seeded Marcus Hilpert of Arkansas, 6-4, 6-3. Black will also be in the doubles final today as he and Jon Leach beat Andy Zurcher and Todd Wilson of Notre Dame, 6-7 (7-5), 6-3, 6-3.