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April 21, 1992 | LARRY SPEER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Volunteers began readying Libbey Park on Monday for the 93rd annual Ojai Tennis Tournament. The tourney, touted as the largest and oldest tennis tournament of its kind held annually in the United States, gets under way Thursday morning. It will feature about 1,500 young tennis players from across the country, tournament spokeswoman Gerry Roe said.
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April 27, 2001 | LAUREN PETERSON
Brothers Hakop and Samuel Tadevosian don't resemble each other, play different styles of tennis, and on Thursday they had different results in the first day of the 101st Ojai tournament. Hakop Tadevosian, a freshman at Hoover High, was beaten by Patrick Buchanan of Servite, 6-0, 6-3, in the CIF Interscholastic division. Samuel, a 14-year-old who will attend Hoover next year, beat Tyler Lee of Bermuda Dunes, 7-5, 6-3, in the boys' 14-and-under division.
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June 9, 1998
Fred Lamb, former longtime director of the Ojai Tennis Tournament and a tennis coach and history teacher at Thacher School, died Sunday at a local convalescent hospital. He was 75. Lamb had lived in the Ojai Valley almost continuously since the age of 13, when he enrolled at Thacher School. He became a teacher there in 1954 and was a 40-year director of the venerable tennis tournament that celebrates its centenary in 1999.
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November 5, 2000 | GAIL DAVIS
Ojai Valley Youth Foundation will hold its first Ojai Tennis Marathon from noon to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. The event is open to anyone up to the challenge of 50 games of tennis in one day. It will be held on courts at Libbey Park, at the corner of East Ojai Avenue and Signal Street, and at the Ojai Valley Athletic Club. Participants are asked to secure sponsors who will pledge $1 a game to help the foundation raise $65,000 for programs.
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April 24, 1987
Dina Trenwith and Haruko Shigekawa of UC Irvine defeated Lori Ralph and Tina Truesdale of Biola, 6-1, 6-0, inthe opening round of the Ojai tennis tournament Thursday at Ojai. UC Irvine's Uma Rao won two matches, defeating Wendy Elliott of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, 6-4, 6-2, and Jeanine Scalero of Cal State Fullerton, 6-1, 6-0. Stephanie Rhorer of UCI defeated Liz Costa of UC Santa Barbara, 6-1, 0-6, 6-4, and Courtney Weichsel of Irvine defeated Susan Norman of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, 6-1, 6-3.
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April 24, 1988 | LISA DILLMAN
Although rain and hail caused the postponement of most of Saturday's matches at the 89th Ojai Valley tennis tournament, Chapman College's Miles Walker managed to complete--and win--his singles match. Walker, the defending champion, defeated Kip Brady of UC Santa Barbara, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, in the singles semifinal of the independent collegiate event. In today's final, Walker will face Santa Barbara's Jeff Greenwald, who defeated Olivier Amerlinck of Chapman, 6-4, 6-0, in the other semifinal.
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May 1, 1989 | THOMAS BONK, Times Staff Writer
Name the great American doubles teams of the last 10 years. --McEnroe and Fleming. --Flach and Seguso. --Leach and Pugh. Are you ready for Garrow and Galbraith? After the biggest singles victory of his career, Pat Galbraith talked about finishing his last quarter of school at UCLA, then joining Bruin teammate Brian Garrow on the professional tour, possibly to debut in July at the Newport, R.I., tournament. "We think we can do pretty well," Galbraith said.
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April 30, 1989 | THOMAS BONK, Times Staff Writer
The name is Chang, but it is Carl, not Michael, the famous teen-age tennis-playing sibling. The surname may be the only thing shared equally between these brothers. Common ground has not been broken. Michael is rich and Carl is studying political science and business at Cal. Michael is thin, Carl is pudgy. Michael's talent is prodigious, and Carl plays as low as No. 4 singles on his college team. Michael is even younger, by three years. While 17-year-old Michael is in Atlanta making thousands of dollars at an exhibition, Carl Chang is playing for free at the Ojai Valley tournament.
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April 23, 1988 | LISA DILLMAN, Special to the Times
Defending champion Miles Walker of Chapman College survived a three-set quarterfinal match as he defeated Mike Giusto of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, 6-4, 0-6, 6-4, in the men's independent collegiate singles event of the Ojai tennis tournament Friday. In last year's final, Walker defeated Cal State Long Beach's Greg Failla, who is the eighth-ranked player in the country. Walker will meet Kip Brady of UC Santa Barbara in one semifinal match today.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 2000 | GAIL DAVIS
Ojai Valley Youth Foundation will hold its first Ojai Tennis Marathon from noon to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. The event is open to anyone up to the challenge of 50 games of tennis in one day. It will be held on courts at Libbey Park, at the corner of East Ojai Avenue and Signal Street, and at the Ojai Valley Athletic Club. Participants are asked to secure sponsors who will pledge $1 a game to help the foundation raise $65,000 for programs.
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June 9, 1998
Fred Lamb, former longtime director of the Ojai Tennis Tournament and a tennis coach and history teacher at Thacher School, died Sunday at a local convalescent hospital. He was 75. Lamb had lived in the Ojai Valley almost continuously since the age of 13, when he enrolled at Thacher School. He became a teacher there in 1954 and was a 40-year director of the venerable tennis tournament that celebrates its centenary in 1999.
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April 25, 1998 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This is the story of one tennis tournament, told from three points of view. Start with Ania Bleszynski because she is a winner and the winner always comes first. A string of upset victories has landed the Stanford senior in the semifinals of the Pac-10 women's championship today at the Ojai Valley tennis tournament. "This is my favorite tournament, I've decided," Bleszynski said. "It's definitely a lot of fun." Fun is of great significance to a young woman who has battled back from hard times.
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April 25, 1998 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In concept, playing up a level at the Ojai Valley tennis tournament makes sense. A player's ranking within his age division is protected and facing older competition isn't so daunting in this relatively relaxed setting. In practice, the experience can exhilarate one day and humble the next, as 14-year-old Stephen Amritraj of Calabasas discovered.
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April 25, 1998 | DAVID WHARTON and STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Stanford's Bob Bryan was all that stood in the way of an oh-for-Camarillo day in Pacific 10 Conference singles play at the Ojai Valley tennis tournament. By the time Bryan took the court Friday, his twin Mike had lost, 7-6, 6-3, to Eric Drew of Washington. Monique Allegre of Arizona, also of Camarillo, lost to Teryn Ashley of Stanford, 6-3, 6-0. It didn't look good when the top-seeded Bob Bryan fell behind, 4-1, against Vincent Allegre of UCLA.
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April 24, 1997
WHO: Top amateur tennis players. WHAT: The Ojai Valley tennis tournament, featuring competition in high school, junior college, college, juniors and open divisions. WHEN: Today through Sunday, starting at 8 a.m. WHERE: Junior and high school competition will be at Thacher School (5025 Thacher Rd.) and other sites around Ojai; junior college men play at Ventura College (4667 Telegraph Rd.), Buena High School (5670 Telegraph Rd. in Ventura) and Camino Real Park (corner of Dean Dr. and Varsity St.
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April 23, 1994 | TRACY WILSON
As the 1,600 competitors in the Ojai Valley tennis tournament adjust their racket strings and stretch their muscles in anticipation of weekend matches, local merchants are warming up for their own kind of competition. Cashing in on tourist sales. "It's not a poor man's sport," said Ojai Ice Cream owner Doug Rydbeck, whose small downtown store was crammed with players and spectators Thursday, the first day of the four-day event. "It's twice as busy," he said.
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April 22, 1988
Kathy Rose and Courtney Weichsel of UC Irvine advanced to the third round of the independent women's division of the Ojai tennis tournament Thursday at Ojai. Rose defeated Cindy Huzeler of Cal State San Bernardino, 6-1, 7-6, and Kaliko Yandall of Cal State Northridge, 6-1, 6-2. Weichsel defeated Michelle Dobec of Chapman, 6-0, 6-0, and Amy Lansford of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, 6-0, 6-2. Rose and Weichsel also advanced in doubles play, defeating Huzeler and Carol Comade, 6-0, 7-5.
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April 27, 1992 | DAVID COULSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As an American Studies major at Stanford, one of Alex O'Brien's areas of expertise is history. And he turned in a history-making performance Sunday in the Pacific 10 Conference men's singles championships at the Ojai tennis tournament. O'Brien defeated Mark Knowles of UCLA, 6-4, 6-2, to become the first player since Stan Smith to defend the conference title. Smith won three consecutive Pac-8 titles from 1966-68.
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April 27, 1992 | DAVID COULSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As an American Studies major at Stanford, one of Alex O'Brien's areas of expertise is history. And he turned in a history-making performance Sunday in the Pacific 10 Conference men's singles championships at the Ojai tennis tournament. O'Brien defeated Mark Knowles of UCLA, 6-4, 6-2, to become the first player since Stan Smith to defend the conference title. Smith won three consecutive Pac-8 titles from 1966-68.
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