NEWPORT BEACH — Shane Korber has already had a fun, if frantic, summer.
He went to the Bay Area for unofficial college visits to UC Berkeley and Stanford. He went to Pennsylvania for a United States Tennis Assn. Level 2 national tournament. On Friday, Korber leaves for Florida for the USTA Boys' 18s National Clay Court championships.
"I've been traveling all over the place," Korber said.
But back at home in Newport Beach, Korber is one of the boys' 18s singles favorites in the 21st annual The Tennis Club Junior Tournament. As such, he didn't disappoint Tuesday morning, breezing past fellow Newport Beach resident Jason Cernius, 6-2, 6-1, in the round of 32.
Korber beat his former high school teammate, Matt Fisher, 6-1, 6-0, in a round of 16 match later Tuesday.
Korber will face Kenny Gea of Irvine in a quarterfinal match today at 11 a.m.
Korber, who will be a senior at Corona del Mar High, is the No. 2 seed in boys' 18 singles; he won the title at the "War by the Shore" last year. Another former CdM teammate, Villanova-bound Ryan Peyton, is the top-seeded player.