The trip from Corona del Mar High to Ojai's Libbey Park is only about 124 miles. If you don't hit too much traffic, you can get there in about two hours.
CdM juniors Carson Williams and Josh Kliger were two tennis players who didn't mind making that trip three weeks ago for the 113th annual Ojai Tennis Tournament.
Williams and Kliger had a strong tournament, getting to the quarterfinals of the CIF Doubles division at "The Ojai." They enjoyed their down time as well, watching a few of the Pac-12 men's tennis matches in town.
After losing the quarterfinal match, a tough three-setter to the eventual finalists from San Marino, CdM Coach Jamie Gresh didn't allow his top doubles team to fret. He challenged Williams and Kliger to win the tournament next year.
"I think it's a feasible goal if they're playing well," Gresh said. "I know it's a long way away, but as an individual thing, hearing that from your coach kind of gives you the confidence. They know I'm behind them, and that's what I see with their ability as a team. They have such a good lefty-righty combo, and they complement each other nicely."