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November 11, 1999
PHILADELPHIA - Newport Beach's Lindsay Davenport, playing in her first match since coming back from her time off the ATP Tour, defeated Alexandra Stevenson, 6-2, 6-3, Wednesday in the second round of the Advanta Championships. Davenport, ranked No. 2 in the world behind Martina Hingis, dominated early against the daughter of basketball legend Julius Erving, winning the first five games of the first set and breaking Stevenson twice. In the second set, after falling behind, 3-2, Davenport won the final four games to close out the match.
NEWS
February 25, 2003
Former Corona del Mar High boys tennis standout Taylor Dent, 21, captured his second title on the Association of Tennis Professionals Tour when he defeated Andy Roddick, 6-1, 6-4, in the championship Sunday of the Kroger St. Jude Tournament in Memphis, Tenn. Dent, who won the Hall of Fame Invitational last year at Newport, R.I., overpowered Roddick with his serve-and-volley game, which has improved since Dent made a few adjustments on his big serve to alleviate back pain.
SPORTS
March 30, 2007
NEWPORT BEACH — Trevor Kronemann, the UC Irvine men's tennis coach and a former Newport Beach Dukes player, has been named coach of the Newport Beach Breakers, the team announced Thursday. Kronemann, the 1990 World Team Tennis Rookie of the Year and two-time league MVP who played with the Dukes in 1993 and '94, replaces Dick Leach. Leach criticized Pete Sampras last year for not being in shape for the matches. Sampras returns to the Breakers this season and will compete in one home appearance at the Newport Beach Country Club on July 10, when the Breakers host the Sacramento Capitals.
NEWS
November 4, 2000
Richard Dunn The road less traveled in tennis heads to the top, where few are willing to go and even fewer are capable. But Taylor Dent is bent on getting there. With four more tournaments remaining this year on the Futures circuit on the Association of Tennis Professionals Tour, Dent, 19, is learning patience. His size and skills are there. He plays against, and pushes, ATP Tour stars like Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras. But consistency is still lacking.
NEWS
May 11, 2001
Richard Dunn NEWPORT BEACH - Pat Cash admits that every now and then on the worldwide men's senior tennis circuit, the good-ol'-boy network comes through as players keep a match a bit more interesting. "We lie a little bit on line calls," Cash said at the Success Magazine Champions Tour at Newport Beach Tennis Club, where he appears to be a contender for the finals. Cash's tongue-in-cheek statement seems to truly represent the Champions Tour, which is part showmanship, part nostalgia and part competition.
NEWS
July 3, 2001
Richard Dunn Being in the right place at the right time, I was fortunate to catch Taylor Dent's Wimbledon-record 144 mph serve on TNT last week. While watching the end of the fourth set on the newsroom television as Dent played fifth-seeded Lleyton Hewitt in the second round at Wimbledon, there was a definite star in the making in the 20-year-old from Newport Beach. Dent, who played one season at Corona del Mar High five years ago, displayed such animation and energy that he fired up the capacity crowd on Center Court at the All England Club.
NEWS
July 19, 2002
Richard Dunn Amid our newsroom's midsummer craziness with a new computer system and page design, while operating with a scaled-down sports staff because of vacations, we come up for air with our latest serve and volley from our Costa Mesa headquarters. Power-serving Taylor Dent of Newport Beach put his family in the history books Sunday when he defeated fellow American James Blake, 6-1, 4-6, 6-4, in the Hall of Fame Championships at Newport, R.I., to capture his first Association of Tennis Professionals Tour singles title.
NEWS
November 16, 2001
Richard Dunn COSTA MESA - For the professional tennis players competing on the United States Tennis Association circuits, what really matters is to earn ranking points, not big paychecks. There are no big paychecks, anyhow, on the USTA Challenger, Futures and satellite tours. "The prize money hasn't changed in years," James Handly, USTA supervisor of circuits, said of the bottom feeders of pro tennis. There are millions of dollars in prize money available on the ATP Tour, especially in Grand Slams, but it's a different story in the minor leagues of tennis, which is making a stop this week at the Costa Mesa Tennis Center.
NEWS
November 11, 2002
For true international competition, tennis is way ahead of the game. While baseball and basketball and other sports attempt to stretch the worldwide scouting, recruiting and developmental boundaries, it's a reversal of fortune in tennis. Here, we're the minority. In many other countries, tennis ranks second only to soccer in popularity and participation. But that doesn't stop Costa Mesa Tennis Center operator Hank Lloyd from rolling out the red carpet for a grass-roots United States Tennis Association event, the second annual $15,000 Costa Mesa Pro Classic on the men's Futures circuit.
NEWS
March 30, 2005
Bryce Alderton The defending World Team Tennis champion Newport Beach Breakers retained the rights to their most marketable possession while acquiring a Newport-Mesa product in the league's player draft held Tuesday in Key Biscayne, Fla., at the NASDAQ-100 tournament. The Breakers protected the rights to Maria Sharapova, 2004 Wimbledon champion and No. 3 player in the world, for a third straight season and also retained Ramon Delgado, the team's top singles player last year.
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SPORTS
March 30, 2007
NEWPORT BEACH — Trevor Kronemann, the UC Irvine men's tennis coach and a former Newport Beach Dukes player, has been named coach of the Newport Beach Breakers, the team announced Thursday. Kronemann, the 1990 World Team Tennis Rookie of the Year and two-time league MVP who played with the Dukes in 1993 and '94, replaces Dick Leach. Leach criticized Pete Sampras last year for not being in shape for the matches. Sampras returns to the Breakers this season and will compete in one home appearance at the Newport Beach Country Club on July 10, when the Breakers host the Sacramento Capitals.
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By Dave Thorpe | July 5, 2006
When the Newport Beach Breakers open the World Team Tennis season Thursday against the host Springfield Lasers, the father-son tandem of Dick and Rick Leach will reunite as coach and player. The last time they were in those roles was 1987, when Rick Leach played for the USC men's tennis team and Dick Leach was the Trojans coach. Rick Leach has played on several different World Team Tennis squads over 10 years, including Springfield, the Kansas City Lasers, the St. Louis Aces, a now-defunct Boise squad and the former Newport Beach Dukes.
NEWS
March 30, 2005
Bryce Alderton The defending World Team Tennis champion Newport Beach Breakers retained the rights to their most marketable possession while acquiring a Newport-Mesa product in the league's player draft held Tuesday in Key Biscayne, Fla., at the NASDAQ-100 tournament. The Breakers protected the rights to Maria Sharapova, 2004 Wimbledon champion and No. 3 player in the world, for a third straight season and also retained Ramon Delgado, the team's top singles player last year.
NEWS
February 25, 2003
Former Corona del Mar High boys tennis standout Taylor Dent, 21, captured his second title on the Association of Tennis Professionals Tour when he defeated Andy Roddick, 6-1, 6-4, in the championship Sunday of the Kroger St. Jude Tournament in Memphis, Tenn. Dent, who won the Hall of Fame Invitational last year at Newport, R.I., overpowered Roddick with his serve-and-volley game, which has improved since Dent made a few adjustments on his big serve to alleviate back pain.
NEWS
November 11, 2002
For true international competition, tennis is way ahead of the game. While baseball and basketball and other sports attempt to stretch the worldwide scouting, recruiting and developmental boundaries, it's a reversal of fortune in tennis. Here, we're the minority. In many other countries, tennis ranks second only to soccer in popularity and participation. But that doesn't stop Costa Mesa Tennis Center operator Hank Lloyd from rolling out the red carpet for a grass-roots United States Tennis Association event, the second annual $15,000 Costa Mesa Pro Classic on the men's Futures circuit.
NEWS
July 19, 2002
Richard Dunn Amid our newsroom's midsummer craziness with a new computer system and page design, while operating with a scaled-down sports staff because of vacations, we come up for air with our latest serve and volley from our Costa Mesa headquarters. Power-serving Taylor Dent of Newport Beach put his family in the history books Sunday when he defeated fellow American James Blake, 6-1, 4-6, 6-4, in the Hall of Fame Championships at Newport, R.I., to capture his first Association of Tennis Professionals Tour singles title.
NEWS
November 16, 2001
Richard Dunn COSTA MESA - For the professional tennis players competing on the United States Tennis Association circuits, what really matters is to earn ranking points, not big paychecks. There are no big paychecks, anyhow, on the USTA Challenger, Futures and satellite tours. "The prize money hasn't changed in years," James Handly, USTA supervisor of circuits, said of the bottom feeders of pro tennis. There are millions of dollars in prize money available on the ATP Tour, especially in Grand Slams, but it's a different story in the minor leagues of tennis, which is making a stop this week at the Costa Mesa Tennis Center.
NEWS
July 3, 2001
Richard Dunn Being in the right place at the right time, I was fortunate to catch Taylor Dent's Wimbledon-record 144 mph serve on TNT last week. While watching the end of the fourth set on the newsroom television as Dent played fifth-seeded Lleyton Hewitt in the second round at Wimbledon, there was a definite star in the making in the 20-year-old from Newport Beach. Dent, who played one season at Corona del Mar High five years ago, displayed such animation and energy that he fired up the capacity crowd on Center Court at the All England Club.
NEWS
May 12, 2001
tennis Richard Dunn NEWPORT BEACH - Mats Wilander knows how fleeting a career can be in tennis. Wilander, a seven-time Grand Slam singles champion from Sweden, is widely known for one remarkable year, 1988, when he reached No. 1 in the world, captured three Grand Slams and won the Association of Tennis Professionals Tour Player of the Year award. "It was just a perfect year," said Wilander, 36. "The pieces came together for me in one year.
NEWS
May 11, 2001
Richard Dunn NEWPORT BEACH - Pat Cash admits that every now and then on the worldwide men's senior tennis circuit, the good-ol'-boy network comes through as players keep a match a bit more interesting. "We lie a little bit on line calls," Cash said at the Success Magazine Champions Tour at Newport Beach Tennis Club, where he appears to be a contender for the finals. Cash's tongue-in-cheek statement seems to truly represent the Champions Tour, which is part showmanship, part nostalgia and part competition.
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