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November 11, 2001
Richard Dunn Now that decision time might be weighing more heavily than ever in his second year on the USTA Futures tour, Geoff Abrams is trying not to think much about Career Path II, even though being a doctor would probably provide the world a bigger service than playing professional tennis. A Stanford premed graduate with aspirations of attending medical school and specializing in orthopedics, Abrams is trying to crack the world's top 250 -- the "Mendoza line" in men's pro tennis and a ranking that qualifies you for most Challenger events.
NEWS
June 2, 2000
Richard Dunn Stanford University senior Geoff Abrams, formerly of Newport Harbor High, has been named to the USA Tennis Collegiate Team, an elite training program for the country's top collegiate players. Abrams, one of three Stanford players on the six-player team, closed out 2000 with a 45-7 singles record and earned the Pacific 10 Conference's co-Player of the Year honor (with teammate Alex Kim). Abrams, 22, played on three NCAA title teams at Stanford, including this year, and capped his collegiate career by making the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's All-American team in singles and doubles.
NEWS
May 9, 2003
Newport Harbor High freshman Robert Khoury rallied to upset top-seeded Shimpei Suzuki of Woodbridge, 2-6, 7-6 (4), 6-1, in the singles title match Thursday in the Sea View League individual boys tennis championships at Laguna Hills. In the second set, Khoury went up, 5-2, but Suzuki came back to tie it, 5-5. In the tiebreaker, Khoury took a quick 5-0 edge, before Suzuki pulled to within a point. Khoury became the first Newport Harbor player to win a league singles title since Geoff Abrams in 1994, when the former Stanford All-American defeated Sailor teammate Jeff Thomsen, the current Newport Harbor coach.
NEWS
May 1, 2000
OJAI - Newport Harbor High product Geoff Abrams, a senior at Stanford University, won the Pacific 10 Conference men's singles title Sunday to highlight the local contingent at the 100th Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament. Saturday, Peter Kulmaticki and Robert Kennedy, both juniors at Corona del Mar High, won the boys 16s doubles title, while CdM senior Caylan Leslie won the girls 18s doubles crown. Abrams, the No. 2 seed, defeated Stanford teammate and No. 1 seed, Alex Kim, 7-6, 6-7, 6-4, in the title match.
NEWS
April 10, 2002
PALM SPRINGS - Corona del Mar High freshman standout Carsten Ball, tournament ready and tough from facing older players on the highly regarded high school team this season, advanced to the semifinals in the boys 14s Tuesday at the Easter Bowl junior tennis tournament at Riviera Resort. Ball, seeded second, defeated sixth-seeded Jonathan Boym of Marlboro, N.J., in the quarterfinals, 6-1, 6-4, and will square off against third-seeded Marcus Fugate of Fairport, N.Y., today at 12:30 p.m. A left-hander, Ball is trying to become the first area player to win the boys 14s Easter Bowl title since Geoff Abrams in 1992.
NEWS
July 4, 2001
Richard Dunn Former Newport Harbor High and Stanford star Geoff Abrams won the United States Tennis Association Futures of Chico men's doubles championship last weekend with Diego Ayala of Coral Springs, Fla. Abrams and Ayala, seeded third, defeated Peter Luczak of Australia and Chris Magyary of El Cerrito, Calif., 7-6 (3), 6-4, in the Chico final. Abrams, who turned 23 on May 10, has won over $10,000 on the pro challenger and satellite circuits since last year.
NEWS
August 31, 2002
Looking back, 5 years ago this week. Costa Mesa's Division 3 girls team, the Girls in Green, fare best among area teams by clinching the championship with a 4-1 win over Huntington Beach (Region 147) in the first annual Brian McMillian Labor Day Invitational, which sees 26 AYSO Plus level teams compete. Tiffany Grondahl scores from just inside the 18-yard box for Costa Mesa's first goal before Huntington Beach ties the game, 1-1. Sharon Day gives Costa Mesa the lead for good in the second quarter as Grondahl adds a pair of insurance goals in the final quarter, one on a pass from Chelsea Soria for the hatrick.
NEWS
November 15, 2001
Richard Dunn COSTA MESA - There was no farewell tour, no press conference and no standing ovation at center court. Geoff Abrams, one of the finest tennis players in Newport-Mesa history, went out quietly Wednesday in the Costa Mesa Pro Classic at the Costa Mesa Tennis Center, a $15,000 United States Tennis Association Futures event. Abrams, of Newport Beach, lost to Diego Ayala of Coral Springs, Fla., 6-4, 6-2, in the first round of the main draw and said goodbye to a 1 1/2-year pro career.
NEWS
May 2, 2003
When Geoff Abrams first appeared on my tennis radar as a 13-year-old, he quickly inherited the "phenom" label as a junior player. But what I remember most about him was his intelligence. I mean, this kid was sharp. Well spoken. Maturity beyond belief. During one of our early conversations, Abrams, who trained once a week with the UC Irvine men's tennis team as an Ensign eighth grader in 1992, told me he would love to play tennis professionally one day and make a living at it. But he also said his goals included attending Stanford and getting into medicine, one day becoming a doctor.
NEWS
May 8, 2000
Richard Dunn Ever since Geoff Abrams decided to get serious about tennis, he became a youth phenom at age 13 and dreamed about playing at Stanford and one day turning pro. That day is about to come. No matter how Abrams and his Cardinal teammates finish at the NCAA men's tennis championships later this month in Athens, Ga., this year's Stanford team captain and top player will join the big, bad world of the pro futures and satellite circuits, where many are "playing for meal money."
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NEWS
May 9, 2003
Newport Harbor High freshman Robert Khoury rallied to upset top-seeded Shimpei Suzuki of Woodbridge, 2-6, 7-6 (4), 6-1, in the singles title match Thursday in the Sea View League individual boys tennis championships at Laguna Hills. In the second set, Khoury went up, 5-2, but Suzuki came back to tie it, 5-5. In the tiebreaker, Khoury took a quick 5-0 edge, before Suzuki pulled to within a point. Khoury became the first Newport Harbor player to win a league singles title since Geoff Abrams in 1994, when the former Stanford All-American defeated Sailor teammate Jeff Thomsen, the current Newport Harbor coach.
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NEWS
May 2, 2003
When Geoff Abrams first appeared on my tennis radar as a 13-year-old, he quickly inherited the "phenom" label as a junior player. But what I remember most about him was his intelligence. I mean, this kid was sharp. Well spoken. Maturity beyond belief. During one of our early conversations, Abrams, who trained once a week with the UC Irvine men's tennis team as an Ensign eighth grader in 1992, told me he would love to play tennis professionally one day and make a living at it. But he also said his goals included attending Stanford and getting into medicine, one day becoming a doctor.
NEWS
August 31, 2002
Looking back, 5 years ago this week. Costa Mesa's Division 3 girls team, the Girls in Green, fare best among area teams by clinching the championship with a 4-1 win over Huntington Beach (Region 147) in the first annual Brian McMillian Labor Day Invitational, which sees 26 AYSO Plus level teams compete. Tiffany Grondahl scores from just inside the 18-yard box for Costa Mesa's first goal before Huntington Beach ties the game, 1-1. Sharon Day gives Costa Mesa the lead for good in the second quarter as Grondahl adds a pair of insurance goals in the final quarter, one on a pass from Chelsea Soria for the hatrick.
NEWS
April 10, 2002
PALM SPRINGS - Corona del Mar High freshman standout Carsten Ball, tournament ready and tough from facing older players on the highly regarded high school team this season, advanced to the semifinals in the boys 14s Tuesday at the Easter Bowl junior tennis tournament at Riviera Resort. Ball, seeded second, defeated sixth-seeded Jonathan Boym of Marlboro, N.J., in the quarterfinals, 6-1, 6-4, and will square off against third-seeded Marcus Fugate of Fairport, N.Y., today at 12:30 p.m. A left-hander, Ball is trying to become the first area player to win the boys 14s Easter Bowl title since Geoff Abrams in 1992.
NEWS
November 15, 2001
Richard Dunn COSTA MESA - There was no farewell tour, no press conference and no standing ovation at center court. Geoff Abrams, one of the finest tennis players in Newport-Mesa history, went out quietly Wednesday in the Costa Mesa Pro Classic at the Costa Mesa Tennis Center, a $15,000 United States Tennis Association Futures event. Abrams, of Newport Beach, lost to Diego Ayala of Coral Springs, Fla., 6-4, 6-2, in the first round of the main draw and said goodbye to a 1 1/2-year pro career.
NEWS
November 11, 2001
Richard Dunn Now that decision time might be weighing more heavily than ever in his second year on the USTA Futures tour, Geoff Abrams is trying not to think much about Career Path II, even though being a doctor would probably provide the world a bigger service than playing professional tennis. A Stanford premed graduate with aspirations of attending medical school and specializing in orthopedics, Abrams is trying to crack the world's top 250 -- the "Mendoza line" in men's pro tennis and a ranking that qualifies you for most Challenger events.
NEWS
July 4, 2001
Richard Dunn Former Newport Harbor High and Stanford star Geoff Abrams won the United States Tennis Association Futures of Chico men's doubles championship last weekend with Diego Ayala of Coral Springs, Fla. Abrams and Ayala, seeded third, defeated Peter Luczak of Australia and Chris Magyary of El Cerrito, Calif., 7-6 (3), 6-4, in the Chico final. Abrams, who turned 23 on May 10, has won over $10,000 on the pro challenger and satellite circuits since last year.
NEWS
June 2, 2000
Richard Dunn Stanford University senior Geoff Abrams, formerly of Newport Harbor High, has been named to the USA Tennis Collegiate Team, an elite training program for the country's top collegiate players. Abrams, one of three Stanford players on the six-player team, closed out 2000 with a 45-7 singles record and earned the Pacific 10 Conference's co-Player of the Year honor (with teammate Alex Kim). Abrams, 22, played on three NCAA title teams at Stanford, including this year, and capped his collegiate career by making the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's All-American team in singles and doubles.
NEWS
May 8, 2000
Richard Dunn Ever since Geoff Abrams decided to get serious about tennis, he became a youth phenom at age 13 and dreamed about playing at Stanford and one day turning pro. That day is about to come. No matter how Abrams and his Cardinal teammates finish at the NCAA men's tennis championships later this month in Athens, Ga., this year's Stanford team captain and top player will join the big, bad world of the pro futures and satellite circuits, where many are "playing for meal money."
NEWS
May 1, 2000
OJAI - Newport Harbor High product Geoff Abrams, a senior at Stanford University, won the Pacific 10 Conference men's singles title Sunday to highlight the local contingent at the 100th Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament. Saturday, Peter Kulmaticki and Robert Kennedy, both juniors at Corona del Mar High, won the boys 16s doubles title, while CdM senior Caylan Leslie won the girls 18s doubles crown. Abrams, the No. 2 seed, defeated Stanford teammate and No. 1 seed, Alex Kim, 7-6, 6-7, 6-4, in the title match.
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