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January 15, 2001
Richard Dunn If anyone understands the art of playing doubles, it's senior tennis phenom Jim Nelson of Palisades Tennis Club in Newport Beach. A winner of about 85 United States Tennis Association gold balls -- the prize for a national championship on the amateur circuit -- Nelson captured his third career Grand Slam in 2000, winning USTA titles on all four surfaces (hard court, grass, clay and indoors). As a veteran of the game who has learned to play the angles and slice the ball, Nelson is a master at the net, according to longtime doubles partner Lenny Lindborg.
NEWS
September 17, 2002
VELDEN, Austria -- Daily Pilot Sports Hall of Famers Bob Duesler (Newport Beach) and Jim Nelson (Palisades Tennis Club), playing doubles for the U.S. Britannia Cup team, defeated Germany Friday in the final round to clinch the second straight Cup title for the U.S. in the International Tennis Federation men's 65s team event at Velden Tennis Club. The U.S. squad was victorious in all six matches against the world's best in the division. In the tournament final, Larry Sears and King Van Nostrand won singles matches to give the U.S. a 2-0 lead over Germany, then Duesler-Nelson won in straight sets, 6-2, 7-6, to secure the Britannia Cup. In earlier rounds, the U.S. beat Croatia, Czech Republic, Sweden, France and Great Britain in the semifinals.
NEWS
June 24, 2001
HUNTINGTON BEACH - Newport Beach resident Bob Duesler completed yet another double Saturday, winning the 65s singles and doubles titles at the men's United States Tennis Association National Hardcourt Championships at Lindborg Racquet Club. Duesler, the No. 1 seed, defeated No. 3-seeded Jim Landin of Naples, 6-4, 6-4, in the 65s singles final. He also teamed with longtime partner Jim Nelson to defeat Lenny Lindborg of Laguna Beach and John Powless of Dallas, 7-6 (4)
NEWS
June 29, 2003
Bob Duesler of Newport Beach received small, yet fair consolation after losing a tight semifinal match in the men's 65s singles of the United States Tennis Association national 65s and 70s hard-court championships at the Lindborg Racquet Club in Huntington Beach Saturday. Duesler lost to Bob Helton in a semifinal, 6-4, 7-5. He was supposed to play in today's third-place match, but Herman Ahlers of Las Vegas defaulted because of injury in the other semifinal.
NEWS
October 21, 2001
Richard Dunn Irv Goldberg and club tennis in Newport Beach go hand in hand like his two forehands and no backhand, but the ambidextrous senior tennis player is known for another unique style on the court. His friendly personality. Goldberg's wife, Gloria Zigner, said she's never heard anyone say anything derogatory about her husband of 14 years. But, of course, she's bias. "I'm his PR person," she quipped. But Goldberg's magic touch on the tennis court and in the business world, as well as his remarkable comeback from two hip replacement surgeries (one on each side)
NEWS
June 28, 2003
Four doubles teams and one singles player remain in the hunt with wins Friday as play heats up in the men's United States Tennis Association national 60s, 65s and 70s hard-court championships at the Lindborg Racquet Club in Huntington Beach. The top-seeded doubles team of Newport Beach's Bob Duesler and partner Jim Nelson (Palisades Tennis Club) advanced to today's semifinals in 65s doubles with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Henry Lancaster and John Roberts.
NEWS
June 28, 2001
NEWPORT BEACH - Newport Beach Tennis Club Director Scott Davis and his father Gordon Davis made the most of Father's Day Weekend. The duo defended its title with success in the National Senior Father & Son Tennis Championships, now in its seventh year. Gordon Davis made the trip from Encino to pair up with his son, who is from Corona del Mar. On Father's Day, the Davises defeated the 1999 champions Tom and Ben Brunkow, seeded No. 4, 6-3, 6-1, to claim the Senior 60 Division championship.
NEWS
June 13, 2001
Richard Dunn Carsten Ball of Corona del Mar captured his second United States Tennis Association designated junior championship Sunday by defeating Shan Sondhu of Laguna Niguel, 6-1, 6-1, in the boys 14s title match at the Santa Barbara Open. Ball, who will be a freshman at CdM High in September, is enjoying a breakthrough season on the Southern California Tennis Association circuit, having reached the finals in all five designated tournaments and playing well in three other national events.
NEWS
October 30, 2000
Richard Dunn Lenny Lindborg and Jim Nelson, longtime friends and doubles partners, are an odd couple who make a great pair on the tennis court. "Jimmy's like a surgeon -- I'm like a hustler. It works pretty well," said Lindborg, a first-year player in the men's 65s division, along with Nelson, who plays at Palisades Tennis Club in Newport Beach. Both players are part of an amazing collection of coastal Orange County seniors who continue to roll up United States Tennis Association championships as if the gold balls awarded to winners are made of the real stuff.
NEWS
July 14, 2003
Steve Virgen When Bob Duesler was 16, he put aside his golf clubs and picked up a tennis racket. Thus, a pleasant relationship began and it continues today. Duesler, 66, and a Newport Beach resident, loves the game of tennis. "I've been playing for 50 years," Duesler said. "Just the last couple of years I tapered off a bit. I used to play in 12 tournaments a year. This year I'm trying to limit myself to national tournaments." Duesler competed in the United States Tennis Association national 65s and 70s hard-court championships at the Lindborg Racquet Club in Huntington Beach that ended June 29. He lost a tightly contested semifinal match, 4-6, 5-7, to Bob Helton.
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NEWS
July 14, 2003
Steve Virgen When Bob Duesler was 16, he put aside his golf clubs and picked up a tennis racket. Thus, a pleasant relationship began and it continues today. Duesler, 66, and a Newport Beach resident, loves the game of tennis. "I've been playing for 50 years," Duesler said. "Just the last couple of years I tapered off a bit. I used to play in 12 tournaments a year. This year I'm trying to limit myself to national tournaments." Duesler competed in the United States Tennis Association national 65s and 70s hard-court championships at the Lindborg Racquet Club in Huntington Beach that ended June 29. He lost a tightly contested semifinal match, 4-6, 5-7, to Bob Helton.
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NEWS
June 29, 2003
Bob Duesler of Newport Beach received small, yet fair consolation after losing a tight semifinal match in the men's 65s singles of the United States Tennis Association national 65s and 70s hard-court championships at the Lindborg Racquet Club in Huntington Beach Saturday. Duesler lost to Bob Helton in a semifinal, 6-4, 7-5. He was supposed to play in today's third-place match, but Herman Ahlers of Las Vegas defaulted because of injury in the other semifinal.
NEWS
June 28, 2003
Four doubles teams and one singles player remain in the hunt with wins Friday as play heats up in the men's United States Tennis Association national 60s, 65s and 70s hard-court championships at the Lindborg Racquet Club in Huntington Beach. The top-seeded doubles team of Newport Beach's Bob Duesler and partner Jim Nelson (Palisades Tennis Club) advanced to today's semifinals in 65s doubles with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Henry Lancaster and John Roberts.
NEWS
September 17, 2002
VELDEN, Austria -- Daily Pilot Sports Hall of Famers Bob Duesler (Newport Beach) and Jim Nelson (Palisades Tennis Club), playing doubles for the U.S. Britannia Cup team, defeated Germany Friday in the final round to clinch the second straight Cup title for the U.S. in the International Tennis Federation men's 65s team event at Velden Tennis Club. The U.S. squad was victorious in all six matches against the world's best in the division. In the tournament final, Larry Sears and King Van Nostrand won singles matches to give the U.S. a 2-0 lead over Germany, then Duesler-Nelson won in straight sets, 6-2, 7-6, to secure the Britannia Cup. In earlier rounds, the U.S. beat Croatia, Czech Republic, Sweden, France and Great Britain in the semifinals.
NEWS
October 21, 2001
Richard Dunn Irv Goldberg and club tennis in Newport Beach go hand in hand like his two forehands and no backhand, but the ambidextrous senior tennis player is known for another unique style on the court. His friendly personality. Goldberg's wife, Gloria Zigner, said she's never heard anyone say anything derogatory about her husband of 14 years. But, of course, she's bias. "I'm his PR person," she quipped. But Goldberg's magic touch on the tennis court and in the business world, as well as his remarkable comeback from two hip replacement surgeries (one on each side)
NEWS
June 28, 2001
NEWPORT BEACH - Newport Beach Tennis Club Director Scott Davis and his father Gordon Davis made the most of Father's Day Weekend. The duo defended its title with success in the National Senior Father & Son Tennis Championships, now in its seventh year. Gordon Davis made the trip from Encino to pair up with his son, who is from Corona del Mar. On Father's Day, the Davises defeated the 1999 champions Tom and Ben Brunkow, seeded No. 4, 6-3, 6-1, to claim the Senior 60 Division championship.
NEWS
June 24, 2001
HUNTINGTON BEACH - Newport Beach resident Bob Duesler completed yet another double Saturday, winning the 65s singles and doubles titles at the men's United States Tennis Association National Hardcourt Championships at Lindborg Racquet Club. Duesler, the No. 1 seed, defeated No. 3-seeded Jim Landin of Naples, 6-4, 6-4, in the 65s singles final. He also teamed with longtime partner Jim Nelson to defeat Lenny Lindborg of Laguna Beach and John Powless of Dallas, 7-6 (4)
NEWS
June 23, 2001
Richard Dunn HUNTINGTON BEACH - In the tennis division of knee braces and spin shots, Newport Beach's Bob Duesler, a rookie in the 65s this year, is hoping for a double whammy. Duesler, a retired high school teacher, will play in the singles and doubles title matches today in the men's United States Tennis Association National Hardcourt Championships at Lindborg Racquet Club. In the 65s doubles semifinals, Duesler and longtime partner Jim Nelson (Irvine)
NEWS
June 13, 2001
Richard Dunn Carsten Ball of Corona del Mar captured his second United States Tennis Association designated junior championship Sunday by defeating Shan Sondhu of Laguna Niguel, 6-1, 6-1, in the boys 14s title match at the Santa Barbara Open. Ball, who will be a freshman at CdM High in September, is enjoying a breakthrough season on the Southern California Tennis Association circuit, having reached the finals in all five designated tournaments and playing well in three other national events.
NEWS
January 15, 2001
Richard Dunn If anyone understands the art of playing doubles, it's senior tennis phenom Jim Nelson of Palisades Tennis Club in Newport Beach. A winner of about 85 United States Tennis Association gold balls -- the prize for a national championship on the amateur circuit -- Nelson captured his third career Grand Slam in 2000, winning USTA titles on all four surfaces (hard court, grass, clay and indoors). As a veteran of the game who has learned to play the angles and slice the ball, Nelson is a master at the net, according to longtime doubles partner Lenny Lindborg.
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