January 28, 2011
NEWPORT BEACH — Fans who follow Taylor Dent on Twitter or "like" him on Facebook lately have been treated to his thoughts on the Australian Open. They're observations not everyone would have on the first Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year. Then again, not everyone played professional tennis for over a decade and reached as high as No. 21 in the world. Dent is back living in the Eastbluff community of Newport Beach now, a stone's throw from where he competed at Corona del Mar High in 1996 and became just the third player ever to win a CIF Individuals title as a freshman.
January 17, 2005
BRYCE ALDERTON The Australian Open couldn't have come at a better time for former Corona del Mar High standout and current tennis professional Taylor Dent. The 23-year-old has started 2005 off in torrid fashion, reaching the final of the Australian men's hardcourt championships in Adelaide, Australia, Jan. 8, which shot him to fifth place in the current Association of Tennis Professionals points race. Dent, off to a 4-1 start this year, earned 24 points for his performance in Adelaide, which included a straight-set victory over top-seeded Lleyton Hewitt in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open tuneup.
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.
July 20, 2004
Steve Virgen For the past three weeks, Misty May has been sidelined with an abdominal strain. That's what's known, but it's not the entire truth. May, a former Newport Harbor High star volleyball player known for her fiery competitiveness, is actually ready to play, ready for the 2004 Olympics. "I'm in the best shape that I have ever been in since college," May said in a phone interview last week. "From last year to this year, it's night and day. I'm going to be healthy going into the Olympics and I feel very confident."
July 23, 2002
Former Corona del Mar High standout Taylor Dent, coming off his first singles title on the Association of Tennis Professionals Tour, won his opening-round match Monday in the Mercedes-Benz Cup at the Los Angeles Tennis Center at UCLA. Dent, who captured the Hall of Fame Invitational last week in Newport, R.I., defeated Neville Godwin of Johannesburg, South Africa, 6-3, 6-4, and will face either seventh-seeded Xavier Malisse or qualifier Scott Draper in the second round.
June 19, 2001
Richard Dunn On the international challenger circuit, former Corona del Mar High tennis standout Taylor Dent captured the $50,000 men's grass-court event in Surbiton, Great Britain, after defeating South African Neville Godwin, 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-2. For Dent, who won the Powder Byrne Trophy, it was his first challenger-level title on the Association of Tennis Professionals Tour. The victory last week also gives Dent continued success on grass. Last year, after winning three qualifying matches at Wimbledon, Dent took the opening set in his first round match against Andre Agassi, before retiring in the fourth set with an injured right knee.
June 29, 2011
Taylor Dent, a former Corona del Mar High tennis star, will play for the Newport Beach Breakers on July 11 at The Tennis Club Newport Beach. Sam Querrey is not playing World Team Tennis this season because of an injury. He would have played for the Washington Kastles on July 11 against the Breakers. Instead, Dent, a former ATP player, will play for Newport Beach at the site where he conducts his Dent Tennis Academy. Dent won four ATP singles titles in his career. At Corona del Mar, he was the only freshman to win a CIF singles title.
June 28, 2000
LONDON - Former Corona del Mar High standout Taylor Dent lost to second-seeded Andre Agassi, but outhit the international superstar in the first set of the first round Tuesday at Wimbledon. Agassi, the 1992 champion and last year's runner-up, turned up the heat to take the second set and then reeled off 10 games in a row before Dent retired, dropping the match, 2-6, 6-3, 6-0, 4-0. Dent, 19, won three qualifiers to advance to the main draw, knocking off Argentina's Hector Moretti, Czech Republic's Petr Luxa and Germany's Lars Burgsmuller.
June 23, 2009
A Notable Face Charlie Buckingham, a Newport Harbor High product is featured in this week’s Sports Illustrated issue in the section, “Faces in the Crowd.” Buckingham, a sophomore skipper at Georgetown University, was named the Everett B. Morris Sailor of the Year. He also earned his second All-American honor this past year, after helping lead the Hoays to a third-place finish in both the team and fleet competitions at the Intercollegiate Sailing Assn.