Today is the last day to register for Friday and Saturday’s Bay Area Racquet Club February Junior Open tennis tournament in Clear Lake City.

Events offered are boys and girls singles and doubles in the 12- through 18-and-under age brackets, along with boys and girls 10s singles in both the orange- and green-ball divisions.

This is an intermediate-level tournament.

Online registration is available. Entry fee is $38.13. The tournament identification number is 800009918.

For information, call tournament director Eric Striesfeld at 832-428-5048 or email him at


Texas A&M University is offering a Valentine’s Day special for its summer tennis camps.

The promo — $75 off the regular price — is good through Friday.

To register, visit the camp’s website at and use the promo code 40Love18.

Also available is a discount rate of $100 per camper for groups of six or more.

For information on both offers, email camp assistant director Bobby Kleinecke at or call him at 979-777-0621.


League City’s Anamaria Gonzalez advanced to the girls 18s singles B Wozniacki East Draw final at the Austin Tennis Academy Super Champ Excellence tournament.

Gonzalez, seeded No. 4, won three rounds before losing the championship match to Spring’s Avery Hilbig 6-3, 6-3.

Gonzalez first beat Austin’s Mitali Khoje 6-4, 6-4, then eased past Houston’s Mahogani Green in the quarterfinals, 6-0, 6-1.

Later, to reach the final, Gonzalez beat Houston’s Jolie McAdoo 6-2, 6-1.


League City’s Ethan Nguyen grabbed runner-up honors in the boys 14s singles Patriots division at the King Daddy February Challenger 2-Day tennis tournament.

Nguyen, seeded No. 1, racked up four wins in a row before dropping a 4-2, 4-2 decision to Bellaire’s Joseph Davis in the final.

Nguyen first drew a bye, then proceeded to turn away Houston’s Agassi Mireles in the second round, 4-0, 4-2, and Houston’s John Zurbriggen in the quarterfinals, 4-0, 4-1.

Nguyen followed with a 5-4 (7-2), 5-4 (9-7) nailbiter over Houston’s Hurley Qi in the semifinals.


Circle on your tournament calendar April 14 when The Christina Grillo Sullivan Foundation hosts its second annual tennis tournament fundraiser at Menard Park’s Scoggins-Stiglich Courts.

The event, which offers both unified doubles — where one Special Olympic athletes teams up with one able-body athlete — and open mixed doubles, once again will feature an expo with Special Olympic and wheelchair tennis athletes.

Entry fee will be a donation of any amount to the Foundation.

To register or for more information, visit the CGSF website at or call 866-637.8392.

Directing the tournament will be yours truly.


Chances of winning the next point in doubles are much greater when you and your partner are both on top of the net.

Manuel Moreno Jr.:

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