August 12, 2022 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

SMC Duels Against Fullerton In California Community College Tennis Championships: SMC’s Nelkin And Tsuda Runner Up In State Doubles Event

SMC tennis stars Juliana Nelkin and Kaori Tsuda led the Corsairs by reaching the finals in the 2013 CCCAA individual playoffs to determine the California Community College State Champions beating Orange Coast College’s Michelle Cyrus and Mia Hashimoto 6-2, 6-2 in the semi-finals at The Ojai in Ojai, Calif.

But Nelkin and Tsuda lost to Sarah Anderson and Victoria Vo of Fullerton College in the doubles event finals.

Santa Monica College Tennis Coach Richard Goldenson said that he thought that Nelkin and Tsuda played well in the tournament.

“They fought off four match points but lost 6-4, 7-5,” said Goldenson. “The Fullerton team didn’t lose a match all season and were the number one seeds.”

Santa Monica College’s Nelkin and Tsuda came into the match as the number four seeds but got knocked out in the Ojai Tournament by Anderson and Vo.

“Kaori and Julie played some of their best doubles of the year today but the other team played just a fraction of a percentage better,” said Goldenson.  “It was super close.  It could have gone our way if we had taken the second set as we were up 5-4 in the second set.”

Nelkin and Tsuda also participated in the 2013 CCCAA Dual Team Tennis Regional Championships earlier in the week representing SMC to determine the California Community College State Champions, but team SMC lost in the final round of eight away at Fullerton College 5-1.

Fullerton College went on to win the California State Championship beating Serra in a close match 5-4.

The following SMC players were named to the Western State Conference All Conference Tournament Team:

Carmel Peterson, Tsuda, and Nelkin.

Jessica Goldbeck received “Honorable Mention” status for the All Conference Team.

Visit The Ojai Tournament main page for more information on the California Community College State Championships. 

in Sports
Related Posts

Update: Santa Monica Girls Softball Team Fundraising for USA Softball National Championships

July 25, 2022

July 25, 2022

By Ashley Sloan The Santa Monica Girls U14 Softball Fastpitch team has advanced to the USA Softball National Championship in...

Super Bowl Pre-Game Show to Be Broadcast From Santa Monica Pier

February 10, 2022

February 10, 2022

The Santa Monica Pier will be the location for the Super Bowl Pre-Game show broadcast. Learn more in this video...

Santa Monica Youth Basketball Staying and Playing Strong

October 13, 2021

October 13, 2021

By Dr. Paul Drew Hello everyone, I’m Dr. Paul Drew.  It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to...

Local Hoopers Rejoice As Venice Basketball League Returns

September 6, 2021

September 6, 2021

The Venice Basketball League is officially back on the courts after nearly 2 years of closure. Nick Ansom joins us...

Westside Olympic Swimmer Shares Her Journey To The Games

August 31, 2021

August 31, 2021

Two time Olympian, Westside Local, and Medical Student Andi Murez has returned from the Tokyo games, hear about her journey...

Local Little League All-Star Team Wins More Than Just Championships

August 10, 2021

August 10, 2021

The Venice Baseball Academy’s little league team, the Tide, recently won the SoCal State Championships but it’s more than winning...

Crossroads Wins CIF and State Regionals

June 15, 2021

June 15, 2021

The Crossroads Varsity Boys Soccer Team had a stellar championship season starting with a true underdog story with CIF Division 6 Playoff...

Samohi Vikings Frosh-Soph Defeat Culver City Centaurs in Final Seconds

April 20, 2021

April 20, 2021

2020 was a tough year for Santa Monica High School football as Covid-19 restrictions forced all high school sports to...

Pali Riptide Baseball Club Tryouts

January 7, 2021

January 7, 2021

January 9th and 10th at Pali Rec Center The Pali Riptide Baseball Club is preparing for a spring season and...

Grand Jury Indicts Former Angel Employee in Tyler Skaggs’ Fatal Overdose

October 19, 2020

October 19, 2020

Fort Wayne grand jury indicts Eric Prescott Kay on drug distribution and drug conspiracy charges By Sam Catanzaro A federal...

Column: How to Play it Safe to Prevent Deadly Heat Exhaustion

August 24, 2020

August 24, 2020

By Shawn McCann  As the Southland region broils in a summer heatwave, the coronavirus pandemic has created additional concern for...

Former Angels Employee Charged in Tyler Skagg’s Fatal Fentanyl Overdose

August 7, 2020

August 7, 2020

Former Angels Communications Director Eric Prescott Kay faces up to 20 years in prison By Sam Catanzaro An ex-employee of...

LA Marathon to Exclude Santa Monica

July 24, 2020

July 24, 2020

Race organizers, citing “bigger footprint at the finish line”, choose Century City end point By Sam Catanzaro Santa Monica has...

High School Sports Pushed Back Until Winter

July 21, 2020

July 21, 2020

All California high school sports will not begin until mid-December By Sam Catanzaro High school sports in Santa Monica and...