Roberts, Longs capture tennis titles |

Roberts, Longs capture tennis titles

South Tahoe High School standouts Masha Long and Jimmy Roberts won their respective age divisions in the challenger division of the Tahoe Tennis Academy Satellite Tournament on July 22-23.

In the boys’ 18-year old division, Roberts defeated South Lake Tahoe’s Kevin Whitemyer 2-6, 6-2, 6-2. Long won her championship match in the girls’ 18-year-old division in straight sets, 6-0, 6-1.

Long and Roberts were both the Sierra Division’s top seeds at last year’s Northern 4A Regional Tournament and are expected to be the division’s top players again this year.

The most recent satellite series tournament, which had challenger and novice division brackets, attracted almost 50 players from Lake Tahoe, Reno, Truckee, Carson City and the Carson Valley, including 27 from the Tahoe Tennis Academy. The tournaments offer junior tennis players an opportunity to test their skills in competition.

The Tahoe Tennis Academy is still accepting applications for this year’s summer’s camps. The cost varies for the level of competition campers are interested in. For more information, contact academy director Pat Fagen via E-mail at or visit

Ramirez, Penollar attend prestigious camps

South Lake Tahoe 13-year-olds Guadalupe Ramirez and Krisha Penollar were among three dozen players, ages 12-14, to participate in the United States Tennis Association National Junior League Invitational Tennis Leadership Camp last month in San Diego. The camp is designed for youth from USTA programs nationwide who have demonstrated tennis talent, sportsmanship, leadership skills and financial need.

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