On May 30, 2012, University High School’s tennis team became the CIF division 1 champion for the third time in a row, while also making the 7th straight final appearance. The school has won the championship 6 times out of the 7 since 2006. The only loss came in 2009 to Thousand Oakes High School. Coach John Kessler hopes to reach the record of 10 straight final appearances established by Santa Barbara High School.
This year, University defeated Corona Del Mar High School with the final score being 13-5. Uni swept all 9 of the singles matches, with Gage Brymer dominating 6-0, 6-0, 6-0, Drew Dawson winning 6-1 6-4 6-0, and Stefan Menichella winning 6-1 6-2 6-0. The school’s #2 doubles team consisting of Konrad Kozlowski and Skyler Butts also won all 3 of their matches, going 7-6(5), 6-4 and 6-2.
Even with a few of their top players not fully healthy, such as Tyler Lu and Reo Asami, this final shows just how much better University’s team is compared to any other school in Southern California.
My son has been on the team for 2 years. I can say with confidence that, not only is this team full of amazing tennis players, but it’s also full of great people. Good job UNI!