H.M. King High School recently held its annual tennis clinic for juniors and closed the three-week camp with a tournament for all participants.
The camp gave instruction on serving and returning the ball, the different strokes in tennis and provided match play for the advanced group.
HMK tennis coach Ed Gonzales said he was pleased with the turnout from all the players.
“We had players from Kingsville, Bishop and Riviera,” Gonzalez said. “It was one of our largest set of entries in recent summers. The players did a great job on learning new skills and adding the new technique to their game.”
The camp ended its last day with a tennis tournament to give the participants a live tournament experience.
At the conclusion of the tournament, individual awards were handed out to the winners.
In the junior doubles, Wyatt Brennan and Jamie San Miguel took first place by defeating Tori Hickman and Logan Villarreal, who finished second.
Jordan Villarreal and Sergio San Miguel won first place in beginner’s doubles competition, with Cruz Fuentes and Milee Brennan placing second.
In third place were Aayla o’Grady and Hannah Ortegon, and in fourth place were John Marroquin and Jack Robertson.
In girls singles, Aliza Cardoza placed first and Starr Gomez placed second in the tournament. Third place went to Samantha Jimenez, and Zaidy Flannery placed fourth.
Crista Guerrero took first place in the girls singles consolation bracket.
Noah Cervantes finished the boys singles tournament in first place, beating Greg Zapata, who finished second. Mateo Cervantes placed third in the tournament and Justin Avelar placed fourth.
Rounding out the awards was John Robertson who took first place in the consolation bracket.