Sunday, March 09, 2008

Lake Super Champs

Alex Taylor and Siddarth Chandrashankar supered this weekend in Georgetown, Berry Creek Tournament!

Adding to Lake the team roster, 2 supers, making 7/8 supers! Watch out Katy Taylor!

Josh got to semis, main draw, Kegan drew Colton, and went to consolations. Melissa went out in her second match, putting up a good fight, 5-7 in the second set.

Here's a pic of our new supers:

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Lake at Lake Winter Open!

Wow, what an open! Above top, Gonzales/Bassoo, Voss/Harvey and Sullivan/Ocan mixed doubles.
All Lake finalists, Team AJ current and alums., with great results:
Boys: Kudos to Sam Griffin and Voigt for making the finals:

Boys' 18 Singles
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(2) Tim Kuo d. Sam Griffin
6-3; 6-2
(2) Tim Kuo d. (4) Brett Mays
6-2; 6-4
Sam Griffin d. David Salazar
1-6; 6-2; 6-4
(2) Tim Kuo d. (6) Gandhi Bhakthavachalam
6-3; 6-1
(3) Voigt Hansberger d. Derek Bruner
6-4; 6-1

Boy's 16 of mention: Alex Taylor, conso. finals against Lake and Team AJ colleague, Chris Hoffman, winner.

Also, Jordan Sullivan, one to watch from Lake.

Boys' 16 Singles
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(7) Octavio Canibe d. Daniel Hernandez
6-3; 6-2
Daniel Hernandez d. (2) Stuart Kenyon
7-6(6); 2-6; 7-6(2)
(7) Octavio Canibe d. Alexander Frias
6-2; 6-2
(2) Stuart Kenyon d. Jordan Sullivan
6-0; 6-0
(3) Chris Hoffman d. Alex Taylor
2-6; 6-3; 6-1
(3) Chris Hoffman d. Charles Martin
6-3; 6-3
Alex Taylor d. Chase Golden
6-1; 4-6; 6-1
Charles Martin d. Sonny Gandhi

Then, the big battle in mixed 18s!! Gonzales/Bassoo fought to the finals against Voss/Harver in semis, Taylor/Cavillo in quarters, but, lost in the finals.

Mixed 18 Doubles
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Gaines/Lam d. Bassoo/Gonzales
4-6; 6-3; 6-3
Bassoo/Gonzales d. (3) Harvey/Voss
7-6(3); 4-6; 6-2
Gaines/Lam d. Ocon/Sullivan
6-3; 6-0
Bassoo/Gonzales d. Calvillo/Taylor

Monday, April 30, 2007

Clear Lake Open, Met Girl's Finals and more!

This weekend, we had a great Team AJ Elite showing at the Clearlake Open! Brandon played Austin, in the finals, with Brandon winning after having beaten another fellow AJ teammate, Raj.
Here are the results:

(1) Brandon Farine d. (2) Austin Gonzales
6-3; 7-5
(2) Austin Gonzales d. Ashok Narayana
5-7; 7-5; 6-2
(1) Brandon Farine d. Raj Jana
6-4; 6-0
(2) Austin Gonzales d. Matthew Venner
6-3; 3-6; 6-2

The Cleaklake team was signed up en masse, as Coach Heim told them they had better sign up, or their entry to Lake Tennis in 07-08 would be in jeapardy!!
Robert did really well, too! Got to the finals, see below:

Carlos Eyzaguirre d. (1) Robert Voss
7-6(0)); 6-2
Carlos Eyzaguirre d. (2) Carter Axelsen
6-1; 7-5
(1) Robert Voss d. Chandra Kurati
6-2; 6-2
(2) Carter Axelsen d. D'Artagnan. Bebel
6-3; 6-2
Carlos Eyzaguirre d. Tony Williams
6-1; 6-4
Chandra Kurati d. Rushi Dave
Wd (tae)
(1) Robert Voss d. Jose Perez

Alex played Adi Suresh, a relatively new Champ from Virginia. He(Adi) won the tournament, don't know why Coach put Alex on that side of the draw. There were several new Champs from Newks, as we knew Adi from Tennis Freaks foray to Newks last Fall.
Meagan Harvey got to the semifinals, against the winner of the girls 14 Supers, Erika Emery. Good showing, Meagan!

Chase won his first two rounds, and lost in the third. Good showing, as well, Chase!

Then, Friday night at the Met!! The girls played off, with three ball boys, Josh, Chase and Alex. AJ really put out the red carpet treatment for the girl's final, with flowers, referee and ...the venue, the Met, at Downtown Houston was very nice. Paige won, congrats!
Then, to round out the weekend, a group of Clearlake students come out to Pine Forest. Maria, PJ, Meagan and Alex joined the Pine Forest group, and Alex played his semi-final against Jeffrey Trinh. Alex won 9-7, in a very long, hard match. Good play, boys!
I enjoyed being out there in the woods hence the name, Pine Forest... was lush, verdant and a slight breeze made for a wonderful Sunday afternoon. The new coach, Enrico, from France, flew in last week, drilled with the group and gave Maria her lesson on the green clay courts. Was fun sliding around in all that dust!
Note: AJ will take the first 3 to sign up, to Pine Forest with him, from I-45 and Beltway 8, at the Hollywood Video. Some parents, Olga, Alan and I may carpool, but... I think the drive is too long, 2 hours driving for 3 hours tennis, not very efficient use of time. Hmm, how about San Jacinto practice/hitting Sunday afternoons? Matchplay, instead? Email me with your thoughts, San Jac group! I can be reached at:
Your roving team Mom,

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Paint Balling!

Andrew set up a fun paint balling gathering. Christine Severtson and her friends were there, she was one of the only three girls, and Sue(Christine's mom) jumped in to finish the last of the paint balls, too!

Tammy, Chase's Mom took the pictures posted.

Twas a cold, muddy day, and I for one, am glad I stood on the sidelines.

Click on the link titled "Web Album" on the right, and look for the album Paint Ball Team AJ.


Poom and Tammy

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Team Banquet Pictures!

Courtesy of Nicole Murray's Mom, Maggie!

Thanks, Maggie!

More pics from me, too, later this weekend.

Team Pics Just click on this link.

Here's the team:


Tuesday, December 12, 2006


Hey people. Keep the 23rd of this month open for paintball! A.J is scheduling an early practice. We will meet at P.B at 1:00 pm and keep going until ya'll wuss out or A.J has to go to the E.R. Which ever comes first. I'll be shooting out an email here as soon as I take my Chem final.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Sunday Team Banquet~

Team Dinner 4:30pm - 6:30pm at Gringos

The address is 2202 Broadway Street ......... Pearland,TX 77581 .....5 min from the Beltway...Gringos would be between 288 and 45(gulf freeway) of Beltway 8..Price will be $11.00 for everyone that includes the following:

Chicken and Beef Fajitas
Cheese Enchiladas
Ice Cream

Desserts will be available

Appetizers will be served......If you can please have your $11.00 by Friday to AJ