The Los Angeles Tennis Club’s Men’s 4.5 team scored second place among twelve teams competing at the United State Tennis Association’s Sectional Tournament, held last week in Orange County on what might have been one of the hottest weekends of the summer.
“We went 1-1 and finished in 2nd place in our flight and bid to go to Nationals. We won our morning match against Inland Empire 4-1 before the heat and exhaustion set in for our afternoon match, where we dropped 4 of 5 against a fresh Bakersfield squad,” Team Captain Ivan Fatovic told the Buzz. “It was a strong season and effort despite missing several key members of the team who were out of town this weekend and unable to play.”
LATC won the morning session, beating Inland Empire 4-1 with wins by Dan Krasner/Evan Hainey, Jon Aranda/D. Scott Carlton, and Alex Wood/Carl Sjulin.
Fatovic is looking forward to the start of the USTA Fall season, when the finals are playing in January instead of the August heat!
While most of the team is comprised of Los Angeles Tennis Club members, non-members are welcome to play.
The Los Angeles Tennis Club is celebrating its 100th anniversary next year. The Hancock Park based club served as the focal of tennis in the Western United States before the Open Era of what is now professional tennis as the host of annual Pacific South West Tournament.