The results are in and The Santa Clarita Valley Tennis Aces proved to be a force to be reckoned with during their first tennis competition in Claremont. At its conclusion, Connor Schloemer (Stevenson Ranch, 3rd grade) and Grace Alcedo (Valencia, 3rd grade from OLPH School) reached the semi-finals and placed in the top 4 of their age respective age brackets in the Ramada Novice Junior Tennis Tournament held this past weekend.
The top 4 players in the UB8s-Boys Under 8 were Dylan Ojeda (Anaheim Hills), 12 points and the winner of the tournament. Advik Mareedu (Placentia) finished 2nd with 11 points. Connor Schloemer clinched 3rd with 10 points, and Brodrick Bohren (Upland) finished 4th with 8 points. Schloemer had a great first tournament tying, eventual tournament winner, Ojeda, 2- 2 in the first match. He lost to Mareedu, 0-4, but finished strong with wins from both Bohren, 4-0 and teammate Gary Wu (Valencia, 3rd grade from Tesoro del Valle Elementary), 4- 0.
The top 4 players in the UG8s-Girls Under 8 were Amanda Perez,17 points and the winner of the tournament. Isabel Coscuella (North Hollywood) finished 2nd with 12 points. Grace Alcedo (Valencia) finished 3rd with 7 points and Madison Workman (Highland) rounded out the top 4 with 5 points. Alcedo started strong beating Ania Snissarenko (Highland), 5-0. She lost to Perez and Coscuella with 5-0 scores a piece and tied Workman 2-2 in the last match.
Coach Jocel Alcedo was very proud of his young athletes. “Our little tennis aces were up against much more experienced players in their age group, most of them playing for bigger tennis clubs and having competed in at least 5-6 tournaments in the last 6 months. I am confident the little tennis aces will keep getting better each time they play more of these tournaments.”
Up next, the Santa Clarita Valley Tennis Aces will see action in the Orange County December Junior Novice Tournament (Anaheim,CA) on December 3 and iTennis/Whittier Narrows Year End Junior Novice Tournament (So El Monte) on Dec. 10.