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2020 USTA Intermountain Level 3 Closed Fall Championships
November 11, 2020

Written by Coach Keith

23 young women and men that train with the DTC High Performance Program took to the courts at the recent USTA Intermountain Level 3 Closed Fall Championships, and DTC KIDS CAME AWAY WITH 64 WINS DURING THE EVENT!!!

Congratulations to Adaan, Aiden, Anna, Arina, Arianna, Bangalie, Eleni, Evelyn, Garen, George, Hendrik, Kenadee, Keon, Levon, Mandalay, Marinn, Remi, Rohan, Ryan, Sam, Stewart, Summer, and Taylor for all the great effort in the event. 
Special mention goes to: 
-Kenadee Semenik – After a first round loss Kenadee stormed through the Consolation Round, winning six matches to claim Consolation Champion honors in the Girls 18’s. She won two tight third set tiebreakers during that run!  Kenadee was also a Finalist in Girls 18’s Doubles. 
-Anna Jordaan won five singles matches in the Girls 16’s division, finishing in 3rd place in that ultra tough division. Anna was also Finalist in Girls 16’s Doubles. 
-Garen Spicka won three matches and finished 6th overall in the Boys 18’s division. 
-Adaan Tarquino made it to the Quarterfinals of the Boys 14’s. 
-Arianna Van Houweling posted four wins, two each in the Main Draw and the Consolation, to earn Consolation Finalist accolades in the Girls 18’s.
-The Conso Final in the G18’s pitted two HP players against each other in Arianna and Kenadee, and our High Performance Director Saad Ashraaf called it “some of the prettiest tennis I have seen in some time. Both girls were just great. Kenadee won the match, but Ari was incredible.” 
-Keon Howard won three singles matches and also notched three doubles wins, thus making the Semifinals of the Boys 18’s dubs. 
-Ryan Pool made the Quarterfinals of the Boys 16s Doubles. 
-We also want to shout out both Stewart Goodson and Aiden Benoualid. Aiden played an excellent first round match, taking a set off a player that had soundly beaten him earlier in the  year. In doubles, Aiden and his partner upset the #1 seed on the way to making the Quarterfinals. As for Stewart, he may have only notched one win on the weekend, but he played exceptionally well. He posted a dominating first round win and the took the opening set from an excellent player before dropping a super tough tiebreaker. His Consolation Round match was another one against a very, very good player, and he did quite well. The scoreboard doesn’t always tell the full story, and that was the case this week for Stewart! 
We work hard, and it shows! 
Go Team DTC!!!
High School Standout Claire Angle
September 24, 2018

Five years ago, in the summer before her 8th grade year at Roy Martin Middle School, Claire came to our HS/MS Summer Camp, and got bitten hard by the tennis bug.  Fairly new to the game, she had some struggles early on but kept coming back every day with a great attitude and eagerness to learn. She kept coming to clinics and summer camps, and started taking private lessons with DTC Instructor Keith Fridrich, getting better and better every year. This past summer Claire was in the top group at camp, and even spent some time in the DTC High Performance Program! Now a senior that intends to play tennis in college, Claire attends A-Tech and plays for Valley High School. She has been a four year starter, earning 2nd Team All Sunrise as a Sophomore, and this week was named by and the Girls Tennis Player of the Week! DTC is very proud of Claire and wishes her luck for the rest of her Senior season! 

Coach Brian Wilson Rejoining The Darling Tennis Center High Performance Staff
July 24, 2018

We are proud to announce that esteemed junior coach Brian Wilson will be rejoining our staff starting in the middle of August! Brian will be at Darling Tennis Center on Thursday July 26th @ 9:30am for a meet and greet with students and parents.

Jack Kostrinsky Wins Ambassador of Hope Award
April 25th, 2018

Jack Kostrinsky was entered into the Student of The year Contest where a select few students compete in raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Jack organized a 2 Ball 3 Ball Tournament at the Darling Tennis Center and it was a huge success. He was awarded the Ambassador of Hope Award and received a scholarship. Congratulations Jack!

Michael Andre Wins 16s National Level 2 Tournament in Long Beach, CA
February 15th, 2018

DTC standout Michael Andre had an impressive showing at the USTA National Level 2 Tournament in Long Beach, CA. He was the winner of the Boys 16 singles division and was a finalist in the 16 doubles. Congratulations Michael, Great Job!

Jason Michel storms Intermountain Sectional Championships
November 18, 2017
Some impressive results from the Level 3 Intermountain Fall Sectional Championships (formerly called the “Great Pumpkin”). This year young DTC standout Jason Michel swept both the B12 Singles and Doubles. That’s two more for Jason this year. Micah Sypert nearly achieved the same feat winning G14 Singles but coming up short as finalist in dubs with current partner Ashley Hofflander.
Mira Filberti aces Mike Agassi No Quit Level 3 tournament
November 18, 2017
Its time again for the Mike Agassi No Quit Closed Regional Championships, a Natl Level 3 event held at Las Vegas, Nevada. This year our own Mira Filiberti played true to form. Assigned the #1 seed by tournament officials young Mira took the Champions crown in Girls 12s. Mira combined with Ashley Hofflander to reach the semi final round in Doubles. Congrats to both!
Jack Kostrinsky sweeps 2016 Level 4 Tournament at Boulder
November 18, 2017
News from the Natl Level 4 Summer Masters in Boulder, Colorado. In impressive fashion Jack Kostrinsky wins the Boys 16s singles title and partners with Michael Safbom to win the doubles crown. Nice job Jack! On a side note, our young players Lindsey and Ashley Hofflander combined to win the Girls 14s Doubles title.
Michael Andre captures Singles at Air Force Academy
July 11, 2016
Boys 14 standout Michael Andre, playing the #1 seed for Intermountain, shoots down all competitors to go undefeated in Singles this month at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. “It was an honor to represent the Intermountain Section and the Darling Tennis Center this year and ‘Thank you’ to my long time Coach Saad Ashraf and the Air Force Academy for hosting this exciting event”.
Darling HP Juniors travel to Ojai, California
June 8, 2016
Head Coach Saad Ashraf was looking for a way to inspire his top high performance juniors before the Summer break. His idea… take them to compete in the annual prize money tournament held in Ojai. It was an exciting trip and the kids came back so motivated they began practicing at 6am (ouch!)
DTC Men’s 3.0 National Finalists  October 17th, 2018

Congratulations to Capt John Terry and his entire team for becoming finalists in the M3.0 USTA National Championships! Great job guys, DTC is very proud of our team!!!! 🎾🎾🎾

DTC Men’s 3.0 Sectional Champions  August 20th, 2018

A BIG congratulations to Capt John Terry and his entire team who won M3.0 Sectionals today! On to Nationals! DTC is very proud of our team!!!! 🎾🎾🎾

DTC Men’s 65 + team makes it to Nationals!
January 27th, 2018

DTC is proud of our 65 plus team that made it to Nationals last weekend in Arizona! The team competed hard and enjoyed their weekend. Way to go boys!!! 💪🎾🎾🎾💪

DTC Men’s 3.5 team takes 2nd at Natls!
October 12, 2016
Congratulations to the Darling Tennis Center 3.5 Men’s team who placed 2nd in 55+ Nationals. Great work guys! Standing left to right are: Ed Dibble, John Terry, Ernie Melo, Alex Mazzia and Mike Gifford. Kneeling in front are: Kris Qualis, Gary Miller, Keith Brennaman, Bob Campbell and Harry Jacocks.
Darling Women win Adult League District Championships
June 21, 2016
The 3.5 Women’s team from Darling won the Adult League District Championships this month. Pictured in the front row are: Suni Erlanger, Thida Blonsky, Barbie Quinn, Val Tobler, Judy Winreb, Ann Santiago, Maria Quintana. Back Row: Cheryl Landholm, Michelle Leaf, Pat Freeman, Cindy Curtis and Gail Burns.

Missing from photo is Suzie Sanchez.

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