The 2022 St. Augustine Varsity Tennis team followed up their CIF Division 1 Championship season, with another outstanding effort. The team won its first Western League Conference title since 1991 by compiling a perfect 10-0 record with 2 wins each over La Jolla, Cathedral Catholic, Scripps Ranch, Coronado, and Mission Bay. Overall, the team had a season record of 18-2 and earned the #6 seed in the CIF Open Division playoffs.
Sophomore Mario Garcia captured the Western League Tournament championship in singles, and earned Western League Player of the Year, and was named to the First Team Western League. The doubles team of seniors Tommy Gilcrest and Gabriel Casta were finalists in the Western League Boys Doubles Tournament. These three players qualified and competed in the prestigious Ojai Tennis Tournament as well as the CIF San Diego Section Tournament.
Team Captain Luke Abrom will lead the team into the 2023 season as a 3rd year letterman.
St. Augustine High School Tennis
The St. Augustine varsity boys’ tennis program maintains a focus on lofty goals, whether it is wins over quality opponents or a significant postseason presence. We have a rich tradition of conducting a competitive tennis program that has produced local, regional, national, and international tennis champions over the last seventy-five years. The Saints program is committed to nurturing the development of ranked tournament-level players as well as beginning and novice players who progress steadily over a four-year period. Saintsmen have won numerous local, Southern California, and national championships. Chief among them are Franklin Johnson, Carlos Carriedo, Walter Redondo, and Noah Zamora. Johnson in the 1950s won the national boys doubles and later became an All-American at UCLA and president of the United States Tennis Association. Carriedo, Saints Class of 1965, won national boys hardcourt titles and was a finalist in doubles at the National Boys Championships in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Redondo, a 1976 Saints alumnus, won many national singles and doubles titles, including the National Boys 16 Championships and represented the United States at the Junior Wimbledon Championships. In 2021, Noah Zamora became the first Saints player since Ignacio Martinez in 1990 to win the San Diego CIF Individual Championship. He is currently a starter at UC Irvine.