The 2019-2020 Saints tennis team is looking forward to another successful season in the Western League, matching or exceeding its 15-5 record of the previous year. The team will be led by five-star junior Noah Zamora who compiled an outstanding undefeated record in league play and won the Western League singles championship in addition to being named Western League Player of the Year. Zamora compiled an impressive tournament record during the 2019 summer in Southern California and national competitions, including the Boy’s National 16s Championships in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Other Saintsmen returning to the Varsity are seniors Diego Gutierrez, and Ivan Sarabia, and sophomores Julio Salazar, Gabriel Casta, Juan Pablo Reyes, and Junior Fernando Aragon Tommy Gilcrest, Spencer Westmorland, Nico Mazzsai, Sam Benedict, Billy Baez, Victor Cuen, Josh Turney, and George Dougenis will also contend for Varsity status. Incoming freshmen Donaldo Gutierrez and Casey Bayless are also considered bright prospects.
Coach Tim Golden is expecting another enthusiastic turnout for the Junior Varsity, including incoming freshmen Thomas and Nico Salem, and Ricardo Laborin. The JV squad will be anchored by returning players Ethan Huynh, Sam Lis, John Lopez, Zorin Makabenta, Jefferie McGehee, Christian Conniff, Carlo Franco, Rodrigo Morfin, Arturo Perez, Ethan Potter, Andres Rabago, Alan Rieger, Brendan Truong, Luis Juvera, Ashton Zakar,
The team’s schedule will include perennial foes La Jolla, Cathedral Catholic, Coronado, Madison, and Pt. Loma high schools. Non-league matches will likely include contests against Grossmont, Steele Canyon, Bishops, Francis Parker, and Vincent Memorial. Coaches Ruben Carriedo and Walter Redondo expect the team to compete for the Western League title once again and enter the CIF Playoffs with an outstanding record.
St. Augustine High School Tennis
St. Augustine High School has 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, and Walter Redondo. 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. These individuals have been inducted into the St. Augustine School Athletic Hall of Fame.
For more information contact head coach Ruben Carriedo.