LA resident claims another doubles crown

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Karl Lee, right, and doubles partner Benjamin Kittay proudly display their awards for winning the Boys 12 Doubles division of the National Hardcourt Championships Aug. 8 in Arkansas.

Tennis player Karl Lee has reinforced his ranking – No. 1 in the nation in the Boys 12 Doubles division – by winning another championship.

The Los Altos resident teamed with Benjamin Kittay of Potomac, Md., to claim the doubles title in their age group at the National Hardcourt Championships Aug. 8 in Little Rock, Ark.


Kim plays in what could be her final USGA Women's Amateur

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Lauren Kim of Los Altos qualified for match play at last week’s USGA Women’s Amateur.

Last week’s USGA Women’s Amateur not only marked Lauren Kim’s last golf tournament of the summer – it may prove to be her final amateur event as well. The Los Altos resident has designs on turning pro after she graduates from Stanford University next spring.

So Kim was hoping for a better performance at the USGA’s biggest amateur event of the year, played Aug. 10-16 in Oregon. Kim had no trouble making it past stroke play – posting two solid rounds at the Portland Golf Club – but she was eliminated in the opening round of match play. Kim lost in 19 holes to Mika Liu of Beverly Hills.


Jacobson computes his way into USTA NorCal Hall of Fame

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Bill Jacobson of Los Altos Hills, the man behind the CompuTennis CT120 tennis computer, was inducted into the USTA Northern California Hall of Fame Aug. 6.

Unlike most inductees, Bill Jacobson didn’t earn a spot in the United States Tennis Association Northern California Hall of Fame for his playing ability.

The Los Altos Hills resident impacted the sport through technological innovation. Jacobson was the lead developer of the world’s first tennis analysis computer – the CompuTennis CT120.


MV lacrosse player Levy named Academic All-American

Conner Levy, who graduated from Mountain View High in June, has been named a 2015 US Lacrosse High School Academic All-American.

He is the first lacrosse player from the school to be awarded the honor and one of only seven boys in Northern California recognized this year.


Sports on the Side

Mika wins bronze

Los Altos Hills resident Mika Yang was part of the U.S. team that bagged a bronze medal at the inaugural FEI World Vaulting Championships for Juniors earlier this month in The Netherlands. The U.S. team, featuring members of the Woodside Vaulters, posted an overall score of 7.356. Team USA also placed third in the final freestyle equestrian event (7.799), which Yang competed in Aug. 9.

Raptors seek players

The MVLA U13 Raptors Green needs a few more players for the fall soccer season. George Lamptey, former national and international player who played with and against Pele, coaches the boys team. If interested, contact Kim Cesena at 465-7313.


LA swimmer makes a splash at Jr. Nationals

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Albert Gwo competed in the Junior Nationals last week.

When Albert Gwo was resting, his mind was racing at the USA Swimming Junior Nationals.

“Even in your sleep, you have to work hard,” he said. “You think of all the little details – eat this bar or drink this much water. You’re always thinking – there’s no time to slow down.”


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