Locals take part in USTA tournament

RANCHO SANTA FE — Gregg and Jordan Sadowsky of Rancho Santa Fe were part of the Father and Son event Dec. 6, during the final days of the United States Tennis Association (USTA) National 40 Hard Court Championships at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club.A total of 77 teams began play in the Father and Son event, which has been played each year in La Jolla since 1959 and features the top father-and-son doubles teams in the nation.
Brett and Brian Joelson of Beaverton, Ore. are the top seeds and defending champions. They have won the National Father and Son title nine out of the last 10 years. 

Peter Smith of Long Beach and his son Riley Smith of Los Alamitos, are seeded second.

In the Grandfather and Grandson division, the tops seeds are 81-year-old Lionel Rowe and his 16-year-old grandson, Charlie Rowe, both of Coronado. Last year, the elder Rowe won the title with Billy Rowe, Carlie’s identical twin brother.

“We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to host the USTA National Father and Son and Grandfather and Grandson tournaments. Tennis is really a sport that anyone in the family can play,” said Tournament Director Bill Kellogg. “The competition in these events has been absolutely spectacular.”

The Father and Son championship has been held continuously at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club since 1959. The Grandfather/Grandson event is a relatively new competitive division that started at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club just a few years ago.

The tournament was played Dec. 6 through Dec. 9 The USTA National Father and Son and Grandfather and Grandson Hard Court Doubles Championships were held Dec. 6, with matches concluding Dec. 8.

For complete tournament information, go to: tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=125262.




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