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Boys Tennis

For the Spirit of God does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1: 7

The Boys Tennis Team focuses on developing our talents that God has given us. Tennis is a life sport, and we like to have fun while we continuously improve.

Coaches

Coaches

Patrick Young - Boys & Girls Tennis Head Coach

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Philippians 2:3

Education
B.S. Economics San Jose State University

Experience
3 years as head coach for girls and boys varsity tennis programs at Esperanza High School, Anaheim CA
2012 Century League Champions, undefeated regular season - Boys CIF semi-finals Division 2
2013 Century League Champions-Boys CIF quarter finals Division 2
7 years experience coaching tennis
2012 OC Varsity Tennis Coach of the Year

I was born in San Francisco and grew up in the bay area. I started playing tennis at an early age and was the #1 singles player at Mountain View High School. I attended Pacific Union College and San Jose State University and graduated with a degree in Economics. I met my wife Julie while I was working in Southern California and we got married in 2003 and established our roots in Irvine. We have four children: Jase, Jovie, and our twins, Jemma and Jirel. When time allows, I enjoy paddle boarding, snowboarding, and mountain biking.

Contact:
young@creanlutheran.org

Team Accomplishments

Team Accomplishments

  • Three time Academy League Champions (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • 2016 League Singles MVP - Allen Thornes (repeat)
  • 2016 League Doubles MVP's - Bret and Even Kittelsen (repeat)
  • The O.C. Register ranked the Saints #7 in all high schools in Orange County in 2016

Player Advancement

Saints that have advanced to play at the next level:

  • Justin Zhang  - UCSD
  • Niko Ramdan - UCLA
  • Blake Smith - Point Loma
  • Allen Thornes - Fordham
  • Luke Barnard - Westmont
  • Karthik Nair - Caltech

Past Success

Past Success

2015 Season: Celebration of the completion of our new tennis courts!

  • Repeat Academy League Championship and Quarterfinalist in CIF Division 2
  • 1-2 Finish in League Individuals Tournament: Allen Thornes and Luke Barnard
  • League Singles MVP: Allen Thornes.
  • League Doubles MVP's Bret and Even Kittelsen.
  • Bret and Even Kittelsen were the first Saints in history to complete the entire regular season without losing a single set!  That's Consistency.

2014 Season:

  • First undefeated regular season, Academy League Championship, and Semifinalist in CIF D2.  Amazing 1-2 finishes in Singles and Doubles in the Academy League Individuals Tournament.
  • League Singles MVP: Niko Ramadan.
  • League Doubles MVPs: Bret and Even Kittelsen

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