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I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:14

Welcome to the home page of Crean Lutheran Girls Tennis! Saints tennis has been blessed with many successes the past few years and we have now expanded to a Varsity and JV team. We are looking forward to a great season with our brand new tennis courts. Go Saints!
Furthermore, Crean Lutheran athletics constantly strives to build our programs around Christ and through "excellence in athletics." The athletic department has created an acronym which stands for who the tennis team models ourselves after: Christ.
C - Commitment
H - Honor
R - Responsibility
I - Integrity
S - Service
T - Teamwork

2019 Season Preview

Crean Lutheran girls tennis team looks to  seniors for successful season

Do nothing from selfish ambition or  conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.  Philippians 2:3  

Crean Lutheran’s varsity girls tennis team will be looking for seniors Jacqueline Westerfeld and Emilyne Kim to lead the way this season under Coach Patrick Young.

“Jacqueline is a four-year singles player and had the most number of individual singles wins last season (15),” Young said.  “Emilyne was part of the No. 1 doubles team that finished second in the Empire League and qualified to play in CIF individuals.”

Crean Lutheran competed for the first time in the Empire League last season, finishing in fourth place. The Saints lost three senior starters from that team, Young said.

“We will heavily rely on our five returning players (two seniors and three sophomores) and strong doubles play to compete for a team selection in CIF this season,” Young said.

Among other players expected to play key roles for the Saints are junior Mindy Park, who is in her second year at Crean Lutheran after transferring from Woodbridge. “She is expected to be either on the No. 1 doubles team or singles,” Young said. “She is a strong player with great volleys.”

Two sophomores, Rachel Bonsangue and Jamie Golan, are also expected to contribute for the Saints. “They played on varsity as freshmen and expect them to be stronger this year,” Young said. “Jamie will most likely be in doubles at No. 2 or No. 3 and Rachel at the No. 3 singles spot or (on) the No. 2 doubles team,” Young said.

Crean Lutheran will be  following its Bible verse during the 2019 season, Young said.

“In our second year in the Empire League, I stress the importance of being the ‘Light’ for our faith since we are the only private Christian school in this league and regardless of how other teams/players behave or  if we play a team well above our level, somewhere similar, or a team we beat easily, we continue to glorify God and stay humble in all situations,” Young said.  

Coaches

Coaches

Mr. 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 am excited and very blessed to start my first year as varsity coach for the girls tennis program this 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 (7), Jovie (4), and our twins, Jemma and Jirel are two years old. When time allows, I enjoy paddle boarding, snowboarding, and mountain biking. 
Christ Blessings and go Saints!

Contact:
young@creanlutheran.org

Team Highlights

Team Highlights

Way to go Lady Saints!

Highlights of 2014:

  •  Congratulations to senior Jaclyn Findlay for committing to LMU. Crean is so proud of her and all of her accomplishments and we can't wait to watch her play tennis at LMU. Way to go Jackie!
  •  JoAnn Taylor & Tiffany Wu take 5th place in doubles in Academy League. Jaclyn Findlay takes 3rd place in singles & Christie Kittelsen takes 5th place.

Highlights of 2013:

  •  Congratulations to Lorna Morris and Christie Kittelsen for taking 1st and 2nd in Academy League!

 

10-30-14: Congratulations to Jaclyn Findlay, Christie Kittelsen, and JoAnn Taylor & Tiffany Wu. Jaclyn Findlay is #4 in League for singles, Christie #5 in singles, and JoAnn and Tiffany were placed at #5 in League for doubles. All of these girls were placed in the top 10 of our League. Way to go girls! 

10-28-14: The Girls Tennis team battled hard yesterday in League Finals. Christie Kittelsen played Nicole Condas from Sage High School and won 7-5, 3-6, (10-2). She then went on to win her 2nd round and then lost in the 3rd round to Kayla Kiani from SMES, 3-6, 3-6. Doubles team JoAnn Taylor & Tiffany Wu won the first round 3-6, 7-5, (10-5), the 2nd round 6-0, 6-2, and then lost in the third round to Yu & Tarsadia from Sage High School 0-6, 2-6.  Jaclyn Findlay, #2 seed in the tournament, beat Isabella Deckey from Sage High School in the quarterfinals 6-2, 6-2. She will be playing in the Semifinals today against Michelle Hyun from Whitney. Good luck Jaclyn! Allyson Armstrong, Michaela Paugh, Sherry Liang, Annalise Buskirk, and Junell Brown also had some amazing matches. All the girls battled and played hard as a team. Way to go Saints and good job on a great season! 

9-11-14: Congratulations to the Girls Tennis team for defeating Santa Ana High School  on Thursday 13-5. There were wins across the board from both singles and doubles. Team Captain, Christie Kittelsen swept all her matches as well as Joann Taylor. The Saints take on Foothill High School this Tuesday. Good luck Saints! 

9-4-14: The Girls Tennis team beat Costa Mesa High School 11-7. Jaclyn Findlay swept in all her matches 6-0, 6-0, & 6-0 as well as number one doubles team Sherry Liang & Mikki Paugh 6-4, 6-2, 6-0. It was a team effort and a great way to start the season.  


9-4-14: The Girls Tennis team beat Costa Mesa High School 11-7. Jaclyn Findlay swept in all her matches 6-0, 6-0, & 6-0 as well as number one doubles team Sherry Liang & Mikki Paugh 6-4, 6-2, 6-0. It was a team effort and a great way to start the season.

10-30-13: Lorna Morris and Christie Kittelsen advanced to the Academy League singles championship via tiebreakers in the semifinals. Both of their singles matches went into third set super tie breakers. Kittelsen beat the No. 1 seed of Sage High School 6-3, 2-6, 11-9. Morris came from behind and beat St. Margaret's Emma Butler 4-6, 6-3, 11-9. Morris won the first set against Kittelsen and was leading the second set 4-1 before Kittelsen defaulted due to muscle cramps. Congrats to Lorna Morris and Christie Kittelsen for taking 1st and 2nd in League! Go Saints!

10-1-13: The girls played an awesome match against SVCS! Number 1 and 2 singles swept all three matches as well as the number 1 doubles team. The Saints won 13-5!

9-18-13: The Saints played a hard match and battled with Costa Mesa High School. It came down to the end and the Saints were able to pull off a win. Saints won 10-8!

9-14-13: Congratulations to Lorna Morris for winning the Compass Tournament this last weekend. Lorna had an amazing weekend of matches! She won five rounds and ended her last match winning the championship.

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