2012 Recap and Results

Tennis players and tournament sponsors from around Southern California assisted the Michael Chang Tennis Classic in raising $20,000 for charity!

A sold out tennis clinic with Michael Chang and a group of top notch pros kicked off the 2nd Annual Michael Chang Tennis Classic (MCTC) at the Newport Beach Tennis Club! Twelve courts of players received instruction from tennis greats including Michael Chang and his brother Carl, Phil Dent, Debbie Graham, Eliot Teltscher, Kim Po, John Norton, Adam Davidson, Mike Edles, Rob Rye, Jerry Yu, and Anne Yelsey.

In addition to the kick-off clinic and three day tournament, MCTC added a new non-sanctioned high school division this year for players outside the top 75 ranking in So. Cal. The high school players were guaranteed two rounds, received player bags, and personalized bag tags. A highlight of the tournament for the high school players was a motivational speech from Michael Chang and Olympic gold medalist swimmer, Kaitlin Sandeno during a lunch time event sponsored by Taco Bell. Finalists and winners of the tournament received trophies and scholarship money for their high school’s tennis programs.

In the main tournament, winning the Mens Open Singles was Clarke Spinosa who defeated Andrew Raphaelson 6-2, 6-2. In the Womens Open Singles, Kaitlyn Christian took down Mazy Watrous, 6-1, 6-1. And in the Mixed Open Doubles, Martel Campell and Kim-Trang Nguyen beat Trent Aaron and Meg Simons 7-5, 6-3.

This year’s kick-off clinic, adult, and high school tournaments drew in big name sponsors including Kia Motors, VantaQuest, Nestle, Prince of Peace, Tiger Balm, Yogurtland, Reebok, and Babolat. The money raised from the 2012 tournament has been donated to two charity recipients, Habitat for Humanity of Orange County and the Chang Family Foundation. MCTC 2013 has been slated for July 26-28, with the kick-off clinic set for July 20th.

Congratulations to the 2012 winners and finalists!!


Division Winners Runners-Up Scores
Girls Singles Justine Huang Liana Korber  6-2, 7-6(6)
Boys Singles Maxwell Boice Ricky Kurtz  7-5, 6-3
Girls Doubles Zoe Kaffen
Mary Kaffen
Amy Huang
Justine Huang
 5-7, 6-2, 10-8
Boys Doubles Maxwell Boice
Ricky Kurtz
Isaac Chau
Noah Chau
 6-3, 6-0


Division Winners Runners-Up Scores
Men’s Open Singles Clarke Spinosa Andrew Raphaelson 6-2; 6-2
Women’s Open Singles Kaitlyn Christian Mazy Watrous 6-1; 6-1
Mixed Open Doubles M. Campbell – K. Nguyen T. Aaron – M. Simons 7-5; 6-3
NTRP Men’s 3.5 Singles William Collins Alessandro DiMaio 6-3; 6-4
NTRP Men’s 4.0 Singles Ray Ng Thor Johnson 4-6; 6-6 Ret (inj)
NTRP Men’s 4.5 Singles David Le Juan Araque 7-5; 6-4
NTRP Men’s 5.0 Singles Rodolfo Jimenez Mark Otten 6-3; 6-4
NTRP Men’s 5.5 Singles Michael Chang Arnold van Dyk 6-1; 6-1
NTRP Women’s 3.5 Singles Charlene Thompson Joanna Grabarczyk 6-1; 6-2
NTRP Women’s 4.0 Singles Tessie Pennell Tristen Nugent 6-4; 6-3
NTRP Women’s 4.5 Singles Angela Weaver Sally Namie 6-2; 6-4
NTRP Men’s 3.5 Doubles G. Tell – L. Wong F. Gochuico – S. mcdermott 7-6(2); 6-1
NTRP Men’s 4.0 Doubles M. Kou – J. Mak T. Johnson – G. Mittenhuber 6-2; 6-4
NTRP Men’s 4.5 Doubles N. Schleif – E. Speer T. Chavez – R. LOPEZ 7-5; 6-1
NTRP Men’s 5.0 Doubles M. Bina – G. Estwick C. Ho – D. Liu 6-4; 6-1
NTRP Men’s 5.5 Doubles J. Cross – R. Hinkel S. Bowen – J. Gleason 6-1; 4-6; 6-3
NTRP Women’s 3.5 Doubles D. Hsu – S. Lam H. McNabb – H.
5-7; 6-3; 6-2
NTRP Women’s 4.0 Doubles J. Boman – P. Watson C. Kramer – S. Wilcox 6-4; 6-4
NTRP Women’s 4.5 Doubles N. Dam – S. Lin C. Abraham – K. White 6-3; 6-3
NTRP Mixed 3.5 Doubles P. Forrest – S. Lam K. Tow – T. lee 7-6; 6-3; 6-3
NTRP Mixed 4.0 Doubles A. Lanuevo – V. Woo L. Chag – R. Ronanki 6-2; 6-3
NTRP Mixed 4.5 Doubles B. Crooks – L. MacKay R. Ouwendijk – D. Ouwendijk 6-1; 6-0
NTRP Mixed 5.0/5.5 Double J. Cross – N. Vaughan S. Bernadou – P. Kincaid 6-3; 6-1