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Valencia, CA 91355
Valencia Vikings are Finalists in the 2013 Division 2
California High School Boys Tennis Classic
In a nailbiter finals finish, the Vikings took Redwood High School to two tiebreak matches, almost pulling off an upset, but coming up a few points short. It was truly a valiant effort by the Vikings team. Coming off last year's 1st place finish, ending up once again in the finals made for a very successful tournament, resulting in a fantastic weekend and good fun having been had by the coaches, players, parents and siblings!! Congratulations to Coach Kellogg and all the players!!
Valencia Vikings win 2012 Division 2 of California High School Boys Tennis Classic in Dramatic Fashion!
Head Coach Annie Kellogg (contact) Coach Kellogg is on her 20th year of coaching High School Tennis and has been at the helm of the Viking Tennis program for 15 years. During this time, her boys have won 8 Foothill League Titles, reaching the CIF Quarter-Finals 4 times, while the girls have won 8 Foothill League Titles and are 4-Time CIF Finalists.... (to read more about Coach Kellogg and Viking Tennis Click Here)
2011 Record: 11 Wins 1 Loss o League Record: 10 Wins 0 Loss
CIF 1 Win 1 Loss
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In the Spotlight...
Brotherly Love: Tennis Brothers Julius and J.R. Macalutas Play on Opposing High School Tennis Teams
By John Purcell
Signal Staff Writer
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Posted: March 27, 2010 11:15 p.m.
POSTED March 28, 2010 4:55 a.m.
Gaspar Macalutas knows better than to fall into the trap.
One of his two tennis-playing sons will ask, "Who are you rooting for today, Dad?"
"I just don't say anything," Macalutas said. "They get mad at me. They are so competitive."
On at least two days during the high school tennis season, Gaspar Macalutas sits quiet...read more
Historic Signing at Valencia High
On Thursday morning, under cloudy skies, Tyler Gottshall made history as the first VHS Tennis player to accept a NCAA Division I scholarship. Tyler, sitting alongside 13 other VHS athletes, signed his certificate accepting a Tennis scholarship to attend Loyola Marymount University. Congratulations Tyler and Coach Kellogg!
1. Will Thousand Oaks repeat as Southern Section Div. I champion?
No. The Lancers boast the area's top player in junior Marcos Giron and plenty of depth behind him, especially with the addition of freshmen Chris Lees and Daniel Munami. But even the presence of returnees Ben Moon and Matt Kunisaki in doubles, along with Brendon Josephson, Greg Wise and Matt Skwaruzynski likely won't be enough to stop University High of Irvine from winning a third title in four years....read moreFoothill League Boys Tennis: Valencia Has a Goal in Mind
This season, the Wildcats will be challenged to overcome their youth.
Valencia, looking to win its ninth league title in 10 years, won the league opener for both teams on Tuesday, 16-2 at Valencia High School.
"They lost one senior from last season's team and we lost six of our nine," said West Ranch head coach Eric Spiecker. "That's the big difference, I think."
Valencia's singles players - Tyler Gottshall, Ben Inchalik and J.R. Macalutas...read more
The Vikings Struggle in Their Final Tuneup Before League Begins
Boys Tennis: Pair Troubles
March 10, 2010 - The Valencia boys tennis team took advantage of a less-than-full-strength Thousand Oaks High squad and notched a 14-4 win in the middle of a three-game home stretch at Valencia High on Wednesday
The Vikings' doubles pairs, led by the No. 1 team Dalton Ullman and Tayven Townsend, didn't drop a set as Valencia earned all nine available set points.
Ullman and Townsend's performance follows a three-set sweep the duo earned in a 14-4 win over Eagle Rock on Monday.
The wind was again a great equalizer, as both teams struggled with lobs and were forced to be careful on rallies.
Townsend, a lefty, and Ullman, a righty, said the key to picking up points in the weather was moving in cohesion, most of which can be attributed to the pair's chemistry.
"Breaking the serve was big," Ullman said. "You normally move your feet a lot, but it's twice as much with the wind. You have to...read more
Given how things turned out, the Vikings will probably be planning a return visit next year.
Valencia swept through several top programs in a pre-Foothill League tune-up, finishing 5-0 after five matches and earning first place in the tournament's third division on Saturday.
"It's definitely a confidence booster," said Valencia No. 1 singles player Tyler Gottshall, of the team's showing in the 112-team tournament. "A lot of the guys got a lot of good wins, especially our doubles guys, (Daniel) Bingham and (Daniel) Bogan, and J.R. (Macalutas) is playing some really good singles right now."
Valencia (2-1) played East Bakersfield High, El Diamante High of Visalia and host Buchanan on Friday, winning 5-1, 4-2 and 4-2, respectively.
The Vikings faced Los Altos High and Corona Del Mar High on Saturday, and won 6-0 and 4-2.
Gottshall and No. 2 singles player Ben Inchalik played solidly throughout...read more.
Gottshall recently committed to Loyola Marymount University, becoming the first boys' tennis player from Valencia to go straight to an NCAA Division I team.
Gottshall, who plays No. 1 singles for the Vikings, will join former Viking Jack Zapala, who transferred from Azusa Pacific University last year.
"I decided on LMU because the campus was really beautiful. It's a nice campus, a nice, small school. It's near the beach," Gottshall said. "I wanted to stay in California, plus I know the coach there."
Gottshall met LMU tennis head coach Brad Sceney, who's in his second year with the program, while Sceney was an instructor locally at The Paseo Club.
"I met him probably when I was 12 or 13," Gottshall said. "I took lessons with him until he started coaching at LMU."
Valencia tennis head coach Annie Kellogg said Gottshall's 6-foot-6-inch frame, a great serve-and-volley game and unparalleled dedication should allow him to make an impact right away.
"(Gottshall's) dedication is just amazing - not only for tennis, but for physical conditioning as well," Kellogg said. "He'll be a big contributor right away in doubles."
Gottshall and Zapala, who is also a big hitter...read more
Tyler Gottshall to Join Lions in Fall 2010
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