Canyon Crest Academy students play in Pacific Coast men’s double tennis tournament

L-R: Evan Lee, Jason Nguyen, and CCA students Jake Williams and Roman Shenkiryk.

For the first time ever, CCA had representation in the 126th annual Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Tennis Tournament. Students Jake Williams and Roman Shenkiryk played at the venerable La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club.

The tournament is the second oldest in the United States and the fifth oldest in the world. The competition features top collegiate tennis players from across the country, as well as a strong field of independent competitors, which includes teaching professionals, top junior players, college coaches and former tour players.

Not only did Jake Williams and Roman Shenkiryk participate, they won their opening round match against Evan Lee, former UCLA varsity player and now director of tennis at UCLA. Lee’s partner was Jason Nguyen, a former member of UCLA’s varsity team and now an investment analyst. A well-balanced and strong team from Pepperdine ended Williams and Shenkiryk’s run in the second round.

It was a great experience for the CCA tandem and will serve them well, as they were able to display their competent skills on an important stage in front of so many college coaches who always have their eyes open for emerging talent.