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Schorr claims open division title

ROBBIE Schorr, 2018 Student Athlete of the Year, continues to shine in the sport of tennis as he earned his redemption beating his coach and claiming the Men’s Open division of the 19th Annual PIC Tennis Championships last Sunday held at PIC.

Robbie Schorr connects the return during last Sunday’s championship match in the Men’s Open category of the 19th Annual PIC Tennis Championships held at PIC. Photo by James F. Sablan Jr.

Schorr first started against Sean Lee where he triumphed 6-2, 6-1 to advance into the semifinals. During Schorr’s last meet with coach Jeff Race, he lost in the Mixed Doubles Open for the title, but this time had his revenge in the one-on-one battle.

It was a tough battle as the back and forth action was kept alive for several turns. Race tried to add some pressure returning near the net but Schorr stayed on his feet answering back with strong forehand and backhand attacks to stay in control. Schorr clipped the first set 6-1.

The second set was more intense as both players gave it their all. Race played more aggressively and scored more points this time around but it was Schorr who prevailed once again 6-3 to advance to the finals.

Jimin Woo, who took the Junior Boys U16 title last week, also shared a similar journey first taking down Vincent 6-1, 6-2 and proceeded forward with another win over Bobby Cruz 6-2, 6-4 to meet Schorr in the finals.

Woo gave a good fight in the finale keeping a possession alive for as long as he could but Schorr stayed consistent with precision to stay front claiming the first set 6-3. More of the same was seen throughout the second set with Schorr staying under control. Woo tried to stay alive with quick serves but could not keep up bowing down to Schorr 6-3 taking the championship title.

Schorr continued to improve his collection as he teamed up with Anthony Gregoire to bag the Junior Boys U16.

The team did not have it easy even with just one battle before entering the finals. Their opponents David Kwon and Jun Wang gave Schorr and Gregoire a good scare as their continuous pressure in the volley exchanges but Schorr continued to deliver with Gregoire keeping the pace alive to grasp both sets 7-5, 6-2.

Schorr and Gregoire then faced Jimin Woo and Jun Cheol Hwang in the finals. Woo and Hwang’s teamwork seemed to have it all as they pulled through with the first set victory 7-6. Schorr and Gregoire shook it off and made their way back stealing the second set 7-6(7-5) forcing a final third set.

They battled till the end but it was Schorr and Gregoire that shined outscoring Woo and Hwang 10-6.

Jun Cheol Hwang did not end the day empty handed as he and Nason Wessel took the Junior Boys U12 Doubles over Wataru Kadokura and June Yu.

Andy Kim earned the final title of the tournament defeating Daniel Kim for the Mens 4.0 trophy.

PIC would like to thank their sponsors Triple J, Kensington, Coral Ocean Point Golf Resort, Gatorade, Monster, Pepsi, Pacific Trading Company LTD and Bridge Capital for all their help.