For the fourth time and third year in a row, Lone Star College-CyFair’s Tennis Team has claimed the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Tennis On Campus Texas Club of the Year titleAt the recent state competition, LSC-CyFair finished ninth among 69 teams, which was the highest among community colleges and the college’s top team had a 7-1 record, said Coach Tim Sebesta. In addition to skills and sportsmanship while competing on the court, teams are recognized for their community service off the court.
“The players on the LSC-CyFair Tennis Team are committed to serving the community as well as participating at a high level on the court against 4-year colleges and universities,” said Coach Tim Sebesta. “Their commitment to each is extraordinary and they are recognized each year by the USTA for their achievements."
Among those USTA achievements are being named Texas Club of the Year in 2009, 2011 and 2012 as well as National Club of the Year Award in 2011. With this year’s honor, the team receives an automatic bid to nationals in April.
“Our team’s primary goal is to introduce tennis to a wide variety of populations and to grow the game of tennis in the Houston area,” Sebesta said. “We also believe in giving back to the community that gives so much to us. The underserved and populations in need are near and dear to our program.”
For information on being the team’s outreach efforts or to be part of the award-winning LSC-CyFair Tennis Team, contact Sebesta at Tim.R.Sebesta@LoneStar.eduor 281.290.3918.
Our dual match record for the fall of 2010 was 3-0 and we swept ten of the twelve the divisions at the Lone Star College-CyFair Invitational in November.
We were involved in numerous community service activities because our team believes in giving back to the community that gives so much to our program. A link to our work with veterans returning from Iraq/Afghanistan is http://www.ultimatecyfair.com/stories/2410-lsc-tennis-outreach-helps-disabled-veterans
Groups we were involved with in the fall semester are listed below.
Special Olympics, Cypress Assistance Ministries, National Junior Tennis League, CAPS pet shelter, Hearthstone Assisted Living Center, USTA Big Serve, Lieder Elementary, Adopt-a-Highway, Habitat for Humanity,
The LSC-CyFair tennis team defeated Iowa State to win the Copper Division at nationals in Phoenix, Arizona. LSC-CyFair posted wins over Virginia Commonwealth, Puerto Rico, and the University of Delaware. Our overall record was 4-3 and this was an awesome accomplishment because this was our second time at nationals and we were one of only two community colleges present.
Our dual match record for the spring of 2010 was 4-0 and we swept all the divisions at the LSC-CyFair Invitational in April.
Subsequently, the tennis team even received further recognition for their well-deserved accomplishments in an article written by the Cypress Times! You can read the article here.
Tennis Team pointing at "Lone Star Community College-CyFair" at the 2009 National Championship in Phoenix, Arizona
Back Row (standing L to R):
The LSC-CyFair tennis team ended up with a winning record at nationals. LSC-CyFair was the only community college team participating out of the 64 teams from around the United States and Puerto Rico. The team started out in pool play with 3 other teams. Our pool consisted of University of California-Berkley (2008 Finalist), University of Central Florida (2009 3rd Place) and Drexel University. We lost to UC-Berkley but we won 3 of the 5 matches. UC-Berkley ended up with the win because of a higher overall game score. We lost a tough match to the University of Central Florida and ended up beating Drexel University.
This put us in the Bronze Division because we ended up 1-2 in pool play. We won our first round match against Loyola University and lost a very close match in the second round to Central Washington University. The match came down to a sudden death point in the super tiebreaker. After that we beat St. Louis University and finished it off with an impressive win over Auburn University.
Our overall record was 4-3 and this was an awesome accomplishment because this was our first time at nationals and we were the only community college present.
Billie Jean King and Katrina Adams were also in attendance at various matches and the awards banquet. Additional pictures of the team are on the USTA and Tennis on Campus Website. There was a player feature article on Andra Yanchenko. The link is http://www.tennisoncampus.com/News/SecondServeAtLife.htm
Lone Star College-CyFair Tennis Coach Wins National Tennis Ace Award
The Lone Star College-CyFair Tennis Team won all 3 dual matches for the fall of 2008. We started off the semester with an impressive 19 match to 14 match win over a tough squad from Rice University. We won our next 2 dual matches against the University of Houston and LSC-Kingwood/Montgomery. Please look for our schedule and come support our team!
Congratulations to the Lone Star College-CyFair Tennis Team for their impressive performance at the USTA Tennis on Campus State Championship in College Station. The team had wins over club squads from the University of St. Thomas, UTSA, West Texas A&M University, University of Texas and Texas A&M University. The team ran into some stiff competition against Baylor and suffered a narrow loss to Texas Tech University in the finals of consolation in the Gold Division. Lone Star College-CyFair was one of the few community colleges competing in a field of over 60 teams from 20 different colleges and universities.
Fall 2007 Results
Cy-Fair College Club Tennis Team Nearly Upsets Texas A&M University Club Team at Regional USTA Tennis on Campus Tournament!
Texas A&M University, 3-time defending national champion, was nearly upset by the Lone Star College–CyFair Club Team this past Saturday . Lone Star College–CyFair was within one point of upsetting Texas A&M before Texas A&M mounted a comeback in mixed doubles. Jamie O’Leary finished the day undefeated in women’s singles with wins over club teams from Texas A&M University, the University of Texas and SMU. Jamie and Tania Chua also defeated the doubles team from Texas A&M University. After 2 tough losses to A&M and UT, Lone Star College–CyFair soundly defeated SMU and the second team from UT.