The Bishop’s School tennis player Kelly Shaffer of La Jolla is in top form for CIF Championships

Kelly Shaffer, a junior at The Bishop’s School in La Jolla, has an outstanding high school girl’s tennis record of 27/1, as of mid-October 2012, as she prepares for CIF League Championships. (Courtesy Photo)

Kelly Shaffer, 16, is a junior at The Bishop’s School in La Jolla and  amazingly has a high school girl’s tennis record of 27/1, as mid-October 2012. She is looking to achieve a top finish in the CIF individual Championships that begin Nov. 5, 2012 at The Barnes Tennis Center in Point Loma. Shaffer will compete Oct. 30 in the CIF League Individual Championships and hopes to retain her MVP title as winner of the Coastal League.

One year ago, in her first year playing high school tennis, 5-foot-11-inch Shaffer was a CIF individual quarter-finalist and was an All-CIF 1st Team award recipient.

Locally, Shaffer was a finalist (Girl’s 18) in the 96th Annual La Jolla Junior Tennis Championships held last June. She currently has a USTA (United States Tennis Association) San Diego District ranking of five (in Girl’s 16), and in Southern California:  15 (in Women’s Open) and 21 (in the Girl’s 16) categories.

Shaffer has attended The Bishop’s School since 2008 (taking a year off for tennis training in her freshman year). She played at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club for three years; and splits her time between two residences, one in La Jolla and one in North County.

One interesting family connection of note, Shaffer’s great-aunt is the famed tennis player, Helen Wills Moody Roark (1905-1998); winner of 31 Grand Slam Titles and two Olympic Medals.

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