Bishop’s Junior wins at tennis tourney

Kelly Shaffer, 17, a student at The Bishop’s School, has reached the final round of the National Hard Court Championships at the Balboa Tennis Club in San Diego, receiving a UTSA Silver Ball award.

Kelly Shaffer and Megan McCray. Courtesy of J. Fred Sidhu

In the women’s singles championship, top-seeded Megan McCray of Oceanside overcame a difficult first set and defeated third-seeded Shaffer 6-4 and 6-1, to win the title.

“I was very happy to get to win (other) matches in this tournament, “ Shaffer said. “each match seemed to get more comfortable for me. This was my first national-level tournament back after a three-month injury, so I am happy I made it this far. Megan is a well respected player and I am thrilled to have had the chance to compete with her.”

Shaffer trains in San Diego with coach Jon Hoffpauir and competes with te Southern California section and on the national level. She is ranked sixth in San Diego (in the girl’s 18 category) and 16th in Southern California (in the Women’s Open category). She was recently named “2012 Most Improved Player” for the San Diego District Tennis Association.

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.

—Complete tournament results at: http://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=125688

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