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Country Day senior preps for national tennis event

Daniel Faierman, a senior at La Jolla Country Day School, who played on the division championship team, has spent his summer playing the Southern California tournament circuit in preparation for the National Boys Open in Kalamazoo, Mich., in August.

In his first event of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s summer program at the Riviera Tennis Club in Pacific Palisades recently, Faierman won the tournament title, defeating players from UCSD, UC Santa Cruz, Duquesne and Stanford.

The ITA series allows junior players to enter and see how they measure up against college players. It also gives college players a chance to continue to compete while they are home and to compete against players outside their own conference.