Chinamo Heads To Napa Valley Tennis Classic

Tadiwa Chinamo
Tadiwa Chinamo

STOCKTON, Calif. - The Pacific men's tennis season starts on Friday as sophomore Tadiwa Chinamo will represent Pacific in the Napa Valley Classic at Meadowood Country Club starting at 1 p.m.
 
Chinamo will begin his sophomore campaign after posting 11 wins as a freshman for Pacific last season, including a match-clinching win as the Tigers defeated No. 43 Portland.
 
The  Napa Valley Classic consists of 24 college players and eight USTA juniors playing only singles matches. There will be eight groups of four players with each group containing three being college players and one a junior USTA player.
 
Friday's action will consist of round-robin play within each group, with the winners of each group advancing to Saturday's eight-player knockout draw. In addition to the tournament title, a wild-card entry into an upcoming USTA tournament will be on the line.
 
The Napa Valley Tennis Classic is now in its 16th year at Meadowood and was founded by UC Berkeley coach Peter Wright and Meadowood Tennis Pro Doug King in an effort to support the Cal tennis program and bring a higher level of tennis to the Napa Valley. The tournament is hosted by Cal and the USTA.
 
The Napa Valley Tennis Classic is one of six tournaments the Tigers will participate in during the fall season. On Sept. 22-24, the Tigers will send players to the Battle By The Bay Classic, followed by the Aggie Invitational (Sept. 29-Oct 1), UCSB Invitational (Oct. 7-10).
 
Pacific will host the ITA Northwest Regionals at Eve Zimmerman Tennis Center October 19-23, and the Pacific Tiger Invitational October 27-30. And in November, the Tigers will head to the Oracle ITA National Fall Championships (Nov. 1-5).