130th ANNUAL PACIFIC COAST MEN’S DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULED
FOR FEBRUARY 28 – MARCH 3, 2019 AT LA JOLLA BEACH & TENNIS CLUB
Top Collegiate and Independent Players to Compete for Prestigious Doubles Title
LA JOLLA, Calif. – (February 22, 2019) – The 130th Annual Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship is scheduled to be played from Thursday, February 28 through Sunday, March 3, 2019 at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, 2000 Spindrift Dr., La Jolla, CA 92037.
The historic tennis tournament, which began in 1890 in Northern California, will feature many of the top collegiate players in the nation as well as a strong field of independent competitors which include teaching professionals, promising juniors, college coaches and former touring professionals.
Among the player entries in this year’s tournament field are defending champions Jack Jaede and Laurens Verboven of USC, who defeated Austin Rapp and Keegan Smith of UCLA 6-3, 6-4 in last year’s final.
The following collegiate teams have entered the Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship:
Ball State UC Berkeley
Boston College UC Davis
Chapman University UC Los Angeles
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) UC San Diego
Oklahoma State University University of Southern California
Pepperdine University of San Diego
San Diego State University Villanova
The full list of tournament competitors and seeded players can be viewed here.
“This is one of the few tournaments where players are concentrating only on doubles and with the depth of our player field this year, it’s going to be four great days of high-level competition,” said Tournament Director Bill Kellogg. “With our free admission, this is a great opportunity for fans to come and enjoy watching all of the doubles matches.”
The draw for the Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship will be posted on Tuesday, February 26 at: https://tennislink.usta.com/tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=222405
The starting times for each day of the tournament will be as follows: (all times are PST)
3 p.m. – Thursday, February 28
8 a.m. – Friday, March 1
9 a.m. – Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3
La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club welcomes tennis spectators to view the 130th Annual Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship with free admission. On-site parking is available for a nominal fee.
Fans can tune-in to RadioTennis.com each day of the tournament to listen to free live audio play-by-play of matches on Court No. 1 at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. Tennis broadcaster Ken Thomas will provide live web cast commentary at https://radiotennis.com/.
Named one of the “Top 50 Tennis Resorts in the World” by Tennis Resorts Online, the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club’s reputation as a top tennis destination started when it attracted its first major tournament – the Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship in 1942. The tournament is one of the five-oldest tennis events in the world and the second oldest tennis event in the United States. First held in 1890 at The Hotel Del Monte in Monterey, California, the event was created to promote the sale of real estate on the Monterey peninsula. The original concept pitted the best players from the East versus those from the West. This coast-to-coast rivalry was the inspiration for the Davis Cup. Past winners of the Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship include some on the greatest names in tennis, including Jack Kramer, Ted Schroeder, Bobby Riggs, Pancho Segura, Don Budge, Tony Trabert, Stan Smith, Bob Lutz, Arthur Ashe, Dennis Ralston and John McEnroe.
The Club will also be hosting the USTA National Hard Court Championships for Women’s 50-90 age groups and La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club Hard Court Tournament for Men’s 60-85 age groups on Monday, May 13, through Sunday, May 19.