December 11, 2016

  • 1999 Aztec Women Where Are We Now

    Where Are We Now? The Great Search Continues – 1999

    1. DOROTA WOZNIAK: I live in Tyler, Texas. I am very thankful and blessed in my life (I love studying the Bible). I have been married 13 years; my twin girls are 8. I’m very involved in their school and activities and substitute teach at a pre-school. I play tennis occasionally with my girls or husband. We follow my sister, Aleksandra Wozniak, on the WTA tour. My girls play sports, including tennis (Maybe one day they will play for SDSU! I miss my teammates! The best memories! 2. PETER MATTERA: We’re living in Cardiff and I’m still surfing every chance I get (several times a week). Last January, my daughter…

  • Hendrik Jebens

    Aztec Teams Launch 93rd College Season

    Twenty Aztec men and women open San Diego State’s 2015 spring tennis season on two Saturdays, January 17 and 24, facing UC Riverside’s women’s and men’s teams in the first of 31 home matches at the Aztec Tennis Center. Boasting a strong international flavor, the two Aztec squads take on Mountain West teams Nevada, Fresno State, San Jose State, New Mexico, Air Force, and UNLV and a medley of strong, nationally ranked foes, including Pepperdine, California, UCLA, USC, South Carolina, and Washington. “We’ve got ten really great, hard-working players,” said women’s head coach Peter Mattera. “They get along really well and they feed off each other in a positive way, which is fantastic.” The Aztec women are Felicia Ahlborg of…

  • Tami Nguyen Nov 14 2014

    Aztec Women’s Matches for 2015 Season

    Home Matches Sat Jan 24 UC Riverside 9 a.m. Sat Jan 24 Cal State Fullerton 4 p.m. Sat Jan 31 Long Beach State 12 p.m. Fri Feb 6 Pepperdine 2 p.m. Fri Feb 13 Washington 2 p.m. Sun Feb 15 Saint Mary’s 12 p.m. Fri Feb 20 Arizona 1p.m. Sun Feb 22 Kentucky 12 p.m. Sun Mar 8 North Texas 11 a.m. Fri Mar 13 California 2 p.m. Fri Mar 20 Princeton 2 p.m. Tue Mar 24 Sacramento State 2 p.m. Tue Apr 07 Cal State Northridge 2 p.m. Fri Apr 10 UNLV 2 p.m. Sun Apr 12 Fresno State…

  • Santiago Cevallos 2 Nov 14 2014

    Aztec Men’s Matches for 2015 Season

    Home Matches Sat Jan 17 UC Riverside TBA Fri Jan 30 Cal Poly 1 p.m. Sun Feb 15 Pacific 12 p.m. Fri Feb 20 South Carolina Tues Mar 3 Rice TBA Thurs Mar 5 California 11 a.m. Mar 5-8 Pacific Coast Doubles LBTC Sun Mar 8 Boise State 11 a.m. Tues Mar 10 St. John’s 2 p.m. Wed Mar 11 William & Mary 2 p.m. Mon Mar 16 Iowa TBA Mar 19-21 SDSU/USD Invitational @USD Fri Mar 27 Santa Clara 1 p.m. Fri Apr 3 Fresno State 1 p.m Sun Apr 5 Nevada 11 a.m. Wed Apr 8 San Diego…

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    New Look: Aztec Tennis Center Clubhouse Honors 45 Players

    Spectators attending the 31 Aztec tennis home matches will enter a refurbished clubhouse featuring an honor roll of five Aztec championship teams and the names of 45 all-conference players dating back 15 years. “We had some things we wanted to be prevalent,” said Men’s Head Coach Gene Carswell, citing “pride in what we do, pride in the university, and pride in the way we practice.” One image proclaims the tennis center as “Home of the Aztecs.” Mounted plaques commemorate Aztec men’s team conference championships in 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2013, and the Aztec women’s team conference title in 2013. On a recent afternoon, an Aztec men’s Mountain West Conference 2013 regular season championship trophy stood on a raised table near where racquets are strung. The 22 All-Conference Aztec women’s teammates honored are…

Where Are We Now?

1999 Aztec Women Where Are We Now

Where Are We Now? The Great Search Continues – 1999

1. DOROTA WOZNIAK: I live in Tyler, Texas. I am very thankful and blessed in my life (I love studying the Bible). I have been married 13 years; my twin girls are 8. I’m very involved in their school and activities and substitute teach at a pre-school. I play tennis occasionally with my girls or husband. We follow my sister, Aleksandra Wozniak, on the WTA tour. My girls play sports, including tennis (Maybe one day they will play for SDSU! I miss my teammates! The best memories! 2. PETER MATTERA: We’re living in Cardiff and I’m still surfing every chance I get (several times a week). Last January, my daughter…

WATN 1940

Where are we now? Aztecs in war: 1940

Wartime letters written by 1940 Aztec tennis teammates were published by Dr. Lauren Post, a geology professor, in a newsletter circulating comments from more than 5,000 letters sent to him by Aztecs serving in uniform across the world. The letters are now part of the SDSU Library Special Collections. JOHN BINKLEY flew attack planes in the Army Air Corps in World War II. Writing from North Africa on February 18,1943, he warned that the war would be “a long one…Hitler has a great deal of fight left in him.” He urged his parents not to worry about him, re-porting that…

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Spanning 60 Years, Aztec’s Family Tree Reveals a Tennis Dynasty

In 1953, Sister Mary Helen stepped into Bill Jack’s eighth grade classroom in Pacific Beach, with only one thing in mind. “You, you, and you,” she said, “are going to learn to play tennis.” Jack and two classmates looked at each other, uncertain tennis was for them. The principal was insistent. “You better hurry up. You’re representing St Brigid’s in the city tournament in three weeks.” That afternoon, at a nearby recreation center, Jack and his two companions checked out worn racquets and used balls and walked onto an asphalt court, puzzling over lines, strokes and scoring. Three weeks later,…

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Where are we now? 1961 & 1962

John Lehton: I didn’t play enough to win a tennis letter here in 1962 but played in 1963-65. I was Aztec team MVP in 1964 and 1965. Perry Durning was younger than I but he was our coach. After graduation, I taught social sciences for 43 years in El Centro at Central Union High School (I coached tennis and basketball; in 1976, after reaching several finals, we won our CIF Southern Section tennis title!). Bobby Ray: I played Aztec tennis briefly (freshman and sophomore years). Gary Bunker and I won the California Collegiate Athletic Association doubles both years. We alternated at #1 & 2.The two times I got to play Gary I…