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March 24, 2000
Jim Riggio GLENDALE HIGH -- If there is one classic rivalry between Hoover and Glendale highs, the battle between the boys' tennis teams every year is hard to top. Consistently both teams compete for the Pacific League title and grind out with one another in every match they play against each another. Thursday afternoon things didn't change at Glendale High, as Hoover started strong, but Glendale finished on a blaze and defeated the defending league champion Tornadoes, 10-8.
NEWS
September 6, 2002
Yim falls at U.S. Junior Open Former Glendale High tennis standout Robert Yim fell in the round of 16 in the boys' singles draw at the U.S. Open on Thursday at the U.S. Tennis Assn. National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. Yim, a 17-year-old who competed for the Nitros during his freshman and sophomore seasons before transferring to Futures High, lost to No. 2 seed Robin Soderling of Sweden, 6-2, 6-1, in a match that lasted 43 minutes. Yim had his serve broken seven times and won only 39% of the points on his first serve.
NEWS
August 11, 2003
Erik Boal Less than two weeks ago, Robert Yim put together a more-than-respectable showing in his Assn. of Tennis Professionals debut in a straight-set loss to the world's 20th-ranked player, Wayne Ferreira. But to truly comprehend just how far Yim's game has advanced in the past eight months, one can look beyond the eight games he won against Ferreira at the 77th Mercedes-Benz Cup and focus strictly on his results against Jamil Al-Agba. In the Dec. 22 championship of the 2002 California Bowl in Calabasas, the former Glendale High boys' tennis standout lost to Al-Agba in straight sets.
NEWS
September 8, 2003
Edgar Melik-Stepanyan Robert Yim -- a Glendale resident and former Glendale High boys' tennis standout -- was eliminated from the U.S. Open Junior Championships on Friday. The 18-year-old Yim lost to Luis Flores of Mexico, 7-6 (7-4), 1-6, 6-1, in the second round of the tournament at Flushing Meadow, N.Y. Flores had six aces and won 72% of his first serves (38 of 53). Yim -- who lost to Todd Martin on Aug. 25 in the first round of the men's singles draw -- double faulted five times and won 73% (37 of 51)
SPORTS
By From Staff Reports | July 28, 2006
GLENDALE ? The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene. ROBERT YIM FALLS IN QUALIFER Robert Yim was one match away from playing in the main draw of the $500,000 Countrywide Classic at UCLA, and standing in his way was 26-year-old Zack Fleishman . Fleishman got the best of the Glendale resident, defeating Yim, 6-4, 6-3, on Sunday in the finals of the qualifying tournament for the classic at UCLA....
NEWS
March 31, 2000
Peter Fuertes GLENDALE HIGH -- When it comes to the Glendale High boys' tennis team, most of the attention has gone to singles player Robert Yim. Thursday in a Pacific League match against Crescenta Valley High, it was the Nitros' doubles teams that shined. Glendale won eight of the nine doubles sets it played in a 15-3 rout at Glendale High. "Our doubles played well," Nitro Coach Bob Davidson said. "I'm pleased with their performances. We've had some problems with our doubles lately, so it was good for them to come out and play well today."
NEWS
May 2, 2000
Jim Riggio PASADENA HIGH-- Robert Yim wasn't the top seed going into the Pacific League individual boys' tennis tournament at Pasadena High Monday. But Yim did what he needed so he could advance to the semifinal and possibly the final round Wednesday also at Pasadena, when he will face Arcadia's Gordon Hong in the semifinals. The finals are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Wednesday. Should he win, Yim will face either Arcadia freshman Mark Contreras, the No. 1 seed or Pasadena's Kosmin Parker, who is seeded fourth.
SPORTS
By Charles Rich | August 25, 2006
GLENDALE ? Robert Yim saw his bid to compete in the United States Open for a second time fall short. The former Glendale High student, who turned pro in 2003 after giving up a full scholarship to UCLA, lost to Michael Llodra of France, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 on Tuesday in the U.S. Open Qualifying Tournament at the USTA National Tennis Center in New York. The 21-year-old Yim, who is ranked 804th in the world, appeared in the U.S. Open in 2003. He fell to Todd Martin, 6-1, 7-6, 6-2, in the opening round.
NEWS
August 1, 2003
Hamlet Nalbandyan Robert Yim has gone from being the underdog to one of the top dogs in less than a week. Yim, the former Glendale High boys' tennis standout, was a qualifier in the 77th annual Mercedes-Benz Cup on Tuesday, barely falling to South African Wayne Ferreira, 6-4, 6-4. But starting today, the 18-year-old will be one of the favorites in the prestigious United States Tennis Assn. Super National Hardcourt Championships in Kalamazoo, Mich.
NEWS
August 26, 2003
Hamlet Nalbandyan Clearly, Robert Yim was not at his best Monday. Playing veteran Todd Martin in the first round of the men's singles draw in his U.S. Open Tennis Championship debut, the 18-year-old Glendale resident suffered an uncharacteristic 6-1, 7-6 (9-7) 6-2 setback on Louis Armstrong Court at Flushing Meadow, N.Y., the site of the final Grand Slam of the year. The former Glendale High standout -- who turned pro Aug. 18, giving up a full scholarship to UCLA in the process -- committed 32 unforced errors and seven double faults in the match, which lasted 1 hour 42 minutes.
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By Grant Gordon | April 24, 2010
GLENDALE — Maureen Diaz and Robert Yim have seen their fair share of highlights in Ojai in years past. But the 110th annual Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament hasn’t been kind to either, thus far. Yim, a Glendale High graduate, saw his tournament run come to a quick end on Friday, while Diaz’ singles run never really got going. Overall, highlights for locals on the day were few and far between. La Crescenta’s Sarah Ali and the Glendale Community College’s doubles squad of Sarah Aguilar and Minelli Ebrahimi were the only locals to taste victory on Friday.
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By Grant Gordon | April 28, 2008
GLENDALE — Glendale High graduate Robert Yim finally realized championship glory at the Ojai Valley Tournament on Sunday, while a Women’s Open Singles championship once again eluded Glendale’s Maureen Diaz. Yim, along with doubles partner Rylan Rizza, defeated the second-ranked duo of Alexander Vlaski and Brian Wilson, 6-1, 6-2, in the Men’s Open Doubles final. It was Yim’s first appearance in an Ojai final — singles or doubles — and a first-time pairing at Ojai for him and Rizza, the tournament’s third-seeded duo. The top-seeded Diaz, competing in a final for the third time and for her second consecutive appearance at the tournament, was edged by Pamela Montez, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, in the Women’s Open Singles final.
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By Grant Gordon | April 25, 2008
GLENDALE — Ten tennis players with Glendale ties are taking part in the prestigious 108th annual Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament. The tournament tipped off Thursday and will conclude Sunday. Glendale Community College’s Matthew Taoatao, Meldia Hacopian and Miyuki Yokozuka are continuing on, while former Glendale High standout Robert Yim was upset during play Thursday. Playing in the Men’s Open Singles, Yim prevailed in the Round of 32, besting Pasadena’s Aaron Badart, 6-3, 6-1. Yim, the tournament’s eighth seed, lost later in the day to Jamil Al-Agba, 6-4, 6-1. Maureen Diaz, a Glendale resident, is seeded No. 1 in the Women’s Open Singles and will play doubles with Anita Loyola.
SPORTS
By Jonathan Raber | April 30, 2007
GLENDALE — As he continued to coast past the competition in the 107th edition of the Ojai Tournament the past few days, it seemed that injury could be the only thing that would slow down Dylan Kim. On Saturday, that fear became realized as the Glendale Community College men's singles player and No. 1 seed in the tournament was forced to withdraw because of serious cramping. More than halfway through his semifinal match with No. 3 seed Fabio Silva of College of the Desert, Kim retired from the match upon receiving advice from his coach and an athletic trainer "I didn't like what I was beginning to see," said Glendale college Coach Bob MacKay of his player's uncomfortable appearance in the third set. "There was something wrong with his first step.
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By Jonathan Raber | April 28, 2007
GLENDALE — With each passing match, Dylan Kim continues to justify his No. 1 seed in one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments. On Friday, the Glendale Community College men's singles player continued his dominance in the 107th edition of the Ojai Tournament by winning two matches and advancing to Saturday's quarterfinals. Kim had little problems in disposing of his opponents, defeating Mt. San Antonio's James Higuera, 6-0, 6-0, in the second round and Santa Barbara's Jonathan Sappaiboon, 6-0, 6-1, in the next round of play.
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By Charles Rich | August 25, 2006
GLENDALE ? Robert Yim saw his bid to compete in the United States Open for a second time fall short. The former Glendale High student, who turned pro in 2003 after giving up a full scholarship to UCLA, lost to Michael Llodra of France, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 on Tuesday in the U.S. Open Qualifying Tournament at the USTA National Tennis Center in New York. The 21-year-old Yim, who is ranked 804th in the world, appeared in the U.S. Open in 2003. He fell to Todd Martin, 6-1, 7-6, 6-2, in the opening round.
SPORTS
By From Staff Reports | July 28, 2006
GLENDALE ? The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene. ROBERT YIM FALLS IN QUALIFER Robert Yim was one match away from playing in the main draw of the $500,000 Countrywide Classic at UCLA, and standing in his way was 26-year-old Zack Fleishman . Fleishman got the best of the Glendale resident, defeating Yim, 6-4, 6-3, on Sunday in the finals of the qualifying tournament for the classic at UCLA....
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By Hamlet Nalbandyan | May 4, 2006
There was no prodding, no convincing, no arm-twisting involved. Unlike most junior tournament players, Mike Youn wanted to play high school tennis. He wanted to be a Nitro. "A mutual agreement," is what Glendale High boys' tennis Coach Bob Davidson called it. And so, after taking his entire junior year off to focus on the more-competitive tournament circuit, Youn is back for his senior year and representing Glendale High, like he did as a freshman and sophomore. The 18-year-old's return has done wonders for a Nitro program that had slipped off the Pacific League's perch since the late 1990s.
NEWS
August 9, 2005
From Staff Reports o7The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene. f7 STILL IN THE BIG TIME Crescenta Valley High junior Sara Sun just finished competing in the 2005 ConocoPhillips Summer National Championships, during which she qualified for the 2008 Olympic Trials. However, the 16-year-old isn't through participating in big-time meets. Beginning today, she will compete in the USA Swimming Junior Championships, which will be held at the same site as the National Championships, the William J. Woollett Aquatics Center in Irvine.
NEWS
July 27, 2005
Glendale-based team wins crown The Southern California Dust Devils, a 14-and-under travel baseball team based out of Glendale, captured the prestigious National Baseball Congress State championship on Sunday in Baldwin Park. The Dust Devils, which features six local athletes, went 4-1 in the tournament. They outscored opponents, 43-9, with their only setback coming against the South Gate Scorpions, 4-3. That loss came Saturday, but the team, coached by Glendale resident Zeke Torres, rebounded the following day. They finished things off by beating the Ontario Scorpions, 15-0, in the championship game.
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