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Tony Acosta


Stockton, CA, United States

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Past articles by Tony:

Seven individuals, two teams await Hall of Fame

STOCKTON — Tim Dunham has accomplished much as a basketball player, coach and pastor of the church he currently runs. But many area sports fans remember Dunham for one thing.On December 23, 1982 in Honolulu, Dunham, a graduate of Stagg High, was a member of the Chaminade University men’s basketball team that upset previously top-ranked Virginia in a game that is considered one of the biggest… → Read More

Stockton becoming a tennis destination

STOCKTON — For the most part, junior tennis players know what their summer schedules will entail.Boys and girls often play in solitude, traveling with their parents around Northern Callfornia and other states trying to become ranked in various age groups, and for those old enough, play well enough to impress college coaches and earn an athletic scholarship.Not so for 144 boys and girls 14 years… → Read More

Intensity key to straight-sets win

STOCKTON — Irina Falconi has had considerable experience as a touring pro, having played in the main draws of four Grand Slam events, and showed why she could be a factor in the $60,000 USTA Stockton Challenger.The 27-year-old dominated from the start, jumping out to a 4-0 lead in the first set against top seed Kristie Ahn, and did not let up to beat the Stanford graduate 6-4, 6-0 in a main draw… → Read More

Friends sometimes have to be foes

STOCKTON — It never fails.No matter what the level, singles players, sometimes on a fluke encounter, play against their doubles partners in the first round of a tournament.That's what happened on Wednesday to Jamie Loeb, the second seed in the $60,000 USTA Stockton Challenger women's tournament, in her first main draw match at the Eve Zimmerman Tennis Center.Loeb, ranked 147th in the world and a… → Read More

Duval's all-court game leads to easy victory

STOCKTON — Victoria Duval and Kristie Ahn represent the future of women's tennis, and Japan's Kimiko Date represents the game's rich past. All three were in action on Tuesday at the $60,000 USTA Stockton Challenger women's tournament at the Eve Zimmerman Tennis Center.Duval, a 21-year-old Florida resident by way of Haiti, easily rolled past Kristin Smith 6-2, 6-1 in the final round of… → Read More