Jon Jannotta, a 62 year old ex collegiate player from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA and his daughter, Gabriella Jannotta, a current player at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst competed in a national father/daughter tennis tournament June 4-6. The USTA National Father/Daughter, Senior, and Super Senior Father/Daughter Hard Court Championship was held at the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego, CA.
The Jannottas, ranked nineteenth in the country, defeated Amy and John Gaisser, the number three ranked team in the country, 6-3, 6-0 in the round. In the second round, Gabriella and Jon faced Julie and Ronald Baird, a team who upset the number three seed in the tournament. The Jannottas won 6-2, ln the semi finals, Jon and Gabriella went up against the number one seeded team and the eventual champions, Al and Marianne Baker fom Glenežg, MD. It was a tough match, and the Jannottas lost at 6-1, 6-2. The next day, the Jannotta team competed for third place against the founh seeds, Ralph and Alissa Finerman and came out on top with a 7-5, 6-1 victory. They received a bronze ball trophy. They achieved their best results this year after five years of competing in this tournament.
Gabriella Jannotta graduated from Coronado High School in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2008 and lettered four years on the varsity tennis team. Two contributors to Gabriella's tennis success are coaches Suzi Agassi and Tim Blenkiron. She was an active member of the National Charity League all throughout middle school and high school.

In this mother/daughter organization, she participated in various philanthropic events, such as the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation and Henderson Allied Community Advocates. At present, she is approaching her junior year of college at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. In addition to earning a bache1or’s degree in architecture and design, Gabriella plays on the women’s tennis team, coached by Judy Dixon, an All American tennis player for USC in the early 1970’s.

Jon Jannotta is a former collegiate tennis player from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California where he received a bachelor’s degree in architecture in the early 1970's. Jon received a master’s degree in architecture and urban planning from UCLA in the late 70’s. He has been a practicing architect for over thirty years and has enjoyed the game cf tennis since he was seven years old. One of his local projects includes designing the first phase of the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1999. As a long standing member of the Augustus Society, Jon took on the position of chairman of the scholarship committee. In his position, Jon issued college scholarships to local recipients of distinguished academic achievements. He currently sits on the board of the Nevada Tennis Association and is an active member in the community.
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