Gunn – Dartmouth tennis player Emily Zhou is the top ladies player since Rebecca Dirksen


Dartmouth tennis recruits from Los Angeles, New Jersey, Palo Alto and Bronxville

Gunn graduate and Dartmouth recruit Emily Zhou (Gunn 2019, Darmouth 2023) is the best ladies tennis prospect in two decades, since Rebecca Dirksen — two time CCS Champion for Gunn and Wearer of The Green All Time Great at Dartmouth (class of 2000) — three time all Ivy.

Good luck, Emily!

(She was the #75 player in the country, but competed mostly on the national tournament scene than for her school, where she won a physics prize. I met her, and her parents, at an alumni picnic)

Gunn is a historically strong program having produced

Five girls CCS singles championships, A total of 7 crowns.

And a total of 26 team, doubles or singles champions or finalists.

Central Coast Section champions in girls’ tennis, since 1975:

1975 Barrie Bulmore finalist (3)

1977 Barrie Bulmore, champion

1977 Hilary Whiting and Stacey Savides, doubles champions

1978 Barrie Bulmore, champion(2)

1978 Gunn team champions

1980 Stephanie Savides and Kelly Rapp, doubles finalist

1980 Gunn team finalist

1982 Gunn team champions (2)

1983 Gunn team finalists (4)

1986 Serena Wu, champion

1986 Gunn team finalist (5)

1987 Caroline Stassen and Denise Aptekar, doubles champions

1987 Gunn team champions (3)

1988 Tammy Robertson, champion

1989 Tammy Robertson, finalist (2)

1990 Gunn team finalist (7)

1991 Beth Brady and Lindy Irvine,  doubles champions

1991 Gunn team champions *(division II )

1992 Vedica Jain, champion

1992 Gitanjali Jain, finalist

1992 Rebecca Dirksen, Barbara Chung, doubles champions

1992 Gunn team champions* (Division II)

1993 Rebecca Dirksen(2) and Kathry Sciffes, doubles finalist 

1993 Gunn team finalist * (Division II)

1994 Rebecca Dirksen champion

1995 Rebecca Dirksen, champion (2)

Gunn Cal star Barrie Bulmore (now Barrie Bulmore Ornstil):

Rebecca Dirksen of Palo Alto, Hanover and Chapel Hill

Like me, Stephanie Savides attended Fremont Hills, Terman and Gunn; unlike me, she was an All America and National Champion for Stanford

Vedica Jain, according to the search engines, is a CEO and Partner in New York area, for a search firm servicing financial sector:

Gita Jain, something to do with blood, sweat, tears, and money

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Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player, and blogger; he also sang in local choir, fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32 Reads 'Howl' and owns a couple musical instruments he cannot play
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