SHORELINE — Chad Frisk and Spencer Huang, two seniors-to-be at Shorecrest High School, decided to get a jump start on their senior projects by putting on the Shorecrest Tennis Classic this summer.
The double elimination tournament, held July 31-Aug. 5, coupled with a presentation in the spring, will serve as the required senior project for the two varsity tennis doubles partners.
Frisk said many seniors have put on tennis camps for their senior projects, but few have done tournaments.
“We’ve always heard people talking about doing tournaments,” Frisk said. “But it never really happens, so we decided to make it happen.”
The tournament drew 20 participants, most from the Shorecrest tennis team.
Frisk and Huang made brochures for the tournament and handed them out at local clubs and to tennis coaches at other schools. They also left brochures at tennis courts. But it was more difficult getting people to sign up for the tournament than they expected, Frisk said.
The two also designed T-shirts for the tournament, as well as reserving the court.
Brian Cheung and Jonathan Tat, doubles partners on the Shorecrest varsity team and participants in the tournament, said they thought the tournament would help them prepare for the upcoming tennis season.
“It’s fun,” Cheung said about the Shorecrest Classic. “It’s a really laid back tournament and the directors are awesome.”
Frisk and Huang played doubles in the tournament and said they enjoyed the experience, but they couldn’t help but look forward to when their senior project was behind them.
“It will be a relief when it’s all over,” Frisk said. “The more we get done when we’re not busy the better.”
Johnathan Tat won the singles title and then teamed up wtih Brian Cheung to capture the doubles crown.