SANTEE, Calif. – San Diego Christian College is pleased to announce the addition of Men's and Women's Tennis starting in the 2014-2015 academic year.
San Diego Christian will now have 11 competitive teams in the Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) and National Association Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).
"With the addition of men's and women's tennis, we continue to move our athletic department forward," said SDC Athletic Director Kyle Ferguson. "Tennis is a natural fit in Southern California and GSAC competition is at the highest level in the NAIA. Most importantly, however, is the opportunity to use athletics to help spiritually develop men and women to impact the world for Christ."
The two teams will be playing their matches at Lake Murray Tennis Club (pictured) in San Diego. Lake Murray Tennis Club is a non-profit corporation that includes 10 tennis courts owned by the city of San Diego.
"With the campus relocation to Santee, we are blessed to utilize the Lake Murray Tennis Club," Ferguson said. "We are thankful to the LMTC President Ernie Kovaks and the LMTC board for their willingness to partner with us as we call this beautiful facility our home."
"We will continue to place the spiritual growth of our athletes as our top priority. That does not, however, mean we sacrifice success in the classroom or on the athletic courts," Ferguson continued. "We look to tennis to provide another avenue where we can allow the Lord to use SDC to develop these young men and women in their spiritual life, academics, and athletics."
Jensen was born and raised in the Netherlands where her family still resides. She won various tennis tournaments and leagues in Europe while also being on the Varsity High School tennis and cross-country team. She was named MVP and seeded No. 1 in High School in singles, doubles and mix doubles and reached second place in the ISST that governs 22 schools in Europe and The Middle East.
Jensen was recruited by NCAA Div. I schools and was ready to move overseas, until she accepted Christ and decided to attend Biola University instead. She received her B.A. and M.A. in Intercultural Studies/International Business from Biola and played tennis and soccer. Jensen was seeded No. 1 in singles and doubles on the team.
San Diego Christian is looking for interested athletes and will host an open tryout in conjunction with a College Visit Day on April 11.
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Lake Murray Tennis Club photo Courtesy of Tommy DeMalignon