Briefs: Local tennis player helps team capture title

April 30, 2014

Art Hernandez of Huntington Beach was part of the four-member USA men's 45 and over division team that won the Dubler Cup Saturday at the 2014 International Tennis Federation's Seniors World Team Championships at Boca Raton, Fla.

Twenty-three countries, divided into eight groups, vied for the Dubler Cup title. The USA defeated Russia, India, Argentina, Germany and in Saturday's final, defeated France. Hernandez, 48, played doubles with Mario Tabares (Miami, Fla.) and was 4-1 and won the decider against France Saturday.

The USA lost to France in last year's Dubler Cup final.

Other USA team members included Oren Motevassel (San Jose) and Jeff Tarango (Manhattan Beach) who played singles. The team was determined by the United States Tennis Assn. based on each players' tournament results from the previous year.

The six-day tournament, which started April 21, had a format consisting of two singles and one doubles match.

Hernandez, a former standout at UC Irvine, has won several senior titles and is a multiple doubles champion at the Huntington Beach Open.


HB Pop Warner registration

Huntington Beach Pop Warner Football will hold two upcoming in-person registration sessions for its 2014 fall season. The first session is from noon to 4 p.m. May 17 at Dick's Sporting Goods (7542 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach).

The final in-person session is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 7 at Edison High.

For all registration information, visit

In addition, Huntington Beach Pop Warner Football will hold its first Golf Tournament and Helicopter Ball Drop July 14 at Tijeras Creek Golf Club (29082 Tijeras Creek) in Rancho Santa Margarita. The event supports the league's football, cheer and scholastic achievement. Registration deadline is June 21.

For information on the tournament, visit

— From staff reports

AYSO registration is Sunday

AYSO Region 143 Soccer will hold the first of two registration sessions from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Carden Multipurpose Room, Meadow View School ( 5702 Clark Dr., Huntington Beach).

Registration is open to boys and girls ages 4 to 19 .

The league's next registration session is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 14, also at the Carden Multipurpose Room, Meadow View School.

For more information, visit, or call (714) 501-2771.

— From staff reports

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