If San Marino’s Jonny Wang needed any more validation to confirm that he’s a star high school tennis player, then the three- time Star-News Player of the Year put the exclamation point on an already-stellar career over the weekend.
Wang, coming off an impressive “four-peat” singles title in the Rio Hondo League, was chosen as one of 40 boys players across the country as an All-American, an honor bestowed by the National High School Tennis Foundation.
In an e-mail sent Tuesday, Tim Mang, the executive director of the foundation and former tennis coach at Corona del Mar, informed Wang and San Marino coach John Kuramoto of the honor. Kuramoto, in his fourth season at the helm, will also receive a certificate “in honor of his coaching efforts on behalf of the selected player.” They’ll attend a banquet May 30 at the Newport Beach Yacht Club honoring Wang and the other 39 boys and 40 girls selected.
Wang recently made an impressive run to the finals of the CIF Division in the Ojai Tournament. It was the first time in school history a Titans player reached the final in the tournament’s 111-year history.