December 14, 2012
Ramon "Ray" Santamaria Jr., a retired tennis pro and captain of the 1954 Johns Hopkins University lacrosse team, died of cancer Dec. 9 at Union Memorial Hospital. The Cockeysville resident was 80. Born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, he was the son of Ramon Santamaria Sr., who came to Baltimore in 1938 as consul for the Republic of Honduras. His mother, Ramona, was a homemaker. He lived on Keswick Road in Roland Park and was a 1950 graduate of Polytechnic Institute, where he was class president all four years, played lacrosse and wrestled.
April 1, 2010
Three years ago, Mount St. Joseph's tennis team finished 0-10, but if the Gaels' early-season exploits are any indication, they just might be headed for the best tennis season in school history. They opened with their first-ever win over McDonogh, the two-time defending Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference champion and one of two teams with a chokehold on the conference title for 14 years. McDonogh and Gilman have won every title during that stretch except in 2001, when Calvert Hall took it. The Gaels are hoping this will be their year.
May 10, 2011
The senior has been nothing but perfect this season, building a 24-0 singles record and 7-0 doubles mark. During the past week, he won the No. 1 singles title at the NEMA Invitational, in which he bested players on 16 teams from eight states. Then he won the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference playoffs, with three wins, to help McDonogh to its 17th tennis championship in 25 years. Sidney, who will finish his high school career with more than 100 wins, is described by his coach as "much more than a cocky tennis player.
June 1, 2010
Playing his first season at No. 1 singles, the junior shined with a 17-0 mark that was capped on Saturday when he defeated Blair's Dukyoung Park to capture the state title at College Park. Razumovsky, who played doubles his first two years, came away with a hard-fought 6-5, 7-6 (7-5) win over Park to give Pikesville its first state champion. After missing an easy overhead that would have sealed the match in the tie breaker, Razumovsky regrouped to win the next point on a long rally.
May 13, 1995
Dulaney swept the boys events as the host Lions defeated Owings Mills, 5-2, in the Baltimore County dual-meet tennis championship.Pat Delaney and Jeff Smith had straight set victories in boys singles for Dulaney. Craig Elliott and Pat Botz won boys doubles, 6-0, 6-0.Katie Compton won a girls singles match for the Lions, and Shaye Loughling and Jen Ralph took the girls doubles.
February 4, 1997
THE POET, John Keats, would have understood about tennis. When three members of his family had succumbed to tuberculosis, and he feared the same fate, he was spurred to write his greatest works.This frenzy of creation in the face of extinction is called spes phthisica, pronounced ''space tizica.'' (Spes, Greek for ''anticipation,'' phthisica, for tuberculosis.) Keats even had a premonition (fulfilled, sadly) of his own early demise:/!When I have fears that I maycease to be,, Before my pen has gleaned myteeming brain . . .The phenomenon can be recognized in a much broader context -- in tennis, for example.