Tennis: Concords Denton plans to sign with Marian
Posted: 02/01/2012 at 11:55 am
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in this 2010 file photograph Concord's no 1 singles player, Jason Denton lines up a shot during sectionals. ¨ (Truth Photo By Larry Tebo)
The younger Denton, who didnít take up the sport until just before his freshman year, went 23-2 at No. 1 singles last fall. He won the Northern Lakes Conference title and was the individual singles sectional champion on his way to earning team MVP honors for a second straight season.
As a junior, Denton finished 19-4 at 1 singles ó three of the losses coming against then-senior Northridge star Nick Myers ó and as a sophomore he went 26-1 at 3 singles while helping the Minutemen to their first-ever semistate title.
ďHe was a baseball player and loved that, so I didnít push him into anything, just wanted him to do what he enjoyed,Ē Todd Denton said of why his son didnít play tennis sooner despite a rich family heritage in the sport. ďActually, thatís just like me. I didnít play until I was a freshman, but itís something he really has worked at once he decided he wanted to play.Ē
Jason Denton, an honor roll student, will receive a package through Marian, an NAIA school, that will cover about three-quarters of his costs.
The Knights are 6-8 (3-5 in the Mid-Central Conference) in their second season under coach Steve Mackell.