East Bay Youth Wins 2018 National Tennis Championships


Asaria Hayes proved that she is a top tennis athlete, destined for a bright career.

In August 2018 she won the American Tennis Association Girls 18 National Tennis Championship.

Azaria is still only 16 years old, and is a talented tennis star from Pinole, CA. The ATA National Tennis Championships has produced Hall of Famers like Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe in its 101 years of existence.

It wasn’t easy bringing this National ATA Tennis Title back to the Bay.  The weather in Sunny Orlando, Florida was hot and humid. The sun was so bright the glare reflected off the ground with blinding rays of heat.

Hayes was up against young ladies who were almost 19 years old from all over the country. As she cruised through the competition to the final round, it became clear that Hayes was emerging as a new tennis star.  She approached the final round with the poise and confidence of a veteran.

She won the championship in flying fashion. In her high school career, she is undefeated, having won a stunning 56 matches.  She has won the NCS High School Championships three times in a row.

Her Titles also include a NCS doubles championship with her sister Aysha. This year, Hayes returns to St. Joseph High School as a senior with a 4.0 GPA, highly favored to win the State Championship in the spring of 2019.

Hayes has always been a fast learner with plenty of natural athletic ability. Her goal is to be a member of  University of Southern California women’s tennis team. The goal is Pac-12 with USC at the top of the list.

With the recent success at the ATA Championships in Orlando, Florida, the Hayes family is gearing up for a big year.


ATA Championships Honorable Mention 2018 included:

Aysha Hayes succeeded to the Finals of the Womens Open Division. (Pinole, CA);

Larry Atkins (Former Director of Oakland Tennis)  Finalist Mens 50 Division (Oakland, CA);

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