At the end of every school year we look back to reminisce on the accomplishments that defined Long Beach sports over the last 12 months. This year has been extra special because of the variety of schools and sports represented on this list— which is a hallmark of our diverse city and athletic community.
No. 7 – Wilson Boys’ Tennis Makes School History With CIF Title
For the third time in the last three years, a CIF tennis championship came back to Long Beach. This time, it was the Wilson boys’ tennis team who won the first tennis championship in school history with a convincing 12-6 victory over Brea Olinda at the Claremont Club.
The top-seeded Bruins navigated the Division 4 bracket, and had a comfortable time bringing home the gold. Wilson went an impressive 9-0 in doubles, which had been their calling card throughout the playoffs, and top singles player Doug Smith won two of his matches in singles to help push the Bruns over the top. Only one of Wilson’s doubles players was a senior, and the young Bruins will be hungry for more hardware in 2024.