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Photo of the Week: A KIA Black Belt's Tennis Team Wins National Championship

Clark “Flash” Hyman, the 16th Black Belt of the Karate Institute of America, along with his over 55 tennis buddies, won the USTA National Championship in Arizona a couple weeks ago. So…Congratulations to you, Flash, and your team! National championships are hard to come by. Way to go!

In the group photo below, Clark is in the front row, third from the left, aqua tee shirt.

Here is the text from the Orange County Register:

The Orange County team representing Southern California defeated a team from Fairfax, VA, 3-0 in the championship match on Sunday, October 30. Earlier in the day, the Orange County team defeated the team from Beverly, MA, 2-1, in the semifinals. They advanced this far by going undefeated, winning their round-robin flight contested Oct. 28-29.

The team is captained by Doug Mathews (Coto de Caza) and Scott Nichols (Ladera Ranch), and features Ross Hessler (Mission Viejo), Dan Oriza, Richard Cisakowski (Coto de Caza), Clark Hyman (Coto de Caza), Glenn Petrovic (Foothill Ranch), Tom Olmstead (Laguna Niguel), Gary Salazar (Coto de Caza), Peter Margarita (San Juan Capistrano), James Snyder (Laguna Niguel) and Dave Sears (Aliso Viejo).