Ojai Valley News photo by Holly Roberts
Brandon Holt and Clay Thompson celebrate after a point in last week’s 116th Ojai Tennis Tournament.
Tim Tuttle, Ojai Valley News correspondent
No. 1-seed Deiton Baughman, a 20-year-old touring professional from Carson, defeated Brandon Holt, an 18-year-old senior at Palos Verdes High, 7-6, (7-4), 6-2, Sunday for the Men’s Open championship in “The Ojai” at Libbey Park.
Holt, headed to play at USC next season, upset No. 2-seeded and former UCLA star Clay Thompson, 6-3, 6-3, in the semifinals and No. 3-seeded and ex-USC star Eric Johnson