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Film celebrates tennis star

CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA — Southern California tennis has some interesting history.MiraCosta College’s San Elijo Campus will host a free screening of the film “Pancho Gonzalez: Warrior of the Court” at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 30 in the Student Center Conference Room at MiraCosta College’s San Elijo Campus, 3333 Manchester Ave.

Richard Alonzo “Pancho” Gonzalez was a Mexican-American with no formal tennis training who fought to pursue his dream. Breaking color and class barriers, he dominated the sport of tennis as one of the top 10 players in the world for an amazing 21 years. He ultimately played one of the longest Wimbledon matches in history.

The evening will feature a guest appearance by the film’s director, Danny Haro. For more information, contact Lisa Montes at [email protected] or call

(760) 757-2121, ext. 6396.