Local wins tennis tournament

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Malibu High School sophomore Gabriel Rapoport with his first place trophy at the spring open tournament in April. Photo courtesy of Romy Rapoport

Malibu athlete Gabriel Rapoport won the top spot at the 34th Annual Racquet Centre Spring Junior Open Tournament in Burbank last month. Rapoport earned first place in the Boys’ 16 division at the tournament.

In addition to athletic honors, Rapoport, who has a 4.0 GPA, was also recently selected for the Hugh O’Brian Leadership Seminar, where he will be a sophomore representative for Malibu High School in June. Seminar ambassadors are chosen for their academic and leadership skills at school and in the community, as well as their goals for making a positive difference.