All in the NorthBay Family for This Player

Vacaville native Marcus McDaniel, ranked as the No. 1 player in the country in the 16-and-under division, put his skills to the test in an exhibition match at Green Valley Country Club May 3 to kick off the NorthBay Healthcare Tennis Challenger tournament coming up this fall at Solano Community College. It turns out Marcus has another NorthBay Healthcare connection - his mother (at right with the rest of the family) is Ellen, a longtime nurse and Quality Improvement coordinator. The exhibition pitted Marcus against Zach Lim, of Fairfield, who captured a top spot in the U.S. Tennis Association Boys' 16s International Spring Championships, a victory that pushed him to fifth in the division. Marcus edged out Zach, 6-5 (7-5). The NorthBay tournament will take place in October at Solano Community College, and will benefit the Chris Cammisa Tennis and Education Foundation.