Vania King, balancing her studies and her professional tennis-playing life, was taking a seminar in autism and she found a way to greatly expand her base of knowledge.
“I thought it would be interesting and beneficial to what I was learning about, in a clinical sense,” King said in a telephone interview.
King became an ambassador for the program ACEing Autism, most recently assisting with the launch in Torrance, which started last year. Now her interests and background have neatly merged in her native Long Beach and former high school, Long Beach Poly.
The 26-year-old was raised on the courts of Long Beach in the truest sense. King, a Wimbledon and U.S....