Choosing the right partner: From the tennis courts of Wimbledon to La Jolla


As a round of 16 finalist at Wimbledon in 1987 and doubles winner at the 96th Annual La Jolla Tennis Championships, La Jolla native Brett Buffington understands choosing the right partner is key to success in doubles, life and real estate.

Buffington recently teamed up with two other local San Diegans to win the Men’s 40 Doubles with Martin Barba defeating Manolo Ortiz and Sergio Rico 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 and the Mixed 40 Doubles with Jennifer Dawson, defeating Jim Kellogg and Gretchen Magers 6-3 6-3.

Buffington’s partner in life is Kimberly Buffington, one of La Jolla’s best-kept secrets, as founder of Flowerchild, a leading trendsetter in floral design. Buffington’s newest partner is another La Jollan, real estate broker Scott Union. Buffngton has joined the Union West Real Estate team. As an ex-touring tennis professional, Buffington brings a champion’s work ethic, engaging personality, high integrity and a lifetime of local knowledge and global contacts to the team. Buffington believes, when it comes to choosing a partner, take charge and “Go With The Best — Forget The Rest!”

Buffington can be contacted at (858) 775-2833.