Tennis star's father pleads not guilty to molesting girls
VISTA, Calif. (AP) The father of retired tennis star Mark Philippoussis has pleaded not guilty in California to molesting two 9-year-old girls.
Nikolaos Philippoussis entered pleas Wednesday in Vista to more than a dozen counts of lewd conduct and sex with a child. He was ordered held on more than $9 million bail.
The 68-year-old Philippoussis is accused of molesting two students while he was a private tennis coach in San Diego County.
Prosecutors contend the assaults continued for a year in his home, car and at a country club.
Philippoussis, who's an Australian citizen, could face up to life in prison if convicted.
The San Diego Union-Tribune (http://bit.ly/2eRKjft ) says his son, a former Wimbledon finalist, attended the hearing but declined comment.