Outstanding double tennis wins

Two Salmon Arm tennis players won both their singles and doubles events at the tennis club's annual closed tournament.

Good return: Tennis partners Emily Wark and Wallis Thomson return the ball during a doubles game at the Salmon Arm Closed Tennis Tournament held at the Salmon Arm Tennis Club.

Good return: Tennis partners Emily Wark and Wallis Thomson return the ball during a doubles game at the Salmon Arm Closed Tennis Tournament held at the Salmon Arm Tennis Club.

After dodging a few rain delays the Salmon Arm Tennis Club was able to complete most of the 2013 SATC Closed Tournament over the past week. The tournament began May 23 and finished May 26.

Both Marietjie Du Plessis and West Martin-Patterson won both their singles and doubles events – quite an accomplishment.

Results were as follows:

• Ladies’ Singles: first place – Marietjie Du Plessis; second place – Antje Breugem.

• Ladies’ Doubles: first place – Marietjie Du Plessis and Cynthia Langford; second place – Marianne VanBuskirk and Carol Ross.

• Men’s Singles: first place – West Martin-Patterson.

• Men’s Doubles: first place – West Martin-Patterson and Doug Rawson; second place – Robin Wiens and Detlef Doose.

• Men’s 65+ Doubles: first place – Ken Hecker and Eugene Ogino; second place – Ken Kolkind and Rubin Wiens

The club appreciates the work of the Wark family (Dan, Debbie, Emily, Jackson and Susannah) who put in a very long few days of assisting with tournament organizing, which included preparing food platters and offering skills as ballboy and ballgirl.