Team serves up third place

The Salmon Arm Tennis Club is giving them something to talk about.

The Salmon Arm Tennis Club is giving them something to talk about.

For a small community, the local club is gaining a reputation as a tennis powerhouse, as they placed third in the inaugural Miele Provincial Team Tennis event held over the weekend in West Vancouver.

Despite beating Vancouver Tennis Association, who was the eventual first-place winner, a three-way tie led to a mathematical calculation of placings that put Salmon Arm into the bronze matchup.

Team members participating in the event include: Bob Langford, Ken Hecker, Barry Nelson, George Kocsis, Jim Kocsis and Winston Pain.

The format was one singles and two doubles matches against each of the other teams in the round robin. Salmon Arm beat Vancouver Tennis Association 2-1 on Friday, with Langford winning singles and George and Jim Kocsis taking their doubles match.

Salmon Arm then lost to Stanley Park 2-1, with Bob Langford winning the singles match, and both doubles teams losing their matches.

The local squad then went on to beat Port Coquitlam 2-1.  George and Jim Kocsis won their match, and Langford and Pain won their doubles Match.

This resulted in the three-way tie for first place, and the tie was broken by counting the number of sets won. Salmon Arm had won one less set than the other two teams, so finished third.

This put Salmon Arm up against Port Coquitlam to determine the third- and fourth-place finisher Sunday, which Salmon Arm won 2-1.

Langford and Nelson took their doubles match, and Jim and George Kocsis won their doubles.

Langford had particularly outstanding play, winning all four of his matches.


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