Wind doesn’t halt tourney

The weather on Saturday was perfect tennis weather for the 2011 SASCU Salmon Arm Open Tennis Tournament.

Serves you right: Alan Harrison

The weather on Saturday was perfect tennis weather for the 2011 SASCU Salmon Arm Open Tennis Tournament.

However Sunday was a bit of a challenge for both the athletes and the organizers. With high wind gusts in the afternoon, play was a bit tricky and wet courts in the morning left organizers a couple of hours behind schedule. But, in the end, all matches were played.

Highlights included:

• Top players such as number three in the province Zach Lidster who made for a very high level of competition.

• Both the Men’s A and B singles draws saw very competitive matches from the very first round with many matches going to tie breakers.

• The quarter finals of the Men’s Doubles were crowd favourites with high passed net play and incredible shot-making – even some between-the-legs shots from Lidster.

• The Ladies Singles Final was a hard-hitting affair with some long rallies and big serves.

The tournament, which was made possible by the work of many volunteers, entertained players from Harrison Hot Springs, Prince George, Castelgar, Vernon, Kelowna Kamloops and Salmon Arm.

Results were as follows:

• Men’s A singles –                       winner Zach Lidster, runner -up Randy Veitch.

• Men’s A singles consolation – winner Paul Morgan, runner up David Harrison.

• Men’s B singles – winner Kevin Pearson, runner-up Trevor Harrison.

• Men’s B consolation – winner Chad Hare, runner-up Wallace Borchert.

• Men’s Doubles – winners Daniel Kotai and Zach Lidster, runners-up Randy Veitch and Rich Vickers.

• Men’s doubles consolation – winners Kristian Kyland and Jim Condon, runners-up Ken Hecker and Trevor Harrison.

• Mixed Doubles – winners Ken Hecker and Eva Koksalova, runners-up Meryl Ogden and Doug Rawson.

• Mixed consolation – winners Don Henry and Delvanir Mclean, runners-up Supha Borden and Ian McHarg.

• Ladies A singles – winner Debbie Pargaetzi, runner-up Eva Koksalova.

• Ladies singles consolation – winner Meryl Ogden, runner-up Suzy Walker.

• Ladies B singles – winner Supha Borden, runner-up Poppi Reiner.

• Ladies B consolation – winner Dalvanir Mclean,  runner-up Abby May.

• Ladies Doubles – winner Bebbie Pargaetzi and Jan Newlove, runner-up Loree Boyd and Judith Heunis.

• Ladies Doubles consolation – winners Suzy Walker and Nancy Condon, runners- up Abby May and Suzumi Kosowick.


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