After a rain-soaked TCA Junior Challenger back in March, we figured we were due for a beautiful tennis weekend to host this year’s NTRP Doubles Grand Prix. Clearly we still have some work to do if we wan to appease the tennis gods…
Despite bitter cold temperatures and some of the nastiest wind we have seen this Spring, we managed to play three days of tough, albeit enthusiastic, tennis and crown a number of champions across our various divisions. More importantly, TCA came alive with that buzz and sense of community that makes it so unique, making it the perfect venue for folks to relax, mingle, and escape the elements.
All told, we had 143 total entrants, hands down the largest turnout in the tournaments history! A huge “thank you” goes out to everyone who made this possible, from our staff to our sponsors to every last player who braved the elements, no questions asked. You all rock and helped to make this tournament exactly what we had hoped, all weather aside!
Congrats to our winners and finalists, and hope to see you all next year!
Gui & Alex
Women’s 3.0: Yvette Arellano/Bernadette Davalos win three-team round robin
Women’s 3.5: Veronica Dorato/Lily Dorato def (2) Natalia Kakorina/Elizabeth Lopez 6-3, 6-0
Women’s 4.0: (1) Leslie Kelly/Melissa Clark def Tonya Tuggle/Renee Baca 4-6. 6-0, 1-0
Men’s 3.5: (2) Andrew Barnes/Keith Castleberry (pictured below) def (1) Daniel McClahanah/Michael Rising 6-3, 6-2
Men’s 4.0: (1) Joshua Hull/Rick Rexrode def Bort Jones/Sergei Barrow 6-2, 6-4
Men’s 4.5: (1) Guillaume Dupont/Alex Mansfield def Eric Tuggle/Wesley Hunt 6-3, 7-6 (6)
Mixed 6.0: Montine Gibbons/Lee Farris win three-team round robin
Mixed 7.0: Sylvia Trujillo/Joseph Archibeque def Anna O’Connell/Rob Craff 6-3, 5-7, 1-0
Mixed 8.0: (2) Sheri Nevins/Landy Leon def (1) Leslie Kelly/Ben Boersma 6-2, 6-2