Local names top list at Grass Court Championships

Local tennis players collected several awards at the Vancouver Island Grass Court Championships at the South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club.

Tennis players contest a women’s doubles match at the Grass Court Championships.

Tennis players contest a women’s doubles match at the Grass Court Championships.

Local tennis players collected several awards at the 129th Vancouver Island Grass Court Championships at the South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club last week.

Cowichan Bay’s Charles Ayers finished first in men’s 70 singles, Jean Martin of Shawnigan Lake placed second in women’s 65 singles and first in women’s 65 doubles with teammate Paddy Mann of Victoria.

Alan Robinson of Mill Bay and Peter Wilson of Duncan teamed up to win the men’s 75 doubles, finishing ahead of Duncan’s William Pike and Cobble Hill’s Alan Case. Peter Thomas of Duncan made the semifinals of the men’s 60 doubles with teammate Alan Osborne of North Saanich.

Other winners:

Men’s 35 singles: Geoff Bourne

Men’s 65 singles: Bob Thompson

Men’s 75 singles: Ray Kimoto

Women’s 35 singles: Johane Mui

Women’s 55 singles: Heather Brown

Women’s 65 singles: Adrienne Avis

Men’s 35 doubles: Geoff Bourne and Steven Klees

Men’s 60 doubles: Ken Babcock and Gord Inglis

Men’s 65 doubles: Tom Gunton and Dave Tooby

Men’s 70 doubles: Allan Gale and Henry Hollachoff

Women’s 35 doubles: Vera Butakova and Amanda Heffelfinger

Women’s 45 doubles: Karen Clarke and Carolyn Anne Goff

Women’s 55 doubles: Shaun Gessner and Debra Hayhoe

Women’s 60 doubles: Shaun Gessner and Sheila McMillan

Women’s 70 doubles: Pauline Price and Hilary Stone

Mixed 70 doubles: Geoff Bourne and Carolyn Goff

Mixed 120 doubles: Dave Tooby and Debbie Harit

Mixed 135 doubles: Bob Thompson and Joan Thompson

The next event at the SCLTC is the 28th Biondo Junior Grass Court Championships on July 29-Aug. 1.

 

 

Cowichan Valley Citizen

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