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.
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.