Mother Nature decided to throw a wrench into the gears of the 2015 SASCU Open Tournament, which took place at the Salmon Arm Tennis Club over the weekend.
Due to the poor weather on Saturday many athletes decided to withdraw from the competition, leaving organizers to rework the tournament schedule.
Despite the damp weather on Saturday, play resumed Sunday much to the delight of the athletes who decided to wait. The final match in the women’s A doubles division proved to be a crowd pleaser as it went the distance in a tiebreaker.
Marietjie du Plessis and Loree Boyd defeated fellow Salmon Arm Tennis Club members Shannon Hecker and Marianne VanBuskirk 4-6, 6-1, 10-5.
The tournament’s big winners were Kelowna UBCO students Brandon Fung and Audrey Chu who both won their singles A events as well their mixed A doubles event.
Chu and Fung defeated Eva Koksalova and Cal Benazic 7-5, 6-4 in the mixed A doubles.
Mixed B doubles winners were Marianne VanBuskirk and Bob Langford over Marietjie du Plessis and Erasmus Bonthuys 6-1, 6-4.
Men’s A double partners Joe McFadden and Dan Wark outlasted Bob Langford and George Koscis 7-6, 6-4.
Fung defeated McFadden 6-0, 6-1 in the men’s A singles, and in the women’s A singles it was Audrey Chu over Eva Koksalova 6-2, 7-6.