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Adult June 2017 Tournament Wrap-up

21st Annual Southern California Wheelchair Sectional

Players from Arizona, Northern California, San Diego and the greater LA area competed in Open, A, B and C divisions at the Lakewood Tennis Center on June 3 & 4, 2017. The two day tournament welcomed new players as well as returning experienced players. There were no easy wins in any of the divisions as many matches went to the 3rd set Tiebreak to determine the winner.

One of the unique experiences in Wheelchair Tennis is the camaraderie of the players off the court. A special thanks goes to Jeffrey Lee and Andrew Lee who arrived early on Sunday and organized all of the sport wheelchairs for the competitors.

Thanks to Steve Weaver and Cari Buck for providing a free clinic on Sunday afternoon for new players.

Congratulations to the following champions and finalists:

SINGLES

  • Open – Marcus Causton d. Don Beardon
  • A – Jose Estrada d. Don Larson
  • B – Zachary West d. Tam Albertson
  • C – Henry Reyes d. Juan Solis

DOUBLES

  • Open – RR Champions-Don Beardon/Marcus Causton ; Finalists – A. Moon/M. Weise
  • A – Michael Garafola/Jose Estrada d. Devin Eshelman/Don Larson
  • B – Michael Smith/Jimmy Sutandar d. Jerry Russell/Tam Albertson
  • C – Henry Reyes/Paul Shin d. Matthew Anderson/Juan Solis

31st Annual Southern California NTRP Sectional

Men and women from across Southern California tested their skills against similarly rated players in this year’s championship. NTRP tournament players accumulate Grand Prix points during the year which may lead to an invitation to the NTRP Grand Prix Masters for the top eight players in each division.

Congratulations to Joanne Le for winning the TennisWarehouse Sportsmanship $25 Gift Card Award.

 Congratulations to the following champions and finalists:

SINGLES

  • Men 3.5 – Grady Shon d. Luiz Payne
  • Men 4.0 – Steven Lindenfelser d. Sammy Kawamura
  • Men 4.5 – Joel Diaz d. Richard Layon
  • Men 5.0 – Tony Hsu d. Peter Hariri
  • Men 5.5 – Quynh Tran d. Konstantin Lazarov
  • Women 3.5 – RR –Champion: Ester Fungladda; Finalist: Karen Bronson
  • Women 4.0 – Laura Zoelle d. Stephanie Newell

DOUBLES

  • MEN 4.5 – RR – Champions: U. Shahid/A. Chen; Finalists: J. Skibel/F. Zuliani
  • MIXED 4.5 – S. Cheah/U. Shahid d. A. Lean/B. Andriamahefa

Wilson Fast4 Inland Empire Grand Prix

A new format tournament series was introduced in June that provides fun and competition in a one-day round robin format. Fast 4 uses No-Ad scoring, 4 – point games, and 4-game sets. 2 out of 3 sets complete the match. The Round Robin format provides lots of tennis for everyone in this 1-day event..

The kickoff was held at Canyon Crest Country Club in Riverside. Players competed at the 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5 singles levels and combined ratings 7.0, 8.0 and 9.0 in doubles.

The series continues on July 1 in Temecula, July 15th in San Bernardino, and July 29th in Victorville. Players accumulate Grand Prix points for their matches. The Grand Finale for tournament winners and the highest point getters is on August 19th at the Canyon Crest Country Club in Riverside. Awards and a BBQ will cap off the day.

For further information contact either Linda Milan at lmilan@scta.usta.com or Scott Smith at ssmith34@verizon.net.

Photo Gallery: 21st Annual Southern California Wheelchair Sectional

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Photo Gallery: 31st Annual Southern California NTRP Sectional

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