Originally Published: May 26, 2015 12:49 a.m.
The 2015 Prescott NTRP Memorial Tennis Tournament was Friday through Sunday, May 22-24, at the new Yavapai College Tennis Center. It showcased 101 entries and 75 players participating in singles, doubles and mixed events for all ability levels and ages in 13 different divisions.
The format was two out of three sets and the third set (if necessary) a 10-point tie-break.
"The crew of volunteers are to be commended, because without them an event like this would be impossible to run," said Chris Howard, USPTA Tennis Professional and tournament chairman.
The Prescott Area Tennis Association was the main sponsor, but there were over 20 other local people and businesses that jumped on board to also help make the four larger tournaments being held this spring, summer and fall take place in a manner that makes a very nice difference in what can take place, he stated in a news release.
"The new seven-court, lighted tennis facility at Yavapai College was so nice to invite players to compete at - and everyone said as much," Howard said, adding that there was a large group of players who came to Prescott from the Arrowhead Country Club and "we have made them honorary Prescott residents."
Results from the weekend include:
4.5 Men's Singles: Chris Howard def. Dave Hibbs 6-4, 6-3. Consolation: Nick Marroquin def. Bill Butler 6-4, 7-6 (3).
4.0 Men's Singles: Andy Mraz def. Brian Buchholtz 6-0, 6-1. Consolation: Dan Buchanan def. Warren Cassatt 8-4.
Women's 4.0 Singles: Andrea Meyers def. Sue Knaup 6-3, 6-4. Consolation: Adriana Howard def. Trisi Andresen 6-0, 4-6, 10-6.
Women's 3.0 Singles: Round Robin - Tania Bennette, 1st Place; Barbara Braswell, 2nd Place; Heidi Hudson, 3rd Place.
Men's 4.5 Doubles: Chris Howard/Jeff Henderson def. Zack Hackerott/Nick Marroquin 6-4, 7-6 (8). Consolation: Dave Hibbs/Vincent Manrique def. Kevin Lewis/Dave Bennette 6-4, 6-3.
Men's 4.0 Doubles: Andy/Matt Mraz def. Brian Buchholtz/Steve LaFleur 6-2, 6-1. Consolation: Ron Sammuelson/Larry Klemmedson def. Chuck and Adam Berry 6-3, 7-5.
Men's 3.5 Doubles: Round Robin - Dawson Turner/C.J. Gear, 1st place; Mike Hastings/Clem Brasket, 2nd Place; Larry Plaster/Jack Burton, 3rd Place.
Women's 4.0 Doubles: Susan Korte/Cindy Miller def. Andrea Meyer/Cheryl Murrieta 6-2, 7-6. Consolation: Vicki Fox-Weeks/Debbie Cassidy def. Patty Pollack/Kathy McLargin 6-7, 7-6, 10-7.
Women's 3.5 Doubles: Adriana Howard/Diane Brock def. Denise Donaldson/Lori Youngdahl 6-4, 6-7, 10-7. Consolation: Jan Sntcliffe/Karen Julius def. Parry Bessey/Genita Plaster 8-4.
Women's 3.0 Doubles: Mindy Lange/Tania Bennette def. Angelica Berry/Roxana Lewis 6-1, 5-7, 10-6. Consolation: Brynna Valenzulla/Nannette Oatley def. Kathleen Alton/Denise Bergner 6-1, 6-1.
Mixed 4.5 Doubles: Chris Howard/Fay Matsumoto def. Zack/Francine Hackerott 7-6 (3), 6-4.
Mixed 4.0 Doubles: Fay Matsumoto/John Houston def. Tim McClintock/Shay Ballard 7-5, 6-2. Consolation: Warren Cassatt/Andrea Meyer def. Larry Klemmedson/Dawn Teal 7-5, 7-6.
Mixed 3.5 Doubles: Steve LaFleur/Lori Youngdahl def. Diane Brock/Mike Hastings 6-4, 2-6, 10-8. Consolation: Chuck/Angilica Berry def. Roxanne/Kevin Lewis 6-4, 7-5.
The next tennis event is Sunday, June 7: Grand Prix Series - Mixed Doubles from noon to 5 p.m. Divisions will be 6.0/7.0/8.0+. Cost is $15 per person. To sign up email your name/partner and ability level to email@example.com.