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Tennis OKLAHOMA OKLAHOMA

September 2010

Magazine Magazine

USTA

CHALLENGER TOURNAMENT Hard-hitting tennis action at Philcrest Tennis Club. p.8

PRO TIPS Is the easiest shot in tennis also the trickiest? p.10

HEALTHY FOOD

ON THE GO

Meeting your between match nutritional needs is easier than you think. p.13

WHY & WHEN TO RESTRING Do it yourself or find a pro? p.8

FIRST SERVE

The University of Tulsa and Southern Hills Foundation team up for a summer tennis camp. p.6

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Tennis OKLAHOMA

Magazine

Vol. 1 Issue 2 September 2010

FEATURES

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FIRST SERVE

Southern Hills Foundation and The University of Tulsa team up for a summer tennis camp.

8CHALLENGER TOURNAMENT Philcest hosts the 2010 USTA Challenger of Oklahoma.

10 WOMEN'S CLASSIC

Bruce G. Weber and the Michael D. Case Tennis Center at The University of Tulsa partner for this Women’s Tennis Classic.

COLUMNS 4 PUBLISHER'S LETTER

22 GEAR UP

12 LEAGUE INFORMATION

24 COMMUNITY

13 HEALTH

29 CALENDAR

When to restring?

TCT: Inside the League.

Healthy food on the go.

Tennis players helping the homeless.

30 DEAL WITH IT

Dealing with the net crashers.

14 PRO TIPS

The Volley: Is the easiest shot in tennis also the trickiest?

16 RESULTS Taylor Dent - 2009 USTA Challenger of Oklahoma singles champion.

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Results from local tournaments, leagues and duals.

16 League Results 18 Tournament Results 26 Tulsa Tennis Club Tournament Recap

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PUBLISHER'S LETTER

Tennis OKLAHOMA

Magazine

Increasing your knowledge of local tennis activities and events

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Ok - raise your hand if you knew John Isner, recent winner of the longest match in professional tennis, played in a tournament in Tulsa. Other notable professionals who have competed in Tulsa include: Taylor Dent, Sam Querrey, Mardy Fish, James Blake, and the Bryan brothers. These well known players have participated in the USTA Challenger of Oklahoma, hosted by Philcrest Hills Tennis Club. This is a jewel of a tournament that should be attended by all local players at least once during the week of September 13, that it is here in Tulsa. By the way, it’s free to attend. Please check out the tournament’s story on page 8, of this month’s issue. Raise your other hand if you’re aware that the 3rd Annual Bruce G. Weber Tennis Classic (for ladies only) is also scheduled for September. This tournament benefits The Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis and is quickly becoming a must play event. For additional information, turn to page 10. These are examples of top-flight tennis events occurring in the Tulsa metro area that might be missed by the tennis playing community, if not reported upon by Oklahoma Tennis Magazine (OTM). A goal of mine as publisher of OTM is to increase your awareness of tennis ‘happenings’ in the area; as you become more familiar with the publication, the level of your local tennis knowledge will increase substantially. The October issue will focus on junior tennis; from beginning lessons and the USTA’s Quickstart Program to spotlighting local juniors playing collegiate tennis. Please remember to send your questions, comments, and postings of scheduled tennis events to: readercomments@oktennismag.com. Also, if you didn’t pick up Oklahoma Tennis Magazine’s first issue, you may read it online at oktennismag.com.

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SPOTLIGHT

First Serve tennis camp is in its eighth year and averages 500 kids every summer.

FIRST SERVE

Southern Hills Foundation and The University of Tulsa team up for a summer tennis camp. By Ingrid Milliron Photography by Sherri Cook and Tammy Pickens Do you know that one of the largest tennis camps in the state takes place every summer on the campus of The University of Tulsa? Could you guess which tennis camp has some of the highest profile staff in Oklahoma? Would anyone believe that it’s free? Anybody who plays tennis or has kids who play tennis, knows that tennis can be an expensive sport. The cost of lessons, drills, clothing, and equipment makes it a costly sport that, unfortunately, keeps many kids from ever trying tennis. Welcome to First Serve! First Serve tennis camp is a grass roots program for

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beginners; it focuses on public school children who normally couldn’t afford to get involved in tennis. First Serve allows kids, who otherwise wouldn’t even think of trying tennis, the opportunity to try it at a young age. The camp is for kids age five through fourteen, and runs for five weeks every summer. The kids are provided with tennis racquets every day and allowed to keep a racquet when camp is over. Chris Milliron, head coach of men’s and women’s tennis at Oral Roberts University said, “Probably one of the best parts of this camp is seeing 150 kids playing tennis and knowing that if it wasn’t for

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this camp, most of these kids would never have picked up a racquet. I love being a part of it!” First Serve tennis camp is in its eighth year and averages 500 kids every summer. It is awesome to imagine just how many kids have been introduced to tennis through this program. When asked, Vince Westbrook, director of First Serve and director of tennis at TU stated, “The Southern Hills Foundation gets all the credit. They have sponsored First Serve from the beginning and continue to make this program a success. I would especially like to thank Nick Sidorakis, general manager of Southern Hills for his role in making this program a reality”. This past summer 480 kids received instruction and an introduction to tennis from an amazingly qualified staff of instructors. Some of these instructors included ORU and TU head coaches, Division I assistant coaches, present and former college players, professional coaches, and All American players; the list is endless. Any tennis club in the state could only hope to have such a qualified staff. Dean Orford, director of operations for First Serve

and head women’s coach at TU commented, “First Serve is a great opportunity for my staff and players to give back to a community and sport that has given us so much.” First Serve will be hosting a one day tennis camp this October. This camp will be staffed by TU and ORU tennis players and various other volunteers. Presently, First Serve is working with 15 Tulsa Public Schools and expecting in excess of 600 students. This kid’s day will be held at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center on The University of Tulsa campus. There are many different tennis camps all over the state. Camps vary by size, price, level etc. All types of camps fulfill a purpose by promoting tennis in Oklahoma. It is impossible to say which camp is “the best,” but it would also be impossible to look past all of the positives that the Southern Hills Foundation has provided through First Serve. In many ways First Serve could truly be the best tennis camp ever! l

The First Serve program provides kids with a tennis racquet every day and lets them keep it when the camp is over.

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COMPETITION Taylor Dent - 2009 USTA Challenger of Oklahoma singles champion.

Challenger Tournament

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If watching the Tennis Channel and US Open coverage has kept you in a climate-controlled cocoon for far too long, venture out to watch the hard-hitting action courtside at the 2010 USTA Challenger of Oklahoma, set for Sept. 11-19 at Philcrest Hills Tennis Club.

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Some of the top players in the world (John Isner, the Bryan So what can a recreational player get out of the Challenger brothers, Sam Querry) have flexed their skills on one of Tulsa’s besides free admission? Warner offers these suggestions: home courts in hopes of earning ATP points and prize money 1. Watch their intensity totaling $50,000. Philcrest hosted the USTA Satellite Series from 2. Watch how they move their feet 1988 to 1998, then returned with the Challenger in 1999. 3. Watch how they manage points “As a reward for producing consistently excellent tournaments, l the USTA awarded Philcrest the Challenger series from 1999 to 2002 and 2004 to 2009,” explains Russell Warner, Philcrest executive director/head tennis professional. “Not only does the event help fund capital improvement projects to our club, but Funny Story it also raises money for Youth at Heart and Day Center for the “One of my funniest memories happened Homeless.” in 1988 when a player fell backwards, Local players get a chance to watch both veterans of the game passed out and then came to with the and upcoming stars sweat it out and dodge an occasional rainstorm in a more relaxed, personal tournament. Mardy Fish, Vincent question ‘How much time do I have?’” Spadea, Michael Russell and Tulsa’s own David Martin have says Warner. “The best thing about the competed here in the past. Last year’s Singles winner was Taylor Challenger tournament is you get to Dent, and David Martin/Rajeev Ram won the Doubles title. watch great tennis and hang out with Philcrest members volunteer their time and talents to provide your friends. I hope more people take both transportation and food during the tournament. In fact, several players and officials rank the hospitality and professionalism advantage of this wonderful opportunity as top reasons why they return to play in the event. to support the game.”

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USTA Challenger of Oklahoma

Every year, Philcrest hosts a professional Challenger tournament with players ranked in the world top 200.

Located in a beautiful country setting along the Arkansas River in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Philcrest Hills Tennis Club is Tulsa’s first indoor-outdoor tennis club that is member owned and directed. The tennis club’s membership is based on stock ownership. And with a limited membership, the tennis club offers the lowest member-court ratio of all area tennis facilities. Philcrest Hills Tennis Club is the only area tennis club that offers a restaurant as well as a cocktail lounge, with both being available to its members for private parties. The tennis club has an outdoor swimming pool measuring 73’x43’, which is AAU competitive size. The swimming pool is the largest and most attractive of any of the area’s tennis clubs and is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

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EVENTS

Bruce G. Weber

Women’s Tennis Classic

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Since 1952, Bruce G. Weber Precious Jewels has enjoyed the reputation as Tulsa’s premiere fine jewelry store located in fashionable Utica Square. They take pride in offering some of the world’s most prestigious and sought-after designer jewelry and watches at competitive prices with outstanding customer service. They are also known for their contributions of goodwill toward the Tulsa community. In 2008, Bruce G. Weber Precious Jewels was privileged to partner with the Michael D. Case Tennis Center at The University of Tulsa to host their first annual Tennis Classic for women. Players for this amateur doubles tennis tournament are invited from Southern Hills Country Club, Tulsa Tennis Club, Shadow Mountain Racquet Club, Philcrest Hills Tennis Club, Indian Springs Country Club, The Grand Health and Racquet Club, and LaFortune Tennis Center. Proceeds from the event benefit the Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis. The Michael D. Case Tennis Center is a state-of-the-art tennis facility that gained elite status when it was selected as the Outstanding Collegiate Tennis Center by the United States Tennis Association in 2003. The center was built specifically for tournament use and is not open to the general public. The BGW tournament is being coordinated by Vince Westbrook, director of

The 2009 Bruce G. Weber Tennis Classic Champions.

the tennis program and men’s tennis coach at The University of Tulsa. Kelcy Tefft is the BGW Tennis Classic’s tournament director. Margie Warren has once again graciously consented to serve as Honorary Chairwoman for the event. Committee Chairwomen include Laurie Wollmershauser, Vickie Kelley, Sharna Bovasso, Laura Bailey, Barbara Gibson, Terri Long, and Karen Smith. Michelle Holdgrafer, Store Director at Bruce G. Weber Precious Jewels recently reported: “Since the onstart of the tournament, we have done some ‘tweaking’ to the original format and as a result, created a much anticipated and fun Tulsa event. To date, we have donated $11,500 to The Children’s Hospital at St. Francis.” A “Kick-Off” party will be held at Bruce G. Weber’s Precious Jewels in Utica Square on Tuesday, September 14 at six o’clock in the evening. Complimentary cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres will be served. A pair of 18k white gold inside-outside diamond hoops valued at $5,700 will be raffled off as well. The diamond earrings are generously donated by renowned Italian designer Roberto Coin. Tournament brackets will be announced at the party. l

WHAT: The Third Annual Bruce G. Weber Women’s Tennis Classic WHERE: At the Michael D. Case Tennis Center WHEN: Wednesday & Thursday, September 15, 16 WHY: Proceeds benefit The Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis

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LEAGUE INFORMATION

2009 Forest Ridge team. Standing left to right: Julaine Lowers, Sharon Ross, Jan Gordon and Karen Kannard. Seated left to right: Lucy Moon, Jodi Hood and Susan Wright

TCT: Inside the League

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The USTA season may be over, but local tennis competition is just now heating up, thanks to TCT - Tennis Competitors of Tulsa. Since beginning in 1993 under the leadership of Eileen Hannaford, TCT has provided a recreational, yet competitive Fall league for players. The league allows opportunities to combine unequal NTRP levels for team competition. Running from August through October, TCT features adult matches on weeknights and weekend play for mixed and senior level matches. The season closes with a banquet celebration held during the second week of November. The league’s popularity has kept the all-volunteer organization hopping to meet the growing demands from players. In the early years, TCT’s use of public park courts often made it necessary for a few players to show up well in advance to engage the courts and ensure availability for scheduled match time. The league initially coordinated only women’s doubles; mixed doubles was added in ’94 and men joined the league in 2002. Three years later, seniors were added to the association and over the years, TCT has sponsored several tournaments.

At first, volunteers spent hours mailing registration forms, match schedules, score sheets, and results of play. Beginning in 2007, TCT began keeping minutes of meetings and sending out informational updates via email. In 2009, paperwork FOR INFORMATION was further reduced when on matches, contact links and how to become more player registration was made involved in TCT, please visit available via the Internet, http://tulsatct.com. thanks to Liliana Crossley. Currently, TCT has over 1,200 members, uses nine different facilities, and coordinates 132 matches. There is more to TCT than court play, however. The organization has donated thousands of dollars to local efforts for youth tennis, contributed to LaFortune Park improvements, recognized many outstanding players and assisted area clubs. Through the years many people have contributed countless hours to keep TCT bouncing along. Nineteen volunteers have four-plus years of service: Kim Bates, Pat Bloomfield, Martin Brody, Polly Curtis, Pam Elliott, Blanca and Jose Falcon, Jill Glenn, Betty Gresham, Nan Harris, Sandy Hurlbutt, Penny Joseph, Pat Meek, Debbie Mocnik, Gloria Mullenix, Geri Phelan, Caryl Rieckman, Laurie Swarer, and Betty Jo Wohl. l

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HEALTH

Healthy Food & Drink Options at QuikTrip By Marleta Giles

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You just finished a difficult three-setter and the tournament director was overly generous in granting a full one-hour break until it’s back to the court. Hmmm, not really enough time to take in a casual (and cool) restaurant; besides, choking down a burger and fries may spell disaster during the next match. A convenient place, not normally considered for obtaining a nutritious snack, is the nearby QuikTrip store. Yes, all of your between-match nutritional needs can be met at QT; you just need to know what to look for. Hydration is the single most important thing to do for your body during strenuous exercise - especially in hot weather. Heat depletes the body’s fluids at a faster rate, so recharging your engine with replenishing fluids is imperative. Water is always a good choice, but supplementing it with valuable carbohydrates and electrolytes can be even better. QuikTrip has some easy picks for this: Gatorade G2, a low-calorie thirst quencher that rehydrates and replenishes with a balance of carbohydrates, sodium and potassium. QT also carries Naked, an all-natural drink that is rich in carbs and electrolytes and very tasty over ice. Carbohydrates give bodies energy. Replenishing with simple carbs is important – particularly when playing multiple matches because simple carbs are quickly absorbed and converted into energy. Fruit falls into this category, with bananas known as the super fruit for replenishing carbohydrates and potassium. A variety of fresh and prepared fruit, with no added sugars, can be found at QuikTrip stores. Other healthy options found at QT include raw or roasted nuts, which pair well with bananas and help with muscle recovery. If you prefer energy bars, Clif Bars are an excellent choice – they’re available in a variety of flavors and packed with hearty nutrition. For another natural lift, a product call FRS may be found in chew-form by the cash register. FRS is full of antioxidants and a healthy fatigue fighter. It is said, “Be good to your body and it will be good to you.” Remember, healthy snack options are worth looking for and one need not look further than the nearby QuikTrip store. l

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PRO TIPS

The Volley By Melissa McCorkle, USPTA

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The volley may be the easiest shot in tennis, but it can also be tricky. Therefore, it’s important to determine what kind of volley should be hit, and when. There are several variations of the volley. These are commonly accepted as the block volley, the punch volley, and the swing volley. The choice of which volley to use is determined by the height and speed of the oncoming ball. If the ball is extremely fast, use the block volley with minimal backswing and a very firm wrist. If the ball is slightly slower, use the punch volley. This allows you to turn your shoulders and take your racquet back no further than your rear shoulder.

Forehand punch volley

If the ball is higher and a bit slower, take the racquet back further and hit a swing volley. In today’s modern game there is an additional volley that was not recommended in the early era of tennis: the aggressive swing volley, a shot which the player hits with strong, looping topspin, even from mid-court or behind. Remember, when playing the net it is important to always be ready. Be ready with quick hands and quick feet, and be ready to make contact in front of your body. Also, always assume the ball is coming to you and have a predetermined spot on the court as your target. l

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RESULTS 2010 Tulsa Area USTA Adult, Sr., Super Sr., and Mixed League Results. Flight

Home Facility

Record

Championship Advancements

3.0 Adult Women

LaFortune

11-1

District - 2nd Place

C - Elizabeth Kaufmann C - Valerie Edgeller, Trenna Kaut-Strauss, Lorraine Roderick, Lizbeth Corso, Debbie Osborn, Angie Bethel, Nancy Burris, Brooke Archer, Kay Worley, Tanya Reichert, Stacy Kaut

3.5 Adult Women - Blue

Philcrest

14-0

Flight Playoff - 3rd Place

C - Stephanie Galles, CC - Laura Bailey, Shari Williams, Monica Williford, Gayle RobertsPisklo, Dana Elias, Dede Soule, Kimberly Oliver, Jenny Kinzie, Tami Stallings, Janis Taylor, Janie Coulson, Jann Harris, Tracy Jennings, Michelle Musso, Rebecca Parker, Laura Mitchell, Faith Bewley

3.5 Adult Women Green

Shadow Mountain

13-1

Flight Playoff - 1st Place District - 3rd Place

C - Karen Williams, CC - Joan Bonfield Dinneen, Dee Ann Beal, Michelle Oatman, Amy Whitten, Terri Hamilton, Jacqueline Ruefly, Bonnie Bell, Janieire Hagen, Donna Ford, Natalie Thompson, Amy Ory, Zahidah Hyman, Kelli Collins

4.0 Adult Women

Shadow Mountain

13-2

District - 3rd Place (Tiebrieaker)

C - Paula Wise, Jackie Malone, Carla Mamalis, Annette Filer, Lisa Buffalo, Mary Parish, Nancy Paulie, Beth Delametter, Jo Clark, Mia Vahlberg, Becky Riggs, Susan Tucker, Gayle West, Margaret Martinson

3.0 Adult Men

LaFortune

7-3

Team Did Not Advance

C - Sridhar Parameswaran, Ajay Tyagi, Kumar Chandra, Baskaran Susaimanickam, Charles Turner, Rich Rehburg, Ky Nichols, Grant Miller, Pieter Goosen, Rajesh Ganesan, John McNally

3.5 Adult Men

Philcrest

9-1

District Champions Sectionals - 4th Place

C - Stephen Stetson, Kent Williams, Steven Adamson, Craig Johnson, Frank Bryant, Dale Mathis, Robert Mitchell, Jim Eagleton, William Bailey, Stephen Paulsen, Jean Antonides, Joe Welsh, John Jennings, Blake Zoellner, Daniel Volak, Patrick Volak, Brian Weatherl, Ryan Kelly, Craig Bullock

4.0 Adult Men

LaFortune

12-2 By Tiebreak

Districts - 2nd Place

C - Chace Bartlett, Terry Eaton, Stewart Burger, Joel Johnson, Wayne Burnham, Patrick Cunningham, Keith Keirsey, Matt Wisnewski, Robert Mansfield, Jeep Pritchard, Bryce Conly, Wesley Perkins, Brett Stone

4.5 Adult Men

Philcrest

7-2

Districts 2nd Place Advanced to Sectionals Sectionals - Pool Play Semis

C - Stan Swyden, Kevin Gannon, Thomas Gillock, Curtis Powell, Michael Finerty, Jon Parker, Chris Fleming, Erik Richison, Alex Crossley, Ron Acebo, Marshal Wright, Davis Robson, Drew Freeman, Gordy Guest, Scott Milner

5.0 Adult Men

LaFortune

8-2

Districts - 2nd Place

C - Jaron Maestas, Clemens Geercken, Adam Ehrlich, Tyrone Hill, Tim Leos, Duncan Fourie, Lane Wilson, Mike Krimbill

3.5 Sr Women

The Grand

9-1 By Tiebreak

District Champions Sectionals - Pool Play Qtrs.

C - Barbara Walker, CC - Carolyn Hammon, Connie Mill, Oleta Calvert, Sara Schwartz, Vickie Morris, Linda Newman, Lynda Walker, Vicki Lewis

4.0 Sr Women

LaFortune

9-1

District Champions Sectionals- Pool Play Qtrs.

C - Laura Avey, Lisa Bajema, Roxanna Hanseth, Karin Duke, Sky Merryman, Vicki Porto, Lucy Moon, Deborah Schroeder, Janet Hicks, Patricia Ridenhour, Cindy Wheeler, Sue Peters, Nancy Paulie, Mia Vahlberg

3.5 Sr Men

Tulsa Tennis Club

12-0

Sectionals - 5th Place

C - Vincent Long, Lars Engle, Charles Hawkins, John Forrest, Jerry Nichols, Lynnwood Moore, Malcolm Rosser, John Favell, Don Hawkins, Charles Shelton

4.0 Sr Men

Philcrest

8-1

Districts - 2nd Place

C - Bruce Hansen, Dave Riley, James Geurin, Paul Noyes, Terence Grewe, Douglas Phillips, Stephen Stetson, Goron Bode, Robert Sonnenschein, James Easley, Jim Eagleton, Laurence Altshuler, William Bailey, Alex Crossley

7.0 Super Sr Women

Shadow Mountain

8-1

District Champions Sectionals 9/9 - 9/12 Waterloo, IA

C - Donna Ford, CC - Bonnie Bell, Yasuko Duffy, Michele Smith, Carole Howard, Lynn Yasser, Ann Van De Wiele, Sandra Hurlbutt, Patti Lester, Steffany Standley, Ingrid Viles

8.0 Super Sr Women

Shadow Mountain

4-1

District Champions Sectionals 9/23 - 9/26 Springfield, MO

C - Janice Roberts, CC - Sharon Coffman, Nancy Shannon, Sue Peters, Jackie Malone, Kathie Hannagan, Peggy Wolfe, Janet Briggs, Margaret Martinson, Carolyn Hill

7.0 Super Sr Men

Tulsa Tennis Club

9-1

Team Did Not Advance

C - Vincent Long, Charles Hawkins, Lynnwood Moore, Jerry Nichols, John Favell, Don Hawkins, Charles Shelton, Paul Nix, Roy Hiskett

8.0 Super Sr Men

LaFortune

8-2

Districts - 2nd Place

C - Ron Perdue, Frank Ward, Frank Taylor, Barry Kinsey, Douglas Bromley, Tom O’Leary, Robert Mansfield, Mike Fine, Bill Barksdale, Jim Simmons, Jeep Pritchard, Bhrent Waddell

6.0 Adult Mixed

Indian Springs

8-2

Team Did Not Advance

C - George Martinez, Monique Martinez, Celso Alonso, Ken Hird, Edna Hird, Sharla Smith, Scott Smith, Jennifer Philbeck, Joshua Philbeck, Shelley Bradshaw, Matthew Bradshaw, Melanie Seaman

7.0 Adult Mixed

LaFortune

12-1

District Champions Sectionals 9/23 - 9/26 Springfield, MO

C - Charles Claunts, Dennis Loegering, CC - Nancy Jo Hines, Patty Johnston Burton, Shari Singleton, Deborah Hale, James Carman, Robert Cheek, Mary Howard, Laurie Swarer, Tom Carson, Crystal Hoffman

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Championship Advancements

Flight

Home Facility

Record

Team Members

8.0 Adult Mixed

Shadow Mountain

11-0

District Champions Sectionals 9/9 - 9/12 Waterloo, IA

C - Kelli Collins, CC - Brian Collins, Darin Zanovich, Shelley Brander, Jana Brookover, Susan Limekiller, Lisa Buffalo, Neil Trowbridge, Robert Hughes, Tyler Bachman, Richard Alexander, Mark Marra, Stephanie McCalman, Leanna Wyatt, Mike Wyatt, Janieire Hagen, Bob Peterson

9.0 Adult Mixed

Indian Springs

7-3

Districts - 2nd Place

C - Scott Denne, Jennifer Denne, Chris Kiesling, Kristen Kiesling, Michael Pearson, Janet Chambers, Asuko Han, Patrick Han, Kelli A. Collins, Bryan Dick

8.0 Sr Mixed

Shadow Mountain

7-2

Team Did Not Advance

C - Paula Wise, James Bush, Jo Clark, Jerry Puckett, John Cole, Stephanie Cole, David Smith, Mary Bush, Janet Hicks, David Hicks, Buddy McCarty, Mary Parish, Kerri Bowen, John Bowen

9.0 Sr Mixed

LaFortune

3-2

Team Did Not Advance

C - Ron Acebo, Michael Champagne, Kim Champagne, Sue Peters, Nancy Paulie, Al Moore, Cindy Wheeler, Brad Richison, Margie Moss

Sectional Winners Heading to Nationals

LaFortune’s Sands 2.5 Adult Women

Philcrest’s Hale 4.5 Adult Women Championship Advancements

LaFortune’s Maxwell 3.0 Sr. Women

Flight

Home Facility

Record

2.5 Adult Women

LaFortune

9-0

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RESULTS Tulsa Junior Open - LaFortune Tennis Center DIVISION Boys’ 16 Singles

DIVISION Boys’ 10 Singles

DIVISION Girls’ 14 Singles

RND NAMES

SCORE

RND NAMES

SCORE

RND NAMES

SCORE

F

(2) Monif Habib d. Tucker Hill

6-1; 6-0

6-1; 6-1

Wo (ill)

6-7; 6-1; 1-0(8) 6-3; 6-3

(4) Alix Williams d. (3) Rachel Webb

(1) Clayton Hughes d. Ryan Westfall

Evan Shrestha d. (1) Bradley Gleason Will Hays d. Ian Mullinax

F

PL

F PL

PL

(1) Taylor Boylan d. (2) Anne Linebarger

6-3; 6-0

SF

(2) Monif Habib d. Ryan Westfall

6-2; 6-2

SF

Evan Shrestha d. Ian Mullinax

6-2; 6-1

SF

(3) Rachel Webb d. (2) Anne Linebarger

6-2; 5-7; 1-0(6)

SF

Tucker Hill d. (1) Clayton Hughes

6-4; 6-4

SF

(1) Bradley Gleason d. Will Hays

6-1; 6-1

SF

(4) Alix Williams d. (1) Taylor Boylan

6-1; 6-2

Q

(2) Monif Habib d. Dominic Roman

6-2; 6-1

Q

Evan Shrestha d. (2) Joshua Noel

6-3; 6-2

Q

(2) Anne Linebarger d. Lauren Hill

6-2; 6-2

Q

Ryan Westfall d. Wyatt Smith

6-2; 6-1

Q

Ian Mullinax d. (3) Brin Bedwell

1-6; 6-1; 1-0(8)

Q

(3) Rachel Webb d. Chloe Coffey

6-2; 6-1

Q

Tucker Hill d. Blake Hopp

6-2; 6-2

Q

Will Hays d. (4) Jordan Hoyt

2-6; 6-1; 5-3Ret (ill)

Q

(4) Alix Williams d. Jeryn Jack

6-1; 6-0

Q

(1) Bradley Gleason d. Nathan Gajan

6-0; 6-1

Q

(1) Taylor Boylan d. Mallory Brookover

6-1; 6-1

16

Evan Shrestha d. Robert Taylor

6-1; 6-1

16

Lauren Hill d. Taylor Johnson

6-1; 6-0

SCORE

16

(3) Brin Bedwell d. Stephen Crank

6-3; 6-3

16

Chloe Coffey d. Hailey Huber

6-2; 7-5

F

(1) Darryl Roman d. Akshay Ramakrishnan 6-2; 6-3

16

Ian Mullinax d. Michael Bookout

6-0; 6-1

16

Jeryn Jack d. Rylie Woods

6-0; 6-2

PL

Darien Ghali d. Blake Anthamatten

6-3; 6-3

16

Will Hays d. Alexander Yozzo

6-3; 6-1

16

Mallory Brookover d. Casey Cai

6-0; 6-4

SF

Akshay Ramakrishnan d. Darien Ghali

6-3; 7-6(4)

16

(4) Jordan Hoyt d. Landon Stewart

6-1; 6-3

SF

(1) Darryl Roman d. Blake Anthamatten

6-0; 6-0

16

Nathan Gajan d. Spencer Davis

4-6; 6-3; 1-0(7)

Q

Akshay Ramakrishnan d. (2) David Kubis

6-1; 6-3

Q

Darien Ghali d. Sean Landis

6-2; 6-3

Q

Blake Anthamatten d. Hunter Hill

6-2; 6-3

Q

(1) Darryl Roman d. Luke Taylor

6-1; 6-0

DIVISION Boys’ 12 Singles RND NAMES

DIVISION Boys’ 14 Singles RND NAMES

SCORE

DIVISION Girls’ 16 Singles RND NAMES

DIVISION Boys’ 18 Singles RND NAMES

SCORE

F PL

(2) Jonathan Sandoval d. Alan Xing (1) Alexander Lin d. Grant Elmore

6-3; 6-0 6-0; 6-3

SF

(2) Jonathan Sandoval d. Grant Elmore

6-0; 6-0

SF

Alan Xing d. (1) Alexander Lin

7-6(6); 6-4

Q

(2) Jonathan Sandoval d. Eric Leung

6-0; 6-1

Q

Grant Elmore d. Joshua Hernandez

6-1; 4-6; 1-0(10)

Q

Alan Xing d. Chris Peter

6-1; 6-1

Q

(1) Alexander Lin d. Nick Moyer

6-1; 6-0

F

(4) Zachary Canaday d. (1) Luke Clawson 6-4; 6-1

PL

Jonathan Miller d. (3) Kyle Taubman

6-2; 6-0

SF

(4) Zachary Canaday d. Jonathan Miller

6-1; 6-3

SF

(1) Luke Clawson d. (3) Kyle Taubman

6-0; 6-0

Q

Jonathan Miller d. (2) Aaron Canfield

6-4; 6-2

DIVISION Girls’ 12 Singles

Q

(4) Zachary Canaday d. Skylar Abbott

6-1; 6-0

RND NAMES

SCORE

Q

(3) Kyle Taubman d. Bennett Hughes

6-4; 6-4

F

(1) Sarah Cameron d. (2) Shaun Williams

7-5; 6-3

Q

(1) Luke Clawson d. Russell Holder

6-2; 6-2

PL

Jenna Noel d. Asha Chandrasekar

6-1; 6-2

16

Jonathan Miller d. Will Booker

6-1; 6-2

SF

(2) Shaun Williams d. Jenna Noel

5-7; 6-3; 1-0(4)

16

(4) Zachary Canaday d.Larry Li

6-1; 6-1

SF

(1) Sarah Cameron d. Asha Chandrasekar 6-1; 6-0

16

Skylar Abbott d. Ethan Haydock

6-3; 6-1

Q

(2) Shaun Williams d. Taylor Hatley

Wd (inj)

16

Bennett Hughes d. Jeremy Pelotte

6-7; 6-2; 1-0(4)

Q

Jenna Noel d. Courtney Thornton

6-0; 6-0

16

(3) Kyle Taubman d. Max Harp

Wd (ill)

Q

Asha Chandrasekar d. Andie Rae Williams 6-3; 6-4

16

Russell Holder d. Patrick Leung

6-1; 6-1

Q

(1) Sarah Cameron d. Meredith Sharp

SCORE

F

(2) Amy Mueller d. (1) Izabella Dunkelberger 6-2; 6-1

PL

Allison Mueller d. Susie Wilson

Def (ns)

SF

(2) Amy Mueller d. Allison Mueller

6-4; 6-2

SF

(1) Izabella Dunkelberger d. Susie Wilson 6-0; 6-1

Q

(2) Amy Mueller d. Madison Carey

6-1; 6-3

Q

Allison Mueller d. Emily Linebarger

6-0; 6-1

Q

Susie Wilson d. Olivia Charvat

6-4; 2-6; 1-0(9)

Q

(1) Izabella Dunkelberger d. Karson Heist 6-1; 6-1

DIVISION Girls’ 18 Singles RND NAMES

SCORE

F

(1) Laura Fillmore d. (2) Kelsey Jantz

6-1; 6-2

PL

Haley Contreras d. Elizabeth Cameron

6-1; 6-1

SF

(2) Kelsey Jantz d. Haley Contreras

6-3; 6-2

SF

(1) Laura Fillmore d. Elizabeth Cameron

6-0; 6-0

Q

(2) Kelsey Jantz d. Kate Nesbitt

6-1; 6-1

Q

Haley Contreras d. Claire Wood

7-6(2); 6-1

Q

Elizabeth Cameron d. Aubry Mayfield

Def (ns)

6-1; 6-0

Satellite Circuit Section 1/Summer Satellite - LaFortune Tennis Center DIVISION Boys’ 12 Singles

DIVISION Boys’ 16 Singles

DIVISION Girls’ 12 Singles

RND NAMES

SCORE

RND NAMES

SCORE

RND NAMES

SCORE

F

Blake Anthamatten d. Hunter Hill

4-2; 1-4; 10-7

F

Hunter Manes d. Jonah Townsley

4-1; 4-1

RR

Katherine Lawrence d. Emma Morris

Def (ns)

SF

Hunter Hill d. Bryce Buwick

5-3; 1-4; 10-8

SF

Hunter Manes d. Clark Watson

4-1; 4-1

RR

Natalie Gajan d. Emma Morris

Def (ns)

SF

Blake Anthamatten d. Caleb Mutersbaugh 4-0; 4-2

SF

Jonah Townsley d. (1) Charles Tarwater

4-1; 5-4(3)

RR

Natalie Gajan d. Katherine Lawrence

4-0; 4-0

Q

Bryce Buwick d. (2) James Elias

4-1; 4-0

Q

Clark Watson d. (2) Andrew Houghton

4-2; 4-2

Q

Hunter Hill d. Josh Biggs

6-2; 6-2

Q

Hunter Manes d. Leon Beck

4-1; 4-1

Q

Blake Anthamatten d. Clayton Hughes

4-1; 4-1

Q

Jonah Townsley d. Phillip Halpern

4-1; 4-0

Q

Caleb Mutersbaugh d. (1) Nicholas Tiffee 3-5; 4-2; 11-9

Q

(1) Charles Tarwater d. Michael Longa

4-0; 4-0

16

Clark Watson d. Sam Nunley

4-2; 4-1

DIVISION Boys’ 14 Singles

DIVISION Girls’ 14 Singles RND NAMES

SCORE

F

Alexandra Klingler d. Madison Murray

4-5(4); 4-1; 10-7

SF

Madison Murray d. (2) Shelby Thomas

4-0; 4-1

SF

Alexandra Klingler d. Aileen Polanski

4-2; 1-4; 10-7

Q

(2) Shelby Thomas d. McKenzie Lumry

1-4; 4-1; 10-2

Q

Madison Murray d. Meg Larson

4-2; 4-1

Q

Aileen Polanski d. Peyton Roberson

4-2; 4-1

Q

Alexandra Klingler d. (1) Emily Stobbe

4-2; 4-0

16

McKenzie Lumry d. Elizabeth Trombka

4-0; 4-0

SCORE

16

Aileen Polanski d. Elizabeth Burns

4-0; 4-1

16

Alexandra Klingler d. Sarah Cunningham

4-0; 4-0

16

Hunter Manes d. Payton Wynes

4-0; 4-1

RND NAMES

SCORE

16

Leon Beck d. Jacob Mauldin

Wo (ill)

F

Scott Love d. Ethan Haydock

4-1; 5-3

16

Jonah Townsley d. Zach Hendrickson

4-1; 4-2

SF

Ethan Haydock d. Conner Nelson

4-1; 5-4

SF

Scott Love d. (1) Matt Hunt

4-0; 4-1

Q

Ethan Haydock d. Payden Cloud

5-3; 4-2

DIVISION Girls’ 10 Singles

Q

Conner Nelson d. Austin Cotner

5-3; 4-1

RND NAMES

Q

Scott Love d. Caelin Luster

5-3; 5-4(6)

F

Grace Belden d. (2) Bailey Wollmershauser 4-0; 5-3

SF

(2) Bailey Wollmershauser d. Piper Tucker 4-1; 4-1

SF

Grace Belden d. (1) Madeline Cameron

RND NAMES

SCORE

Q

(2) Bailey Wollmershauser d. Kristen Anthamatten 5-3; 4-0

RND NAMES

RR

Matt Mauldin d. Joshua Hernandez

4-0; 4-1

Q

Piper Tucker d. Payton Wooster

4-0; 4-0

RR

RR

Chris Peter d. Joshua Hernandez

4-1; 4-1

Q

Grace Belden d. Emma Rose

4-1; 4-2

RR

Matt Mauldin d. Chris Peter

4-0; 4-0

Q

(1) Madeline Cameron d. Sevyn Waters

4-1; 4-2

RR RR

DIVISION Boys’ 18 Singles

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4-2; 5-4(2)

DIVISION Girls’ 16 Singles SCORE

Emily Points d. kaleigha fields Becky Orr d. kaleigha fields Becky Orr d. Emily Points

4-1; 4-2 4-1; 4-1 4-1; 1-4; 10-3

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Satellite Circuit/Sector 1 August Satellite - LaFortune Tennis Center DIVISION Boys’ 10 Singles

DIVISION Girls’ 10 Singles

Tulsa Adult Open LaFortune Tennis Center

RND NAMES

SCORE

RND NAMES

SCORE

DIVISION Men’s Open Singles

F

(1) Monif Habib d. (2) Dominic Roman

4-1; 4-2

RR

Lindsay Perkins d. Kristen Anthamatten

4-2; 4-0

RND NAMES

SCORE

SF

(2) Dominic Roman d. Sean Tiffee

4-0; 4-0

RR

Emily Elmburg d. Lindsay Perkins

4-1; 4-0

F

David Linebarger d. Troy Holifield

6-2; 6-1

SF

(1) Monif Habib d. Hudson Dick

4-1; 4-1

RR

Emily Elmburg d. Kristen Anthamatten

4-0; 4-0

SF

David Linebarger d. Emanuel Atchison

6-0; 6-0

Q

(2) Dominic Roman d. Duncan Hughes

4-0; 4-0

SF

Troy Holifield d. Brian Carney

Wd (inj)

Q

Sean Tiffee d. Nathan Ray

4-0; 4-0

DIVISION Girls’ 12 Singles

Q

David Linebarger d. Robert Parks

6-2; 6-1

Q

Hudson Dick d. Connor Wood

4-0; 4-0

RND NAMES

SCORE

F

(1) Asha Chandrasekar d. Natalie Gajan

1-4; 4-2; 1-0(8)

DIVISION Men’s 3.5 Singles

SF

Natalie Gajan d. (2) Andie Rae Williams

4-0; 4-1

RND NAMES

SCORE

RND NAMES

SCORE

SF

(1) Asha Chandrasekar d. (3) Kate Perkins 4-2; 4-1

F

(1) Mark Middleton d. Richard Gajan

7-5; 6-0

F

Cole Skaggs d. Dakota Mitchell

4-1; 4-1

Q

(2) Andie Rae Williams d. Katey Stewart

5-3; 4-0

SF

Richard Gajan d. (2) Justin Lewis

6-4; 6-2

SF

Cole Skaggs d. Josh Biggs

5-3; 4-0

Q

Natalie Gajan d. (4) Taylor Hatley

4-0; 4-0

SF

(1) Mark Middleton d. Edward Alexander 7-5; 6-3

SF

Dakota Mitchell d. Andrew Cawley

4-0; 4-0

Q

(3) Kate Perkins d. Grace Willis

4-0; 4-2

Q

(2) Justin Lewis d. Ahmad Abd Raffur

6-1; 3-6; 1-0(1)

Q

Cole Skaggs d. William Reynolds

4-2; 5-3

Q

(1) Asha Chandrasekar d. Ally Mitchell

4-0; 4-0

Q

Richard Gajan d. Rick Laner

6-1; 6-4

Q

Josh Biggs d. Eli Anderson

4-2Ret (ill)

16

(2) Andie Rae Williams d. Rachel Hartman 4-0; 4-1

Q

Edward Alexander d. Coy Johnson

6-3; 6-2

Q

Dakota Mitchell d. Dutton Hughes

4-1; 4-0

16

Katey Stewart d. Jenna Hasz

4-0; 4-2

Q

(1) Mark Middleton d. Matt Moore

Wd (emerg)

Q

Andrew Cawley d. (1) David Kubis

Wo (admin)

16

(4) Taylor Hatley d. Catherine Limekiller

5-3; 4-2

16

Rick Laner d. Jim Poetker

6-7; 6-0; 1-0(4)

16

Eli Anderson d. Nicholas Tiffee

4-2; 4-1

16

Natalie Gajan d. Courtney Thornton

5-3; 4-0

16

Richard Gajan d. Jeff Ducato

6-1; 6-4

16

Dakota Mitchell d. Braden Knox

Wd (ill)

16

Grace Willis d. Wendy Htet

3-5; 5-4(1); 1-0(6)

16

Edward Alexander d. Steven Plaisance

6-1; 6-2

16

(3) Kate Perkins d. Cassie Walton

Wd (ill)

16

Coy Johnson d. Dennis Lai

6-4; 6-3

16

Ally Mitchell d. Annie Pellegrini

4-1; 4-0

DIVISION Boys’ 12 Singles

DIVISION Boys’ 14 Singles RND NAMES

SCORE

F

Larry Li d. Jeremy Roberts

4-0; 4-1

SF

Jeremy Roberts d. (2) James McNeese

4-0; 4-0

SF

Larry Li d. (1) Russell Holder

4-2; 4-2

Q

Jeremy Roberts d. Andrew Burks

4-1; 4-0

Q

Larry Li d. John Pense

Def (ns)

DIVISION Boys’ 16 Singles

DIVISION Men’s 4.0 Singles RND NAMES

SCORE

RND NAMES

SCORE

SF

Timothy Littler d. (2) Timothy Rich

6-3; 4-6; 1-0(6)

F

(1) Casey Cai d. (3) Peyton Roberson

0-4; 4-2; 1-0(10)

SF

(1) Robert Stevenson d. Dennis Morris

2-6; 6-4; 1-0(4)

SF

(3) Peyton Roberson d. Kristin Shinn

5-3; 5-4(5)

Q

(2) Timothy Rich d. Lynn Fesperman

6-4; 4-6; 1-0(8)

SF

(1) Casey Cai d. Madison Murray

4-1; 4-1

Q

Timothy Littler d. John Wimbish

3-6; 7-6(3); 1-0(9)

Q

Kristin Shinn d. (2) Shelby Thomas

4-2; 4-2

Q

Dennis Morris d. Ravikumar Vasireddy

6-4; 7-5

Q

(3) Peyton Roberson d. Challen Craig

4-1; 4-0

Q

Madison Murray d. Elizabeth Burns

4-2; 4-0

Q

(1) Casey Cai d. Nicolette Crider

5-3; 4-1

16

Kristin Shinn d. Taylor Johnson

4-1; 4-2

16

(3) Peyton Roberson d. Grace Anthony

Wd (emerg)

16

Challen Craig d. Hailey Huber

4-0; 4-1

16

Elizabeth Burns d. Aubrie Visor

2-4; 5-3; 1-0(5)

16

Madison Murray d. Sarah Cunningham

4-1; 4-2

16

Nicolette Crider d. Jacqueline Charvat

4-1; 4-2

DIVISION Girls’ 14 Singles

DIVISION Men’s 3.5 Doubles

RND NAMES

SCORE

F

Jonah Townsley d. Sam Nunley

4-2; 4-5; 1-0(5)

SF

Jonah Townsley d. Clark Watson

4-2; 4-2

SF

Sam Nunley d. Ryan Peters

1-4; 5-3; 1-0(3)

Q

Clark Watson d. Daniel Rorschach

5-4(3); 4-2

Q

Jonah Townsley d. Allen Shih

4-2; 1-4; 1-0(8)

Q

Sam Nunley d. Chace Blair

1-4; 4-0; 1-0(9)

Q

Ryan Peters d. (1) Ian Mullinax

2-4; 4-0; 1-0(8)

16

Daniel Rorschach d. Todd Fernandez

Def (ns)

RND NAMES

16

Ryan Peters d. Caleb Johnson

4-2; 4-0

F

(1) Henley/McGoffin d. Johnson/Stevenson 6-1; 6-0

SF

Johnson/Stevenson d. Littler/Rich

6-1; 6-4

SF

(1) Henley/McGoffin d. Lohrey/Newnam

6-4; 6-1

Q

Lohrey/Newnam d. Contreras/Cowell

6-1; 6-1

Emma Powers and Natalie Gajan

RND NAMES

SCORE

F

(1) Bogard/Head d. Roberts/Yadon

6-7; 6-4; 1-0(9)

SF

Roberts/Yadon d. Lai/Plaisance

7-5; 6-1

SF

(1) Bogard/Head d. Parameswaran/Rehburg 6-1; 6-4

Q

Roberts/Yadon d. Tiger/Tiger

1-6; 6-3; 1-0(4)

Q

Parameswaran/Rehburg d. Butay/Strong

2-6; 6-1; 1-0(8)

DIVISION Men’s 4.5 Doubles SCORE

DIVISION Women’s 3.0 Singles RND NAMES

SCORE

F

Angela Zanotti d. Katy Plaisance

6-4; 6-0

SF

Angela Zanotti d. Lisa Scott

6-3; 6-2

SF

Katy Plaisance d. (1) Julie White

6-4; 5-7; 1-0(5)

Q

Lisa Scott d. (2) Angela Holmberg

6-0; 6-4

Q

Angela Zanotti d. Nicole White

6-1; 6-1

Q

Katy Plaisance d. Rebecca McGovern

6-0; 6-2

DIVISION Women’s 3.0 Doubles RND NAMES

SCORE

F

(1) Flowers/Zanotti d. (2) Brown/Salvador 6-2; 6-2

SF

(2) Brown/Salvador d. Meriwether/Scott

6-3; 6-3

SF

(1) Flowers/Zanotti d. Holmberg/Hyde

Wo (ill)

Q

Holmberg/Hyde d. Henderson/McGovern

7-5; 6-7; 1-0(8)

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RESULTS Girls’ USTA MV BG 12-18 Summer Section Championships - LaFortune Tennis Center DIVISION Girls’ 12 Singles

DIVISION Girls’ 16 Singles

DIVISION Girls’ 18 Singles

RND NAMES

SCORE

RND NAMES

SCORE

RND NAMES

F

(3) Morgan Coppoc d. (1) Rehaana Butt

6-4; 6-4

F

Madeline Hill d. (3) Lauren Tondl

6-3; 1-6; 1-0(6)

F

(1) Stephanie Wei d. (2) Brooke Urzendowski 7-5; 6-1

PL

(5) Jacqueline Engelbrecht d. (2) Jordyn King 7-5; 0-6; 1-0(2)

PL

(4) Lauren Pickens d. Riley Nizzi

6-4; 6-3

PL

Abby Stevens d. (3) Lisa Waldron

SF

(3) Morgan Coppoc d. (2) Jordyn King

SF

Madeline Hill d. (4) Lauren Pickens

6-1; 6-1

SF

(2) Brooke Urzendowski d. (3) Lisa Waldron 7-5; 6-0

SF

(1) Rehaana Butt d. (5) Jacqueline Engelbrecht 6-3; 6-2

SF

(3) Lauren Tondl d. Riley Nizzi

6-2; 3-6; 1-0(4)

SF

(1) Stephanie Wei d. Abby Stevens

Q

(2) Jordyn King d. Alexa Butera

6-4; 6-2

Q

Madeline Hill d. (2) Shea Flanagan

2-6; 6-3; 1-0(8)

Q

(2) Brooke Urzendowski d. (5) Hannah Wille Wo (ill)

Q

(3) Morgan Coppoc d. (6) Sarah Cameron 6-1; 6-1

Q

(4) Lauren Pickens d. (8) Carly Sutton

6-2; 6-1

Q

(3) Lisa Waldron d. (7) Lindsey Buenger

6-0; 7-5

Q

(5) Jacqueline Engelbrecht d. (4) Hayden Siegfried 6-2; 6-0

Q

(3) Lauren Tondl d. (5) Jocelyn Koester

6-2; 6-2

Q

Abby Stevens d. (4) Sammi Hornbarger

6-1; 6-2

Q

(1) Rehaana Butt d. Meghan Zengel

6-2; 6-0

Q

Riley Nizzi d. Hylan Miller

6-1; 6-0

Q

(1) Stephanie Wei d. Arlette Rojano

6-2; 6-1

16

(2) Jordyn King d. Amber Hochstatter

6-1; 6-0

16

(2) Shea Flanagan d. Sophi Farid

6-0; 6-2

16

(2) Brooke Urzendowski d. Natalie Looney 6-2; 7-5

16

Alexa Butera d. Kimmie Koors

6-0; 6-2

16

Madeline Hill d. (6) Piper Huey

6-2; 6-3

16

(5) Hannah Wille d. Katy Barenholtz

6-0; 6-2

16

(3) Morgan Coppoc d. Asha Chandrasekar 6-0; 6-0

16

(4) Lauren Pickens d. Bristol Miller

6-0; 6-1

16

(3) Lisa Waldron d. Katherine Sims

6-1; 6-3

16

(6) Sarah Cameron d. Ellison Rooney

6-0; 6-0

16

(8) Carly Sutton d. Reynolds Chew

6-4; 3-6; 1-0(7)

16

(7) Lindsey Buenger d. Sally Schoenfeld

6-1; 6-1

16

(5) Jacqueline Engelbrecht d. Caroline Pozo 6-2; 6-2

16

(5) Jocelyn Koester d. Kathryn Dillingham 7-5; 6-1

16

Abby Stevens d. Miranda Erisman

6-1; 6-1

16

(4) Hayden Siegfried d. Tyranny Miller

6-0; 6-1

16

(3) Lauren Tondl d. Morgan Steffes

6-4; 6-4

16

(4) Sammi Hornbarger d. Hillary Hicks

6-2; 6-4

16

Meghan Zengel d. Kinsey Fields

6-2; 6-1

16

Hylan Miller d. (7) Sophia Smarandescu

6-1; 6-1

16

Arlette Rojano d. (6) Libby Caris

6-4; 6-1

16

(1) Rehaana Butt d. Amanda Meyer

6-4; 6-1

16

Riley Nizzi d. Breanna Feemster

6-0; 6-2

16

(1) Stephanie Wei d. Courtney McCray

6-1; 6-1

32

(2) Jordyn King d. Eren Sagun

6-4; 6-2

32

(2) Shea Flanagan d. Taylor Jordan

7-5; 6-3

32

Natalie Looney d. Mackenzie Zaloudek

6-1; 6-1

32

Amber Hochstatter d. Mallory Brookover

6-3; 7-5

32

Sophi Farid d. Izabella Dunkelberger

6-2; 6-0

32

Katy Barenholtz d. Kara Schuele

6-1; 6-1

32

Alexa Butera d. (8) Eliza Fike

6-0; 6-3

32

(6) Piper Huey d. Annie Hays

2-6; 7-5; 1-0(2)

32

Katherine Sims d. Elle Prewitt

7-6(4); 6-2

32

Kimmie Koors d. Caroline McCray

6-7; 6-1; 1-0(9)

32

Madeline Hill d. Shelby Nicholson

6-1; 6-1

32

(7) Lindsey Buenger d. Denise Chiao

6-3; 6-2

32

(3) Morgan Coppoc d. Elizabeth Dillingham 6-0; 6-0

32

(4) Lauren Pickens d. Megan Montgomery 6-0; 6-3

32

Sally Schoenfeld d. Kay Fischer

6-4; 6-3

32

Asha Chandrasekar d. Nancy Wilkinson

6-0; 6-3

32

Bristol Miller d. Ashley Beavers

6-3; 6-2

32

Miranda Erisman d. Marissa Lewis

7-6(2); 6-1

32

(6) Sarah Cameron d. Mia Goulart

6-1; 6-0

32

(8) Carly Sutton d. Maya Hamaker

6-2; 6-2

32

Abby Stevens d. (8) Kelsey Kinderknecht

6-2; 6-0

32

Ellison Rooney d. Nina Jabrzemski

0-6; 6-4; 1-0(12)

32

Reynolds Chew d. Anna Ruding

6-1Ret (ill)

32

Hillary Hicks d. Laura Fillmore

6-3; 6-3

32

Caroline Pozo d. Grace Dillingham

6-2; 6-1

32

Kathryn Dillingham d. Megan Schultz

7-5; 6-4

32

Arlette Rojano d. Abby Kayser

6-0; 6-0

32

(5) Jacqueline Engelbrecht d. Jeryn Jack

6-1; 6-2

32

(5) Jocelyn Koester d. Madelyn Hawkins

6-2; 6-0

32

Courtney McCray d. Lexie Maytubby

6-2; 6-3

32

Tyranny Miller d. Abby Gwin

6-0; 6-0

32

Morgan Steffes d. Caroline Greenberg

6-0; 6-2

32

(4) Hayden Siegfried d. Logan Morrissey

6-3; 3-6; 1-0(2)

32

(3) Lauren Tondl d. Tawni Griffey

6-1; 6-1

32

Kinsey Fields d. Suzanne Brown

6-2; 0-6; 1-0(5)

32

Hylan Miller d. Shali Schoepflin

6-4; 6-1

32

Meghan Zengel d. (7) Savannah Blasi

6-2; 6-0

32

(7) Sophia Smarandescu d. Maddy Kayser 6-1; 6-2

32

Amanda Meyer d. Rylee Tucker

6-0; 6-1

32

Breanna Feemster d. Lauren Mabe

6-4; 6-1

32

(1) Rehaana Butt d. Catherine Henne

6-0; 6-0

32

Riley Nizzi d. (1) Jessica King

7-5; 6-3

64

Alexa Butera d. Mary Streller

6-0; 6-0

64

Madeline Hill d. Rachel Brown

6-0; 6-2

64

Jeryn Jack d. Tatem Miller

6-2; 6-0

64

Riley Nizzi d. Anna Sieckhaus

6-1; 6-3

7-6(5); 6-3

DIVISION Girls’ 14 Singles RND NAMES

SCORE

F

(8) Yurie Heard d. (5) Sarah Stuhlmann

6-1; 6-4

PL

(7) Katherine Cao d. (2) Nadege Jorda

6-4; 6-1

SF

(8) Yurie Heard d. (2) Nadege Jorda

4-6; 6-3; 1-0(8)

SF

(5) Sarah Stuhlmann d. (7) Katherine Cao

6-0; 6-1

Q

(2) Nadege Jorda d. (6) Alli Hodges

6-1; 6-7; 1-0(7)

Q

(8) Yurie Heard d. (4) Caroline Morton

6-0; 6-1

Q

(5) Sarah Stuhlmann d. (3) Michelle Rojano

6-3; 6-2

Q

(7) Katherine Cao d. (1) Jaci Cochrane

6-2; 7-5

16

(2) Nadege Jorda d. Michaela Henne

6-1; 6-3

16

(6) Alli Hodges d. Laura Lorenzo

6-1; 6-0

16

(4) Caroline Morton d. Hannah Bowen

6-0; 6-1

16

(8) Yurie Heard d. Josephine Cao

3-6; 6-3; 1-0(10)

16

(5) Sarah Stuhlmann d. Olivia Medaris

6-2; 6-3

16

(3) Michelle Rojano d. Katherine Allen

6-2; 6-3

16

(7) Katherine Cao d. Jaci Smith

3-6; 6-0; 1-0(2)

16

(1) Jaci Cochrane d. Gabrielle Dick

6-1; 6-3

32

Michaela Henne d. Emily Faulkner

6-4; 6-0

32

Laura Lorenzo d. Macy Zaloudek

6-4; 7-6(3))

32

Hannah Bowen d. Alexis Lucas

Wd (emerg)

32

(8) Yurie Heard d. Shelby Wilkinson

6-0; 6-1

32

Josephine Cao d. Jessica Borsky

6-3; 6-2

32

Olivia Medaris d. Rebecca Richison

6-0; 6-2

32

Katherine Allen d. Madison Lysaught

6-1; 6-2

32

Jaci Smith d. Grace Schaffer

6-2; 6-3

32

Gabrielle Dick d. Adele Royle

6-2; 2-6; 1-0(4)

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SCORE 6-1; 6-3 6-3; 6-2

Mitchel Knight

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Boys’ USTA MV BG 12-18 Summer Section Championships - LaFortune Tennis Center DIVISION Boys’ 12 Singles

DIVISION Boys’ 16 Singles

DIVISION Boys’ 18 Singles

RND NAMES

SCORE

RND NAMES

SCORE

RND NAMES

SCORE

F

(1) Read Streller d. (3) Alex Mailes

6-1; 6-1

F

(5) Quinn Dippel d. (6) Alec Kaczkowski

6-1; 6-1

F

(1) Paul Nahon d. (2) Charlie Curtis

6-2; 6-2

PL

(4) Brady Flanagan d. Rhett Rollins

6-1; 6-0

PL

(2) Jeremy Lynn d. (1) Dylan Steffens

6-3; 5-7; 1-0(4)

PL

Samuel Crawford d. (4) Connor Sutton

Wo (ill)

SF

(3) Alex Mailes d. Rhett Rollins

6-2; 6-0

SF

(5) Quinn Dippel d. (2) Jeremy Lynn

6-2; 6-3

SF

(2) Charlie Curtis d. (4) Connor Sutton

6-1; 6-0

SF

(1) Read Streller d. (4) Brady Flanagan

3-6; 6-3; 1-0(7)

SF

(6) Alec Kaczkowski d. (1) Dylan Steffens

6-4; 3-6; 1-0(9)

SF

(1) Paul Nahon d. Samuel Crawford

6-3; 6-2

Q

Rhett Rollins d. Thompson Tong

6-3; 6-0

Q

(2) Jeremy Lynn d. (7) Sam Wert

6-4; 6-0

Q

(2) Charlie Curtis d. (7) Daniel Collins

6-1; 6-1

Q

(3) Alex Mailes d. Ryan Leap

6-1; 6-1

Q

(5) Quinn Dippel d. Jack Fay

6-1; 6-2

Q

(4) Connor Sutton d. Drew Morris

6-4; 6-0

Q

(4) Brady Flanagan d. Pierce Rollins

6-3; 6-3

Q

(6) Alec Kaczkowski d. (4) Jackson O'Gorman-Bean

5-7; 6-1; 1-0(11)

Q

Samuel Crawford d. William Watson

6-2; 6-2

Q

(1) Read Streller d. David Streller

6-0; 6-0

Q

(1) Dylan Steffens d. Vinh Pham

6-4; 7-5

Q

(1) Paul Nahon d. Will Welte

6-0; 4-6; 1-0(6)

16

Rhett Rollins d. (2) Carson Haskins

7-5Ret (ill)

16

(2) Jeremy Lynn d. Alexander Jones

6-0; 6-3

16

(2) Charlie Curtis d. Mitchel Knight

6-1; 6-2

16

Thompson Tong d. Jake Golightly

6-1; 6-1

16

(7) Sam Wert d. Matthew Rodgers

6-1; 6-4

16

(7) Daniel Collins d. (12) Robert Tung

7-5; 6-3

16

(3) Alex Mailes d. O.B. Chambers

6-0; 6-1

16

Jack Fay d. (3) Court Clark

0-6; 6-4; 1-0(7)

16

(4) Connor Sutton d. Mick Lyons

7-6(1); 6-3

16

Ryan Leap d. Monif Habib

6-2; 6-1

16

(5) Quinn Dippel d. Samuel Gray

6-3; 6-2

16

Drew Morris d. Douglas Rodwell

6-7; 7-5; 1-0(4)

16

Pierce Rollins d. Nicholas Elias

6-1; 6-4

16

(6) Alec Kaczkowski d. Jake Glazer

6-2; 7-5

16

William Watson d. Brian Heifner

6-3; 6-2

16

(4) Brady Flanagan d. Carson Howard

6-2; 6-1

16

(4) Jackson O'Gorman-Bean d. Austin Williams 7-5; 6-3

16

Samuel Crawford d. (3) Greg Marifian

5-7; 6-4; 1-0(8)

16

David Streller d. Ryan Westfall

6-2; 6-4

16

Vinh Pham d. Bradley Gleason

6-1; 6-1

16

Will Welte d. Bradford Zitsch

6-2; 7-6(3)

16

(1) Read Streller d. Christopher Choe

6-0; 6-0

16

(1) Dylan Steffens d. John Goodwin

6-3; 6-3

16

(1) Paul Nahon d. Sam Wells

6-0; 6-1

32

Thompson Tong d. Darien Ghali

6-1; 6-0

32

(2) Jeremy Lynn d. Matthew Wolfe

6-2; 6-4

32

(2) Charlie Curtis d. William Gross

6-3; 6-0

32

O.B. Chambers d. J.D. Zuech

5-7; 6-0; 1-0(8)

32

Alexander Jones d. David Graybill

7-5; 6-3

32

Mitchel Knight d. Kevin Hornbeck

6-2; 6-2

32

Ryan Leap d. John Swift

6-4; 6-2

32

(7) Sam Wert d. Philip Kruzan

6-2; 6-0

32

(7) Daniel Collins d. Jonathan Kraft

6-1; 6-2

32

Nicholas Elias d. Henry Zeiders

6-1; 6-3

32

Matthew Rodgers d. Andres Tardio

6-7; 5-0Ret (ill)

32

(12) Robert Tung d. Daniel Dezamacona

6-4; 6-0

32

Carson Howard d. Brady Draheim

6-2; 6-2

32

(3) Court Clark d. David Morris

6-4; 6-3

32

(4) Connor Sutton d. Jordan Ward

6-3; 6-3

32

David Streller d. Murphy Cassone

6-3; 6-1

32

Jack Fay d. Owen Fike

6-1; 6-1

32

Mick Lyons d. (10) Truit Gray

6-2; 6-1

32

Christopher Choe d. Darryl Roman

6-2; 6-1

32

(5) Quinn Dippel d. Daniel Martinez

7-6(1); 6-3

32

Douglas Rodwell d. (5) Conner Edwards

6-4; 7-6(2)

32

Samuel Gray d. Jack Malley

6-3; 6-0

32

Drew Morris d. Naveen Nath

6-3; 6-3

32

Jake Glazer d. Brandon Havens

Wo (inj)

32

Brian Heifner d. James Helzberg

6-0; 6-7; 1-0(1)

DIVISION Boys’ 14 Singles RND NAMES

SCORE

32

(6) Alec Kaczkowski d. Brandon Schneider

6-2; 6-3

32

William Watson d. (8) Jake Ohlhausen

6-3; 6-3

F

William Genesen d. (3) Patrick Wilson

6-0; 6-1

32

Austin Williams d. Austin English

Def (ns)

32

Samuel Crawford d. (11) Jonathan Rodgers

6-3; 6-3

PL

(2) Micah Cash d. (4) Austin Hoose

6-2; 6-0

32

(4) Jackson O'Gorman-Bean d. Michael Peters 6-1; 6-0

32

(3) Greg Marifian d. Nathan Roper

7-6(3); 6-2

SF

(3) Patrick Wilson d. (2) Micah Cash

2-6; 6-4; 1-0(4)

32

Bradley Gleason d. Joshua Marrs

6-4; 6-1

32

Will Welte d. (9) Teddy Jones

6-1; 6-3

SF

William Genesen d. (4) Austin Hoose

6-1; 6-0

32

Vinh Pham d. (8) Adam Casanova

6-2; 6-0

32

Bradford Zitsch d. (6) Michael Davis

6-3; 7-5

Q

(2) Micah Cash d. Anil Patel

6-0; 6-1

32

John Goodwin d. Roy Ju

6-2; 6-0

32

Sam Wells d. Charles Ruff

6-2; 6-3

Q

(3) Patrick Wilson d. Storm Rund

6-3; 6-1

32

(1) Dylan Steffens d. Griffin Hullender

6-1; 6-0

32

(1) Paul Nahon d. Eric Olson

6-1; 6-3

Q

(4) Austin Hoose d. Marko Tardio

6-1; 6-3

64

Matthew Wolfe d. Jarrett Ferguson

4-6; 7-5; 1-0(4)

64

William Gross d. Gabriel Kanelopoulos

6-3; 6-1

Q

William Genesen d. Jack Santilli

6-0; 6-0

64

Andres Tardio d. James McManus

6-4; 6-2

64

Mitchel Knight d. Josh Girson

6-0; 6-3

16

(2) Micah Cash d. Zachary Gwin

6-0; 6-1

64

David Morris d. Braxton Bates

6-3; 6-3

64

Kevin Hornbeck d. Cole Hanson

6-3; 6-0

16

Anil Patel d. Evan Shrestha

6-2; 6-4

64

Daniel Martinez d. Alexander Pozo

6-3; 6-0

64

Jonathan Kraft d. Christian Nagy

6-1; 7-6(4)

16

(3) Patrick Wilson d. Connor Garrett

6-0; 6-1

64

Samuel Gray d. Jeremy Lombardo

6-0; 6-1

64

(12) Robert Tung d. Alex Belote

6-2; 6-3

16

Storm Rund d. Fletcher Scott

6-1; 6-2

64

Brandon Schneider d. Tucker Clary

6-0; 6-1

64

Daniel Dezamacona d. Maurice Colbert

6-4; 6-0

16

Marko Tardio d. Austin Reed

6-1; 6-4

64

Austin Williams d. William Swift

7-5; 6-1

64

Jordan Ward d. Joseph Monaldo

6-4; 6-1

16

(4) Austin Hoose d. James Majors

6-0; 7-5

64

Bradley Gleason d. Derek Bell

6-2; 6-3

64

Mick Lyons d. Luke Howard

6-0; 6-2

16

William Genesen d. Jacob Winton

6-1; 6-0

64

Vinh Pham d. Ian Sioux

6-4; 6-2

64

Douglas Rodwell d. John Seigfreid

6-0; 6-1

16

Jack Santilli d. (1) N'quell. Harvey

6-0; 6-4

64

Griffin Hullender d. Taylor Leslie

6-1; 6-2

64

Drew Morris d. Kenneth Boykin

2-6; 6-4; 1-0(7)

32

Fletcher Scott d. Harry Bozoian

6-4; 6-1

64

Naveen Nath d. Griffin Smith

6-4; 4-6; 1-0(4)

32

Austin Reed d. Brooks Kendall

Def (ns)

64

Brian Heifner d. Nicholas Wood

6-4; 6-4

32

Jack Santilli d. Rohit Rao

6-1; 6-0

64

James Helzberg d. Amit Patel

6-2; 6-1

64

William Watson d. Michael Draper

6-2; 6-4

64

Samuel Crawford d. John Ellis

7-6(4); 7-5

64

Nathan Roper d. Daniel Liu

6-3; 6-4

64

Will Welte d. Lincoln Mitchell

6-4; 6-2

64

Bradford Zitsch d. Shawn Khosla

6-2; 6-3

64

Charles Ruff d. Louie Stuerke

5-7; 6-3; 1-0(7)

64

Sam Wells d. Wade Hawkins

6-2; 6-4

64

Eric Olson d. Brad Neunuebel

6-3; 3-6; 1-0(8)

Jeryn Jack

John Seigfreid

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GEAR UP

Is Restringing Your Racquet Important? By David Bone, Executive Director United States Racquet Stringers Association

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Yes, it is very important that players get their racquets restrung regularly. In fact, some tour pros restring all their racquets every match, whether they used them in the match or not. They do this because strings lose tension over time and they want to reduce the amount of tension loss before each match. They also do it to avoid breaking strings in the middle of a match—tour players hate losing a point because of a string and they hate switching racquets in the middle of a game. OK, you’re probably thinking, “I’m not a tour player, so these issues don’t apply to me.” Actually all of these concepts still apply whether you are a 3.5 USTA League player or a touring pro. And, if you’re a mere mortal who doesn’t restring your frames very often, there are even more reasons to start restringing more regularly. Even if you’re not playing on the tour, you probably play matches that are important to you every so often. Well, just like a pro, you don’t want a string to break in the middle of one of these important matches. Restringing regularly can reduce this risk. Secondly, over time, strings lose their resiliency. This is kind of like an old rubber band. The fibers break down and the string stops bouncing back the way it did when it was new. This means you have to work harder to generate the same quality of shots you did when the strings were new. As strings get older and less resilient, your chances of developing tennis elbow also increase. The feel of a string also changes over time from crisp and firm to mushy and difficult to control. But, you tend to adjust to that while it is happening. Then, when you do get your racquet restrung, it feels very different. By restringing more often, you reduce the need to make such a big adjustment. The last reason I offer is probably the best reason. You should be trying different new strings every so often. Manufacturers of strings are constantly improving their products. If you have been using the same strings for 10 years, you probably wouldn’t believe how good some of the newer strings can feel in your racquet. But, you can’t find out unless you get your racquet restrung. Now let me try to answer the questions that I think are even more important. When To Restring The most obvious time to restring is when you have broken a string. But other times are recommended too.

Years ago the industry started a campaign to get people to restring more often. They suggested that players get their racquet strung as many times per year as they play in a week. So, if you play 3 times a week, you should get your racquet strung 3 times each year. This program did help increase awareness and many players did start restringing more often. However, this technique isn’t really very scientific. For example, if a player plays once per week, should he really wait an entire year to get his racquet restrung? No, the truth is that strings wear out faster than that even if you play infrequently. Also, should a player who plays for 1 hour 5 times a week restring their racquet 5 times as often as a player who plays 5 hours once a week? No, both of these players are probably putting similar amounts of stress on their strings. There is a better way. Instead of just guessing when a string is worn out, try using tools to check it. There are a number of tools which measure stringbed stiffness or string tension. These tools give readings that can be used to determine what percentage of tension has been lost. For example, if stringbed stiffness measures 50 immediately after a racquet has been strung, try checking the strings every few weeks until it registers a stringbed stiffness of 37 to 35. When a racquet has lost 25 to 30 percent of its stringbed stiffness or tension, it’s time to restring. For some players, this will take longer to happen than it will for others. If you don’t have a tool for measuring stringbed stiffness, then ask your stringer. If you’ve never strung a racquet yourself, you probably don’t feel like you would know a professional string job from a bad string job. So, let me give you a few things to check for next time you get your racquet restrung. The most important thing to look for is consistency of results. There are many different ways to string that are all good and professional, but only if they can reproduce the same results time and again. It doesn’t do you any good if a stringer can make your racquet feel just right once unless he can do it again and again.

How To Find A Good Stringer You want to find a stringer who is knowledgeable and professional. Members of the United States Racquet Stringers Association (USRSA) have access to all the information, services, and tools needed to offer professional quality services. Many members of the USRSA have also taken the time to become certified. They can either become Certified Stringers or Master Racquet Technicians. Technicians who have passed these tests have proven that they are able to perform professional quality racquet service. For more information about the differences between the two certifications or to find a stringer near you, visit racquettech.com. There you will find a tool called Find-A-Racquet Technician/Stringer. This tool lists all the USRSA members and even indicates which members have chosen to become certified.

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Nine Stringing Errors To Watch Out For Misweaves—A misweave is any failure to ensure that all cross strings alternate over and under each main string or failure to be the opposite weave of the cross string above or below. A misweave will stick out like a sore thumb. Crossovers—A crossover is when one or more strings sit on top of another string instead of next to that string; they occur outside the frame in the grommet strip. A crossover can cause the string on top to sit higher than the profile of the frame or bumperguard. This can expose the string to scraping on the court when shots are hit low—over time this scraping can cause premature breakage. Notches—Notches in the main strings can also cause premature breakage, although you won’t be able to notice them in general play. Strings break because they saw into each other during play. Loose Individual Strings—Through close examination, you may find certain strings that seem to be looser than those around them. Playing will probably cause the tighter strings to share their load with the looser strings. The end result is lower tension across the racquet. Empty Holes—This is a pretty easy error to spot. Simply check all the grommets in a racquet to make sure they all have strings in them. If you do find one or more empty holes, the racquet should definitely be restrung right away. Empty holes indicate that the manufacturer’s pattern was not followed. This will void the warranty on a frame because it creates stress that the racquet was

not designed to handle. Cracks or Warping—Before playing with a freshly strung racquet, check to see if it is cracked or warped. Either way, the racquet is probably ruined. But, before you blame the stringer, make sure you are positive that the frame was not cracked or warped before stringing. Scratches on the Frame—This error might be the worst in some players’ minds. It shouldn’t affect the playability of the racquet, but it can be upsetting to you. Scratches are usually the mark of a stringer with limited experience. Crushed or Scraped Strings—Crushed or scraped strings are a sign that the stringer is having problems with their clamps. If you find sections of string with deep indentations where the clamps held the strings, it is a sign that the clamps were dirty and had to be over-tightened to avoid slippage. A string with bad scratches on its surface, suggests that the clamps have diamond dust and were not adjusted tight enough. When the string slips through the clamp, the diamond dust, which is like sandpaper, scrapes the cover off the string. Crooked Strings—The last error we mention is crooked strings. If a freshly strung racquet has crooked strings, it will probably have little or no effect on the playability. But, it could be a sign of a stringer who is not taking pride in the professional appearance of their work. l

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COMMUNITY

CONGRATULATIONS Laura Burke

Named Oklahoma Tennis Coaches Association (OTCA) 4A Boys Coach of the Year

Mitchel Knight & Jason Proctor Participating in the National Doubles Championship Tournament in New York

Metro Christian Academy Is Proud of Our Patriots!

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‘Pitch ’em in the Bin’

(used court shoes that is)

Here is a simple way for the tennis playing community to help the homeless in our community: Select one pair of tennis shoes with some life left in them, bring to Shadow Mountain Racquet Club and pitch ‘em in the bin marked, “Tennis Shoes for the Homeless.” It’s simple! Once a month Jan O’Connor, a thoughtful Shadow Mountain member, empties the bin and takes approximately twenty-five pairs of shoes to Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless. The shoes are thoroughly inspected and cleaned before given to a new owner. The program has recently been expanded to include donations of new socks, warm hats and small bottles of shampoo, conditioner and lotions. If you are interested in learning more about this project or considering a donation program at your tennis facility, please contact Jan O’Connor at kcocon52@cox.net. Step up; when your tennis shoes are no longer supporting your game, donate them to the homeless. It’s truly a winwin. So go ahead and pitch ’em in the bin.

PLUS: Spencer Papa - Edmond, OK junior player From public courts to the USTA Training Center Headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida. PLUS: More Than Tennis Camp - Fighting childhood obesity with on court instruction and virtual tennis. Pick up the October issue of

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RESULTS Photography by Will Jezek

Tulsa Tennis Club Tournament Recap

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From July 13-16, the Tulsa Tennis Club hosted its first clay court tournament in over three decades. In the 1950’s, 60’s, and ‘70’s, players such as Chris Evert, Jimmy Connors, Dick Stockton, and John McEnroe traveled to Tulsa for the annual event. Eventually the increase in professional prize money made it difficult to attract top level players. In an effort to rekindle the atmosphere of those tournaments, Tulsa Tennis Club President Diana Benien spear-headed an effort to bring the event back, but this time in the form of a junior event. Over a four-day period, top ranked juniors from Tulsa, Muskogee, and Oklahoma City competed on the clay in the 14s and 16s age divisions. Entries were open to all competitive tennis players.

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Byron Alp, the Club’s Head Pro, ran the tournament and the Club provided dinner for all players, rented stands for spectators, and gave the players full access to the club for the week. “We had a great response to this first tournament, and all of the players and their parents encouraged us to do it again, which we plan to do. Our members loved the event and we saw some fabulous tennis on a surface that most of the kids do not get to play on very often,” commented Lane Wilson, a former varsity player at The University of Tulsa and Tulsa Tennis Club member. All entrants were guaranteed at least three 2 out of 3 set matches, and in a throwback to the original tournaments played at the Club, the “super-tiebreaker” was eliminated. This required the participants to play out a full third set, which according to

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Tulsa Tennis Club Tournament Results BOYS 14s Winner: Zeke Clark Runner Up: Conner Finnerty Third Place: Micah Cash Fourth Place: Kenneth Boyington Consolation Winner: McCann Bell BOYS 16s Winner: Sam Gray Runner Up: Chase Gordon GIRLS 14s Winner: Maya Haymaker Runner Up: Jeryn Jack Third Place: Becca Richison Becca Richison

Byron Alp, resulted in more than a few very compelling three hour matches. This year’s winners were Zeke Clark (Boys 14s), Maya Hamaker (Girls 14s), Sam Gray (Boys 16s), and Taylor Jordan (Girls 16s). Congratulations! l

GIRLS 16s Winner: Taylor Jordan Runner Up: Caitlin Calkins Third Place: Peyton Jennings Fourth Place: Katherine Jezek Consolation Winner: Lindsey Johnson

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CALENDARS EVENT CALENDAR August 20 & 21 Ladies “Guest Pro” Tennis Weekend LaFortune Park Tennis Center Register at www.lafortunetennis.com or call 496-6230 Begins September 13 2010 USTA Challenger of Oklahoma Philcrest Hills Tennis Club Call (918) 299-2643 or turn to page 8 for more information

LEAGUE CALENDAR September 15 3rd Annual Bruce G. Weber Tennis Classic 9:00 - TBA Tournament begins. Benefitting The Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis. October 1-10 D’Novo All-American Championship The University of Tulsa Michael D. Case Tennis Center For information call TU Athletic Department: (918) 631-2381

September 14 3rd Annual Bruce G. Weber Tennis Classic 6:00 p.m. Kick Off party For more information turn to page 10.

October 22nd & 23rd “Guest Pros” Tennis Weekend LaFortune Park Tennis Center Registration at www.lafortunetennis.com or Call Melissa or Karen 496-6230

TOURNAMENT CALENDAR Tulsa Area USTAMV Section Family Championships - 404826610 Where: Lafortune Tennis Center/ Tulsa County Parks Starts: September 3 Entries Close: Aug 25

SECTOR 1: Fall Junior Open at LaFortune Tennis Center - 404811510 When: October 13 Where: Lafortune Tennis Center/Tulsa County Parks Entries Close: October 6

USTA MV BG12-18 Tulsa 4 Outdoor Futures - 404809210 Starts: September 10 Where: Lafortune Tennis Center/ Tulsa County Parks Entries Close: Aug 31 USTA MV CTC All Star Section Event - 404815710 Starts: September 18 Where: Lafortune Tennis Center/ Tulsa County Parks Entries Close: September 1 SECTOR 1: ISCC Hoilday Inn Express and Suites @ Bass Pro Junior Fall Open - 404817210 Starts: September 24 Where: Indian Springs Country Club Entries Close: September 20 Satellite Circuit/Sector 1 - LaFortune Fall Satellite - 404811710 Starts: September 25 Where: Lafortune Tennis Center/Tulsa County Parks Entries Close: September 18 The North Tulsa Tennis Association Lacy Slam XVIII Where: LaFortune Tennis Center When: October 8 Where: Lafortune Tennis Center/Tulsa County Parks

Arthur E. Tucker ITF Pan American Championships - 703700410 Starts: October 11 Where: University of Tulsa Entries Close: September 14

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USTA MV G12 Indoor October Futures - 404802410 When: October 15 Where: The Grand Health & Racquet Club Entries Close: October 5 Fall ADULT Open at LaFortune Tennis Center - 404814410 When: October 15 Where: Lafortune Tennis Center/ Tulsa County Parks Entries Close: October 8 Quickstart Tulsa Lafortune Tennis Center – 404826910 When: October 15 Where: Lafortune Tennis Center/Tulsa County Parks Entries Close: October 8

LaFortune Junior Mixed Doubles Tournament - 404816110 When: October 23 Where: Lafortune Tennis Center/ Tulsa County Parks Entries Close: October 16 OKC Area SECTOR 2: Edmond Wilson Fall Junior Open - 404881610 Starts: September 4 Where: Edmond Racquet Club Entries Close: August 31 SATELLITE CIRCUIT: SECTOR 2 Edmond Wilson Fall Junior Open - 404888510 Starts: September 4 Where: Edmond Junior Tennis Foundation Entries Close: August 31

USTA ADULT LEAGUE MISSOURI VALLEY SECTIONALS Super Doubles Section Championship I September 9-12, 2010 Waterloo, Iowa 10.0, 8.0 & 6.0 Adult Mixed 9.0 & 7.0 Super Senior Sept. 9: Check-in/meeting/Player Party Sept. 10-12: Play begins at 7:30am Play will be at the following facilities in Waterloo: Byrnes Park Tennis Center 1101 Campbell, Waterloo, IA (319) 291-4370   Black Hawk Tennis Club 1005 Black Hawk Road, Waterloo, IA FALL YOUTH TENNIS LEAGUE Season: Sept 13th – Oct 21st Team Sign-Up Deadline: September 9th For Additional Information contact:

SATELLITE CIRCUIT: Earlywine Fall Satellite - 404813810 Starts: September 11 Where: Earlywine Tennis Center, OKC Entries Close: September 6 SECTOR 2: Earlywine Fall Junior OPEN - 404819810 Starts: September 11 Where: Earlywine Tennis Center, OKC Entries Close: September 6 SECTOR 2: OKC Tennis Center Junior Fall OPEN - 404824210 Starts: September 18 Where: Oklahoma City Tennis Center Entries Close: September 13 OKC Tennis Center Junior Satellite Fall Open - 404824310 Starts: September 18 Where: Oklahoma City Tennis Center Entries Close: September 13 SECTOR 3: Frank Miller Jr. Open 404816610 Starts: September 24 Where: Westwood Tennis Center, Norman, OK Entries Close: September 20 Frank Miller Jr. Satellite - 404816710 Starts: September 25 Where: Westwood Tennis Center, Norman, OK Entries Close: , September 20 Kickingbird Adult Open - 404808710 Starts: October 1 Where: Kickingbird Tennis Center, Edmond, OK Entries Close: September 27 SECTOR 2: Edmond Wilson October Junior Open - 404869710 Starts: October 2 Where: Edmond Racquet Club, Edmond, OK Entries Close: September 28

Super Doubles Section Championship II September 23-26, 2010 Springfield, Mo. 9.0, 7.0, 5.0 Adult Mixed 8.0 & 6.0 Super Senior 8.0, 7.0, 6 Sept 23: Check-in/meeting/Player Party Sept 24-26: Play begins at 7:30am Play will be at the following facility in Springfield: Cooper Tennis Complex 2331 E Pythian Springfield, MO (417) 837-5800

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SATELLITE CIRCUIT: SECTOR 2 Edmond Wilson October SATELLITE - 404888410 Starts: October 2 Where: Edmond Racquet Club, Edmond, OK Entries Close: September 28 Greens Country Club Down Syndrome Benefit - 404816210 Starts: October 8 Where: The Greens Country Club. Oklahoma City, OK Entries Close: October 5 Other Starts: September 18 SECTOR 3: DUNCAN FIRST BANK FALL OPEN - 404817410 Where: Duncan, OK Entries Close: September 14 Chick-Fil-A Oakwood FAMILY AND ADULT OPEN - 404822310 Starts: September 24 Where: Oakwood Country Club, Enid, OK Entries Close: September 19 Sector 3 McAlester Fall Junior Open - 404817710 Starts: October 1 Where: City of McAlester, McAlester, OK Entries Close: September 29 Sector 3 McAlester Fall Junior Satellite - 404817910 Starts: October 2 Where: City of McAlester, McAlester, OK Entries Close: September 30 SECTOR 3: Tennis Connection Stillwater Junior Open - 404819410 Starts: October 9 Where: Tennis Connection, Duncan, OK Entries Close: October 2 SATELLITE CIRCUIT: Tennis Connection - Stillwater SATELLITE 404819510 Starts: October 9 Where: Tennis Connection, Duncan, OK Entries Close: October 2

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DEAL WITH IT

by Sheilah Bright

NET CRASHERS

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You can usually spot them early in pre-match practice as you gently warm up your game. Impatient on the baseline, they practice a few ground strokes with the enthusiasm of a sloth and then sprint within inches of the net as if marking their territory. “I’ll take a few up,” the player croons and soon you realize the true translation is “Pardon me while I knock those veneers off your teeth.” One of the most aggressive creatures of the Tennis Kingdom, these volley badgers chomp down on weak lobs and wounded service returns with bloodthirsty fervor. Each explosive overhead smash seems to work like a growth hormone, and you swear they’ve grown four inches, most of it in their arms, since the first and second set. Before long, you’re digging around in a bag of tricks that you forgot to pack while Smashmouth is drooling in anticipation of the next course. Endangered species, they are not. However, stocking up on a game strategy and understanding how to wield some net force of your own can help tame the beast - or at least tranquilize it. Here is some advice from local players and tennis professionals: AMANDA SCROGGS, 4.5 PLAYER/INSTRUCTOR/MVP NET CRASHER

My favorite place to be when playing is absolutely at the net. That is where you win the points. When playing doubles, you should look for any opportunity to approach the net. If you can, try to serve and volley. If you aren’t comfortable with that strategy, try to move in at the earliest opportunity. If the server has a weak first or second serve, look to attack it and move in. Otherwise, keep looking for the opportunity to hit an aggressive shot and move forward. In my opinion, you are not doing your partner any favors if you are stationary on the court. You need to be following the bounce of the ball and trying to poach at every opportunity. You should also be moving on every shot that is hit: offensive positioning when the ball is in the opponent’s court and defensive positioning when the ball is in your court. If all players are relatively equal in ability, the team that gets both players to the net first will most likely win the point. So, work on those approach shots, master those overheads, dominate those volleys, and win the points. Make yourself a threat to your opponents. (Editor’s note: Anyone who has been opposite the net of Amanda knows that she practices what she teaches. Playing it forward is the name of her game!) PAT EAGAN, 4.0 PLAYER/PHILCREST/PROFESSIONAL TOPSPIN LOBBER

Sometimes when I walk onto the court, I hear my opponents say, “Watch out for her topspin lob.” I take it as a compliment. When I was a singles player, the younger players tried to use the strategy of constantly coming into the net. In doubles, it was always a battle to 30 Oklahoma Tennis Magazine September 2010

deal with net crashers and poachers. Finally, I told my tennis pro that I wanted to learn how to send a message in the form of a topspin lob. I seriously worked on it. We first started on topspin ground strokes, then moved on to topspin lobs. What helped me achieve this shot was the pro’s advice: “It’s like rolling a tire.” If I see one player up and one back, I lob over the net player. If both are chewing on the net, I try to send the ball up to their backhand to force a backhand overhead, one of the hardest shots in tennis. This strategy has worked well for me in many tennis matches. The topspin lob is one of my favorite shots. I may even have it written on my tombstone since I’ve nearly killed myself and my partner when it’s come up “SHORT!” That’s the only downside to lobbing a net crasher: A lob can really burn you and your partner if it doesn’t make it to the back court. When a topspin lob does hit its mark, it’s a thing of beauty as you watch your ball sail over the heads of your stunned net-hugging opponents. BYRON ALP: TENNIS PRO/TULSA TENNIS CLUB Most net crashers are well skilled and crafty volleyers. It is important to take a net crasher out of his or her element, which means making them do things that are tough. Keep them off balance. Whether they’re serving and volleying or approaching the net, it is imperative that you remember one thing when a net crasher attacks: Aim at their feet to force them to hit low volleys. Typically low volleys result in short balls which will enable you to hit more aggressive passing shots. Aiming at their feet ensures hitting a higher percentage ball over the low part of the net, which is an added benefit. Another shot that can be used as a weapon against net crashers is the lob. Typically, confident volleyers try to get very tight on the net so the closer they are to the net, the easier it is to lob them effectively. Another way to take a net crasher out of their element is to crash the net before they do. Net crashers obviously prefer volleying rather than hitting ground strokes. Keeping balls deep during rallies and moving the ball from side to side will make attacking more difficult. By using this strategy your opponent will hit the ball short, allowing you to attack and turn the tables on them. You will be sending a strong message of your own: Pass me now. A final thought - If tennis were a comic book, a Net Crasher would get top billing as both the superhero and the evil twin: Night of the Living Net Thrasher, Attack of the Venom Volley, Revenge of the Fuzzy Ball Freakers. Love them as a partner. Fear them as an opponent. Keep playing the game, and you will eventually face off with a Net Crashernator. Learning their game can amp up your net play and could help you save face - in more ways than one. www.oktennismag.com


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