Strawberry Days tournament draws bushel of players
More than 60 players of all ages and skill levels participated in the inaugural Strawberry Days Tennis Tournament on the Community Center courts this weekend.
The junior division for boys and girls for players 18 and younger featured a round-robin format.
The 12-and-under tournament winners were Nick Zilm and Rachel Rosenberg. Cole Smith and Elli McKinley won the 14-and-under division. Glenwood Springs High School students Sean Chatelland and Caitlyn Fowler won their respective 18-and-under championship matches.
Tyson Young defeated Doug Ellis in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2, in the men’s open singles final. Bret Simon earned the men’s 3.5 division singles title on a 6-2, 6-0 sweep of Pat Seydal.
Peter Jacobson and Tim Brown won consolation finals matches in the men’s open and 3.5 divisions.
In doubles play, Ellis and Young defeated Jacobson and Brian Maynard in three sets, 6-4, 4-6, 7-5. Partners Jerry McBride and Greg Smith defeated Peter Barnes and Mark Kneepkins in a third-set tiebreaker in the 3.5 division championship match.
Gary Stakiw and Ken Heller won the consolation final 6-0, 7-6 over Dennis and Trey Fox.
In women’s finals matches, Lynn Goluba won the singles title over Debbi Cerri, and Christine Schriock defeated Rebecca Rosenberg in the consolation match. No scores of the women’s singles matches were available.
Renee Fleisher and Hattie Cleveland downed Lynn and June Goluba, 6-2, 6-3, in the doubles final.
Sue Geist and Young took the mixed-doubles final, 6-2, 6-4, over Nancy Alderson and Stakiw. Partners Fleisher and Brown defeated Tamara and Wade Flanery in straight sets, 6-1, 6-3, in the consolation match.
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Area prep basketball teams begin their 2019-20 campaigns with tournament action both home and away this weekend.