The 28th annual TURKEY Tournament is a wrap! What a wonderful weekend we had of competitive tennis.
Completed draws are posted below. I wanted to give you some of the weekend’s highlights so . . . here’s your run down.
WOMEN’S SINGLES: At the 3.0 level, Samantha Medina defeated #2 seed Camille Reyes 6-4,6-1; at the 4.0 level, Alba Chocron defeated Kassandra Moffitt 2-6,6-3,6-3; at the 4.5 level, Marie Lutz went unchallenged and won easily as did Caroline Kutach in the women’s open singles.
MEN’S SINGLES: Draws were large especially at the 3.5 and 4.0 levels. At the 3.0 level, Daniel Helbig defeated #2 seed Andy Ornes 6-1,1-6,7-5; at the 3.5 level, Marcello Garza defeated Roland DeLeon 6-3,6-0; at the 4.0 level, Yugi Saito defeated #3 seed Matthew Keller 6-3,6-2; at the 4.5 level, Gilbert Carbajal Jr. defeated Robert Williams in three sets 6-2,6-7,6-2 and in the Open, Ross Marzetti defeated Erhard Asaad in three sets.
WOMEN’S DOUBLES: At the 3.0 level, Angie Cave & Joan Millwater defeated Myrtha Horton & Peggy Ussery 6-4,6-4; at the 4.0 level, #1 seeds Terry Garza & Catherine Dooley beat a tough Cantor/Threadgill team in three sets 0-6,6-4,6-4 to meet #2 seeds Andrea Turk & Claudia Samienego, who didn’t have it any easier getting by Connie Goldman & Julie Schawe 7-6,7-6. Terry Garza & Catherine Dooley went on to take the final. In the Women’s Open Doubles, Eva Dench & Lara Perry edged out #1 seeds Hannah Rafferty & Ann Wellford 6-2,5-7,6-4 and then went on to win easily in the finals.
MEN’S DOUBLES: Draws were large at the 3.5 and 4.0 levels. At the 3.5 level, Phillip Zook & Stephen Gentile defeated Ken Coleman & Mark Lee 6-3,6-2; at the 4.0 level, Paul Gutierrez & Todd Spears defeated #2 seeds Matt Guiver & Yuji Saito 6-4,5-7,6-2; at the 4.5/5.0 level, Ryan Gregory & Jake Joping defeated the father son team of David & Deuce Daniel in three sets; in the Open, Diego Salinas & Ross Marzetti received a default win from an injured Luis Moreno and partner Estevan San Miguel.
MIXED DOUBLES: All mixed draws were competitive with the father/daughter team of Bret & Kaylee Royal winning the mixed 6.0 division; the mixed 7.0 doubles draw saw Matt & Angel Schneider take home the turkeys; at the 8.0 level, Ignacio & Sanya Rivera, took the title and turkeys; at the open level, a very strong Bo Baughman & Francisco Garcia defeated Diana Bean & Graidyn Bowe 6-2,6-1.
I would like to thank my Green Tree staff for all their help in making the tournament run smoothly and successfully. Eric Romasanta headed up the tourney desk at Blossom with my long time friend, Debbie Lowry; Jacob Carcano handled the tourney desk at Green Tree and Jessica Reyes handled all the tourney registrations and database. Thanks also to Sheri Anderson who always helps us with anything we need help with. A special thanks to Patrick Johnson for letting use Blossom Tennis Center and his wonderful staff who are so easy to work with.
We had a wonderful weekend of tennis and we thank all of you who played in this very special and unique tournament. We wish you a wonderful Holiday season!
Courtney & the Green Tree Staff.