The Bradshaw Tennis Tournament is the largest tennis gathering of the year and includes entrants from Sun Lakes 1, Cottonwood Palo Verde, Ironwood, Oakwood, SunBird and Springfield. This year, there were 150 participants competing in Men’s and Women’s Doubles.
New elements were added, including Fast Serve and Placement competitions. An exhibition match was played featuring Nik Tomassian, grandson of Ken Bradshaw, after whom the tournament was named. Nik played with his mother Bryanna against Rae and Bob Lewis. The Lewises won. Three of Ken and Marsha Bradshaw’s children attended the tournament: Bryanna, Doug and Alan. Another son Bob was not able to attend.
The Fast Serve competition for men was won by Armin Flachsmann at 90 mph. The lady’s winner was Martine Blue at 60 mph. The Placement competition for men was won by Maurice Allen with 3 inches. The women’s winner was Rae Lewis with 40 inches.
The winners in each category of matches are as follows:
Men’s 4.0: 1st Tim Shum and Mario Dominguez, 2nd Jim Burke and Mike Corey, 3rd Bruce Beelman and Warren Kutchyera
Men’s 3.5+: 1st Mike Davin and Dan Thorsen, 2nd Jim Utter and Jak Demoss, 3rd Al Wagner and George Hamilton
Men’s 3.5+: 1st Bill Baily and Rick Kendall, 2nd Rick Kenny and Steve Norvell, 3rd Hal Davis and Tony Braun
Men’s 3.5: 1st Michael Wykes and Ray Romese, 2nd Paul Homan and Kaks Lagnandan, 3rd Jeff Donald and Clive Timms
Men’s 3.0: 1st Jack Veit and David Rokusek, 2nd Garnet Jones and Gary Balaski, 3rd John Arhangelski and Cannon Hill
Men’s 75+: 1st Jack Sanders and Len Paulson, 2nd Keith Nelson and Tom Lorgan, 3rd Dick Kiser and Gary Frank
Women’s 4.0: 1st Carmella Davin and Kay Wengert, 2nd Lola Bernadeli and Dar Brasch, 3rd Kathy Moore and Barb Jorgensen
Women’s 3.5: 1st Jenette Curran and Chris Ongert, 2nd Susan Stewart and Karin Herrmann, 3rd Mary Park and Ollie Johnson
Women’s 3.0: 1st Sylvia Buehler and Karen Dipiazza, 2nd Carol Rockland and Beth Zdeblick, 3rd Edith Tanniru and Dorothy Thurman
Women’s 75+: Round Robin: 1st Dorothea Flachsmann and Donna Nelson, 2nd Carol McCulley and Fay Haynes, 3rd Bobby Smith and Sandy Lepping
Tournament Directors Al Wagner and Keith Nelson were pleased with both the outcomes and the numbers of people attending the matches. On Saturday, 230 lunches were served to participants and their spouses. Other members of the Steering Committee were Susan Aparicio, Bob Walk, Bert Hustad, Armin Flachsmann, Steve Norvet, Edith Tanniru, Kathy Klotz and Dave Butler.
Look for information about the tournament or Cottonwood Tennis Club at www.cottonwoodtennisclub.com.