CTC’s Gender Doubles Tournament a Big Success!

Second place winners in Men’s Red: Ronald Ryer and Allan Wellard; first place winners in Men’s Red: Steve Nolan and Bill Gosiak

Penny Petersen

Cottonwood Tennis Club’s Gender Doubles Tournament began Monday, Jan. 9, and continued through Saturday, Jan. 14. The format was a round robin with each team playing four preliminary rounds over the first five days, and the finals were held on Saturday.

Of the 68 matches, 17 went to 10-point tie-breakers. It was very competitive.

There were 64 competitors (32 teams). On Saturday there were 12 matches, which determined first, second, and third place in the three levels: Red (the highest level), Green (the middle level), and Blue (the lower level). Each level had competition for men only and women only.

Men’s Competition:

Red Division: 1st Bill Gosiak and Steve Nolan, 2nd Ronald Ryer and Allen Wellard, 3rd Rick Kendall and Steve Norvet

Green Division: 1st Paul and Dave Sobeck, 2nd Lorne Cloke and Mike Gallant, 3rd Maurice Allen and Terry Braun

Blue Division: 1st Jerry Higgins and Jerson Vargas, 2nd Bill Triquart and Duane Tickner, 3rd Tony Horn and Dick Kane

Women’s Competition:

Red Division: 1st Barb Jorgensen and Julia Romanin, 2nd Mary Braton and Jeanette Curran, 3rd Cindy McCarville and Kathy Molitar

Green Division: 1st Luana Capponi and Mary Parks, 2nd Susan Aparicio and Linda Dirksmeyer, 3rd Cindy Cloke and Julie Evans

Blue Division: 1st Andi Jenack and Tammi Knight, 2nd Barbara Ludwig and Carol Trentadue, 3rd Bonnie DeGrenier and Denise Peterson

A special thank you goes to Tournament Director Jay Ketter who donated hundreds of hours to the project. Also, applause goes to the people who handled the snacks and lunch on the first and last days of the tournament. There must have been at least 10 people helping serve food during all hours of the tournament.

Don’t forget the Monday Night Tennis Clinic with Al Wagner. It’s free and open to anyone, no membership required. Then there’s the Wednesday afternoon Tennis Strategy class taught by Barb Jorgensen from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for Blue women, and Thursday night drop-in tennis, which is open to anyone, no membership required.