Doug, I’ve played USTA tournaments throughout the state (Florida), and this is the best organized event I’ve attended,” entrant and former champion Monson Douglas offered Sunday afternoon.
Not only did we have the largest draws in the four-year history but we had the greatest talent as well. The weather was picture perfect with 80 degree temperatures and literally no wind, and the players responded with stellar play. Finally, we had record crowds cheering their friends on Saturday and Sunday — a minimum of 200 players patrolling the grounds around the beautiful tennis center at the Hideaway Beach Club.
Here is the listof winners:
Champions: Jackie Pham and Rachel Schenk
Finalists: Alexa and Ann Campisi
Playback: Mary Adams and Mary Husted
Champions: Mike Deluca and Ray Jean
Finalists: Ken Baker and Rick Eichman
Playback: Mike DeLazzer and Bob Slack
Champions: Darlene Roddy and Andrea Washak
Finalists: Stacey Faremouth and Carrie Masci
Playback: Lucia Sherman and Sheryl Swafford
Champions: John Rathbone and Anthony Tarakdijian
Finalists: Brian Gilligan and Bruce Young
Playback: Paul Belair and Mark Bunecky
Champions: Yvette Benarroach and Stephanie Opel
Finalists: Pam Edinger and Nancy Rhodes
Playback: Margaret Kimberly and Linda Ryan
Champions: Rene Breggerman and Henry Salisbury
Finalists: Paul Morency and Larry Regnier
Playback: Dan Edinger and Jay
Don’t forget, the Hideaway Beach Club will host the prestigious Naples Pro League, Wednesday, March 26, at 4:30 PM with 32 of the finest pros in Lee and Collier County. Please contact Tennis Director Doug Browne if you are interested in attending. Wilson has offered a free tennis racket as one of the big promotions during this exciting event.
Doug Browne is the Hideaway Beach Tennis Director and the new Collier County USPTA Pro of the Year. Additionally, Doug has been the International Hall of Fame Director of Tennis this past summer. Doug has been writing a tennis column for the past fifteen years and welcomes your feedback.