Local Tennis News
As of 9-15-13
The ninth annual All Island Tennis
Championships last weekend at Farm Neck raised more than $16,000 for
Hospice of Martha's Vineyard. A successful silent auction, organized by
Lorry Eible of Edgartown, bolstered the total funds.
One hundred players competed in 11 divisions. The
highlights included Todd Hollister winning titles in two divisions,
along with youngsters Kat Roberts and Elizabeth Williamson moving up to a
higher division and winning the women's 8.0 championship.
Full results of the main draw: Singles:
Men's 4.0 (round robin) winner: Jim Zappacosta, finalist: David Walker;
Men's 4.5 (round robin) winner: Tim Tunis, finalist: Jock Cooperrider;
Doubles: Juniors: Jacob Gilligan and Jack Patten defeated Jack Garrett
and Max Potter 3-6, 6-1, 10-0 (third set tie
breaker); Men's 7.0 (round robin) winners: Todd Hollister and Sandy
Ray, finalists: David Lowry and Chuck Parrish; Men's 8.0: Gregg
Caledonia and Scott Nicol defeated Ken Monahan and Arthur Stafford 6-2,
6-2; Men's 9.0: Tim Tunis and Tyson Tyler defeated Mark Andrews and
Patrick Tzanis 7-5, 6-4; Mixed 7.0: Lynn Blake and Todd Hollister
defeated Deb Fanton and Russell Hawkins 6-4, 4-6, 10-4; Mixed 8.0: Keith
Cippolaro and Robin Malouf defeated Lili Cooperrider and Skip Dostal
6-4, 6-2; Mixed 9.0: Debbie Cooper and Randolph Lindsay defeated Sue
Kimball and Arthur Stafford 6-3, 7-5; Women's 7.0: Michelle Bettencourt
and Jeannie Holenko defeated Natalie Krauthamer and Anne Williamson 6-7,
6-1, 10-7; Women's 8.0: Kat Roberts and Elzabeth Williamson defeated
Mary Breslauer and Laura Schroeder 6-1, 3-6, 10-3.
USTA Tennis Comes to Martha’s Vineyard
Welcome Martha’s Vineyard Community Tennis
Tennis is booming on the Vineyard! While it has always been a popular summer activity, tennis has taken off in the past decade as a year round sport. Since then, courts are always in use and tournaments are held year round. Women’s and men’s leagues of all abilities bring out hundreds of players each spring and fall, and children’s tennis programs have doubled in size, assuring a growing tennis population for years to come.
To keep this enthusiasm alive and assist players of all abilities in enjoying tennis, a new association has been formed. Last month a group of island tennis players and professionals established Martha’s Vineyard Community Tennis, or MVCT. Approved by the United States Tennis Association (USTA), MVCT is an officially sponsored Community Tennis Association.
The goal of MVCT is to promote and develop tennis on Martha’s Vineyard through a variety of programs and services. MVCT will provide information to the public regarding tennis leagues, tournaments, clinics, court locations, tennis pros and their club affiliations, and exhibition matches. While only in existence for a month, MVCT has already received a grant from the USTA. Part of this money will be used to publish a directory of tennis players, making it easier for players to find tennis partners for matches and to broaden the scope of players island-wide.
One of the first events MVCT will sponsor is a tennis tournament, hosted at the Vineyard Youth Tennis Center, to raise money to help purchase uniforms for the high school girls and boys tennis teams. The event will be held March 27 and 28. The entry fee is $50 per adult. The founding members of MVCT are: Ron Forrester, Nina Bramhall,, John Cahill, Kim Averill, Ken Armstead, Mas Kimball, Lorne Lewis, Sarah Moore, , Tony Omer and Scott Smith.
For anyone interested in learning more about Martha’s Vineyard Community Tennis, volunteering, making a donation, or being listed in the tennis directory, please email the group at: email@example.com