Saturday, March 10, 2012

Gulf Harbour Club Championship Mixed Doubles

Gulf Harbour is wrapping up its Club Championships this weekend with the Mixed Doubles event. There will be no repeat champions this time around, but there are some finals match-ups that should prove to be very entertaining.

In the All Aces Division, Maxwell Thompson and Diane Johannes beat defending Champions Alan Canfield and Deb Naumann in straight sets and will face former Champion Chip Graddy, who is teamed this time around with newcomer Pam Waddell. Graddy and Waddell beat Geoff Negin and Amy Markovic in three sets in the semis. 

In the Ball Bashers Flight A, Frank Kaplan and Monde Breton beat Eddie Dance and Amy Ciarrocchi in straight sets, and will face Rich Fox and former Champion Lili Canfield. Rich and Lili beat Tom and Bev Auda in straight sets to reach the final. Amy is working her back from knee surgery, and we hope her efforts won’t set her back. 

In the Ball Bashers Flight B, David Martin and Ruth Edelman will face Tom & Linda VanWyk. Martin and Edelman won a tough three-setter against Preston and Carlotta Clark, and the VanWyks beat Dave Russ and Lori Frantz in straight sets.

In the Court Crashers Division, Ron and Marvel Jones got past Scott Schmidt and Linda Riedl in the semis, and will take on Mark Davis and Jackie Jewel who defeated Sy and Nancy Davis to reach the final. 

The Court Crashers will be played at 9:30am, Ball Bashers Flight B at 10am, and the other two finals will begin at 12pm. 

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