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Strong finishes at annual doubles tourney

The weather wasn't nearly as warm for the finals, but the action certainly was.

After 75 degree-plus conditions on Saturday, the temperatures dropped on Sunday for the final matches in the Sequim Doubles Tournament that saw classic battles for division titles, including a pair of three-set matches and another that went saw two tiebreakers.

Allison and Doug Hastings retained their Sequim Doubles Tennis crowns with a stirring, three-set win in the 9.0 mixed doubles final against the daughter-father combo of Justine and Mark Textor (5-7, 7-5, 7-5).

The elder Textor got his revenge against Doug Hastings, his fellow Sequim High tennis coach, in the men's 9.0 division. Textor and former SHS tennis star Kyle McKenzie topped Hastings and David Godfrey in three sets (6-4, 1-6, 6-3) to upset the reigning tourney champions.

Karen Chrisman and Ike Hall pulled off double wins last weekend. Chrisman teamed with Dave Gibbs to take the 8.0 mixed division crown, then paired with Fay Bruns for the women's 8.0 title.

Hall won titles with Wendy Drake (mixed 6.0 division) and Brett O'Connor (men's 7.0 division).

Tournament director Laurel Cripe said a total of 51 competitors made up the 38 teams in nine divisions.

The event, sponsored by the Peninsula Tennis Club, was hosted at Sequim High School's tennis courts.



Results:

_ Mixed 9.0 doubles

Finals: Allison Hastings/Doug Hastings def. Justine Textor/Mark Textor 5-7, 7-5, 7-5

_ Mixed 8.0 doubles

Quarterfinals: Karen Chrisman/Dave Gibbs def. Reed Gunstone/Kyla Hall 6-2, 6-0; Blaire Maloney/Mallory Maloney def. Julien Berg/Claudia Hayward 6-3, 7-5; Laurel Cripe/Nicholas Hastings def. Doug Wolf/Gloria Wolf 6-4, 7-5

Semifinals: Chrisman/Gibbs def. Maloney/Maloney 6-2, 6-1; Fay Bruns/Chuck Eldridge def. Cripe/Hastings 6-3, 2-6, 7-5

Consolation quarterfinals: Gunstone/Hall def. Berg/Hayward 7-5, 6-2

Consolation semifinals: D. Wolf/G. Wolf def. Gunstone/Hall 6-2, 6-4

Finals: Chrisman/Gibbs def. Bruns/Eldridge 6-2, 6-3

_ Mixed 7.0 doubles

Quarterfinals: Duane Hulscher/Mickey Hulscher def. Louise O'Reilly/Gene Turner 3-6, inj.

Semifinals: Jeff Brown/Beverly Hoffman def. Hulscher/Hulscher 6-1, 6-3; Debra Knutson/Stu Sherman def. Claudia Hayward/Kline Wilson 6-1, 6-0

Consolation finals: Hayward/Wilson def. O'Reilly/Turner 6-1, 7-5

Finals: Knutson/Sherman def. Brown/Hoffman 7-6, 6-2

_ Mixed 6.0 doubles

Semifinals: Dave Brasher/Monique Brasher def. Mark Bowman/Casi Fors 6-2, 6-2; Wendy Drake/Ike Hall def. Val Allard/John Erskine 6-1, 6-3

Consolation finals: Allard/Erskine def. Bowman/Fors 6-4, 7-6

Finals: Drake/Hall def. D. Brasher/M. Brasher 6-4, 6-4

_ Women's 8.0 doubles

Quarterfinals: Tricia Stratton/Justine Textor def. Kyla Hall/Blaire Maloney 6-2, 6-1

Semifinals: Stratton/Textor def. Allison Hastings/Beverly Hoffman 6-1, 6-2; Fay Bruns/Karen Chrisman def. Ashley Brooks/Brenda Lash 6-2, 6-1

Consolation semifinals: Hall/Maloney def. Brooks/Lash 4-6, 6-4, 7-6

Consolation finals: Hall/Maloney def. Hastings/Hoffman (inj)

Finals: Bruns/Chrisman def. Stratton/Textor 6-0, 6-1

_ Women's 7.0 doubles

Semifinals: Katie Price/Lindsay Price def. Val Allard/Monique Brasher 6-0, 6-7, 6-3; Judy Duncan/Debra Knutson def. Wendy Drake/Sandy Schultz 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

Consolation finals: Allard/Brasher d. Drake/Schultz 6-4, 6-4

Finals: K. Price/L. Price def. Duncan/Knutson 7-5, 6-1

_ Men's 9.0 doubles

Finals: Kyle McKenzie/Mark Textor def. David Godfrey/Doug Hastings 6-4, 1-6, 6-3

_ Men's 8.0 doubles

Semifinals: Chuck Eldridge/Dave Pemperton def. Reed Gunstone/Mallory Maloney 6-1, 6-1; Forrest Beck/Julien Berg def. Kyle Cays/Cody Hanson 6-3, 7-6

Consolation finals: Gunstone/Maloney d. Cays/Hanson 6-1, 6-2

Finals: Eldridge/Pemperton def. Beck/Berg 7-6, 7-6

_ Men's 7.0 doubles

Quarterfinals: Marty Hoffman/Stu Sherman def. John Erskine/Keoki Staab 6-3, 7-5

Semifinals: Jeff Brown/Gene Turner def. Hoffman/Sherman 7-5, 7-6; Ike Hall/Brett O'Connor def. Andrew Gunstone/Waylon Lam 6-4, 6-4

Consolation final: Erskine/Staab def. Gunstone/Lam 4-6, 6-2, 6-1

Final: Hall/O'Connor def. Brown/Turner 6-4, 6-2



Reach Michael Dashiell at miked@sequimgazette.com.



Tournament champs



Mixed 9.0 - Allison Hastings/Doug Hastings

Mixed 8.0 - Karen Chrisman/Dave Gibbs

Mixed 7.0 - Debra Knutson/Stu Sherman

Mixed 6.0 - Wendy Drake/Ike Hall

Women's 8.0 - Fay Bruns/Karen Chrisman

Women's 7.0 - Katie Price/Lindsay Price

Men's 9.0 - Kyle McKenzie/Mark Textor

Men's 8.0 - Chuck Eldridge/Dave Pemperton

Men's 7.0 - Ike Hall/Brett O'Connor





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