Hardcourt action heats up at Saundra Kent tournament

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The first weekend was marked with wet, brooding clouds; the second, with 90-degree heat and blue skies.


Either way, the competition was fierce for both weekends as the Saundra Kent Memorial tennis tournament concluded Sunday with crowning of eight pairs of doubles champions.


Sequim was well represented once again, having at least one doubles partner champ in nearly each division.


Sequim spouses Allison and Doug Hastings continued their strong summer. A week after picking up singles victories at Saundra Kent, the duo won the 4.5 doubles bracket by beating Kyle McKenzie and Justine Textor in an all-Sequim final. Doug added a win with David Godfrey in the men’s 4.5 division as they edged another Sequim pair — McKenzie and Mark Textor — in the final.


Sequim’s Valerie Allard and Andul Robinson won a cross-peninsula rivalry match, topping Port Angeles’ Donna Howe and Shirley Peters in the women’s 3.5 doubles bracket.


Stu Sherman of Sequim picked up a pair of wins last weekend, teaming with Debra Knutson to win the 4.0 mixed doubles bracket and teaming with Craig Heath to take the men’s 3.5 doubles title.


Sequim’s own Branette Richards and Karen Chrisman edged daughter-mother duo Allison Hastings and Beverly Hoffman 6-3, 7-5 in what turned out to be the championship match in the round-robin, women’s 4.0 doubles division.


Full championship bracket results:

Mixed 4.5 doubles
(Round robin)
Kyle McKenzie/Justine Textor def. Kent Grubbs/Louise O’Reilly 6-3, 6-4
Allison Hastings/Doug Hastings def. Grubbs/O’Reilly 6-4, 6-2
A. Hastings/D. Hastings def. McKenzie/Textor 6-3, 6-2
Mixed 4.0 doubles
Laney Boyd/Micah Roos def. Shauna Bo/Vebol Bo 6-3, 6-4
Julien Berg/Stacy Hanson def. Jeff Crumb/Sam Manwell 6-1, 6-0
Debra Knutson/Stu Sherman def. Valli Quaintance/Dean Ratzman 6-4, 7-6 (8-6)
Boyd/Roos def. Jeff Brown/Beverly Hoffman 6-2, 7-5
Knutson/Sherman def. Berg/Hanson 6-2, 2-6, 6-1
Knutson/Sherman def. Boyd/Roos 3-6, 7-6 (9-7), 6-4
Mixed 3.5 doubles
(Round of 16)
Alexis Corn/Conner Reid def. Derek Crain/Paige Witherow 6-1, 6-3
Andul Robinson/Keoki Staab def. Mark Bowman/Casi Fors 7-5, 6-3
Claudia Hayward/Kline Wilson def. Katrina Chan/Greg Robinson 6-1, 6-0
Robinson/Staab def. Lisa Corbett/John Textor 2-6, 6-2, 6-3
Valeria Allard/John Erskine def. Chuck Matheny/Amber Stanley 6-0, 6-1
Corn/Reid def. Sandy Schultz/Carl Strunk 6-2, 6-3
Corn/Reid def. Robinson/Staab 6-7, 7-5, 6-2
Hayward/Wilson def. Allard/Erskine 6-0, 6-0
Hayward/Wilson def. Corn/Reid 7-5, 6-1
Women’s 4.0 doubles
(Round robin)
Karen Chrisman/Branette Richards def. Katrina Chan/Stacy Hanson 6-0, 6-1
Allison Hastings/Beverly Hoffman def. Chan/Hanson 6-0, 6-0
Chrisman/Richards def. Hastings/Hoffman 6-3, 7-5
Women’s 3.5 doubles
Lindsay Fox/Becky Gunderson def. Casi Fors/Debbie Young 1-6, 7-5, 6-4
Suzie Matter/Sandy Schultz def. Judy Duncan/Uyen Heldt 7-6 (7-2), 6-1
Donna Howe/Shirley Peters def. Kelsey Coffman/Paige Witherow 6-0, 6-1
Howe/Peters def. Matter/Schultz 6-0, 6-3
Valeria Allard/Andul Robinson def. Fox/Gunderson 6-1, 6-2
Allard/Robinson def. Howe/Peters 2-6, 6-3, retired
Men’s 4.5 doubles
Kent Grubbs/Robbie Thompson def. Chuck Eldridge/David Pemberton 6-1, 6-4
David Godfrey/Doug Hastings def. Grubbs/Thompson 6-4, 6-0
Kyle McKenzie/Mark Textor def. Eric Brown/James Schouten 6-4, 2-6, 7-5
David Godfrey/Doug Hastings def. McKenzie/Textor 6-3, 6-2
Men’s 4.0 doubles
(Round of 16)
Julien Berg/Timothy Ozimek def. Ike Hall/Brett O’Connor 7-5, 6-4
David Chance/James Irvine def. Chuck Matheny/Dennis Yakovich 7-5, 6-4
Chuck Eldridge/David Pemberton def. Rich Riski/Matt Schubert 6-0, 6-1
Dave Gibbs/Dean Ratzman def. Jeff Crumb/Micah Roos 6-1, 6-1
Berg/Ozimek def. Michael Lee/Donovan Lee 6-0, 6-1
Gibbs/Ratzman def. Eldridge/Pemberton 5-7, 7-6 (7-1), 6-0
Berg/Ozimek def. Chance/Irvine 6-4, 6-3
Gibbs/Ratzman def. Berg/Ozimek 6-4, 6-3
Men’s 3.5 doubles
Craig Heath/Stu Sherman def. Phil Brand/Carl Strunk 6-0, 6-1
Michael Lee/Greg Robinson def. John Boetsch/Kurt Jenkins 6-1, 4-6, 6-2
Alex Beglyakov/Mike Martineau def. John Erskine/Keoki Staab 6-3, 6-4
Heath/Sherman def. Beglyakov/Martineau 6-0, 6-0
Lee/Greg Robinson def. Jeff Brown/Greg Groyowick 6-7, 6-4, 7-6
Heath/Sherman def. Lee/Greg Robinson 6-2, 6-2


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