Locals square off at Saundra Kent

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Sequim Gazette staff

A low turnout in the first weekend of singles play didn’t deter a crowd of local tennis aficionados from hitting the courts at Erickson Park for the second weekend of the Saundra Kent Memorial tennis tournament, Aug. 9-11, in Port Angeles.


In mixed 9.0 doubles play, mother/son-in-law combo Beverly Hoffman and Doug Hastings of Sequim took both matches for the title. Karen Chrisman and Jeff Brown went 2-0 for the mixed 8.0 doubles crown.


Chrisman then teamed with Brannette Richards to win all three matches in winning the women’s 8.0 doubles championship, and Brown teamed with Rich Riski for the men’s 7.0 doubles title.


Hayden McCarty and Micah Roos of Port Angeles swept three matches for the men’s 8.0 doubles’ top spot.


Second-seeded Valli Quaintance and Dean Ratzman knocked off top seed Claudia Hayward and Kline Wilson, 6-1 and 6-3, in the championship match of the mixed 7.0 doubles division, the weekend’s only non-round robin bracket.


Below are division-by-division results:


Men’s 7.0 doubles (round robin)
Jeff Brown/Rich Riski def. Eric Gregg/Gene Turner 6-1, 6-0
Brown/Riski def. Eli Berg/Matthew Richards 6-1, 6-3

Berg/Richards def. Gregg/Turner 7-5, 2-6, 1-0 (5)


Men’s 8.0 doubles (round robin)
Douglas Hastings/James Irvine def. David Godfrey/Brett O’Conner 6-2, 7-5
Hayden McCarty/Micah Roos def. Godfrey/O’Conner 6-2, 6-2
McCarty/Roos def. Julien Berg/Rob Thompson 6-2, 6-1
McCarty/Roos def. Hastings/Irvine 6-3, 6-3
Hastings/Irvine def. Berg/Thompson 6-2, 7-5

Godfrey/O’Conner Berg/Thompson 7-6 (5), 2-6, 1-0 (5)


Women’s 8.0 doubles (round robin)
Allison Hastings/Beverly Hoffman def. Karen Chan/Melanie Guan 6-0, 6-2
Brenda Landstrom/Tricia Stratton def. Chan/Guan 7-5, 6-3
Karen Chrisman/Brannette Richards def. Hastings/Hoffman 7-6 (5), 6-3
Chrisman/Richards def. Chan/Guan 6-1, 6-2
Chrisman/Richards def. Landstrom/Stratton 6-3, 6-2

Hastings/Hoffman def. Landstrom/Stratton 6-4, 6-2


Mixed 7.0 doubles
Quarterfinal — Karen Chan/Matthew Richards def. Gene Turner/Shelley Turner 6-0, 6-2
Semifinals — Valli Quaintance/Dean Ratzman def. Chan/Richards 6-2, 6-1; Claudia Hayward/Kline Wilson def. Eric Gregg/Uyen Heldt 7-6 (6), 7-6 (3), 1-0 (1)

Final — Quaintance/Ratzman def. Hayward/Wilson 6-1, 6-3


Mixed 8.0 doubles (round robin)
Jeff Brown/Karen Chrisman def. Tricia Stratton/Rob Thompson 7-5, 5-7, 10-7
Stratton/Thompson def. Wendy Drake/Brett O’Conner 6-2, 6-1

Brown/Chrisman def. Drake/O’Conner 6-4, 6-0


Mixed 9.0 doubles (round robin)
Douglas Hastings/Beverly Hoffman def. Kali McKenzie, Kyle McKenzie 6-3, 7-5
Hastings/Hoffman def. David Godfrey/Allison Hastings 6-2, 3-6, 1-0 (9)
Godfrey/Hastings def. Ka. McKenzie/Ky. McKenzie 6-4, 0-6, 6-4.

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