The Guayabitos Tennis Club hosted its 2014 tennis tournament in three days of hot action under the searing February Mexico sun.
A total of 48 players squared off, 16 players in the men’s “A” division, 16 in the “B” division and 16 in the women’s.
The women’s “A” final winners were Tracy Schlegel and Annie Scholton, defeating Helen Glennie and Inge Schricker. In the “B” finals Dana Day and Mindy Campbell emerged victorious over Donna Arsenault and Carol Woolsey. The women’s competition was held Monday, February 10.
In the men’s “A” championship match on Friday, February 7, Luis Martinez and Desi Desrochers triumphed over Maurice Loeub and Craig Hoge. The “B” final played out on Tuesday February 4, and Paul Mutch and Michel Talbot defeated Murray Follet and Ron MacKereth.
Maurice Loeub and Lori Gillard were the tournament coordinators.
The Guayabitos Tennis Club facilities are maintained by fees from players. It is considered to be one of the more affordable places to play tennis in Jaltemba Bay and the surrounding area. Year-round and shorter term memberships are available and are enjoyed by residents and tourists alike.
Men’s “A” Division
Luis Martinez and Desi Desrochers: The Winnas!
Good match! Champions Martinez (left) and Desrochers congratulate runners-up Craig Hoge and Maurice Loeub on a game well-played. The match went to a tie-break.
Semi-finalists: Martinez (left) and Desrochers defeated Pierre Tremblay and Flip Baldwin.
Semi-finalists Loeub (left) and Hoge made it to the finals by defeating Carlos Palomera and Chris Evans.
Men’s “B” Division
Los campiones “B”: Michel Talbot and Paul Mutch don their victory caps. They won in a tie-break.
High Fives all around as runners-up Murray Follet (left) and Ron MacKereth congratulate Paul Mutch and Michel Talbot on their triumph.
Semi-finalists: Bruce Roberts (left), Dennis Hoffart, Jim Stewart and Ray Isaacs.
Tournament co-coordinator Maurice Loeub displays the prizes: championship chapeaux for the guys and gals.
Meantime fellow co-ordinator Lori Gillard keeps an eye on the action with competitor Chris Evans of Powell River, B.C., Canada.
The matches drew a crowd… and some clowns, as well.
“A” Division finalists: Schlegel (left), Schricker, Scholton and Glennie.
“B” Division finalists: Day, Campbell, Woolsey and Arsenault.
by Gerry Soroka
For more information about the Guayabitos Tennis Club, contact Lori Gillard at firstname.lastname@example.org
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