Determination, patience and hard work led to a series of leaders in the final leg of the Tennis Classic at Oak Bay Rec.
“It had some very exciting matches,” said Simon Vickers, tennis program supervisor for Recreation Oak Bay.
“What I loved about the tournament is it wasn’t just about the matches. It was about … determination and patience. Making it to the finals doesn’t happen overnight.”
The adult portion that wrapped Sunday, Jan. 17 finished the Classic that started Dec. 28 with the youth tournament and saw the mixed doubles in between.
“I showed up early and was out there late and there were people training for their matches. That is what a tournament is about,” Vickers said. “A tournament is a bit more intense versus just social play. It kept me energized because it was such a long tournament.”
“That’s why it meant so much to every person that was in the finals. They’ve arrived at this moment where they’re competing to be the top in their class.”
MS (men’s singles) 5.0
Austin Hoole (1), CAN, def. Adam Guenter (2), CAN, 6-0 6-0.
WS (women’s singles) 5.0
Sybella Garvin, CAN, def. Elspeth Finlay, CAN, 1-6 6-3 6-1.
Braeden James Beller, CAN, def. Sergiy Ivanov, CAN, 6-3 7-6.
Michele Yung (2), USA, def. Mika Kimura, JPN, 6-1 6-1.
Aaron Lopez, CAN, def. David NAIK Raju, CAN, 2-6 6-3 6-4.
Bill Liu, CAN, def. Justin Lee, CAN, 6-1 6-4.
Sandra Bradley, ENG, def. Logan Nolleen Dumonceaux, CAN, 6-2 6-2.
Keith Porter (1), CAN, def. Ranjan Mcarthur (2), CAN, 6-3 6-2.
Elly Mckeague, CAN, def. Bev Maclean-Alley, CAN, 6-3 6-1.
Roman Downarowicz (1), CAN, def. Gerald Doyle (2), CAN, 1-6 7-6 6-3.
Rajen Mahal and Jared Tynan Fran Martin (1), CAN, def. Adam Guenter, CAN, and Art Hobbs (3), SIN, 2-6 6-3 6-4.
Braeden James Beller, CAN, and Jimmy Perry Costamagna, ITA, def. Carmine Antonacci and Dale Mcgregor (2), CAN, 6-3 4-6 6-4.
Jadwiga Downarowicz and Amanda Heffelfinger (3), CAN, def. Evelyn Cobley and Toni Lee Kasprow, CAN, 6-2 6-0.
Ranjan Mcarthur and Keith Porter, CAN, def. Scott Gerrity and Steve Perks, CAN, 7-6 6-4.
Laurence Millet and Johane Mui (1), CAN, def. Tracy Antonacci and Rachelle Mcgregor, CAN, 6-3 4-6 6-1.
Elly Mckeague and Barbara Leslie Skillings (2), CAN, def. Toni Lee Kasprow and Bev Maclean-Alley, CAN, 6-2 6-1.