Tennis Association Hosts its 35th Annual Open.
The Alamogordo Tennis Association saw its largest player turnout in several years for its 35th Annual Adult Open tournament, 18 and 19 April. The 89 players represented several cities in New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, and Arizona, and included one individual from New City, NY. There were 12 events sanctioned by the US Tennis Association, and 11 non-sanctioned events. Several people that played in the 1st Annual tournament, 1975, also played in this tourney. Grady Nicholson was the tournament director for both tournaments. The tennis association held a dinner party Saturday night, attended by 65 people, in recognition of the 35th tournament.
Unseeded local player Cameron Brace-Emmert won the Men’s Open Singles final, defeating Steve Katz from New City, NY, 6-0, 6-0. Number one seeds Clint Loest and Richard Vickrey, Las Cruces, defeated Steve Huebner, Roswell, and Dennis Johnston, Ruidoso 3-6; 6-2; 6-3 in the Men's Open Doubles final.
Other event finalists in the sanctioned events were: Men's 45 Singles Steve Huebner (1) Roswell, NM def. Michael Herrera (2) Albuquerque, NM 6-2; 5-7; 6-4. Men's 55 Singles Dennis Johnston (1) Ruidoso, NM def. Kaz Dziamka Albuquerque, NM 6-0; 6-3. Men's 60 Singles Robert Jack (1) El Paso, TX def. Thomas Springer Cloudcroft, NM 6-2; 6-3. Men's 70 Singles Bill Fangio Carlsbad, NM def. Robert Schreiner Alamogordo, NM 6-0; 6-2. Men's 45 Doubles Steve Huebner / Johnston Dennis def. Darryl Gallent / Barry Lawshe 7-6(2); 5-7; 7-6(4). Women's Open Singles Elizabeth Chase (2) El Paso, TX def. Emma Riggs Alamogordo, NM 2-1 Ret (em). Women's Open Doubles Alexa Gallardo / Miranda Yolanda def. Elizabeth Chase / Linda Gilliland 6-1; 6-2. xMixed Open Doubles Jose Fantauzzi / Emma Riggs (1) def. Alexa Gallardo / Robert Jack (2) 1-6; 6-2; 6-3. xMixed 35 Doubles Yolanda Miranda / Edgan Phinney def. Elizabeth Chase / Robert Jack 7-5; 7-5. xMixed 60 Doubles Carolyn Satterlee / Robert Schreiner def. Bill Rapp / Faye Stokes 6-2; 6-1.
In the non-sanctioned finals-NTRP Men's 4.0 Singles Rick Sotak Alamogordo, NM def. Edgan Phinney El Paso, TX 5-7; 6-3; 1-0(5). NTRP Men's 3.5 Singles Virgil George (1) Alamogordo, NM def. Rudy Trujillo (2) Glenwood, NM 6-1; 6-4. NTRP Men's Open Doubles Jeff Lazar / Murray Jeffrey (1) def. Steve Schuster / Rick Sotak (2) 6-4; 6-3. NTRP Men's 3.5 Doubles Robert Meints / John White def. Patrick Morgan / Wolfgang Peterson 6-3; 6-4. NTRP Women's 4.0 Singles Alma Villanueva High Rolls, NM def. Helena Loest Las Cruces, NM 6-2; 6-2. NTRP Women's 4.0 Doubles Cindy Carey / Lois Whitmire def. Josephine Gallent / Alma Villanueva 6-3; 6-2. NTRP Women's 3.5 Doubles Sandy Sanchez / Witac Anke def. Marita Meints / Cathy Waggoner 6-4; 6-3. xNTRP Mixed 8.0 Doubles Gail Richardson / Steve Schuster (2) def. Silvia Garcia / Edgan Phinney (1) Wo (inj). xNTRP Mixed 7.0 Doubles Marita Meints / Meints Robert def. Muriel (Nori) Morgan / Patrick Morgan 6-1; 6-2. yBoys' 14 Singles Cameron Riggs Alamogordo NM def. Cody Moezzi Alamogordo, NM 6-2; 6-3. yGirls' 14 Singles Karli Raggio HAFB, NM def. Megan Sampath Alamogordo, NM 6-1; 6-0.