Cameron Brace-Emmert of Alamogordo and his double's partner Dennis Johnston of Ruidoso dominated the action in the Men's Open events of the Otero County Tennis tournament, October 20-21.
Brace-Emmert defeated Johnston 6-1 6-1 in the open singles final, then teamed up with him to win the doubles' championship over Darryl and Cliff Gallent by a score of 6-3, 6-4.
The Men's Singles 40+ event was won by Marc Wendlinger, who wore down Parish Palmer 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 in a war of attrition. Jeff Lazar and Jeff Murray from Las Cruces won both the seniors and senior vets doubles finals, one by a score of 7-6, 6-2 over John Genta and Rick Sotak and the other 7-5, 7-6 over Lee Gustafson and John White.
Cindy Carey and Lois Whitmire of Ruidoso dominated in the women's draw, with a perfect record in the round robin competition.
Husband and wife team Joy and Darryl Gallent won the mixed doubles event with a 6-3 6-1 victory of second place finishers Janet Santackas and Salvador Olayo.
The Alamogordo Tennis Association (ATA) sponsors two tournaments a year, monthly competitions and three drop in play days each week at the Oregon Tennis courts. They also sponsor competitions against tennis associations from Roswell and Las Cruces. The next ATA event is a turkey shoot in November.
The public is welcome to join ATA. Contact President Janet Santackas at 415 3634 for more information.