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Tennis finals action-packed

Men’s Singles 4.5 finalist Barry Kidney (left) with champion Dave Peterson, who won the match 6-2, 6-4 at the Club Sierra Fall 2013 Tennis Tournament.
Submitted by Cheryl Rubin |

The recent Club Sierra Sport & Fitness Fall Tennis Tournament featured players of various abilities and ages in action-packed men’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles events.

The men’s singles winner at the most advanced level — a combined 4.5/4.0 event — is Dave Peterson who defeated Barry Kidney in the finals, 6-2, 6-4. The men’s 3.5 level round robin winner is Micah Chavez and the 3.0/2.5 round robin winner is Patrick Connellan.

The 4.5/4.0 men’s doubles round robin winners are defending champions Russ Woodward and Chuck Phillips. A mother-daughter team, Mary Wharton and Michelle Riley, won the women’s doubles 3.5/3.0 round robin event. The mixed doubles champions at the 3.5/3.0 level are Martin and Michelle Riley, who defeated Mike and Sarah Parker, 6-4, 6-2.



Winners of each event received gift certificates to Summer Thyme’s Bakery and Deli. The major event sponsor was SPD Markets, which donated refreshments. Discounts were provided by Summer Thyme’s and Bubba’s Bagels.

The proceeds from this tournament will benefit The Friendship Club, said Cheryl Rubin, a certified tennis instructor at Club Sierra who organized the tournament with assistance from Greg Cicatelli, a certified tennis instructor who has taught at Club Sierra for nearly 25 years.




“Special thanks also go out to everyone at Club Sierra who helped put on such a great event,” said Rubin. “Nevada County has a vibrant tennis community. This tournament brought players together to compete in a different venue, experience new challenges and enjoy the game,”

A Club Sierra Fall Tournament for 18 and under junior players is being organized for Oct. 26-27. For more information, contact Rubin at 530-210-9913.

Coaches may submit game reports by email at sports@theunion.com or by phone at 530-477-4232. deadline for submission is 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 5 p.m. Sunday.


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