Florida’s Adrians Zguns and Iowa’s Marina McCollom Win Singles Titles at the USPTA Clay Court Championships
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05/19/08 - Adrians Zguns of Port Saint Lucie, Fla., won the men’s open title at the $8,000 United States Professional Tennis Association Clay Court Championships Monday, May 12, at the Ibis Golf and Country Club in West Palm Beach, Fla., after defeating Fernando Sanchez of Raleigh, N.C., 6-1, 6-2. Marina McCollom of West Des Moines, Iowa, defeated Jackie Bohannon of Sarasota, Fla., 6-0, 6-1, to be crowned the women’s open champion.
The tournament, which was held from May 9-12, included events in the following categories: men’s and women’s open singles and open doubles competition, men’s 40 and 50 singles and doubles, women’s 45 singles and doubles, men’s and women’s 35 singles, and men’s 45 and 55 singles categories. The competition featured many of the top men and women tennis-teaching professionals in the country.
Below is a complete list of all the results from final round matches:
Men's Open Singles Finals
Adrians Zguns, Port Saint Lucie, Fla., def. Fernando Sanchez, Raleigh, N.C., 6-1, 6-2
Men's 35-and-over Singles Finals
Denny Rager, Fort Myers, Fla., def. Mark Palus, Tampa, Fla., 6-1, 4-1 Ret (injury)
Men's 40-and-over Singles Finals Jeff Cohen, Longwood, Fla., def. Timothy Snell, Lake Worth, Fla., 6-2, 6-1
Men's 45-and-over Singles Finals
Greg Wheaton, Boca Raton, Fla., def. Gregory Neuhart, Loxahatchee, Fla., 5-4 (40-0) Ret (injury)
Men's 55-and-over Singles Finals
Joaquim Rasgado, Hollywood, Fla., def. Geoffrey Moore Boynton, Fla., 6-4, 2-6, 6-3
Men's 50-and-over Singles Finals
Frank Swope, Naples, Fla., def. Kendall Lyon, Coral Springs, Fla., 6-2, 4-3 Ret (injury)
Men's Open Doubles Finals
Guillaume Gauthier, Tyler, Texas, and Mark Harrison, Melbourne, Fla., def. Aldo Burga, Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Cullen De Windt, Stuart, Fla., 6-4, 7-6(4)
Men's 40-and-over Doubles Finals
Jeff Cohen, Longwood, Fla., and Timothy Snell, Lakeworth, Fla., def. Brett A. Kurtz, Margate, Fla., and Bruce Kurtz, Port Saint Lucie, Fla., 6-4, 6-2
Men's 50-and-over Doubles Finals
Chuck Gill, Wellington, Fla., and Kendall Lyon, Coral Springs, Fla., def. Geoffrey Moore, Boynton, Fla., and Joaquim Rasgado, Hollywood, Fla., 7-6 (0), 6-4
Women's Open Singles Finals
Marina McCollom, West Des Moines, Iowa, def. Jackie Bohannon, Sarasota, Fla., 6-0, 6-1
Women's 35-and-over Singles Round Robin
Kasey Gladding, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., def. Sandra Bell, Lake Park, Fla., 6-1, 6-4. Gladding def. Robin Keener, Melbourne, Fla., 6-3, 6-0. Keener def. Bell, 6-1, 2-6, 6-3.
Women's 45-and-over Singles Round Robin
Susie Brown, South Palm Beach, Fla., def. Viktoria Beggs, Palm Beach, Fla., 6-4, 6-4. Brown def. Kristie Bradley, Sanibel, Fla., 7-6 (3), 7-5. Beggs def. Bradley, 6-2, 6-1.
Women’s Open Doubles Finals
Jackie Bohannon, Sarasota, Fla., and Katie McLaughlin, Tequesta, Fla., def. Kara Johnson, Los Angeles, and Marina McCollom, West Des Moines, Iowa, 6-2, 6-4
Women’s 45-and-over Doubles Finals
Mary Dailey, Delray Beach, Fla., and Frances O’Sullivan, West Palm Beach, Fla., def. Viktoria Beggs, Palm Beach, Fla., and Susie Brown, South Palm Beach, 6-2, 4-6, 1-0 (7)
Up next is the USPTA Grass Court Championships from Aug. 22-24 at the Philadelphia Cricket Club, Philadelphia.
The national tournaments are open to members in good standing. For additional information, please contact the USPTA at 800-USPTA-4U. USPTA Professionals may log in to the “members only” section of the USPTA Web site at www.uspta.com for more information and an application for tournaments.
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