Texas’ Trace Fielding and Iowa’s Marina McCollom win singles titles at the USPTA Indoor Championships
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05/01/09 - Trace Fielding of San Antonio captured the men’s open title at the $5,000 United States Professional Tennis Association Indoor Championships held April 24-26, at Lakeville Lifetime Fitness in Minneapolis. Fielding defeated Cory Ross of Denver, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, for the championship. He later joined forces with Winfield Stephens of St. Louis Park, Minn., to win the men’s open doubles title. Marina McCollom of West Des Moines, Iowa, defended her women’s open title by defeating Marilyn Baker of Eagan, Minn., 6-1, 6-1.
The tournament also included events in the following categories: men’s 35 and 50 singles, men’s 45 singles and doubles, men’s open doubles competition, and mixed open doubles categories. The competition featured many of the top men and women tennis-teaching professionals in the country.
The national tournaments are open to Professional-level members in good standing. For additional information, please contact the USPTA at 800-USPTA-4U. USPTA- certified professionals may log in to the “members only” section of the USPTA Web site at www.uspta.com for more information.
Below is a complete list of results from final-round matches:
Men's Open Singles
Trace Fielding, San Antonio, def. Cory Ross, Denver, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.
Women's Open Singles
Marina McCollom, West Des Moines, Iowa, def. Marilyn Baker, Eagan, Minn., 6-1, 6-1.
Men's 50 Singles
Marty Johnson, Minneapolis, def. Lyle Schaefer, Madison, Wis., 6-1, 6-2.
Men's 45 Singles
Glenn Britzius, Maple Grove, Minn., def. Bruce Gullikson, Burnsville, Minn., 6-0, 6-0.
Men’s 35 Singles
Douglas Matuska, St. Paul, Minn., def. John Pratt, Woodbury, Minn., 6-4, 6-7 (10-8), 6-1.
Men's Open Doubles
Trace Fielding, San Antonio, and Winfield Stephens, St. Louis Park, Minn., def. Brett Morse-Karzen, Wilmette, Ill., and Kevin Whipple, Minneapolis, 6-7, 7-6, 6-3.
Men's 45 Doubles
Glenn Britzius, Maple Grove, Minn., and Raman Jayapathy, Eden Prairie, Minn., def. Rajan Keswani, Eden Prairie, Minn., and Michael Olson, Ham Lake, Minn., 6-2, 6-1.
Mixed Open Doubles
Lauren Hom, Minneapolis, and Justen Seim, St. Paul, Minn., def. Marilyn Baker, Eagan, Minn., and Geoffrey Basham, Osseo, Minn., 4-6, 7-5, 6-3.
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