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Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Sports: Tie-breakers settle close-fought doubles tennis tourney
The NOTL Tennis Club’s annual me’s and women’s tournament saw close matches and tiebreakers
to determine the winners for this year.
The NOTL Tennis Club’s annual me’s and women’s tournament saw close matches and tiebreakers to determine the winners for this year. Sonja Schindler

Hot on the heels of the top-tier tennis played at the Canada Summer Games the Niagara-on-the-Lake Tennis Club held its annual men’s and women’s tournament.

“I think it is safe to say that our club has never seen such a spectacular month of tennis,” said Hugh Dow, president of the club.

“With the new courts recently resurfaced the players seemed inspired with three of the final matches going down to the wire with third-set tie-breakers determining the winners.”

Many members turned out to cheer on the players and then stayed to enjoy a catered dinner under the club’s pavilion.

And the winners were:

Womens “A” doubles
Champions: Nicole Marsh-Burke and Michelle Marsh.
Finalists: Barb Kavanagh and Mary Lou Turner.
Score: 6-4,6-2.

Womens “B” doubles
Champions: Natalie Early and Karen Rhind.
Finalists: Amanda Thackray and Sylvia Allen.
Score: 6-3, 4-6, 10-8.

Mens “A” doubles
Champions: Chris and George Bandak.
Finalists: John Pilling and Scott Lewis.
Score: 6-1, 5-7, 10-4.

Mens “B” doubles
Champions: Jim O’Gorman and Bill Devolin.
Finalists: Jim Thackray and Glen Salzman.
Score: 8-4.

Mens “A” consolation
Champions: Roman Korda and Gerry McIlhone.
Finalists: Jean Lalonde and Shawn Parker.
Score: 8-4.

Mens “B” consolation
Champions: Les McFarland and Terry Ratkovsky.
Finalists: Ross Robinson and Richard Berti.
Score: 10-4, tiebreak after 7-7.