Steamboat Springs This is Janis and Bill McGinnis first summer in Steamboat Springs.
But they introduced themselves to the local tennis community by winning the 3.0 mixed doubles division at last weekend's 2002 Steamboat NTRP Tennis Championships.
Both Janis and Bill play in local leagues at the Tennis Center and Janis subs at the Health & Recreation Center when she gets the chance.
But this weekend's win was the first major title for the couple since they moved here earlier this summer from the Denver area.
"This was a very competitive tournament," Janis said. "Having it here in Steamboat makes local players step up their game."
Janis said the win was even more special since her husband is recovering from a heart attack he suffered just eight weeks ago.
"We were kind of testing the waters," Janis said. "Everything went really well."
The NRTP tournament was the largest held in Steamboat Springs this summer. More than 300 players took part in the event, which was played at the tennis center and other area courts including those at the Ranch at Steamboat, Walton Village Condominiums, Snowflower Condominiums and the Catamount Ranch and Club.
"We were blessed with great weather, " Tournament Organizer Jim Swiggart said. "It was also essential to have our four new hard courts and the help of more than 15 volunteers from the local tennis community. This event is known as a premier tennis vacation weekend in the Intermountain Region."
The only other champion from Steamboat Springs was Meg Tully in the women's 3.0 division. She defeated Julie Stogsdill of Fort Collins in a 6-3, 6-0 finals match.
Men's 3.0 singles Darren Copeland, Denver, def. Andrei Rogers, Boulder, 6-1, 5-7; 6-1.
Men's 3.5 singles Ed Drummond, Denver, def. Dan Anderson, Golden, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3.
Men's 3.5 doubles Doug Helmerich and Ken Wartell, def. Ron Bergeson and Pat Crane, 6-2, 6-7 (3), 6-3.
Men's 4.0 singles Richard Gilbert, Boulder, def. Chris Myers, Broomfield, 6-3, 2-6, 6-4.
Men's 4.0 doubles Richard Gilbert and Jim Rapp def. Paul Hughes and Tim McHarg 7-5, 1-6, 6-1.
Men's 4.5 singles Daniel Lewis, Fort Collins, def. Ed Mooney, Steamboat, 6-1, 6-0.
Men's 4.5 doubles Daniel Lewis and Dave MacMaster, def., Paige Hiatt and Mike Lammens, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3.
Men's 5.0 singles Marshall Carpenter, Denver, def. Martin Coe, Brighton, 6-4, 7-6 (3)
Men's 5.0 doubles Marshall Carpenter and Doug Kazarosian (round robin)
Women's 3.0 singles Meg Tully, Steamboat, def. Julie Stogsdill, Fort Collins, 6-3, 6-0.
Women's 3.0 doubles Jennifer Pavlik and Lynette Richardson def. Kristin Andersen and Taryn Archer 6-2, 7-5.
Women's 3.5 singles Mary Lovrien, Boulder, Jean Micketti, Denver, 6-4, 6-3.
Women's 3.5 doubles LeeAnn McCallum and Nancy Wood, def. Angela Jones and Debbie Welsh 7-5, 6-3.
Women's 4.0 singles Kimberly Cobb, Carbondale, def. Katherine Sherr, Denver, 6-2, 6-1.
Women's 4.0 doubles Liz Duxbury and Patrice Lorenzen def. Christine Casey and Lara Moravek.
Women's 4.5 singles Cindy MacMaster, Fort Collins, def. Karen Connell, Steamboat, 6-4, 6-1.
Women's 4.5 doubles Kristy Marocchi and Tracy McGeary, def. Jennifer Bretall and Sarah Patterson, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2.
Mixed 3.0 Bill McGinnis and Janis McGinnis def. Gloria Geier and Michael Geier 6-2, 6-4.
Mixed 3.5 Angela Jones and Steve Thompson def. Stacey Gilmore and John Patterson 6-2, 6-4.
Mixed 4.5 Cindy MacMaster and Dan MacMaster def. Rick Lathrop and Adella Redalen 6-2, 6-4.