Tennis tournament features large field, tight competition



Steamboat NTRP Tennis Tournament


Men's 3.5 singles

David Ellegood def. Patrick Sullivan, 6-3, 6-4

Men's 4.0 Singles

Richard Lathrop, def. Timmy Bromell, 6-1, 6-2

Men's 4.5 singles

Philip Loprinzi def. David Hand, 6-3, 6-3

Men's 5.0 singles

Jordan Jacob def. Louis Nijsten, 6-2, 5-7, 6-4

Women's 3.0 singles

Terri Simpson def. Shelby Treloar, 6-4, 6-4

Women's 3.5 singles

Darby Dale-Burger def. Janne Siegel, 6-1, 7-5

Women's 4.0 singles

Kathryn Nichols def. Christine Molek, 6-4, 7-5

Women's 4.5 singles

Nora Harrison def. Courtney Ahn, WD (inj)

Men's 3.5 doubles

Bruce Karlberg and Brian Karlberg def. David Ellegood and David Russell, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (2), 6-2

Men's 4.0 doubles

Todd Chancey and John Darden def. Craig Claxton and Hector Hornedo, 7-5, 6-1

Men's 4.5 doubles

Martin Coe and David Hand def. Monty Johnson and John White, 7-6 (2), 6-2

Women's 3.0 doubles

Shelby Treloar and Sheri Wanamaker def. Rejeanne Bennett and Tanya Kunkel, 6-1, 6-3

Women's 3.5 doubles

Jennifer Bui and Stephanie Greco def. Judy Barrett and Carol Hiller, 6-4, 6-3

Mixed 3.0 doubles

Juanaita Garcia and Rudy Garcia def. Rejeanne Bennett and Frank Bennett, 6-2, 6-3

Mixed 3.5 doubles

Tasha O'Flannigan and Wade Wykert def. Alan Gillespie and Kimberly Willmette, 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (4)

Mixed doubles 4.0

Kim Holpp and Tom Williams def. Richard Lathrop and Debbie Lathrop, 6-4, 7-5

Mixed 4.5 doubles

Chip Hudson and Tracy McGeary def. Ania Chavez and Charles Major, 6-4, 7-6 (6).

— The 2009 Steamboat NTRP Tennis Tournament wrapped up Sunday after enjoying its largest field in five years.

The tournament saw 228 players battle through 115 matches before its champions were decided Sunday afternoon at the Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs.

"Successfully hosting 228 players and another 200 family members and supporters is only possible with our great staff all pulling together," tournament director Jim Swiggart said. "We put on a record 115 matches on Friday alone, got a little backed up Saturday with the weather and had a beautiful Sunday. For this date in August, participation was a record for the center."

The tournament included 20 locals, several of whom made deep runs.

Steamboat Springs players battled it out for the women's 3.5 singles title. Darby Dale-Burger beat Janne Siegel, 6-1, 7-5.

Hayden tennis player Louis Nijsten, meanwhile, couldn't come from behind to win the top men's division, the Men's 5.0 singles.

Nijsten lost the first set, 6-2, but rallied to take the second, 7-5. He lost the match after falling in the third set, 6-4.

The weekend's tournament attracted athletes from across Colorado and 14 different states.


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