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Junior tennis players compete

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – More than 20 junior tennis players competed in the South Lake Tahoe Tennis Tournament July 30 to Aug. 1 at the South Tahoe Middle School Courts.

Players, ages 10 to 18, competed in a round robin format and there were boys’ and girls’ events in singles and doubles.

Boys 14’s Singles participants included Champion Chad Kassamanni, Runner-up Adam Jarrett, Tyler Cottrill, Colton McHugh and Hawley Jarrett. In the doubles tournament Cottril decided a close final match for second against Kassamanni and McHugh the 14s doubles champions.

Girls 14’s doubles champions included Natalie Allen, Catherine Baghdikian, Maggie Lee, and Grace Bronken.

Boys 18’s Singles Champion was Greg Baghdikian and the runner up was Colton Marchessaeult. Other participating players included Grant Jones, Michael Bott, Hayden Bronken and Grant Fagen.

Girls 18’s Singles division had Angel Aquino defeating Krisha Penolar in the finals. Adrienne Gerkin played and competed well.

“All the kids played as competitors and had great sportsmanship,” said Justin Clark, director of the Tahoe Tennis Academy. “I was proud of how the parents showed their support for the yournament and the other players as well.”

The Tahoe Tennis Academy provides tennis through the City of South Lake Tahoe Parks and Recreation department and The Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe.

The adult phase of the South Lake Tahoe Tennis Tournament is planned forSeptember at the newly renovated South Tahoe High School Tennis Complex.

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