Larry, Sue Watson win Dowagiac City Tennis titlesPublished 7:39pm Sunday, July 25, 2010
By SCOTT NOVAK
Niles Daily Star
DOWAGIAC — The beat goes on for Sue and Larry Watson at the Dowagiac City Tennis Tournament.
The defending champions stretched their respective records at the singles tournaments held on Sunday at the Dowagiac Middle School courts.
Sue Watson racked up her 14th singles title with a 6-0 and 6-0 victory over Kayla Yuhas.
Larry Watson picked up his 17th men’s singles trophy after defeating Dave Negron in three sets, 4-6, 6-1 and 6-4.
Watson reached the finals by defeating Michael McClenahan 6-0 and 6-0 in the semifinals after receiving an opening round bye as the defending champion.
Negron advanced to the final by defeating Aaron Wilson 6-0 and 6-2 in the first round and Jim Darr 6-2 and 7-5 in the semifinals.
McClenahan reached the semifinals with a 1-6, 6-1 and 6-4 win over Armapol Sarao, while Darr had a first round bye.
In the men’s singles feed-in, Wilson defeated Sarao 6-0 and 6-0, while McClenahan won over Darr in a walk-over.
The ciy tournament will now turn its attention to the doubles championships.
Deadline for competing in the men’s, women’s and mixed doubles tournaments is Tuesday at 5 p.m.
The doubles matches — men’s, women’s and mixed — will be held July 31 and Aug. 1, all at the Dowagiac Middle School courts.
The deadline for entering the tournament is Tuesday at 5 p.m.
The tournament draw will be posted at the Dowagiac Middle School courts on Thursday, July 29.
The tournament, which still costs just $10 to enter for singles, is open to all residents of Cass County, as well as graduates of the Dowagiac Union School District and current or former members of the Dowagiac Tennis Association.
For more information, contact Sonny Swartz at (269) 591-9886.