Watson, Darr receive No. 1 seedPublished 12:13am Thursday, July 26, 2012
Defending champions Larry Watson and Jim Darr have received the No. 1 seed for the Dowagiac City Tennis mens doubles tournament Saturday.
Watson and Darr will be looking for their third championship in four years.
Last year, the pair defeated the 2010 champions Dave Negron and Mike Urbanski 6-3 and 7-5.
Watson and Darr will face Sonny Swartz and Ethan Dussel in the opening round at 8 a.m. Saturday.
Negron and Urbanski will be the No. 2 seed. They will face Scott Marshall and Terry Procter in the first round.
Edwardsburg’s Alex Watts will return to defend her womens doubles championship, but it will be with a new partner.
Watts and Eddies teammate Haley Jones won the championship in 2011 as they defeated Sue Watson and Shelly Urbanski 6-1 and 6-4.
Watts will team with Tammy Watts to face Watson and Alyssa Robbins in the only match at 8 a.m.
The mixed doubles tournament will be a round robin as only three teams entered this year.
Watts teamed with Anthony Dopp of Edwardsburg to claim the championship last season. They return to defend their crown at the Dowagiac Middle School courts Sunday morning.
Sue Watson and Scott Marshall will take on Alyssa and Michael Robbins in the first match of the day at 8 a.m. Team Robbins will face Watts and Dopp in the second round at 10 a.m. with Watson and Marshall facing Watts and Dopp at 1 p.m. in the final round.