Dowagiac City Tennis registration under wayPublished 4:38pm Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Registration for the 40th Annual Dowagiac City Tennis Tournament is under way.
The singles divisions will be played July 19-21 at the Dowagiac Middle School courts. The men’s, women’s and mixed doubles divisions will be played July 27-28.
The cost of this year’s tournament is $7 for singles and $14 for doubles.
The singles tournament will begin July 19 at 6 p.m.
The tournament will continue July 20 at 8 a.m. with the finals scheduled for July 21, also beginning at 8.
The deadline for entering the singles tournament is July 16 at 5 p.m. The tournament draw will be posted at the middle school courts July 18.
The men’s and women’s doubles tournament will begin at 8 a.m. July 27.
Some matches could be played July 26 beginning at 6 p.m.
The mixed doubles tournament will begin at 8 a.m. July 28.
Entry deadline for the doubles tournament is July 21 at 5 p.m. The tournament draw will be posted at the DMS courts July 25.
The tournament 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.
Matches will be a best two-of-three format with a 12-point tiebreaker in all sets.
The tournament is a single elimination format with a feed-in consolation round. The feed-in matches will be an eight-game Pro Set.
Balls will be furnished for all matches.
The board reserves the right to change the format or cancel the event if not enough entries are received.
For more information or to sign-up for the event, contact Sue Watson at 782-3367.
In 2012, Larry Watson and Jim Darr defeated Dave Negron and Mike Urbanski for a second straight year. Watson and Darr have now won four of the last five men’s doubles championships.
Edwardsburg’s Alex Watts won her second straight women’s doubles title, but this time she paired with mother Tammy Watts. Alex Watts also won the women’s singles and the mixed doubles title with partner Anthony Dopp, also of Edwardsburg.
In men’s singles, former Dowagiac standout Brian LaPorte returned to defeat Marc Tyrakowski for the title.