Watts, Jones win doubles title

Published 11:12 pm Thursday, August 4, 2011

Alex Watts and Haley Jones (left) defeated Shelly Urbanski and Sue Watson to win the Dowagiac City Tennis Tournament women’s doubles championship on Saturday. (Vigilant/Argus photo/Provided)

DOWAGIAC — Larry Watson missed out on winning the Dowagiac City Tennis Tournament men’s singles championship in 2010 as he and his partner Kurt Wiesemes lost to Dave Negron and Mike Urbanski.

Watson and Jim Darr, the 2009 champions, paired up Saturday to hand Negron and Urbanski a 6-3 and 7-5 setback to win the championship.

Watson and Darr rallied from a 5-2 deficit in the second set to claim their third title in four years.

Watson and Darr advanced to the finals with a 6-3 and 6-2 win over Marc Tyrakowski and Dylan Chorba in the opening round. Negron and Urbanski knocked off Michael Robbins and David Sidenbender in straight sets 6-1 and 6-3.

In the only women’s match, Alex Watts and Haley Jones defeated Sue Watson and Shelly Urbanski 6-1 and 6-4 to take the title.

Dowagiac City

Tennis Tournament

Men’s Doubles

First round

Dave Negron-Mike Ubranski d. Michael Robbins-David Sidenbender 6-1, 6-3

Larry Watson-Jim Darr d. Marc Tyrakowski-Dylan Chorba 6-3, 6-2


Larry Watson-Jim Darr d. Dave Negron-Mike Urbanski 6-3, 7-5


Marc Tyrakowski-Dylan Chorba d. Michael Robbins-David Sidenbender 6-4, 6-7, 6-2

Women’s Doubles

Alex Watts-Haley Jones d. Sue Watson-Shelly Urbanski 6-1, 6-4