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East County Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010 7 years ago

Tennis champions crowned at The Meadows

by: Jen Blanco Sports Editor

More than 150 seniors from around the world gathered at The Meadows Country Club in Sarasota for the Meadows Super Senior Grand Prix Tennis Tournament Feb. 15-20.

The tournament, sanctioned by the United States Tennis Association and the International Tennis Federation, was the sixth stop on the Florida Grand Prix Senior Circuit, drawing 170 players to compete in men’s singles and doubles matches.

Top players from around the world included: Clem Hopp, ranked No. 1 in the world in men’s 80 singles, Joe Bachmann, ranked No. 1 in the United States in men’s 70 singles, and Larry Turville, formerly ranked No. 2 in the world in men’s 55 singles.

Players competed in 13 different age divisions for prize money. This year’s 55 doubles champion was The Meadows Country Club’s own tennis professional Jon Shaw. Other champions and finalists include:

Division:                              Champion                                                 Finalist

55 Singles                           Larry Turville                                        Anders Johansson

60 Singles                           Wolfgang Jaeger                                    Allan Thomsun

65 Singles                           Andrew Gladsen                                    Richard Ferguson

70 Singles                           Joe Bachmann                                        Ben Varn

75 Singles                           Oz Winters                                             Dick Crawford

80 Singles                           Clem Hopp                                             Joe Beeson

85 Singles                           Richard Collier                                       Robert Klein

55 Doubles                         Jon Shaw/Larry Turville                         Joe Gratton/Dan McClure

60 Doubles                         Frank Bova/George Dalphon                  Bill Plummer/Arnie Vance

65 Doubles                         Richard Ferguson/Bill Plummer             Richard McGrath/Charles Muntan

70 Doubles                         Joe Bachmann/Mike Davies                   Frank Hagelshaw/Leon Kennedy

75 Doubles                         Peter Crewe/George McCabe                 Thomas Frew/George Pittas



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