Two doubles teams and one singles
netter win Manti 4th tourney
MANTI—Five winners emerged victorious in the annual tennis tournament held in Manti City on the Fourth of July, and all 38 participants braved the 95-degree temperatures.
The participants were divided according to their abilities, with the 20 who had college-level tennis-playing experience in A Division.
These 10 doubles teams, who were randomly paired, competed in modified two-out-of-three sets with a 10-point tiebreaker as the deciding set.
According to Douglas Dyreng who ran the tournament, “The matches were very competitive in the A Division with all but one match going into a third-set tiebreaker.”
The A Division winners were Paul Dyreng and Brady Aste, defeating Paul Braithwaite and Quinn Allred 4-6, 6-4, (10-2) in the finals.
In B Division, 12 participants were paired randomly in doubles teams, and most of these individuals had significant high-school-level tennis-playing experience.
The B Division played a pro set (first to win eight games ahead by two) and was won by Bennett Thompson and Grady Thompson, defeating John Willmore and Kent Larsen 8-1 in the final.
“Six young netters who are just beginning to enjoy the great lifetime sport of tennis,” Douglas Dyreng said, each played a regular set in the C Division.
In this C Division singles contest, Thane Thompson defeated Preston Thompson 6-2 in the final to win.