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Lucky Fox Tourney gets large turnout


Local tennis players do well at yearly benefit event


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Domenic Curtis, of Almont, prepares to connect on a forehand shot at the Lucky Fox Tennis Tournament this past weekend. photo by Kevin Kissane.

July 22, 2009
ALMONT — Almont earned five titles and claimed two seconds at the Fourth Annual Lucky Fox Open Tennis Tournament this past weekend.

The three-day event, which ran Friday through Sunday, attracted a field numbered at 120 entries for the second straight year.

The weather was a bit more cooperative than it was a year ago when we were hampered by rain throughout," event organizer Nathan Immekus said. "This time around we had a few rain delays but overall it wasn't that bad," he emphasized.

"I was pleased with the turnout we had. I would like to thank the players who came out and those who helped running the event for making it a success."

Here is a flight by flight recap of how the tournament went:

Open Doubles- The Almont combination of Dave Grant and Nathan Immekus fell by a 3-6, 0-6 count to the team of Chris Scroggs and Thomas Bond.

Boys' 18 U Doubles- The Romeo team of Rumschlag and Vinckier earned a championship win against Almont's Alex Schubert and Michelle Fox.

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Chaylyn Henderson, of Imlay City, concentrates on an incoming shot at the Lucky Fox Tourney. photo by Kevin Kissane.
Boys 14 U Doubles- The Almont combination of Domenic Curtis and Mitchel Bulger generated a 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 title match win against Romeo's Alex Vedolich and Jake Petz.

Girls' 18 U Doubles- The team of Imlay City's Chaylyn Henderson and Almont's Jessica Dayton earned a default championship match win against the Romeo team of Winarski and O'Dell.

Boys 18 U Singles- Matt Bulger, of Almont, took flight honors with a 3-6, 6-2, 1-0 (7) triumph against Armada's Tyler Kinch.

Boys 16 U Singles- Austen Matheney, of Armada, claimed the title with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Fraser's Benjamin Lamers.

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Boys' 14 U Singles- Alex Vedolich, of Romeo, took flight honors with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Armada's Ryan Carlson.

Women's Open Singles- Rachel Fox, of Almont, claimed flight honors.

Girls' 18 U Singles- Michelle Fox, of Almont, won the title on the strength of a 6-4, 6-2 win against Romeo's Alyssa Vinckier.

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