Tourney moves indoors


Fuduric sisters among the winners

By Mike Miller - sports@limanews.com



Shawnee’s Jake Liddle prepares to return a shot during first round play of the Lima Area Tennis Association men’s singles tournament Friday at Westwood Tennis and Fitness Center. Action was moved indoors due to the rain.

Shawnee’s Jake Liddle prepares to return a shot during first round play of the Lima Area Tennis Association men’s singles tournament Friday at Westwood Tennis and Fitness Center. Action was moved indoors due to the rain.


Results, schedule

Women

First round

Katie Clark beat Esther Bolon 7-6, 6-1

Round of 16

Marina Fuduric beat Katie Clark 6-0, 6-0

Lauren Snider beat Ruby Bolon 5-7, 6-4, 10-4

Sanjana Rajasekaran beat Michaela Rutter 6-4, 6-1

Julianna Hotmire beat Madison Schroeder 6-1, 6-0

Mackenzie Wills beat Makayla Schroeder 6-2, 6-0

Erin Hotmire beat Kelsey Flowers 6-1, 6-2

Lucia Fuduric beat Katie Wright 6-0, 6-3

Kaitlin Snider beat Miranda Wills 6-2, 6-1

Saturday’s quarterfinals

M. Fuduric vs. L. Snider

Rajasekaran vs. J. Hotmire

Wills vs. E. Hotmire

L. Fuduric vs. K. Snider

Men

First round

Kevin Recker beat John Doll 6-0, 6-3

Round of 16

Jake Liddle beat Timmy Rutter 6-1, 7-5

Ben Brinkman beat Isaac Elstro (default)

Michael Rutter beat Jeff Kaufman 6-2, 6-0

Emerson Hager beat Craig Recker 6-2, 6-0

Scott Wills beat Jack Gilberg 6-1, 6-3

Jason Barton beat Kannen Wannamaker 6-1, 6-1

Saturday

Jake Abbott vs. Jeff Adkins

K. Recker vs. Jeff Brown

Saturday’s quarterfinals

Liddle vs. K. Recker/Brown winner

B. Brinkman vs. M. Rutter

Hager vs. Abbott/Adkins winner

Wills vs. Barton

Women 30 and older

Round Robin

Mary Lou Roush beat Deserene Brown 6-1, 6-4

Barbie Prince beat Joan Collar 6-2, 6-1

Brenda Horvath beat Cindy Schneck 6-2, 7-6

LIMA — This year’s edition of the Lima Area Tennis Association singles tournament got under way Friday evening even though the matches were forced indoors due to the inclement weather.

And don’t look now but there is a youth movement happening in the women’s flight.

According to tournament director, and defending champion, Jeff Brown the number of entrants this year is good but not great.

“We have 18 men and 17 women plus six women in the over 30 flight,” Brown said. “We lose some players to out of town tournaments being played at the same time.”

Brown is the head professional at both the Shawnee Country Club and Westwood Tennis and Fitness Center.

Friday play was moved to Westwood and the first round of the tournament was able to be completed with a couple exceptions.

The over 30 flight is being played in a round robin format with the winner getting the most points. First round action saw Mary Lou Roush win 6-1, 6-4 over Deserene Brown, Barbie Prince with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Joan Collar, and Brenda Horvath took a 6-2, 7-6 win over Cindy Schneck.

The men’s flight saw Kevin Recker best John Dell 6-0, 6-3 while Jake Liddle knocked off Timmy Rutter 6-1, 7-5. Ben Brinkman won by default over Isaac Elston and Michael Rutter beat Jeff Kaufman 6-2, 6-0. Emerson Hagar won 6-2, 6-0 over Craig Recker while Jack Gilberg took a 6-1, 6-3 decision over Scott Wills. Jason Barton bested Kannen Wannemacher 6-1, 6-1.

“I’ve been playing a lot; preparing for my senior year (at Shawnee).” Michael Rutter said. “I would like to get farther in the state tournament next year and stack up some USTA points.”

The men’s quarterfinals are scheduled to begin play at 11:15 a.m. Saturday at the UNOH courts with the conclusion of the tourney scheduled for Sunday.

The women’s flight saw Katie Clark beat Esther Bolon 7-6, 6-1 before Clark dropped a 6-0, 6-0 match to 11-year old Marina Fuduric. Lauren Snider won 5-7, 6-4, 10-4 over Ruby Bolon while Sanjana Rajasekaran bested Michaela Rutter 6-4, 6-1. Other women flight winners included Mackenzie Wills over Makayla Schroder 6-2, 6-0 and Erin Hotmire took a 6-1, 6-2 win over Kelsey Flowers. Nine-year-old Lucia Fuduric beat Katie Wright 6-0, 6-3 and Kaitlin Snider won 6-2, 6-1 over Miranda Wills.

Lucia Fuduric is the younger sister of Marina and is playing in her first city tournament.

“I’m excited, I play in a lot of summer camps and tournaments in Florida,” Lucia Fuduric, who will be a fourth grader at St. Charles, said.

When asked about the possibility of playing her older sister – they are in different brackets and couldn’t meet until the tournament final – Lucia hesitated for just an instant.

“I would really like to have the chance to play her.” Lucia said.

Shawnee’s Jake Liddle prepares to return a shot during first round play of the Lima Area Tennis Association men’s singles tournament Friday at Westwood Tennis and Fitness Center. Action was moved indoors due to the rain.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2017/07/web1_Liddle.jpgShawnee’s Jake Liddle prepares to return a shot during first round play of the Lima Area Tennis Association men’s singles tournament Friday at Westwood Tennis and Fitness Center. Action was moved indoors due to the rain.
Fuduric sisters among the winners

By Mike Miller

sports@limanews.com

Results, schedule

Women

First round

Katie Clark beat Esther Bolon 7-6, 6-1

Round of 16

Marina Fuduric beat Katie Clark 6-0, 6-0

Lauren Snider beat Ruby Bolon 5-7, 6-4, 10-4

Sanjana Rajasekaran beat Michaela Rutter 6-4, 6-1

Julianna Hotmire beat Madison Schroeder 6-1, 6-0

Mackenzie Wills beat Makayla Schroeder 6-2, 6-0

Erin Hotmire beat Kelsey Flowers 6-1, 6-2

Lucia Fuduric beat Katie Wright 6-0, 6-3

Kaitlin Snider beat Miranda Wills 6-2, 6-1

Saturday’s quarterfinals

M. Fuduric vs. L. Snider

Rajasekaran vs. J. Hotmire

Wills vs. E. Hotmire

L. Fuduric vs. K. Snider

Men

First round

Kevin Recker beat John Doll 6-0, 6-3

Round of 16

Jake Liddle beat Timmy Rutter 6-1, 7-5

Ben Brinkman beat Isaac Elstro (default)

Michael Rutter beat Jeff Kaufman 6-2, 6-0

Emerson Hager beat Craig Recker 6-2, 6-0

Scott Wills beat Jack Gilberg 6-1, 6-3

Jason Barton beat Kannen Wannamaker 6-1, 6-1

Saturday

Jake Abbott vs. Jeff Adkins

K. Recker vs. Jeff Brown

Saturday’s quarterfinals

Liddle vs. K. Recker/Brown winner

B. Brinkman vs. M. Rutter

Hager vs. Abbott/Adkins winner

Wills vs. Barton

Women 30 and older

Round Robin

Mary Lou Roush beat Deserene Brown 6-1, 6-4

Barbie Prince beat Joan Collar 6-2, 6-1

Brenda Horvath beat Cindy Schneck 6-2, 7-6

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