Winners of the Boys’ and Girls’ Club Tennis Tournament won a free meal at the Youth Activities Center.
The tournament ran throughout Week Five and included a singles and doubles division. Younger groups played eight-game pro sets, while the older groups played a 10-game pro set. This means that instead of playing multiple sets, players may play just one.
A pro set is first to win eight games by a margin of two games, instead of first to win six games. A 12-point tie-break is usually played when the score is 8-8 (or 10-10). These are often played with no-ad scoring.
“We had great participation,” said Dan Miller, Club tennis director. “We will do this next year, and I don’t see any changes happening.”
Will Chubb of SAC Boys made the finals in both divisions. He ended up winning the singles championship 10-7.
“There were a lot of really great players in the tournament, and I knew I could fight with them,” Will said. “My opponent in the single finals was really good. A few points that went my way could have easily went his way.”
Will is following in the footsteps of his older brother, Nate, who won the singles tournament a few years ago.
The winner for the Group 6 and 7 division, Jack Bertram, won effortlessly 8-0 in the championship match.
According to Jack, he knew from the warm-up that he would beat his opponent. He also enjoyed the tournament because he got to play with some of his best friends.
The SAC doubles championship was much more closer and competitive. Ian Kellogg and Leo Anderson won 10-8 against Will and Brendan Keogh.
“We were very confident,” Ian said. “We’ve known each other for awhile and just know how to play together.”
Will might have lost the doubles championship, but he still had a positive attitude afterward. He also plans to return and win both divisions next year.
“A loss doesn’t mean you have to quit,” he said. “You just go back and try again.”