Hundreds hit courts

November 19, 2017

Luke Dixon, Kelly Bucewicz and Tim Gardner were served up top honours at the recent Benalla Lawn Tennis Club annual tournament.

Dixon, of Shepparton comfortably defeated Jacob Caddy to win the men’s open singles eight sets to one, while Bucewicz, of Myrtleford, won over Benalla’s Faye Chaszcziwsky eight to five in the women’s open singles.

Gardner, of Sunbury, defeated Frankston’s Steve Rowell in a tight eight to seven sets finish.

One-hundred and seventy individual players entered the courts at the 92nd annual tournament, which saw strong tennis in ideal conditions during the Melbourne Cup weekend.

The club’s 24 grass courts held up well during the course of the tournament, with many out-of-town competitors complimenting the club’s work.


Mens Open Singles: Luke Dixon defeated Jacob Caddy 8-1

Ladies Open Singles: Kelly d Faye Chaszcziwsky 8-5

Mens A Singles: Tim Gardner d Steve Rowell 8-7

Mens B Singles: Tom Garner d Charlie Luketic 8-5

Ladies B Singles: Lisa Niglia d Marg Clode 8-4

Mens C Singles: Bob Leworthy d Kurt Major

Ladies C Singles: Dianne Eichenberger d Lucie Mackey 8-3

Boys 15 & Under Singles: Bayden Hill d Aaron Niglia

Girls 15 & under singles: Alanna Birchd Jess Calvert 8-3

Boys 13 & under Singles: Charlie Murdoch d Jackson Hill

Mens A Doubles: Jacob Caddy/Daniel Firus d Colin McKay/Matt Cason 8-6

Mens B Doubles: Graham Cant/Steve Rowell d Greg/Brendan Clifford

Ladies B Doubles: Ashley Mann/Dana Visescu d Mandi/Sophie Mackey

Mens C Doubles: Peter Dawson/Peter Knox d Tom Pitty/David O’Donoghue 8-1

Ladies C Doubles: Kerry Luketic/Betty Ozols d Cath Begley/Jacinta Berry 8-2

Boys 15 & under Doubles: Charlie Murdoch/Aaron Niglia d Jackson/Bayden Hill 8-5

Girls 15 & under Doubles: Phoebe Howard/Mia Begley d Alex Salmon/Dominique Lee

Boys 13 & under Doubles: Tyler Mc Gregor/Ethan Guy d Sam Begley/Joe Berry 8-7

Mixed A Doubles: Gabby Patterson/Matt Crittenden d Kelly Bucewicz/Carmine Adamo

Mixed B Doubles: Ashley Mann/Andrew White d Janet Fraser/Peter Knox

Mixed D Doubles: Mia Begley/Ben Cooke d Phoebe Grimwade/Ethan Guy

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