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LWSPO Weekend Recap: Celebrity-Pro Challenge and NTRP

Jul 17, 2019
written by: Tennis BC

Vancouver, BC – Last weekend was full of fun events at the 2019 Leith Wheeler Stanley Park Open. On Saturday, July 13th, the 3rd annual Celebrity-Pro Challenge took place.  Pros included Rik de Voest, Henry Choi, Katarina Boiko, Renata Shiratti, Philip Bester and more. Celebrity personalities included Ben Kuzma, Dave Tomlinson, Krissy Van and James Tupper. Each doubles team consisted of one pro and one celebrity. Spectators enjoyed watching the competitive round robin matches between the interesting match-ups. Congratulations and thank you to everyone for participating! The final standings were:

Champions: Henry Choi (pro) and Dave Tomlinson (amateur/celebrity)

Finalists: Jack Davis (pro) and James Tupper (amateur/celebrity)

3rs place: Renata Shiratti (pro) and Rick Hastings (amateur/celebrity)

4th place: Fiachra Lennon (pro) and Caree Sullivan (amateur/celebrity)

Photo Credit: Bronwyn Davies

Thank you to Romer’s Burger Bar for joining us on site and serving delicious burgers by donation. All donations went towards the Tennis BC Community Youth Fund, supporting the development of youth tennis at the community level. Thank you to Stanley Park Brewing for serving cold $5 beer on Saturday and throughout the event! TSN 1040 was broadcasting live on location on Saturday as well (link coming soon).

NTRP Group 1 events wrapped up this past weekend as well. Congratulations to all the champions, finalists and participants! NTRP Group 1 Finals results:

Men’s 4. 5 Singles

Aaron Rodrigues [3] defeated  Thiago Barros [1] 6-2, 6-0

Women’s 4.5 Singles

Jenny Fu [2] defeated Eliza Rouse [1] 7-5, 6-3

Men’s 4.0 Doubles

Eugene Joy and Wolf-Christian Stange defeated Khalid Ali and Ed Dolan 4-6, 6-2, 6-2

Women’s 4.0 Doubles

Li Yuan and Michelle S M Zhang defeated Amy Mair and Andrea Elizabeth Stone Davies 6-4, 6-3

Mixed 4.0 Doubles

Chris O’Connor and  Amy Georgina Day defeated Sherman Kwok and Rhea Friesen 6-7(4), 7-5, 6-4

Men’s 3.5 Singles

Kuntal Joshi [1] defeated Dante Phillips 6-3, 6-3

Women’s 3.5 Singles

Dragana Kosoric defeated Jessica Sung 6-3, 6-0

Men’s 3.0 Doubles

John Finlay and Paul Wiens defeated Allan Chu and Roger Gafur [3]  6-4, 4-6, 6-2

Women’s 3.0 Doubles

Edlira Gjoshe and Mary Hill defeated Linda Durham and Beatrice Tomnuk [1] 7-6(2), 1-6, 6-1

Mixed 3.0 Doubles

Roger Gafur and Linda Saunders [2] defeated Mario Abraham Gonzalez and Ashley Chapman [1] (walkover)

Men’s 2.5 Singles

Robert Allan Gottfried [2] defeated Avi Benjamin Weiss [1]  3-6, 6-4, 6-0

Women’s 2.5 Singles

Lori D. Murray defeated Rikako Yamauchi  6-4, 1-6. 7-5

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Photo Credit: Bronwyn Davies