2017 OCEAN CITY TENNIS NEWS

West Virginia University Captures Fall Tennis on Campus Invitational

Twelve universities ascended on the Ocean City Tennis Center September 30 to play for the chance to win the Fall Ocean City Tennis on Campus Invitational. The morning session of play saw the 12 teams play in four round robins to determine which flight they would be competing.

In the Championship Flight finals it went down to the last game before the winner was crowned. Princeton University was leading 19-16 going into the Mixed Doubles. In the final match West Virginia’s duo of Mitch Hunt and Megan Phelps overcame Princeton’s team of Isaac Treves and Sharon Waghio 6-2 in Mixed Doubles for the 22-21 victory. In the playoff for third palace, American University took the victory by the score of 29-22 over James Madison University.

The Gold Flight finals saw Johns Hopkins University take the crown 29-17 over Rowan University of New Jersey. Johns Hopkins University took the victory with wins in the Men’s Doubles and Men’s and Women’s Singles, and the Mixed Doubles matches. George Mason University’s Mixed Doubles team of Tony Nguyer and Caronia Sharma defeated Denia Peben and Zoey Colmer 6-2, ODU, to take third place 23-21 over Old Dominion University’s “A” team.

In the Silver Flight Loyola of Maryland University dominated with a 28-9 victory over Mount St. Mary’s University. Salisbury University, playing the last match of the day, produced a comeback victory with a Mixed Doubles win to take third Place 19-18 over Old Dominion University “B” team

Anthony and Weaver Take Top Honors in Delmarva High School Tennis Championships

After surviving the summer’s Delmarva High School Grand Prix series, eight players emerged to play for the Delmarva High School Championships crown. The finals, which was held on September 27th at the Ocean City Tennis Center, showcased players from five different high schools vying for the winning trophies.

The Boy’s Gold Flight finals saw a brilliantly played match with #1 seed Dominic Anthony, Worcester Prep, pulling out a 6-3, 7-6 victory over Trevor Hayes of Stephen Decatur HS. Brock Forsythe, James M Bennett, took third place over Zeth Weaver who had to retire in the second set.

The Boy’s Silver Flight saw Eddie Nieberding defeat Patrick Sebaraj 7-6, 6-3. Both boys go to James M Bennett High School. To get to the Boy’s Silver Flight finals Nienerding overcome Kenny Song 8-5, James M Bennett HS, while Sebaraj defeated his brother Bryan Sebaraj 8-1. Bryan Sebaraj took 3rd place in the Silver Flight with an 8-6 win over Kenny Song.

James M Bennett’s Sydney Weaver took the Girl’s Gold Flight title with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over #1 seed Kathryn Allen, North Dorchester HS. Weaver got to the finals with an 8-6 win over Karlie Allen, North Dorchester HS, in one of the semis while Allen moved into the finals by getting past Kaitlyn Doetsch 8-2. Third place went to Karlie Allen with an 8-2 win over Kaitlyn Doetsch.

The Girl’s Silver Flight Championship saw Trinity Weaver, James M Bennett HS, prevail over teammates Kelli Moreno 8-2 and Emma Murphy 8-2 for a perfect 2-0 record in round robin play. Kelli Moreno took 3rd place in the Silver Flight with an 8-6 victory over Emma Murphy

The Ocean City Tennis Center is operated by Ocean City Recreation and Parks. The Tennis Center is a full service provider for summer tennis programs. There are weekly and seasonal programs for men, women, and juniors for Ocean City residents and visitors.

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3RD ANNUAL CENTURY TOURNAMENT

The 3rd Annual Century Tournament was a total success. With 19 teams, whose ages added up to 100 +, there was a lot of play for everyone. This year the participates were divided into the Women’s Doubles and the Men’s & MXD Double Tournament

It took a lot of excellent play to decide the winners of this year’s event.
Men’s and Mxd Double Gold Flight: Gary Waite and Rick Haynes
Men’s and MXD Doubles Silver Flight: John Corrao & Les Gooding
Women’s Doubles Gold Flight: Chrissy Makriss & Nancy Carey
Women’s Doubles Silver Flight: Amy & Lori Gough
Women’s Doubles Bronze Flight: Joanne Stoneseifer & Brenda Phillips

Congratulations to all the players for a great day of tennis topped off by a fantastic pot lunch spread

HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS PLAYERS SPRINTING TO THE FINALS

(July 10, 2017) July 9 saw High School players take over the Ocean City Tennis Center for the second leg of the Delmarva High School Tournament. Juniors from ten different High Schools came together to battle for the points in the second Grand Prix High School Tournament of the Year.

Winners for all four divisions saw the winners weren’t determined until after the last ball of the day struck. Dominic Anthony, Worcester Prep, and Trevor Hayes, Stephen Decatur HS won all three of their matches to take first place in the Gold Flight with 39 points. Ethan Jones was a close second with 33 points followed by Adam Pizza, Worcester Prep,  with 32 each.

The Boy’s Silver Flight finished with Eddie Nieberding and Patrick Sebaraj of Bennett HS producing a 3-0 record for first place. Second place went to Kenny Song, Stephen Decatur HS, while third place to Brian Min, Bennett HS.

Girl’s Gold Flight saw North Dorchester dominate with Katherine Allen with 39 points.  Kasey Lee, Pocomoke HS, and Sydney Weaver were third with 29 points each. The Girl’s Silver Flight saw Trinity Weaver, James M Bennett HS took first place with a 3-0 record. Kelli Moreno, James M Bennett HS, finished with 28 points and Emma Murphy, James M Bennett HS, took 25.

With only one tournament remaining Dominic Anthony leads the Boy’s Gold Flight while Eddie Nieberding tops the Boy’s Silver Flight. The Girl’s Gold Flight is headed by Kathryn Allen while Trinity Weaver leads the Girl’s Silver Flight.

The third leg of the Delmarva High School Championships will be held on August 6, at the Ocean City Tennis Center.  The top four point winners from each division will then proceed to the Delmarva High School Tournament Grand Prix Finals on August 20, at the Ocean City Tennis Center.

TENNIS AT WIMBLEDON TENNIS MIXER

A lot of aces were being served on July 2 at the “Tennis at Wimbledon” Tennis Mixer. With white tennis balls, strawberries and cream, and red, white and blue tennis attire being the theme of the day, the tennis took on a Wimbledon tone.

This years fabulous Tennis Mixer saw 28 players playing four rounds of superior tennis in which the men’s and women’s winners held the winners in doubt till the last ball was struck.

The Men’s Division saw Steve Beebe finishing on top with 17 games. Ken Haus and Tommy came in second with 14 games each. Rick Martin, Dan Scribner, and Jack Laird finished in third one game back.

On the Women’s side Lori Hesen took a close first with 16 games while Robin Laird, Julie Scribner, and Alicia Martin finished second with 15 games. Iza Cornwall finished one game back for third place.

The next Tennis Mixer and Cookout at the OC Tennis Center will be September 3 from 9am-12 noon.

MEMORIAL WEEKEND TENNIS MIXER AND COOKOUT

The fabulous Memorial Weekend Tennis Mixer and Cookout saw 24 players playing four rounds of superior tennis in which the men’s and women’s winners were in doubt till the final games were played.

The Men’s Division saw Steve Beebe and Ty Cantor finishing on top with 20 games each.  Rick Martin came in second with 19 games while Peter Yard took Third with 16. On the Women’s side Janice Olson took first with 24 games. Erin Demeria, JoAnn Martin, Julie Scriber finished second tied for second with 20 games. Jessica Gong finished 1 game back for third place.

The next Tennis Mixer and Cookout at the OC Tennis Center will be July 2 from 9am-12 noon. Call the Tennis Pro Shop at 410-524-8337 to reserve a spot.

OC TENNIS CENTER FILLED WITH HIGH SCHOOL TOURNAMENT ACTIVITY

June 4 saw the first Summer High School Tennis Tournament was completed with 27 juniors from seven High Schools competing for the right to move on to the Grand Prix Finals August 27.

Both divisions of the Boy’s were a tight battle from top to bottom. In the Gold Flight Zeth Weaver, JMB High School, for the top spot with an 8-3 victory over Adam Pizza, Worcester Prep. The Silver Flight saw James M Bennett players capturing the top two places.  Eddie Nieberding was undefeated in his three matches for first. Patrick Sebaral took second with a 2-1 record while Bryan Sebaraj finished third.

In the Girl’s Gold Flight Division, Kathryn Allen of North Dorchester HS took the Championship with an 8-2 victory over Kasey Lee, Pocomoke High School. Sister Karlie Allen, North Dorchester HS, grabbed third place over Abbey Sterling, Parkside High School, 8-3.  The Girl’s Silver Flight battle saw Trinity Weaver, JMB High School, and Emma Murphy, JMB High School, tie for 39 games. Kelli Moreno, JMB High School, took second place with 33 points each.

This is the first of three tournaments in the Grand Prix Summer Circuit at the Ocean City Tennis Center. The next two tournaments will be on July 9 and August 6. The top four players in the previous Gold and Silver Flights will be invited to play in the Grand Prix Finals on August 27. This event is open to any player who played High School Tennis on the Eastern Shore. If you would like to sign up, call the Ocean City Tennis Center at 410-524-8337

UMBC Captures Third Annual Tennis on Campus Invitational

This past Saturday and Sunday saw eight outstanding college team playing to become the champion of the Third Annual Ocean City Tennis on Campus Invitational. Each team played a three round compass draw tournament to decide who would be  declared champion. UMBC and University of Maryland, which were in the Championship Finals, just came back from strong showings at the National TOC Championships

In the Championship Flight the eventual winner wasn’t crowned until the final Mixed Doubles with UMBC overcoming University of Maryland by the score of 27-21. The finals saw UMD take the early lead with Sofie Epstein and Gina Lin take a 6-3 win over Jerene Mathew and Anna Kuligowski in women’s doubles. UMBC came back strong taking the next four matches with the men’s doubles secured by Kevin Hsuh and Ishiun Kuo 6-4 over Michael Lin and Daniel Chen. Women’s singles went to Kaitlyn Heo over Amanda Unke 6-3 and Men’s Single saw Ninh Ngo taking the match 6-4 over Jonathan Lee. The Mixed Doubles decided the match as Kevin Hsuh and Kaitlyn Heo won it 6-4 over Sofie Epshtein and J Lee. Third Place went to Princeton University by the score of 30-10 over Virginia Commonwealth University.

The Gold Flight finals had Rowan University taking the crown by the score 27-16 over Towson University. Rowan University took the Men’s and Women’s Doubles and Men’s Singles to start the match. Anna Osudchy and Jes Capasso took the Women’s Doubles from Alli Masan and Elle Al-Aimi while David Shirley and Jalian Yarmouth defeated Elliot Etter and Cooper Bowers in the Men’s Doubles. Julian Yarmouth dominated Paul Rooke 6-0 in Men’s Singles.

The Women’s Singles saw Towson’s Kacie Haines took her match 6-4 from Jes Capusso. The Mixed Doubles had Kacie Haines and Nick Short defeating Anna Osadchy and David Shirley 6-4. Third place went to Radford University 28-16 over Salisbury University.