The last of the Summer Swing Tennis events was hosted by the Marco Island Racquet center.
Thirty six players from the Marco Island Racquet Center, YMCA Island Country Club and Hideaway Country club turned out for the last of the highly successful and enjoyable series of events. Players started the day with a continental breakfast and moved on to the center’s newly reconditioned courts for a day of tennis. Each player participated in two nine game sets accumulating points per games won. The top 12 players from the 3.0 and 3.5 ranking advanced to a third set. Players were matched up with players from different clubs according to their USTA ranking to participate in a “social tennis tournament”. The main focus was not so much on winning as it was on having a good time and getting to know other tennis players on the island.
While competition was not the emphasis of the day, there were winners declared for the event.
In the 3.0 classification Jennifer Bonifitto took 1 st place and Ray Gauch took 2nd place.
In the 3.5 classification Mel Daly and Mike Kanan split tied and split the first and 2nd place prize.
While this was the last scheduled event the four clubs are meeting this week to discuss the possibilities of continuing some sort of interclub event over the season.
Stay tuned for more information.