By David Fong
TROY — During one of the rainiest summers in recent memory, the heavens above seemed to be on the side of the Thomas Frydell Memorial Junior Tennis Tournament this week, providing four days of clear skies and agreeable temperatures for the four-day tournament, which wrapped up Saturday at Troy Community Park.
“It was outstanding,” tournament organizer David Moore said. “I can’t remember any time recently where have had four days with no rain. Usually you get at least one day or rain, where the kids have to stop playing and wait it out. And really, with the exception of (Saturday), it didn’t get too hot out there, either. This was great for the kids.”
In the boys 12-under singles championship match, Blake Brumbaugh outlasted Wyatt Hench 5-7, 6-1, 6-3.
In the boys 14-under singles title match, Nate Kleptz defeated Nate Brumbaugh 6-3, 6-3.
In the boys 18-under singles finals, Craig Manges defeated Carter Hench 6-2, 6-2 to capture the championship.
In the boys 18-under doubles championship match, the team of Krishan Parmar and Thomas Clark defeated Kleptz and Nate Brumbaugh 7-6, 7-6 (8-6) to claim the title.
In the boys 18-under singles backdraw, Holden Scribner defeated Jack Goodall 6-2, 6-2 in the quarterfinals, then moved on to beat Truman Howell 6-0, 6-0 in the semifinals. In the other semifinal, Clark beat Austin Glover 6-2, 6-1 to reach the finals.
In the backraw finals, Scribner beat Clark 6-2, 6-0.
In the girls 14-under singles finals, Amelia Zweizig defeated Katie Sherrick 1-6, 6-4, 6-2.
In the girls 18-under singles tournament, Morgan Jones beat Ladia Coning 6-1, 6-1 in the finals to capture the championship.
The team of Ashley Wombold and Morgan Jackson beat Sherrick and Hailey Taylor 6-1, 6-0 to capture the girls 18-under championship.
Finally, the team of Wyatt Hench and Taylor won the mixed doubles championship.
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