Richard, Curtis win men's, women's G.C. Open tennis titles


By The Telegram

By The Telegram

Tyler Richard of Overland Park and Deiah Curtis of Great Bend captured the men's and women's open singles championships on Friday in the Garden City Open.

The tournament, conducted at the new Garden City High School courts, also saw champions crowned in A and B divisions.

Patrick Weaver of Hugoton won the men's A division while Tania Pastrana of Garden City took the women's A division crown. In the B division, it was Sean Kneeland of Garden City winning the men's division while Courtney Goble of Garden City earned the top spot in the women's division.

Richard, a former Garden City High School tennis standout, defeated recent GCHS graduate Brian Clarke of in the title match, 6-1, 6-2. Richard had defeated Denton Keller of Garden City in the semifinals, 10-3, while Clarke advanced with a 10-9 (12-10) win over Evan Riggs of Garden City in his semifinal match.

In the women's competition, Curtis rolled to a 10-1 win over Marcy Lynn of Meade after winning her semifinal match over Kelly Brauer of Dodge City, 10-1. Lynne won by default over Heather Kneeland of Garden City when the score was tied at 8.

Jannett Martinez finished third in the open women's singles with a 10-7 victory over Shai Cartmill of Garden City. Denton Keller's 10-9 (7-4) win over Scott Glass provided him the third-place finish.

In the men's A division, Weaver breezed to a 10-5 win over Dylan Victor of Garden City while Robert Askew of Dodge City defeated Austin Greathouse of Garden City, 10-4, for third place. Amber Miller claimed third over Loan Trinh of Garden City.

For the Men's B division, Kneeland went into a tiebreaker before defeating Vinh Nguyen of Garden City, 10-9 (7-5) in the title match. Michael Berry garnered the third-place match with a 10-5 win over Jonathan Robinson of Garden City. In the Women's B division, Goble defeated Bre Small of Scott City, 10-8, in the championship match. Rhyan Elliott of Meade was third with a win over Megan Bordewick of Garden City.

The tournament was to continue today with the men's and women's doubles competitions and conclude on Sunday with mixed doubles.

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