Y has lovely tennis competition

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Mark Shusterman watches his partner Rachel Schenk return a shot as they went on to win the 8.0 Mixed Doubles title over the weekend at the For the Love of Y tennis tournament.

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Roger LaLonde Staff Mark Shusterman watches his partner Rachel Schenk return a shot as they went on to win the 8.0 Mixed Doubles title over the weekend at the For the Love of Y tennis tournament.

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Jim George winds up to smash a serve in For the Love of the Y tennis tournament. George lost to Louis Benito in the semifinals as Benito went on to win the 3.5 Men's Singles class.

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Roger Lalonde Staff Jim George winds up to smash a serve in For the Love of the Y tennis tournament. George lost to Louis Benito in the semifinals as Benito went on to win the 3.5 Men's Singles class.

Reimar Gauch follows through on his return in a mixed doubles match in the For the Love of  the Y tennis tourney.

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Reimar Gauch follows through on his return in a mixed doubles match in the For the Love of the Y tennis tourney.

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Luis Benito readies to hit a backhand return in his 3.5 men's semifinal singles win on Saturday at the Y. He went on to win the title.

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Roger LaLonde Staff Luis Benito readies to hit a backhand return in his 3.5 men's semifinal singles win on Saturday at the Y. He went on to win the title.

Nowell Conte talks over strategy with partner Jilll McGeachy during  the 8.0 Mixed Doubles championship match, won by Rachel Schenk and Mark Shusterman in the Love for the Y tennis tournament.

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Nowell Conte talks over strategy with partner Jilll McGeachy during the 8.0 Mixed Doubles championship match, won by Rachel Schenk and Mark Shusterman in the Love for the Y tennis tournament.

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By Stephanie Percel

Program coordinator, Greater Marco Family YMCA

The Greater Marco Family YMCA hosted its 21st annual “For the Love of the Y” tennis tournament over the weekend.

We had great weather, lots of tennis and great fun! This was the first tournament of the New Year and we had a great turnout. Competition in 3.0 to 5.0 players in singles and doubles; men’s and women’s and mixed, with 18 winners over all.

Lori Maresca won the 3.0 women’s singles, edging Autum Golden, 7-5, 6-3. Kenny Bastani won the 3.0 men’s singles over Mark Peet, 7-6, 6-2. Louis Benito topped the 3.5 men’s singles, defeating Henry Van Dixhorn, 6-1, 6-3.

Hal Harder edged Ryan Pinosky in the 4.0/4.5 men’s singles, coming back from a 5-7 first-set loss to win 6-0, 10-6 in the tie breaker.

Ania Kaiser and Andrea Washak took the 3.0 women’s doubles over Alice Earl and Erin Olmes, 6-2, 6-4. Conrad Donelson and Bob Ahearn won the 3.5 men’s doubles over Alan Zuckerman and Rick Rupp, 6-4, 6-4. Mary Husted and Ann Campisi had a close match in winning the 3.5/4.0 women’s doubles over Jill McGeachy and Jackie Pham, 0-6, 6-1 and 12-10 in the tie breaker.

Corky and Ron Trebilcock topped the 4.0 men’s doubles over Lee Hammond and Bill Reynolds, 6-4, 7-5. Doug and Nicki Davis won a close match in the 6.0 mixed doubles, edging Betsy Conte and Bill Risk, 5-7, 6-2, 12-10 in the tie breaker.

Rick Rupp and Mary Adams won the 7.0 mixed doubles over Sam and Karen Lewis, 7-5, 6-1. Mark Shusterman and Rachel Schenk took the 8.0 mixed doubles title over Jill McGeachy and Nowell Conte, 6-1, 6-0.

The tennis staff at the YMCA would like to thank all of the players that participated in the event. A very special thank you to all of our sponsors, Julie and Brock Wilson, Riverchase Dermatology, John and Elaine Ritchie, Gene and Lynn Zielinski, Chuck and Sue Thomas and Island Paradise DJ Services.

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