South Seas upset in Collier Tennis Association tourney

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The South Seas doubles team with its plaque for winning the Collier County Tennis Association regular season championship. From left, John Dunning, Norm Sidle, Mike Cavanaugh, Bud Strub, John Janke, Don Orth, Ed Nicholson, Ed Dixon, Dan Nelson, Duke Lipensky, Dennis Fritsch, Jim Nuthals and Ron Foster.

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Roger LaLonde Staff The South Seas doubles team with its plaque for winning the Collier County Tennis Association regular season championship. From left, John Dunning, Norm Sidle, Mike Cavanaugh, Bud Strub, John Janke, Don Orth, Ed Nicholson, Ed Dixon, Dan Nelson, Duke Lipensky, Dennis Fritsch, Jim Nuthals and Ron Foster.

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 Ed Dixon prepares to slam a serve for the South Seas team of Marco Island in the Collier County Tennis Association tournament. South Seas was edged by Olde Cypress in the title match. It was the first loss of the season for South Seas that won the regular season championship and ended at 10-1.

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Roger LaLonde Staff Ed Dixon prepares to slam a serve for the South Seas team of Marco Island in the Collier County Tennis Association tournament. South Seas was edged by Olde Cypress in the title match. It was the first loss of the season for South Seas that won the regular season championship and ended at 10-1.

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South Seas teammates John Janke, left and Dan Nelson congratulate Dave Burns and Bob Armstrong of Tarpon Cove after winning the match in the semifinals of the Collier County Tennis Association tournament on Tuesday. The regular season champs, South Seas lost in the tourney finals to Olde Cypress.

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Roger LaLonde Staff South Seas teammates John Janke, left and Dan Nelson congratulate Dave Burns and Bob Armstrong of Tarpon Cove after winning the match in the semifinals of the Collier County Tennis Association tournament on Tuesday. The regular season champs, South Seas lost in the tourney finals to Olde Cypress.

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 South Seas' John Dunning readies for a backhand return in the championship match of the Collier County Tennis Association tournament on Tuesday. South Seas won the regular season at 10-0, but were upset in the tourney finals by Olde Cypress.

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Roger LaLonde Staff South Seas' John Dunning readies for a backhand return in the championship match of the Collier County Tennis Association tournament on Tuesday. South Seas won the regular season at 10-0, but were upset in the tourney finals by Olde Cypress.

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South Seas teammate Ed Dixon, left, watches Don Orth's return in the Collier County Tennis Association tournament on Tuesday. South Seas was surprised by Olde Cypress in the title match after going 10-0 on the season.

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Roger LaLonde Staff South Seas teammate Ed Dixon, left, watches Don Orth's return in the Collier County Tennis Association tournament on Tuesday. South Seas was surprised by Olde Cypress in the title match after going 10-0 on the season.

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South Seas' Ron Foster slams a return in the Collier County Tennis Association tournament on Tuesday. Foster and teammate Jim Nuthals came from behind to win their match.  In an evenly-played championship, Olde Cypress gave South Seas its first loss of the season in winning.

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Roger LaLonde Tennis South Seas' Ron Foster slams a return in the Collier County Tennis Association tournament on Tuesday. Foster and teammate Jim Nuthals came from behind to win their match. In an evenly-played championship, Olde Cypress gave South Seas its first loss of the season in winning.

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South Seas'; Ed Dixon wasn't the only one stopping to catch a breath in the extremely tough championship match against Olde Cypress in the Collier County Tennis Association tournament on Tuesday. The teams tied 2-2 in matches, but Olde Cypress won more games overall to upset previously undefeated South Seas.

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Roger LaLonde Staff South Seas'; Ed Dixon wasn't the only one stopping to catch a breath in the extremely tough championship match against Olde Cypress in the Collier County Tennis Association tournament on Tuesday. The teams tied 2-2 in matches, but Olde Cypress won more games overall to upset previously undefeated South Seas.

South Seas' Dan Nelson returns a lob in the Collier County Tennis Association championship match. Nelson and John Janke edged their opponents, but Olde Cypress upset previously unbeaten South Seas to win the title.

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South Seas' Dan Nelson returns a lob in the Collier County Tennis Association championship match. Nelson and John Janke edged their opponents, but Olde Cypress upset previously unbeaten South Seas to win the title.

South Seas upset in Collier Tennis Association tourney

The South Seas doubles tennis team of Marco Island ran its win streak to 10 matches before losing in the finals of the Collier County Tennis Association on Tuesday.

The match was extremely close as South Seas and Olde Cypress battled to a 2-2 tie in matches, However, South Seas lost in the overall tie breaker as Olde Cypress won a total of 25 games, while South Seas won 22.

South Seas won the regular season championships, while Oldie Cypress, 6-2-1, placed third.

In the final matches South Seas John Nuthals and Ron Foster came back from a 5-2 deficit to win 7-5 over Rich Hunt and Larry Kaplan.

South Seas John Janke and Dan Nelson won a tie break, 7-4, to eke out a win over Burnett and Bob Leavy, 7-6.

The Olde Cypress team of Thom McKay and Greg Schmidt also went to a tie break, winning it 7-4 for a 7-6 victory over Don Orth and Ed Dixon,

Floyd Rodgers and Lucky Copps secured the overall win for Olde Cypress when they downed John Dunning and Duke Lipensky, 7-2 in games.

The win caused a tie in matches, 2-2, but it gave Olde Cypress the edge in overall games won, 25-22. In the reular season South Seas had defeated Olde Cypress.

In the semifinals match Old Cypress also won by points. While tying 2-2 in matches, they downed Osprey Bonita Bay, 22-19 in games.

South Seas got to the title match by downing Tarpon Cove, 3-1 in matches.

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