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South Seas upset in Collier Tennis tourney

See smaller 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.

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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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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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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.
  • 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 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'; 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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 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.

The South Seas doubles team of Marco Island went undefeated, winning the regular season in the Collier County Tennis Association, until losing in the finals of the tennis tournament.

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