Martha’s Vineyard Open serves up winner for cancer support

Vineyard Youth Tennis head pro Mike Halisky fired a forehand during a match on Saturday afternoon. — Photo by Ralph Stewart

Farm Neck hosted the annual Martha’s Vineyard Open tennis tournament over the weekend of July 27 to 29. The event raised more than $12,000 for the Martha’s Vineyard Cancer Support Group.

In all, 112 players competed in 10 divisions.

The results are as follows:

Main Draws

$1,500 Pro Doubles Challenge; Paul Hammond and Mark Ozer defeated Ethan Bogard and Kyle Desisto, 2-6, 7-6, 7-6.

NTRP (National Tennis Rating Program) Combined Men’s 7.0 Doubles (Round Robin); winners: Romit Shah and David Walker; finalists: Todd Hollister and Shawn Schofield.

NTRP Combined Men’s 8.0 Doubles; Doug Cooper and Sanford Nadelstein defeated Tony Omer and Paul Schneider 5-7, 6-1, 10-5 (tie-breaker).

NTRP Combined Men’s 9.0 Doubles (Round Robin); winners: Helmut Peters and Patrick Tzanisfinalists: David Deutsch and Don Green.

NTRP Combined Women’s 7.0 Doubles;Mollee Debettencouort and Kat Roberts defeated Michelle Bettencourt and Lili Cooperrider 6-0, 6-1.

NTRP Combined Women’s 8.0 Doubles (Round Robin); winners: Elizabeth McBride and Laura Schroeder; finalists: Julie Lively and Robin Malouf.

NTRP Combined Women’s 9.0 Doubles (Round Robin); winners: Diane Burwen and Eileen Reynoldsfinalists: Nina Bramhall and Liz Roberts.

NTRP Combined Mixed 7.0 Doubles; Gene Erez and Cathy Lattanzi defeated Todd Hollister and Anne Williamson, 6-3, 7-6.

NTRP Combined Mixed 8.0 Doubles; Mollee Debettencouort and Mike Marchand defeated Lili Cooperrider and Skip Dostal, 6-4, 7-6.

NTRP Combined Mixed 9.0 Doubles;Paul Adler and Abby Wright defeated Nina Bramhall and Paul Schneider, 6-3, 6-4.

Consolation Draws

$1,500 Pro Doubles Challenge;Drew Hendrickson and Mike Johns defeated Tim Tunis and Tyson Tyler, 2-6, 7-5, 10-3 (tie-breaker).

NTRP Combined Men’s 8.0 Doubles;Tjark Aldeborgh and Robert Rippcondi defeated Sam Lambrosa and Chuck Scott (withdrawal).

NTRP Combined Women’s 7.0 Doubles;Patricia King and Nancy Soliz defeated Natalie Krauthamer and Anne Williamson, 2-6, 6-3, 10-5 (tie-breaker).

NTRP Combined Mixed 7.0 Doubles;Kat Roberts and Kiric Hallahan defeated Cecily Greenaway and Ed Higham, 6-2, 6-2.

NTRP Combined Mixed 8.0 Doubles;Pam Monahan and Arthur Stafford defeated Tjark Aldeborgh and Susan Stevens, 6-2, 6-4.

NTRP Combined Mixed 9.0 Doubles;Ken Armstead and Debbie Cooper defeated Cynthia Margolis and Tyson Tyler, 6-7, 7-6, 10-6.