Farm Neck in Oak Bluffs played host June 21–23 to the annual Early Bird Doubles Tournament to benefit the Fish Farm for Haiti project. The event raised more than $2,300.
Players competed in men’s, women’s, and mixed doubles, with the finals in both Division A and B played on Sunday.
The championship finals both went the three-set distance. Rich Karban and Tim Tunis won the Men’s Doubles Division A title, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, over Paul Adler and Tim Penicaud. In the Mixed Doubles Division B, Kiric Hallahan and Kelly Klaren rallied from a set down to defeat Todd Hollister and Paula Rego, 5-7, 6-3, 6-2. The Women’s Doubles Division B title was decided through a round-robin format. Michelle Bettencourt and Jeannie Holenko were the winners, with Liz Pierce and Autumn Zhang finishing as runners-up. Kim Averill and Barbara Leonard were third.
In the consolation finals, Nainoa and Kyp Cooperrider prevailed, 2-6, 7-5, 10-6, over Jock Cooperrider and Henry Smith in the Division A Men’s Doubles match. Natalie Krauthamer and Chuck Scott rolled to a 6-1, 6-1 win over Don Barker and Janice Florin in the Mixed Doubles Division B contest.