VTC crowns club doubles champions


The Vineyard Tennis Center crowned men’s and women’s club doubles champions last weekend. Small draws made for big matches.

Paul Ulyatt and Gavin Franklin claimed the men’s title by defeating Ken Armsted and Tjark Aldeborgh, 6-4, 2-6, 10-6, in the finals. The champs topped Gene Erez and Marin Safin in the first round, 6-4, 7-5.

The Franklin family left its mark on the women’s draw as well. Penny Franklin and Mary Breslauer won the championship with a 6-0, 4-6, 10-3 win over Beth Sawyer and Cathy Lattanzi. They won their first-round match against Maggie Mae and Hannah Rabasco 6-0, 6-1.

The VTC Mixed Doubles Championships will be decided this weekend.