Vineyard Youth Tennis Tournament raises more than $14,000


The Vineyard Youth Tennis 2011 Round Robin Extravaganza held Saturday and Sunday raised $14,852 to benefit the nonprofit organization. “It was a big success,” Executive Director Scott Smith said.

Weekend events included a tournament and a silent auction to benefit the Vineyard Youth Tennis (VYT) tennis scholarship and activities fund.

In the men’s A Doubles, Michael Halisky and Kent Leonard defeated the team of Fain Hackney-Reid Yennie 6-1, 6-3 in a match that provided an awesome display of power and finesse on both sides of the net. Reid and Kent are both VYT teenagers. The team of Ally Moore-Andrew Aliberti defeated Skip Dostal and Steve Mussell in the men’s B final.

The doubles powerhouse of Nina Bramhall and 13-year-old Samantha Potter bested Laura Schroeder and Elizabeth McBride 6-2, 6-4 in the Women’s A Doubles final. In the Women’s B Doubles, Jeannie Holenko and Jill Jackson Champs bested Mollee Lewis and Julie Lively.

The tennis tournament ended with an exhibition match between two highly skilled 13-year-olds, Vineyarder Samantha Potter and Rhode Island native Natalia Pezucco. Samantha came out on top in a third set tie-breaker 6-4, 3-6, 10-5.