Islanders serve up a winner in Farm Neck tennis benefit

Men's Doubles runners-up Paul Adler and Tim Penicaud with Fish Farm for Haiti representative Margot Goodwin and champions Rich Karban and Tim Tunis. — Photo courtesy of Farm Neck Tennis

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.