Turkey tennis tournament raised funds for Doctors Without Borders


Airport Fitness and Tennis in Edgartown hosted the 19th annual Turkey Open Mixed Doubles Tournament Saturday and Sunday. The event is a fundraiser for Doctors without Borders.

Kye Howell and Susan Staudt were first-time turkey winners in the Pilgrim draw. They came through the finals over Bev Mazza and Brooks Billingham 7-6, 3-6, 10-8. Their first round included a win over a new pair, Bart Partington and Susan Waldrop, 6-2, 6-2.

Bev Mazza and Brooks Billingham came into the finals with a win over George Ikonomou and Katie Upson, 6-2, 6-2. They bested Leo McHugh and Happy Spongberg 6-2, 6-1 in their first round match.

The upper-level Turkey draw was made up of veteran players. Skip Dostal and Paula Rego beat Naina Cooperider and Lili Cooperider 6-2, 4-6, 10-4 in the semifinals. Shawn Schofield and Beth Sawyer overcame Ken Armstead and Cathy Lattanzi 6-2, 3-6, 10-6.

Airport Fitness tennis players have long supported various charities each fall. They were able to donate $1,500 to Doctors Without Borders this year.