PUBLISHED: October 9, 2017
This year’s USTA SW Florida Clay Court Championship was a huge success with over 70 singles and doubles players out on Sundial’s HydroGrid courts. With lots of action and camaraderie, both players and spectators had a fun filled weekend, especially those who stayed at the resort during the tournament. Our Player’s Party was the icing on the cake, taking place in our Gulf-front ballroom with drinks and appetizers including everyone’s favorite sushi from Shima Grab N Go. Tournament winners received awards designed by Sundial Tennis Program member, Lucas Century.
Special thanks to our great Sundial tennis team and to our sponsors RLR Investments LLC, Royal Shell Real Estate, Port Sanibel Marina, Coastal Outfitters, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, Sanibel Captiva Islander, Bailey’s Marketplace and to the Kay Casperson Lifestyle Spa & Boutique for player goody bags.
Congratulations to this year’s winners, listed below. Click here to check out photos from the tournament.
Men’s 50’s Singles: Winner – John Jerome, Runner Up – Christian Dina
Women’s Open Singles: Winner – Jenny Duerst, Runner Up – Emma Heiderscheit
Men’s 4.0 Singles: Winner – Mark Lohr, Runner Up – Jim Cahill
Women’s 3.5 Singles: Winner – Sandy Ritter, Runner Up – Tanmati Martinez
Men’s 50’s Consolation Winner: George Newton
Men’s Open Doubles Winners: Chris Perrigan and Mikhail Kornienko
Men’s 3.5 Singles: Winner – Justin Le, Runner Up – Chris Le
Men’s 3.5 Doubles Winners: Chris Le and Justin Le
Men’s Open Singles: Winner – Jan Magnus Johnson, Runner Up – Asti Adams
Women’s 3.5 Singles Consolation Winner: Kady McCandless
Women’s Open Singles Consolation Winner: Emily Javedan
Women’s 3.5 Doubles Winners: Crystal Smith and Shannon Lyon
Men’s 3.5 Doubles Runner Ups: Doug Varner and Brian Varner
Mixed Open Doubles Winners: Mikhail Kornienko and Sara Kelly
Mixed 50 Doubles Winners: Derek Staton and Melissa Staton
Mixed 50’s Consolation Winners: Janey Cahill and Jim Cahill
Women’s 50’s Doubles Runner Ups: Cynthia Horton (pictured) and Gigi Hawes (not pictured)
Men’s 3.5 Singles: Consolation Winner – Carmelo Rubio, FInalist – Johnathan Ewen
Women’s 50 Doubles Winners: Kaye Kuhfeld and Laurie Greenlaw
* The awards were designed by Lucas Century Glass Company. The goblets were presented to the winners and runner-ups and the trays were presented to the consolation winners. Luke lives on Sanibel and is a member of the tennis program at Sundial.