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Results – 2008 McDonalds Fremont Junior Open

There were 93 participants in the 2008 McDonalds Fremont Junior Open from Omaha, Bellevue, Lincoln, Murdock, Hastings, Fremont, Columbus, Gretna, Elkhorn, Ashland, Council Bluffs, IA, and Sioux City, IA. Eight Fremont Juniors participated. Here are the results for our Fremont players.

Erica Dickmeyer played in two events. She played in the Girls’ 18 singles, losing in the 1st round to Alexis Bartek of Lincoln 1-6, 0-6. Bartek was a finalist, so it was a tough draw for Erica. The Champion in Girls’ 18 Singles was Anna Bogdanov of Omaha.

Erica then played against Caitlin Christy of Bellevue in the consolation bracket. Erica had to withdraw due to an injury.

Erica teamed up with Jessica Spalding, also of Fremont in the Girls’ 18 Doubles. They lost to the only other team entered, Heather Hottman and Mary Lausten of Omaha 1-6, 2-6.

Luke Prescott played in the Boys’ 12 Singles. In his first round, he defeated Joshua Gottschalk of Bellevue 6-0, 7-5. He then beat the # 1 seed, Nicholas Tran of Omaha 6-2, 6-0. He then lost to Michael Clinch of Lincoln in the Finals 3-6, 2-6. Great playing Luke!

Luke teamed up with Nicholas Tran of Omaha to play in the Boy’s 14 Doubles. They lost to the only other team entered, Erik Anderson of Bellevue, and Gabe Shrank of Omaha, 0-6, 0-6.

Three Fremont Juniors played in the Boys’ 16 Singles.

Alex Hamilton had a 1st round BYE, then lost in the 2nd round 1-6, 2-6 to the 2nd seed, Eric Binkley of Omaha. Binkley was a finalist, so Alex got a tough draw. The Boys’ 16 Singles champion was Ethan Gart of Omaha.

Alex then made it through three rounds of the consolation bracket defeating Daniel Marty of Omaha 6-2, 4-6, 1-0(4), Ian Jun of Omaha 7-6(6), 6-4, and Tyler Anderson of Omaha in the Quarterfinals 6-4, 6-1. He then lost in the Semifinals to Seth Shimerda of Lincoln 2-6, 3-6. Good run, Alex!

Joseph Hoffman played Ian Jun of Omaha in the 1st round, losing a close match 6-4, 5-7, 0-1(7). He then played fellow Fremonter, Brady Zoucha in the consolation bracket, beating him 6-4, 6-1. In the Quarterfinal round he beat James Richardson of Omaha, 6-4, 2-6, 1-0(9). Way to hang in there Joseph! He then lost 1-6, 0-6 to the eventual consolation champion, Nicholas Amin of Omaha.

Brady Zoucha had a 1st round BYE, then lost a very close match to Nathan Foje of Omaha, 6-4, 4-6, 0-1(10). Brady then ran into fellow Fremonter, Joseph Hoffman in the consolation bracket, losing 4-6, 1-6.

Alex Hamilton and Brady Zoucha entered the Boy’s 18 Doubles. They lost their 1st round match to Ethan Gart and Nicholas of Omaha 6-7(8), 1-6.

Three Fremont players also played in the Boys’ 18 Singles.

Spencer Brown had a 1st round BYE, then lost in the 2nd round to Eric Binkley of Omaha 4-6, 1-6. Binkley was a Semifinalist, so a tough draw for Spencer. In the consolation bracket, he lost his first match 2-6, 1-6 to Zach Clark of Omaha.

Joseph Hoffman played Eric Binkley in the 1st round of the Boys’ 18 Singles, losing 1-6, 1-6. Binkley made it to the Semifinals, so he was a tough player to meet up with in the 1st round. Joseph then made it through two rounds in the consolation bracket, defeating Garin Leehy of Omaha 6-2, 6-2, and Sean Stepanek of Omaha 6-1, 6-1. Joesph then lost the Quarterfinal match 1-6, 1-6 to Gregory Beaufait of Omaha. Good run, Joesph!

Zachary Weaver was the # 1 seed in the Boys’ 18 Singles. He withdrew in the 1st round because of an emergency. Tough break, Zachary.

Thank you to all who participated, and to all who worked the tournament. It is good to be able to sponsor great tournaments like this. Great playing Fremonters!

2008 Cornhusker State Games Tennis Results

husker games 2008 Cornhusker State Games Tennis Results

Here are the results for the Fremont tennis players who participated in the 2008 Cornhusker State Games the past two weekends. Third sets were played as match tie breakers (10 point). Consolation matches were played as an eight game pro set.

Spencer Brown of Fremont played in the Boys’ 18 Singles. He had a BYE in the 1st round, then defeated Matthew Saffee of Lincoln in the 2nd round 3-6, 6-2, 10-4. He was then defeated in the Quarterfinals 0-6, 2-6 by Eric McKnight of Omaha, the # 2 seed and eventual champion. Good job Spencer!

Erica Dickmeyer and Tyler Ketchem of Fremont played in the Mixed 8.0 Doubles. They were defeated in the 1st round 2-6, 1-6 by Heather Blumel and Michael Hess of Omaha. Blumel and Hess were the eventual champions, so Erica and Tyler had a tough draw. They made it into the 2nd round of the consolation bracket where they lost to Jay Barbuto and Michelle Lisec-Talarico of Lincoln, the eventual consolation champions.

Brian Mark and Dana Mark of Fremont played in the 3.5 singles event. Brian lost his 1st round match 3-6, 1-6, to Todd Tabor of Walton who ended up being a finalist. Tough draw, Brian. James Stone of Omaha defeated Todd for the championship.

Brian then played a consolation match against Joseph Mara losing 4-8. Joseph was then defeated by Matthew Binderup of Omaha. Binderup was the eventual champion in the consolation round.

Dana won his first round match against Skip Rice of Omaha 7-6(8), 6-7(5), 10-4. Yes, that’s three tie breakers! Dana then beat the 5th seed, Todd Hultman of Omaha 4-6, 6-2, 10-3. He then lost in the Quarterfinals to Michael Salas of Lincoln, 1-6, 1-6.

Brian and Dana Mark also played in the 3.5 doubles event. Again, a tough draw for Fremont players. Brian and Dana lost the 1st round match 1-6, 4-6 to 2nd seed Bob Branchaud and Richard Robison of Lincoln who ended up being the consolation champions. The champions in the main draw were the # 1 seeds, Brad Miller and Raymond Montejano of Omaha.

In the consolation match, Brian and Dana lost to Donald Ediger and John Keller who ended up being finalists in the consolation draw. They were defeated by Bob Branchaud and Richard Robison of Lincoln in the consolation championship match.

Mike Willman of Fremont teamed up with Roland Augspurger of Columbus in the 4.0 doubles. They were the # 2 seed in their draw. They had a BYE in the 1st round, then defeated Stephan Andersen of Lincoln and Doug Tegler of Eagle in the 2nd round 6-0, 6-0. No mercy! Mike and Roland then lost 5-7, 2-6 in the Semifinals to the # 3 seeded team of Ryan Elwood and Maurice Higgins of Lincoln. Elwood and Higgins were the eventual champions.

Thanks to all our Fremont players. You played hard. You showed the rest of Nebraska that the Fremont Tennis Association has a good tennis program. Thanks for playing!

Fremont Participants in 2008 Cornhusker State Games

Fremont players who are entered in the 2008 Cornhusker State Games being played in Lincoln, NE July 19-21 and July 25-27 include:

  • Spencer Brown in the Male Junior 18 & Under Singles division.
  • Erica Dickmeyer in the Mixed Adult 6.0 Doubles
  • Tyler Ketchem in the Mixed Adult 6.0 Doubles
  • Brian Mark in the 3.5 Male Singles
  • Dana Mark in the 3.5 Male Singles
  • Brian and Dana Mark in the 3.5 Male Doubles
  • Mike Willman in the Male 4.0 Doubles with Roland Augspurger of Columbus
  • Good luck. May our Fremont Tennis Association make a name for itself at the State Games!

2008 Cornhusker State Games Draws being posted

1 16 F 2008 Cornhusker State Games Draws being postedThe draws for the Cornhusker State Games Tennis events are currently being posted. You may check out the draws at USTA TennisLink.

To see results as the Games progress, go to Results and choose an event. Or to see how a specific participant is doing, go to Competitors and click on a specific individual (arranged alphabetically).

Good luck to our Fremont players!

2008 Cornhusker State Games Mixed Doubles Draws

The draws are posted for the Mixed Doubles tennis tournament for the 2008 Cornhusker State Games which are being held July 19-20, 2008. You may check on the Mixed Doubles draws at Tennislink.

Check back at the beginning of next week for the draws for other tennis events scheduled for the Cornhusker State Games.

Good luck to all our Fremont players!

Cornhusker State Games Weather Updates

If you are participating in, or attending the Cornhusker State Games and the weather is questionable, you might want to check the Cornhusker State Games Weather Updates before driving to Lincoln.

The latest weather advisory says all events in the 2008 Cornhusker State Games will be held as scheduled, including the Opening Ceremonies.