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Funds for tennis courts approved by City

high school 3 300x225 Funds for tennis courts approved by CityThe Fremont City Council members approved using Keno funds to resurface 12 tennis courts at the Fremont High School Tennis Complex at their regular meeting Tuesday night, May 26, 2009. More than $23,000 will be made available for the resurfacing project.

The resurfacing project will cost just over $47,000. The other half of the cost will come from Fremont Public Schools and the Fremont Tennis Association. Over time, outdoor courts naturally erode and deteriorate requiring periodic resurfacing.

The courts have held up very well over the last 17 years. Eight of the 12 courts were resurfaced 14 years ago, and the other four are newer and have never been resurfaced. It is suggested that these types of courts be resurfaced every 10 to 12 years, so ours are due.

The FHS complex gets a lot of use during the outdoor season with the Fremont Tennis Association, Parks and Recreation, Fremont Family YMCA, Fremont Public Schools, Trinity Lutheran, Midland Lutheran College and the general public all using the courts.

Fremont is fortunate to have such a great tennis complex available, one of the largest public tennis facilities in the Midwest that does not charge players a fee for court time.

At last report, the resurfacing project is tentatively scheduled for sometime in July. Watch for updates on the project here.

Did you realize that our modest $10.00 adult fee ($20.00 family fee) to join the Fremont Tennis Association helps with projects such as this upcoming resurfacing project? If you have not yet joined this year, consider joining now. You may join the FTA using the Men’s Summer League entry form.

Update – Shane Placek and Mike Willman are the champions!

tennis tournament results Update   Shane Placek and Mike Willman are the champions!The USTA Tennislink to the Omaha Adult Open incorrectly reported that Shane and Mike were defeated in the Final of the Men’s 4.0 doubles division. They in fact were the winners, bringing home the gold! Tennislink now reports the correct outcome.

The original post here, Omaha Adult Open Tournament results for Fremont area players, has also been updated with the correction. So if you saw the original post stating Shane and Mike were the runners-up, please note this correction and when you see them, congratulate them for their great championship win!

Fremont Girls Tennis Team at State Meet

fhs girls tennis logo Fremont Girls Tennis Team at State MeetThe Fremont High Girls Tennis Team earned 12 points on day one at the Class A state tennis tournament May 21, 2009 at the Koch Family Tennis Center in Omaha.

At No. 1 doubles, Jessica Spalding and Megan Robertson were seeded 10. They were state champions last year at No. 2 doubles, and compiled a 25-8 record this year at No. 1 doubles. In their first round at state, they defeated Kailey Bottum and Deanna Jordan of Omaha Northwest 6-1, 6-1. They followed that with a 2nd round victory over 7th seeded Ashley Meyers and Sammi Licari of Columbus, 6-4, 6-2. They then lost the 3rd round match to the No. 2 seeded team of Breanna Keller and Lauran Keller of Omaha Westside, 6-0, 6-0.

At No. 2 doubles, Erica Dickmeyer and Jessye Johnson won their first round match 6-1, 6-0 over Crystal Schafer and Veronica Martinez of Omaha South, followed by a win over Abby Langpaul and Emily Rech of Bellevue East, 6-3, 6-0. They were then defeated in the 3rd round by 4th seeded Madeline Brown and Dayna Cohen of Millard West, 6-4, 6-0.

At No. 1 singles, Mallory Iseminger of FHS lost 6-0, 6-0 to 9th seeded Alexandria Tran of Omaha Central.

Sydney Robertson, playing at No. 2 singles, lost 6-1, 6-3 to Courtney Buchberger of Grand Island.

The Fremont Lady Tigers played hard this season. They had some good wins, and some tough losses. Congratulations on a hard-fought year, and thanks for representing the Fremont area in tennis.

Omaha Adult Open Tournament results for Fremont area players

tennis tournament results Omaha Adult Open Tournament results for Fremont area playersThree people from the Fremont Tennis Association participated in the Omaha Adult Open held May 22-25. Jim Jorgensen of Blair played in the Men’s 55 singles division, and Shane Placek and Mike Willman played in the Men’s 4.0 doubles division.

55 Singles: Jim Jorgensen was the champion in the 55 singles division. The event had three entries, so it was played as a round robin. The scouting report must have gotten out indicating how good Jim is, because his first opponent didn’t show up (he must have been scared!). So Jim won his first match over Raymond Montejano of La Vista by default. In the 2nd round, Jim defeated Rick Huetson of Omaha 6-1, 6-4 to win the championship. Congratulations Jim!

4.0 Doubles Shane Placek and Mike Willman had a great run in the Men’s 4.0 Doubles division, ending up winning the Final 6-2, 6-2.

In the 1st round, they took out the No. 2 seeded team of Mike Deal of Council Bluffs, and James Lopez of Omaha, 6-3, 7-5. In round two, the Quarterfinals, they trounced Pascal Renault and William Stephens, both of Omaha, 6-1, 6-2. They continued to show no mercy in the Semifinals against Michael Magnuson of Papillion and Jared Rathe of Lincoln, with a 2-set victory, 6-4, 6-4.

In the Finals, they were pitted against the No. 1 seeded team of John Crook and Thomas Huffman, both of Omaha. Even with the home-court advantage, Crook and Huffman were no match for our tough Fremont team. Shane and Mike took them down 6-2, 6-2. That gave Shane and Mike the championship honors. Congratulations, and great job guys!

Thanks Jim, Shane, and Mike for doing a great job of representing the Fremont Tennis Association at the Omaha Adult Open.

Calling all FTA players – be sure to enter the next nearby tournaments coming up in June, the Nebraska City Open, June 5-7, and the Columbus Summer Open, June 12-14. We’ll see you there!

2009 First State Bank and Trust Co. Fremont Junior Open Tennis Tournament

missouri valley nebraska 2009 First State Bank and Trust Co. Fremont Junior Open Tennis TournamentThe First State Bank and Trust Co. Fremont Junior Open Tennis Tournament is scheduled for June 9-11, 2009 at the Fremont Senior High School courts. The tournament is sanctioned by the USTA and the Misouri Valley Tennis Association. Events are planned for boys and girls for 12-and-under through 18-and-under.

The deadline for entering is June 2. For more information or to enter online, go to Tennislink – Fremont Junior Open.

Or you may download this Fremont Junior Open Entry Form for all the information and return it to the Fremont Family YMCA by June 2.

Here’s a chance for all our Fremont tennis players to play in a tournament close to home. If you haven’t played in a tournament before, this is a good chance to get some tournament experience, have some fun, and meet some new tennis friends. Who knows? This could be your first step to playing in one of the Grand Slams some day!

Women’s Summer leagues begin tomorrow!

fta womens league Womens Summer leagues begin tomorrow!Just a quick reminder, the Tuesday morning Women’s Summer Tennis Leagues are scheduled to begin tomorrow, May 19, 2009 at 8:45 a.m. The Thursday evening group will begin May 21 at 7:00 p.m.

If you haven’t signed up yet, you may print an entry form at Women’s 2009 Summer League. Don’t let the Summer go by wishing you had played. Join in the fun with your tennis friends, or make some new tennis friends!