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Cornhusker Adult Closed (Cornhusker State Games) is coming.

missouri valley nebraska Cornhusker Adult Closed (Cornhusker State Games) is coming.The 25th Annual Cornhusker State Games Tennis Tournament is scheduled for July 25-26 at the Nebraska Tennis Center, 7620 North 70th Street, Lincoln.

The deadline for entering is June 29. However, if you enter on or before June 22, you can save $5.00 per entrant on the registration fee.

If you are interested in participating, you may enter online at Cornhusker Adult Closed – Tennis.

Columbus Summer Open Results

tennis tournament results Columbus Summer Open ResultsThe Columbus Summer Open Tennis Tournament was held June 12-14, 2009 in Columbus, NE. Four Fremont area players participated. Here are their results.

Boys 18 Singles: Zachary Weaver went into the tournament as the No. 1 seed. In the first round, he defeated Matthew Alexander of Columbus, 6-0, 6-0. In the Semifinals, Zach defeated Jakob Strawhecker of Kearney, in a close 3-setter, 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (10-4). In the Finals, Zach lost to Zachary Northey of Lincoln, 1-6, 5-7. Good run at it, Zach!

Men’s 4.0 Singles: Brian Mark played in the 4.0 division. In the first round, he lost to Jeremy Hoshor of Lincoln, 1-6, 1-6.

Men’s Open Doubles: Mike Willman teamed up with Roland Augspurger of Columbus in the Men’s Open Doubles division. In the first round, Mike and Roland were victorious over Josh Slawski and Jakob Strawhecker, both of Kearney, 6-4, 6-2. In the Semifinals, they were defeated by the No. 2 seeded team of David Northey and Zachary Northey, both of Lincoln, 1-6, 3-6.

Thanks for representing the Fremont Tennis Association in the Columbus Tournament.

Calling all Fremont Area Players: the Centre Court/KFC/Jim Johnson Ins. Fremont Adult Open is coming up July 10-12. You can sign up online at TennisLink, or you may print a Fremont Open Entry Form. Let’s have a good representation from Fremont!

2009 First State Bank Fremont Junior Open results

tennis tournament results 2009 First State Bank Fremont Junior Open resultsThe 2009 First State Bank Fremont Junior Open tennis tournament was played June 9-11 at the Fremont Senior High Tennis Complex. We had several Fremont area players who participated. Here are their results.

Boys 14 Singles: Luke Prescott was defeated by Trent Gardner of Omaha, 0-6, 1-6 in the first round. In the consolation bracket, Luke lost to Michael Mellen of Omaha, 0-6, 1-6.

Boys 16 Singles: Luke Samuelson and Brayden Zouch were entered. Samuelson lost to Vince Van Dyke of Omaha in his first match, 2-6, 1-6. Zoucha defeated Ethan Gart who withdrew because of an injury. Zoucha then lost to Decature Banker, the # 1 seed from Omaha, 2-6, 1-6.

Boys 18 Singles: Joseph Hoffman played the Boys 18 Singles event. He lost to Matthew Hrdlicka of Omaha in the first round 4-6, 2-6. In the consolation bracket Hoffman lost to Scott Slezak of Omaha, 1-6, 4-6.

Boys 18 Doubles: Luke Samuelson and Brayden Zoucha came up against the No. 1 seeded team of Decature Banker and Eric McKnight, both of Omaha, in their first round. Samuelson and Zoucha were defeated 1-6, 2-6.

The Omaha players just seemed too tough for our Fremont players in this tournament. But it was good to see them participating. Keep working at your games, continue to build up your confidence, and soon we’ll see some matches in the win column! Thank you for representing the Fremont Tennis Association in this Jr. Tournament.

Nebraska City Summer Open Results for Fremont area players

tennis tournament results Nebraska City Summer Open Results for Fremont area playersIt was a Mark Family event at the Nebraska City Summer Open held June 6-7. Brian, Dana, and Renate Mark were the only Fremont area participants. Here are the results.

Renate Mark played in the Women’s 4.0 Singles Division. In the first round she was defeated by Amanda Crook of Peru, NE, 5-7, 2-6. In the consolation round, Renate had a victory over Sara Crook, also of Peru, 6-3, 6-3. In the post-match interview, Renate was very excited to have a win in the 4.0 division in her first tournament back on the circuit. It seems she has re-caught the tournament fever. The 4.0 division was won by Callista Pass of Omaha 6-2, 6-0 over Amanda Crook.

Men’s 3.5 Singles Division: Brian Mark and Dana Mark played in the Men’s 3.5 Singles Division. In the first round, Brian lost 6-4, 2-6 to Paul Beutler of Omaha. Brian later posted on Essential Tennis Forum, “(My opponent) went to a serve and drop volley game that totally befuddled me. I could get to a lot of them, but he was standing right there to put it away. It didn’t matter too much what I did against him at net, he was quick enough to get to lobs and had a huge wingspan, making it really tough to pass him… He chopped at a lot of stuff and never really knew where his shot was going… and when he didn’t know, I had no way of reading it.” Brian now has his sights set on the Columbus Summer Open tournament scheduled for June 13-14.

Dana Mark also played in the Men’s 3.5 singles division. Dana won his first round match, 6-2, 7-6 (2), over Francis Cuba of Omaha. He then lost in the semifinals 2-6, 7-6 (7), 3-6 to Brian Richmeier of Omaha. Richmeier was the winner in the Final, 6-4, 6-4, over Jeff Holland of Omaha.

On a somewhat sad note, at 3-5 in the last set, up 30-5, Dana pulled a groin muscle. He played the game out, but lost the game, which was the end of the match. However, that was not the end – there was still a doubles match to play. Read on.

Men’s 3.5 Doubles Division: Brian and Dana still had a doubles match to play. It was the finals, and Dana didn’t want to let Brian down, so he played with a pulled groin. (not the smartest thing he ever did.) With Brian having to cover most of the court due to Dana’s injury, they lost the match 6-4, 5-7, 5-7 to Larry and Eric Marrow, another father-son team from Lincoln.

Dana later posted on the Essential Tennis Forum, “Brian played an excellent doubles match which was more like him playing singles against the other two with me in the way. I had no business being out there playing with an injury, but I didn’t want to let Brian down and I thought we had a good chance to win even with my injury (which was almost true). I basically stood in one place and hit anything I could reach without moving more than a step or two, and Brian covered about 95% of the court. As you can tell from the score, he did a great job covering my back.”

Dana will be out of tennis for a while to recover from his injury. So Renate and Brian will have to carry the Mark Family tennis banner.

By the way, you can see a photo of a Tennis IronMan at Essential Tennis Forum!

Fremont Junior Open Tennis Tournament coming July 24-26, 2009

missouri valley nebraska1 Fremont Junior Open Tennis Tournament coming July 24 26, 2009The McDonald’s Fremont Junior Open tennis Tournament is coming up July 24-26 at the Fremont Senior High School Courts, 19th and Lincoln Avenue. The tournament is sanctioned by the United States Tennis Association and the Missouri Valley Tennis Association.

This tournament includes divisions for

  • 12 and under
  • 14 and under
  • 16 and under, and
  • 18 and under.

The entry deadline is July 17. All Fremont Area Junior players should plan to play. This is a great tournament for fun, experience, to see some of your tennis friends, and to make some new tennis friends.

You may print a Fremont Junior Entry Form, or you may register online at TennisLink.

Fremont Adult Open coming up July 10-12, 2009

missouri valley nebraska Fremont Adult Open coming up July 10 12, 2009The Centre Court/KFC/Jim Johnson Ins. 2009 Fremont Adult Open is just around the corner. The tournament will be played July 10-12 at the Fremont Senior High School Courts, 19th and Lincoln Ave.

This is one of the best Summer tournaments in Nebraska. All Fremont Area players should plan to participate. The entry deadline is Sunday, July 5.

You may print a Fremont Open Entry Form, or you may enter online at TennisLink.