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McDonalds Fremont Junior Open Results

jr tourney results McDonalds Fremont Junior Open ResultsThe 2009 McDonalds Fremont Junior Open Tennis Tournament was hosted July 24-26, 2009 at the Fremont High School Tennis Complex. There were 128 competitors entered in this sanctioned USTA Missouri Valley Nebraska District tournament. Seven boys from the Fremont area were among the participants.

The Fremont area players were:

  • Logan Baumberger – Boys 12 Singles
  • Torrey Escamilla – Boys 18 Singles
  • Joseph Hoffman – Boys 18 Singles
  • Trey Mueller – Boys 12 Singles
  • Luke Prescott – Boys 14 Singles and Boys 14 Doubles
  • Luke Samuelson – Boys 18 Doubles
  • and Braydon Zoucha – Boys 16 Singles and Boys 18 Doubles

Here are their results:

  • Boys 12 Singles
    • Logan Baumberger played Bradley Bourland of Omaha. He went 1-6, 0-1 when he had to withdraw due to illness. In the consolation round, he was defeated by Brent McNight of Omaha, 0-6, 0-6.
    • Trey Mueller played Andrew Bristol of Omaha in the 1st round, losing 5-7, 4-6. In the consolation round, Trey Mueller was defeated by the No. 1 seed, Nicholas Tran of Omaha, 1-6, 0-6. It was a tough draw for Trey, as Andrew Bristol, who beat Trey in round one, defeated the No. 1 seed in round two, then won two more rounds before being defeated in the finals by the No. 2 seed.
  • Boys 14 Singles
    • Luke Prescott was defeated by Skylar Lowe of Omaha, 3-6, 0-6 in his first round. He then had a win over Andrew Hicks of Omaha, 7-5, 6-1 before being defeated by Max Ferguson of Lincoln, 2-6, 0-6.
  • Boys 14 Doubles
    • Luke Prescott teamed up with Rohan Khazanchi of Omaha. The event was played as a round robin, with Luke and Rohan winning their first round 6-1, 6-4 over Skylar Lowe and Nicholas Tran of Omaha. In round two they were defeated by Trent Gardner and Michael Mellen of Omaha, 2-6, 2-6.
  • Boys 16 Singles
    • Braydon Zoucha was defeated in round one by Trevor Milburn of Lincoln, 1-6, 0-6. In the consolation bracket, he defeated Jackson Osborn of Columbus, 6-1, 6-0, and then lost a close 3-set match to Peter Setter of Omaha, 3-6, 6-1, 0-1(8).
  • Boys 18 Singles
    • Torrey Escamilla was defeated by fellow Fremonter, Joseph Hoffman in round one, 2-6, 5-7. In the consolation bracket, Escamilla lost to John Seier of Lincoln, 3-6, 2-6.
    • Joseph Hoffman defeated fellow Fremonter, Torrey Escamilla in round one, 6-2, 7-5. He was then defeated by the No. 3 seed, Gregory Beaufait of Omaha, 3-6, 1-6.
  • Boys 18 Doubles
    • Luke Samuelson and Braydon Zoucha teamed up and played Seton Bachle of Murdock, and Gregory Beaufait of Omaha in their first round match, losing 0-6, 1-6. They got a tough draw, as Bachle/Beaufait defeated the No. 1 seed in round two, and then the No. 2 seed in the Finals for the championship.

You can see all the results at Tennis Link – McDonalds Fremont Junior Open.

It was good to see Fremont area players participating. Thanks for playing. And thanks to Diana Myers and Justin Bigsby for all their hard work and time to plan and carry out this great Jr. Tournament.

Cornhusker State Games Mixed Doubles Results

tennis tournament results Cornhusker State Games Mixed Doubles ResultsThe Cornhusker State Games Mixed Doubles Tournament was held July 25-26, 2009 at the Abbot Sports Complex in Lincoln.

Dana and Renate Mark were the only Fremont area participants, and played in the 8.0 Mixed Doubles division.

In round one they were defeated by Mark Schultz and Lisa Smith of Lincoln, 2-6, 2-6.

In the consolation bracket, they were defeated by the No. 1 seeds, Joseph Lopez-Wilson and Tiffany Wilson of Omaha, 2-6, 4-6.

The 8.0 division was won by Jay Barbuto and Michelle Liseo-Talarico of Lincoln.

Cornhusker State Games Results

tennis tournament results Cornhusker State Games ResultsThe Cornhuskder State Games Tennis Tournament was held July 17-19, 2009 at Lincoln, NE. There were 190 competitors, including Mixed Doubles which will be played next weekend.

Brian and Dana Mark were the only Fremont area players participating. They might have set a new record for 3rd set tiebreakers, although the official record has not yet been located.

3.5 Singles
In the 1st round, Brian, the 3rd seed, played Larry Abel from Lincoln, losing in straight sets, 4-6, 0-6. It was a tough draw for Brian, as Abel ended up winning the championship. In the consolation bracket, Brian had a very close match and the first of his 3-set tiebreakers, losing to Nolan Dewispelare of Lincoln, 7-6, 5-7, 6-7.

Dana played against Matthew Binderup of Omaha in round one, losing in straight sets, 2-6, 2-6. In the consolation bracket, Dana had the first of his 3rd set tiebreakers, losing to the # 2 seed, Keith Bucknell of Lincoln, 2-6, 7-5, 6-7.

So, in singles, Brian lost to the eventual champion, and Dana lost to the runner-up.

3.5 Doubles - almost a Bronze Medal!
In doubles, Brian and Dana played the # 2 seed team, Matthew Binderup and Paul Rios of Omaha. They lost a 3-setter with the 3rd set a tiebreaker. Score: 5-7, 6-1, 6-7. In the consolation bracket, Brian and Dana pulled out a win in with a 3rd set tiebreaker, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 over Bob Branchaud and Richard Robison of Lincoln. In the consolation finals, playing for the Bronze medal, Brian and Dana lost with another 3rd set tiebreaker to Donald Ediger and John Keller of Lincoln, 7-6, 3-6, 6-7. The final tiebreaker score was 8-10, and a disheartening loss.

So, Brian and Dana fought valiantly, but in the end five 3rd set tiebreakers proved to be one to many, and they fell just a few points short of bringing home a medal.

Next weekend, Dana and Renate Mark will participate in the 8.0 Mixed Doubles portion of the Cornhusker Games.

Shane Placek Is Double Champion at Fremont Open

tennis tournament results Shane Placek Is Double Champion at Fremont OpenCongratulations to Shane Placek, Fremont, who won the 4.0 singles division and the 4.0 doubles division at the Centre Court-KFC-Jim Johnson Ins. Fremont Adult Open played July 10-12 at the Fremont High School Tennis Complex. Shane teamed up with Rick Spalding, Fremont, to win the 4.0 doubles championship.

On his way to the championship, Shane defeated:

  • Brad Miller of Omaha, 6-0, 6-0
  • the No. 5 seed, Jeremy Hoshor of Lincoln, 6-1, 6-2
  • the No. 1 seed, Kiran Poda of Lincoln, 6-1, 6-0
  • Bob Wirth of Papillion 7-6(4), 6-3
  • and the No. 2 seed, Kelby Deese of Bellevue, 6-3, 6-0

As you can see, Shane was quite stingy about giving any games away, especially in the second set. His opponents won only five games in five matches during the second sets. That’s how you win a championship! Congratulations Shane! Well played.

On their way to the 4.0 doubles championship, Shane Placek and Rick Spalding defeated:

  • Dave Blumel/Clark Thompson both of Omaha 6-3, 6-3
  • the No. 2 seeded team of Kiran Poda of Lincoln/Doug Tegler of Eagle 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
  • and Jeff Fredricks/H.D. Osborne, both of Omaha 5-7, 7-6(5); 1-0(5)

Well done. The final match was a thriller to watch. Our Fremont team was strongest in the end. Great job guys!

Six Championships Won By Fremont Area Players

tennis tournament results Six Championships Won By Fremont Area Players

Doug Hartman, Burdell Harnish, Jim Johnson, Jim Jorgensen, Shane Placek, Rick Spalding, and Chris Westergaard all won championships at the Centre Court-KFC-Jim Johnson Ins. Fremont Adult Tournament which was played July 10-12, 2009 at the Fremont High Tennis Complex. In addition, Zach Weaver was a winner in the consolation bracket.

Men’s 4.0 Singles: Shane Placek was the champion, defeating Brad Miller, Omaha, 6-0, 6-0, the No. 5 seed, Jeremy Hoshor, Lincoln, 6-1, 6-2, the No. 1 seed, Kiran Poda, Lincoln, 6-1, 6-0, Bob Wirth, Papillion, 7-6(4), 6-3, and the No. 2 seed, Kelby Deese, Belevue, 6-3, 6-0.

Men’s 60 Singles: Jim Jorgensen was the champion, defeating Skip Rice in a round-robin match, 6-0, 6-3. Jim’s other round-robin opponent, Raymond Montejano, Blair, was a no show. Since they are both from Blair, Raymond must have known how tough Jim is, so why bother?!

Men’s 4.0 Doubles: Shane Placek and Rick Spalding were the champions in the Men’s 4.0 Doubles division. They defeated Dave Blumel & Clark Thompson, Omaha, 6-3, 6-3, the No. 2 seeded team of Kiran Poda, Lincoln & Doug Tegler, Eagle, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2, and Jeff Fredricks & H.D. Osborne, Omaha, 5-7, 7-6(5), 1-0(5).

Men’s 3.5 Doubles: Burdell Harnish and Kent Johnson, Omaha, teamed up to win the 3.5 Men’s Doubles. They defeated the No. 2 seeded team of Jerry Pivovar & Michael Pivovar of Omaha, 2-6, 6-1, 6-0. In the championship match they won over Todd Hultman & Lee Hultman, Omaha, 6-2, 7-5.

Men’s 55 Doubles: Doug Hartman and Chris Westergaard teamed up and won the Men’s 55 doubles. In round-robin play, they went undefeated, beating Kent Johnson, Omaha & Burdell Harnisch, Fremont, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, and Jim Johnson, Fremont, & Jim Jorgensen, Blair 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Johnson/Jorgensen also defeated Harnisch/Johnson 6-1, 6-2 in the other round-robin match.

Men’s 70 Doubles: Jim Johnson and Bill Waito, Lincoln, won the Men’s 70 Doubles division. In round-robin play, they defeated Jack Mallett, Council Bluffs, & Bob Margin, Omaha, 6-1, 6-1, and L. Paul Comeau & John Kellogg, Omaha, 6-0, 6-3.

Men’s Open Singles: Zach Weaver was the consolation winner in the Men’s Open Singles. In the main draw, he was defeated by Frederick Hotz, Grand Island, 6-3, 6-0. In the consolation bracket, his first opponent didn’t play. He then defeated Luke Samuelson, Fremont, 6-0, 6-1. His next opponent withdrew because of injury, and Zach then won the consolation final over Joseph Murray, Lavista, 6-4, 7-5.


Other Fremont Area players:

Luke Samuelson played in the Men’s Open Singles. He was defeated by Joseph Murray, Lavista, 6-0, 6-0 in the first round. In the consolation bracket, Luke’s first opponent didn’t play. Then fellow Fremonter, Zach Weaver, defeated Luke 6-0, 6-1.

Brady Zoucha and Luke Samuelson teamed up in the Men’s Open Doubles. They were defeated by Maruice Higgins & Nathan Hoppe, Lincoln, 6-1, 6-0.

Brian Mark, seeded No. 4, was a 1st round winner in the Men’s 3.5 Singles, defeating Francis Cuba, Omaha, 6-7(4), 7-6(5), 6-1. In round two Brian was defeated by Terry Fuller, Omaha, 6-3, 6-4. In the consolation bracket, Brian was beaten by Nick Harlow, Omaha, 7-5, 1-0 (retired-injury.) Brian rolled an ankle during play and was not able to continue.

Renate Mark was the No. 2 seed in the Women’s 4.0 division. She was defeated by Amy Arnold, Lincoln, 6-2, 6-0. Amy was the eventual champion. In the consolation bracket, Renate was beaten by Joy Kramer, Marysville, KS, 7-5, 4-6, 1-0(7).

Mike Willman and Roland Augspurger, Columbus, played in the Men’s 4.0 Doubles and Men’s 4.5 Doubles. In 4.0, they were defeated by Jeff Fredricks & H.D. Osborne, Omaha (no score given). In 4.5 Doubles, Willman/Augspurger defeated Kaushik Patel, Omaha, and Andrew Reynolds, Blair, 7-5, 6-4. They were then defeated by Keith Nielsen, Omaha, and Robert Pass, Omaha, 6-3, 6-4.

Dana and Renate Mark teamed up for the Mixed 8.0 Doubles. They were defeated in round one by Joseph & Yaravi Lopez-Wilson, Omaha, 3-6, 6-1, 6-0.

Brian and Dana Mark played in the Men’s 3.5 Doubles (with Brian hobbling around on a sprained ankle). They were defeated by Todd Hultman & Lee Hultman, Omaha, 4-6, 6-0, 6-3.

Congratulations to all our winners, and thanks to all who played. It was a great tournament. We’ll look forward to seeing here again next year!

If we missed any Fremont Area Players, please let us know. Thanks.

Thank You Diana And Justin For A Great Tournament

thank you Thank You Diana And Justin For A Great TournamentAnother BIG thank you to Diana Meyers and Justin Bigsby for a great tournament this past weekend. The Centre Court-KFC-Jim Johnson Ins. Fremont Adult Open Tournament played July 10-11 at the Fremont High Tennis Complex was well-run, well-organized, and a lot of fun for 127 participants.

During the tournament, participants were commenting on how well-run the tournament was. We are fortunate to have great tournament directors, great facilities, and great participants. Thanks to all!

And thank you to our sponsors, Centre Court in Omaha, KFC in Fremont, and Jim Johnson Ins. in Fremont. We appreciate your support of our tournament. You helped provide us with another good tournament to connect with tennis friends from Nebraska and some surrounding states. Thank you very much.

Event the weather cooperated. Except for a brief thundershower Sunday morning which delayed play about 30 minutes, the weather was great, with temperatures staying the the mid to lower 80s for the entire tournament. It was good to again be able to use the Fremont Family YMCA indoor courts during the rain shower to keep play going. Thank you, YMCA!