Nicholas Eker and Lexie Zoucha of Fremont teamed up to win the NTRP 8.0 mixed doubles title at the Centre Court-KFC-Pinnacle Bank Fremont Adult Open held June 22-24, 2012, at the Fremont High Tennis courts.
In the final match on Sunday, Eker and Zoucha defeated Jennifer Allison of Bellevue and Tim Dunning of Omaha 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 for the title. On Saturday, they had defeated Renate Mark and Jon Rohloff, both of Fremont, 6-2, 1-6, 6-2 in the semifinals.
Several other Fremont area players participated in the Fremont Open.
Luke Prescott played in the Men’s Open Singles, losing to Vince VanDyke 6-1, 6-1 in round one, then losing to Justin Brinkman of Lincoln 6-1, 6-1 in the consolation semifinals.
Lexie Zoucha also played in the women’s Open Singles division, losing to Hannah Higgins of Lincoln 1-6, 6-2, 6-2 in round one, then going 3-6, 6-4, 4-4 with Katherine Krueger of Omaha before withdrawing due to illness.
Erica Dickmeyer teamed up with Lexie Zoucha in the 4.0 Open Doubles, losing the opening round to Elin Smith Of Mount Vernon, Ohio and Anne Yust of Alabama 6-0, 6-2. Smith and Yust ended up winning the open doubles division.
Chris Westergaard entered the Men’s 4.0 singles, defeating Michael Pivovar of Omaha 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 in round one, then losing to the eventual 4.0 champion Rick Hansen of Council Bluffs, IA 6-4, 6-2.
Mark Leahy and Chris Westergaard teamed up, as did Mike Willman and Mostafa Jamshidi of Lincoln, as well as Brian Mark and Jon Roholoff, for the 4.0 Men’s doubles. Mark and Chris lost to eventual 4.0 champions, Eddie Flood and H.D. Osborne of Omaha in round one 6-1, 6-4. Mike and Mostafa won round one against Jonathan Jameson of LaVista and Rodney Spence of Omaha, 6-1, 6-0, and then lost to Jonathan Holtz of Elkhorn and Brian Kounovsky of Omaha 6-7(2), 6-3, 7-5. Brian and Jon won their first round match 6-3, 7-5 against John Blackhawk and Steven Stolen, both of Sioux City, IA 6-3, 7-5, then lost to eventual champions Flood-Osborne 6-0, 6-0.
Ed Kirkwood and Dana Mark played in the Men’s 3.5 singles. Ed lost to Robert McGovern of Omaha 6-3, 6-3 in round one, then to Michael Martin of Marquette, NE 6-1, 6-1 in the consolation semifinals. Dana defeated Jerry Pivovar of Omaha 6-3, 6-3 in round one, then lost to Steven Stolen of Sioux City, IA 6-0, 6-1 in the next round.
In Women’s 3.5 singles, Dipal Patel lost to Joni Woodruff of Omaha 6-1, 6-0 in the only match played in that division.
Joshua Sammons played in the Men’s 3.0 singles, where he dropped two matches in round robin play, to Haibo Huang of Omaha 6-1, 6-1, and Rodney Spence of Omaha 6-0, 6-4.
Ed Kirkwood and Dipal Patel teamed up in the 7.0 Mixed Doubles, losing in round robin play to Jerry and Leslie Pivovar of Omaha 6-4, 6-3, and to Robert McGovern and Michelle Roberts of Omaha, 6-0, 6-2.
Jay Kohout played in the Men’s 55 singles. He was defeated by Rick Huetson of Omaha 6-1, 6-1, and by David Irons of Clive, Iowa 6-3, 6-0.
Thanks to all the participants, and to Diana Myers and Justin Bigsby for their leadership in running another great tournament, and to Sarah Bigsby, Amy Ahrens and Mike Willman for their help in the directors booth, as well as any others who helped in any way. And a big thanks to our sponsors, Centre Court, KFC, and Pinnacle Bank.