YOVAN WINS BACK TO BACK TENNIS TITLES

The 2011 Irvine Open Tennis Tournament concluded after two weekends of play on Sunday Feb. 16 at Heritage Park.

Aaron Yovan, former University High and UC Irvine star, won the men’s open singles title for the second  consecutive year, defeating Joseph Kasnetz of Honolulu, Hawaii In the final match by a score of 6-2, 6-1.  Yovan was in top form, playing through five rounds without dropping a set and received a $500 cash prize for his effort.

Now in its 21st year, the Irvine Open is a USTA sanctioned tournament sponsored jointly by the Irvine Tennis Association and the City Of Irvine.  John Sustersic, in his 2nd year as tournament director, reported that 147 players participated in this year’s event, competing in 14 categories.  John did another outstanding  job both times. (Even better this year without the rain and mud problems.)  He and his staff thank all of the ITA members who volunteered to work during the two weekends and also those who played in the tournament.  Ray and Nan Ng were, as always, extremely generous in time and effort put forth.  Charlie Niles , Gary Bird and Suzanne Frank worked especially hard and long hours.

Results of other final matches:

Men’s Open Doubles:  Trever Dobson/Andy Gerst d. Darren Yates/Julian Barham 6-4, 6-3

Men’s 5.0 Singles:  Bruce Beinlich d. Keith Hoang 6-7, 6-3, 6-3

Men’s 5.0 Doubles:  Nguyen/Roest d. Thaung/Fong  6-2, 4-6, 6-3

Women’s 5.0 Doubles:  Tina Vuong d. Stephanie Fong  6-3, 6-0

Men’s 4.5 Singles:  Jason Nyguyen d. David LangLe  1-6, 6-3, 6-0

Men’s 4.5 Doubles:  Gallagos/Wong d. Fernandez/Muse  1-6, 6-4, 6-1

Men’s 4.0 Singles:  Jamison Hart d. Ryan Holmes  6-3, 6-1

Men’s 4.0 Doubles:  Abrigo/Ranches d. Matsumoto/Tsubakihara  Def

Women’s 4.0 Singles:  Kim Hackworth d. Jenny Johnson  6-0, 6-4

Women’s 4.0 Doubles:  Frank/Webler d. Bina/Tran  7-6(7-3), 6-2

Mixed 4.0 Doubles:  Bird/Frank d. Hackworth/Sustersic  6-2, 7-6(7-5)

Men’s 3.5  Singles:  Paul Yanez d. Ryan Farshani  6-4, 6-7(7-4), 6-4

Submitted by Joe Bowerbank (949)378-4613

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