WAYTON OPEN: Champions are served in 10th annual tournament

WAYTON OPEN: Champions are served in 10th annual tournament


SOUTHINGTON — Eric Henne successfully defended his doubles championship with Mark Habek and also earned the Men’s A Singles crown in a walkover as the Wayton Open tennis tournament wrapped up its 10th year Sunday at Southington High School.

Henne and Habek defeated the Kataria brothers, Kunal and Rohan, 6-1, 6-3 in the Men’s A Doubles final.

Singles competition among the men was divided into four divisions: A (4.0 handicap and above), B (3.5 and below), ages 45 and above, and high school.

The day’s best match came at B Singles, where Ivanyuuk Yaro of Bristol had to go three sets to get past Alphonso Gordon of Meriden 6-1, 4-6, 6-4.

In the high school bracket, Nick Cristante of North Haven defeated Ridhwan Abdulsalam of Bristol 6-3, 6-3 in the championship match.

There was just one women’s singles division. There, youth was served in the final. Ellie Doolittle, a 15-year old from Berlin, defeated Opal Bravo of Bloomfield 6-4, 7-5.

In other championship matches: Ben Doolittle defeated Jeff Blumberg 6-1, 6-0 in Men’s 45-Over Singles, Kevin Yawgel and Nick Loveland defeated Luke Pfanzelt and Brett Daigle 7-6 (5), 6-1 in Men’s B Doubles and Smith/Fisher defeated Baron/Baron 6-1, 6-0 in Women’s Doubles.

Also Sunday, Wayton Open director Matthew Wayton presented a $2,000 check to tournament benefactors Danielle Boccher and Debbie Maas of Thank You Dog Rescue.


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