We had our last tournament of the year with our Grand Prix Invitational Tournament on Saturday, Nov 12th. The Invitational Tournament is meant to reward players who have actively participated in MVTC tournaments throughout the year. 40 points were the requirement for entry, typically a semifinal showing or team tennis win.
Dear MVTC Interclub players,
Thank you all for joining us for a fun Interclub match with San Carlos. Due to your efforts we won a tightly contested tournament vs San Carlos by a slim margin of 183 to 174 games and retained custody of our Killer Squirrel. The teams were evenly matched and the San Carlos team were good players and great sportspeople.
We had the triumphant return of our singles tournament with 25 players. 16 Men and 9 Women in 4 divisions. The Mens draw had some last minute requests but we were unable to accommodate due to the limit of 8 players per division. Lesson here is to always register early to guarantee your spot. The weather was good, food tasty, and the tennis fun. We introduced a World Team Set to 5 games option to speed things along which some players appreciated.
We had nice turnout for our July Mixed Doubles tournament. Tournament Director Jeremy Chen did a great job as usual in making the draws fair and competitive. We had 6 teams in Division I (7.5 and above), 6 teams in Division 2 (7.0) and 4 teams in Division 3 (6.0 and under). The results:
Division I: Jennifer Adams/Brook Lee (winners) vs Kathy Nichols/Michael Alvarez 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-2)
Division II: Sara Pawloski/Dana Glusovich (winners) vs Rie Collett/Perry Lim 7-5, 6-1
Thanks to all for making the tournament fun.
Congratulations to the winning teams: Gary/Vignesh, Emily/Aleta, Nora/Kathy, and Antoine/Tom.
Many thanks to Jill for the excellent food, Nora for donating the prizes (brand-name sunglasses), and for those who helped with food and desk duties.
And a warm welcome to our MVTC Tournament first timers: Vignesh, Steve, Chris, Norman, Antoine, Vasan, Argun, and Noel.
I look forward to seeing you all again on July 23rd at the mixed doubles tournament.
Thank you all for a wonderful tournament. It was great to have such a group of nice and fun players to share the tennis courts with on a beautiful Saturday morning. We had some really competitive matches too. The final match of mixed 7.0 was decided by a tie break in the second set. And while the mixed 7.5 final was a nail biter with the winning team clinching a third set tie break at 12-10, the mixed 6.0 final was won in no less dramatic fashion with a super tie break score of 10-8.
Thank you all for a wonderful day of tennis to ring in spring and the first tournament for MVTC for 2016. The weather was great, the food was fantastic due to the efforts of Jill Nagahara-Evans and her team and, judging by the photos, all of you had fun. Thanks to Jenna Sandoval, Madan, and others for taking the pictures to capture the day. Thanks to Carol Tolen for the wonderful prizes and manning the desk throughout. Thanks to Kathy Nichols for web postings and signup sheet and to Guillaume Cottarel for all the mass mailings.
We had a great tournament on 11/14/2015. There was nice weather (not too hot and not too cold, just right), good food, and lots of fun tennis. Food consisted of bagels, smoked salmon, and fruit for breakfast and Pizza My Heart for lunch. The World Team Tennis format provided quick and non-stop play. The Grand Prix Invitational Women’s winner was Marla Lindsay with 20 points out of 20 points (4 rounds of World Team tennis sets). 2nd place with 19 points was Diana Lee and 3rd place was Kathy Nichols with 18 points.
Congratulations to all our participants in this weekend’s MVTC April 2015 Mixed Doubles Tournament. The weather was pleasant despite the wind—and we had a competitive, yet fun day of good sportsmanship and great tennis enhanced by really terrific food!
It was a beautiful April day when our friends from San Carlos Tennis Club paid us a visit at Rengstorff Park bringing many excellent tennis players and wrestling the Squirrel from our hands with a good game.
It was a tight match from beginning to end with ups and downs and a slight 2-game advantage for MVTC after the first 5 rounds only to finish in a resounding victory for SCTC in the final round.