FOREHAND: Salmon Arm’s Bob Langford (native of Vernon) scores a volley point for he and partner Doug Holman of Vernon-Vancouver during doubles competition at the annual Kalamalka Club Canada Day Tennis Tournament in Coldstream Sunday. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon player triple winner at home court tennis event

Kalamalkla Club director Meryl Ogden wins three events at club’s Canada Day Open tourney

Not only did she help organize the tournament, but Meryl Ogden found the time to win three events at the Kalamalka Club Canada Day Open Tennis Tournament in Coldstream.

The event drew 72 tennis players from Vancouver to Calgary, and was played under ideal weather conditions.

Ogden, from Vernon, walked away a triple winner. She won the Ladies ‘A’ singles title over Eva Koksalova (Kelowna) 7-5. 6-3. She then teamed up with Krista Martens (Kelowna) to oust Marietjie Bonthuys and Shannon Hecker (Salmon Arm) 6-3, 6-4 in an exciting Ladies ‘A’ doubles final. In the Mixed ‘A’, Ogden teamed up with Cal Benazic (Kelowna) to defeat Rosie and Joe Schaich (Kelowna) 8-3, after a round-robin format.

The Men’s A singles semifinals produced some excellent, hard fought matches, with Mike Knights (Kelowna) outlasting Benazic 6-2, 4-6, 11-9 and West Martin-Patterson (Salmon Arm) defeating his doubles partner Jeremy Bell (Vernon) 7-6, 6-7, 12-10. In the finals, Knights stopped Martin-Patterson 6-2, 7-5 for the victory title. The ‘A’ consolation winner was Jerry Reinhardt over James Cotter 6-2, 6-1 in an all-Vernon match.

READ MORE: Bell rings up two Okanagan tennis titles

The Men’s ‘B’ singles was won by Antonio Brez (Kelowna), 6-3, 2-6, 10-3, over Kirbey Lockhart (Vernon), while the ‘B’ consolation winner was Randy Heslop (Kamloops) over Graham Cooper (Vernon), 6-2, 6-1.

The Ladies ‘B’ singles was a battle of wills as Aeri Lee (Kelowna) outlasted Marnie Perrier (Lake Country) 5-7. 7-6, 10-5, in a well-played match.

Bell and Martin-Patterson teamed up to take the Men’s ‘A’ doubles title over Ken Cheung and Sean Seidman (Kelowna), 6-3, 1-6, 10-4.

The Men’s ‘B’ doubles winner was determined by the close results from a six-team round robin box. After the math was done Michael Hoy and Erik Vesterinan (Kelowna) were the overall winners, with brothers Joel and Mike dePfyffer of Vernon a close runner up.

Ladies ‘B’ doubles was won by Sonja Drummond and Jennifer Eastwood (Kamloops). Runners up after round-robin play were Diana Anderson (Vernon) and Janet Davis (Calgary).

Mixed ‘B’ was won by Donna and Kees den Otter (Kelowna) over Kim and Bud Krahn (Vernon) 8-3, after a full Monday of play.

“Thank you to the tournament committee for the countless hours put into making this tournament a huge success, and to our sponsors Voet’s Coffee and Canadian Tire, for their continued support,” said Ogden, the Kal Club’s tennis director.



roger@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

 

BACKHAND: Vernon’s Jeremy Bell returns a serve against his doubles partner, Salmon Arm’s West Martin-Patterson, during the Men’s A Singles semifinals at the annual Kalamalka Club Canada Day Open Tennis Tournamentin Coldstream. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Just Posted

Kelowna’s McCurdy house gets operation model redesign

No illegal drug use in supportive housing in Rutland community, B.C. Housing Minister says

UPDATE: Charges laid in West Kelowna assault

An arrest was made after RCMP plea for witnesses

West Kelowna man charged in gas station robbery

The 18-year-old was arrested after allegedly robbing a Huskey gas station on July 15

Kelowna RCMP seek info on hit and run

Red mustang strikes cyclist while taking U-turn near Bernard Avenue

Kelowna’s Okanagan Regional Library may not look like the one you grew up with!

New technology and arts programming transforms library operations

Canada Forces Snowbirds making quick trip to South Okanagan

Planes will be touching down at the Penticton airport to refuel

Olympic softball qualifier gets $150K boost from provincial government

2019 Americas Qualifier to be held in Surrey from Aug. 25-Sept. 1

Gas price inquiry questions Trans Mountain capacity, company denies collusion

The first of up to four days of oral hearings in the inquiry continue in Vancouver

Okanagan woman heads up college foundation board

Gladys Fraser of Vernon brings experience to role as chair of Okanagan College Foundation board

Stolen car now returned to Summerland dealership

Vehicle was stolen on same day as attempted carjacking incident

‘Benzos’ and fentanyl a deadly cocktail causing a growing concern on B.C. streets

Overdoses caused by benzodiazepines can’t be reversed with opioid-overdose antidote naloxone

Police recover $12,700 in stolen pet food from North Shuswap property

Chase RCMP execute third search of property where stolen vehicles, illegal firearms seized

Straight from DeHart

Partners come together to open new pub in Kelowna

Most Read