After a long-awaited return to the nation’s capital for the first Steve Stevens Senior National Outdoor Championships played in Ottawa in over 25 years, several players concluded the exciting week of action by capturing titles in both their singles and doubles events.
Beginning with women’s over-55 singles champion Erin Boynton, as the No. 2 seed captured the title at Rideau Tennis Club with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Michelle Karis. Boynton also teamed up with Alison Patricia Taylor in the women’s over-50 doubles event. The pair defeated Kristen Bjorn and Ana Maria San Martin 6-3, 6-1 to claim the crown at the Ottawa Tennis and Lawn Bowling Club.
The Ottawa Tennis and Lawn Bowling Club also played host to Ben Woo’s double victory. Woo, the No. 3 seed in the men’s over-45 draw, won the title 6-4, 6-4 over John Murray. Woo then went on to secure a doubles win in the same age category with Alexandre Blaettler. The No. 1 seeds topped Dave Bell and Julien Heine, the No. 2 seeds, 6-0, 6-3 on Saturday.
In the singles event of women’s over-45s, No. 1 Andreanne Martin came through with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Jennifer Bishop for the title. Martin also won in 45s doubles alongside Marijke Nel. The second-seeds faced off against Bishop and Anne Lydon and walked away with the championship 6-3, 6-2. Paula Myslivecek, the No. 2 seed in the women’s over-40 category took the crown with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 win over No. 1 seed Sherry Buller. Her second title of the tournament came alongside Leigh Bradwell over Cristina Popescu and Virginie Villani 6-4, 6-0 in the women’s over-35 doubles.
In men’s over-35 action, No. 1 seed Simon Tremblay-Larouche defended his singles title and also won his doubles event. Tremblay-Larouche defeated Dave Rowat 7-5, 6-1 in singles, before pairing up with Rowat to add another trophy to the cabinet with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Cameron Cross and Philippe Pourreaux. Gary Meanchos was another player with twice as much to celebrate. Meanchos took home the men’s over-50 title with a 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 win over Craig Hiddleston and a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Peter and Paul Bedard with Hiddleston as a teammate.
Other notable mentions include Ottawa natives Colin McAlpin capturing the men’s 55 singles title with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Stephen Kimoff. Christa Cameron, also of Ottawa, won the title in the women’s over-60 category after defeating top-seed Janice Holloway 6-4, 6-2 Saturday at Rideau Tennis Club.
Here is the complete list of winners:
|35||Simon Tremblay-Larouche||Dave Rowat / Simon Tremblay-Larouche
|40||Brian Ahlberg||Jason Christie /Glen Harwood
||Alexandre Blaettler /Ben Woo
|50||Gary Meanchos||Craig Hiddleston /Gary Meanchos|
|55||Colin Renwick McAlpin||Stephen Kimoff / Kerry Mitchell|
|60||Keith Porter||James Cameron / Steve Yesowick|
||James Boyce / Dennis Ing
|70||Kenneth William Dahl||Hani Ayoub / Kenneth William Dahl
||Shaheer Mikhail / Guido Weber
|80||Robert Paul Bedard||Adrian Grice / Jean – Guy Violette
|35||Cristina Popescu||Leigh Bradwell / Paula Myslivecek
||Maryani Lesmana / Jenny Lynn Mitchell|
|45||Andreanne Martin||Andreanne Martin / Marijke Nel
|50||Annabel Anderson||Erin Boynton / Alison Patricia Taylor
||Mary Manley / Brenda Cameron|
|60||Christa Cameron||Janice Clark / Janice Holloway
||Micheline Berry / Frances Critchley|
|70||Mary Ann Gaskin
||Mary Ann Gaskin / Patricia Mclachlan|
||Rosemarie Asch / Inge Weber|
|80||Inge Weber||No event|
The Steve Stevens Senior National Tennis Championships took place from August 21 to August 27, 2016 in Ottawa. Due to the over 450 participants registered to compete, the Championships were hosted by five different tennis clubs over across the city, including Ottawa Tennis and Lawn Bowling Club, Rideau Tennis Club, Tennis Centre West Ottawa, Ottawa New Edinburgh Club, and Elmdale Tennis Club. For complete draws and results please click here.