Winter Texans, residents team up for tennis
The worst of times were Saturday, Feb. 21, when mixed doubles competitors were kept off the court by intermittent rain before being finally forced to delay completing the competition until the next day.
The best of times were Sunday, Feb. 22, when the sun was shining in a clear blue sky and men's, women's and mixed doubles matches were all completed.
The tournament pairs players whose ages equal 100 or more in a spirit of camaraderie between Winter Texans and permanent residents.
Proceeds of just more than $500 will go to the Port Aransas High School tennis program.
Mixed doubles drew a full eightteam bracket.
Winners were Pat Langford of Padre Isles in Corpus Christi who teamed up with Eddie Sheppard of Port Aransas. The team defeated Joyce Menghini of Pitttsburg, Kan. and Dick Moster of Rushville, Ind., 6- 4, 6-1, in the championship match.
Consolation winners were Sue Lamb of Fredonia, N.Y. and Cecilia Fox of Port Aransas who filled in Sunday for Norm Doherty of Saginaw, Mich. In the final match they defeated the Port Aransas team of Mary Judson and Doug Goike, 6-3, 1-6 (10-5).
In women's doubles, winners were Jan Heins of Presque Isle, Wis. and Menghini. In the championship match they defeated Norma Griffith of Wellington, Ontario, Canada and Karen Collins of Port Aransas, 6-4, 6-0.
Consolation winners were Mary Butler of Pittsburg, Kan., and Shirley Buus of Bemidji, Minn., who defeated Bee Johnson and Mary Judson, both of Port Aransas, 6-4, 7-6.
Consolation winners were Alvin Kay and Rob Palmer, both of Port Aransas, who defeated Forbes Carey of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada and Jim Lucas of Port Aransas, 6-1, 6-0.
Trophies were presented at an awards dinner Sunday evening at the home of the Judsons.
The tournament will be held next year on Feb. 20 and 21.