Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

June 12, 2013

Grayson Summer Classic a big hit


June 12, 2013 — Featuring players from Paintsville, Huntington, Morehead, Pikeville, Prestonsburg, Louisa, West Liberty, Wheelersburg and several from Ashland and Grayson, we had a record number of men’s

doubles and the second most mixed doubles entries in tournament history.

With 47 players in 77 events, the Grayson Summer Classic Tennis Tournament started out at 11 a.m. Friday, May 31. The rain delayed play twice – once on Saturday afternoon, and at the beginning of the finals on Sunday.

Windy conditions made play challenging throughout the weekend, but all players had to deal with the weather.

Most matches went on with little delay, however, and were completed before darkness.

The finalists and champions were:

Women’s Doubles Champions: Nettie Lewis (Grayson) and Gladys Stewart (Ashland),

Women’s Doubles Finalists Lauren and Makayla Estep (Paintsville).

In the Junior Girls Champion: Cailee Marcum (Pikeville)

Junior Girls Finalist: Makenzie Hayes (Grayson)

Junior Boys Champion: Ashton Whitt (West Liberty)

Junior Boys Finalist: Zachary Butcher (Prestonsburg).

In the Mixed Doubles Champions: Jarrod Fyffe-Caudill and Lauren Estep (Paintsville)

Mixed Doubles Finalists: John McGuire (Grayson) & Peggy Therion (Ashland)

Men’s B Singles Champion: Donnie Kinnan (Ashland)

And the Men’s B Singles Finalist: Tony Hopper (Hanging Rock, Ohio).

Men’s B Doubles Champions: John McGuire (Grayson) and Donnie Kinnan (Ashland)

Men’s B Doubles Finalists were Kerry Bellew and Benji Blair (Grayson).

Men’s Open Doubles Champion: Cole McCreary and Jacob Estep (Louisa)

Men’s Open Doubles Finalists: Brian Delcotto (Huntington) & Michael Quade (Ashland).

The Men’s Open Singles Champion was Cole McCreary of Louisa and The Men’s Open singles finalist was Jacob Estep, also from Louisa.