Hurricane Relief Fundraiser Tennis Tournament a Huge Success



Sept. 19, 2005

The Hurricane relief fundraiser tennis tournament hosted by the Lamar University tennis team on September 17-18, to help raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina currently living in Beaumont, was a major success raising $1,475.

The tournament, held at the Lamar University Tennis Courts, attracted 76 participants who competed in boys and girls doubles, men's and women's doubles and mixed doubles. Entry fees for the tournament were $50 for each event, and were paid for with a gas gift card, a Wal-Mart gift card or cash.

Member of the men's and women's tennis teams from LU were on hand at the tournament supporting the participants.

Lamar head tennis coach David Wong was very pleased with the success of the tournament, and was glad the Cardinal tennis teams were able to help.

"We had a great turnout for the tournament and we raised a good amount of money," he said. "We had a great time out there and everyone involved had a lot of fun. I'm glad we could raise some money, hopefully it will help in the process of getting things back to normal."

Tournament Winners

Men's 4.5 Doubles
Jacob Vernon & Doug Mellen def. David Duplechin & Daniel Duplechin

Men's 4.0 Doubles
Nicah Andrus & Eugene Bryant def. Jim Tarvett & Mark Fey

Women's 4.0 Doubles
Tara Coco & Cathy Shelander def. Rona Phelps & Jessica Phelps

Mixed Doubles
Matt Minick & Julie Pacioti def. Devin Harly & Jessica Phelps

Boy's 16
Grant Lopez & Ben Wiedenfeld def. Drew Dusang & Nick Duplan

Girls 16
Xuan Tran & Cynthia Sandino def. Annie Dishman & Mary McCormick

Boys 12
Jason Abanta & John Flannigan def. Preston Glasscock & William Reese



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