The Western-most platform tennis tournament in the world was held January 24th-26th . Over 45 teams met at the Lagunitas Country Club. With 4 divisions the winners were Men’s Open: Will Lyon & Tom Mayes, Men’s Gentlemen: Craig and Colin Henne, Women’s Open: Christi Hays & Wendy Shpiz, Women’s B: Mary Hickey & Karen Lindgren. Read more and see photosMen's DrawGentlemen's Draw
Players came from far and near to play under the redwoods at Lagunitas Country Club. The 48 Teams were split into 4 Groups. The perennial favorites and 10 time winners of the Women's draw, Linda Hoch and Sarah Williams of Chicago’s North Shore, were narrowly defeated by the local team of Christi Hays and Wendy Shpiz 12-10 in a third set tiebreaker. The Women's B draw was won by Mary Hickey and Karen Lindgren.
On the Men’s side, tournament director Tom Mayes and partner Will Lyon won for the third straight year 6-3, 6-2 over Pete Stovell and Stew Barry. In the Men’s Gentleman’s draw the local father and son team of Edward and Ned Lanphier defeated brothers Craig and Colin Henne of Garden City, NY 6-4, 6-2.