Florida’s Paulo Barros and Marine Nizri win singles titles at the USPTA Grass Court Championships
Aug. 31, 2007 — Paulo Barros of Orlando, Fla., defended his men’s open title at the $5,000 United States Professional Tennis Association Grass Court Championships Sunday at the Philadelphia Cricket Club in Philadelphia after defeating James Kohr of York, Pa., 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. Marine Nizri of Boca Raton, Fla., earned the women’s open championship title by going undefeated in round-robin play. Nizri defeated Jane Savage of Newburgh, N.Y., 6-1, 6-1 to be crowned the women’s open champion. Both singles champions later teamed up with the opponents they defeated in the finals to win the men’s and women’s open doubles.
The tournament, which was held from Aug. 24-26, included events in the following categories: men’s and women’s open singles and open doubles competition, and men’s 45 singles and doubles categories. The competition featured many of the top men and women tennis-teaching professionals in the country.
Below is a complete list of all the results from final-round matches:
Men’s Open Singles Finals
Paulo Barros, Orlando, Fla., def. James Kohr, York, Pa., 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Men’s 45-and-over Singles Finals
Patrick Serret, Alexandria, La., def. Vallis Wilder, Fort Worth, Texas, 7-5, 6-4
Men’s Open Doubles Finals
Paulo Barros, Orlando, Fla., and James Kohr, York, Pa., def. Mike Curran and Scott Harrington, Fort Myers, Fla., 6-2, 6-4.
Men’s 45-and-over Doubles Finals
Patrick Serret, Alexandria, La., and Glenn Williams, Memphis, Tenn., def. Gary Clermont, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Vallis Wilder, Fort Worth, Texas, 6-3, 6-4
Women’s Open Singles Round Robin
Marine Nizri, Boca Raton, Fla., def. Jane Savage, Newburgh, N.Y., 6-1, 6-1. Nizri def. Shareen Lai, Morrisville, Pa., 4-6, 6-2, 6-1. Nizri def. Sophie Alriksson, Maitland, Fla., 6-0, 6-0.
Women’s Open Doubles Finals
Marine Nizri, Boca Raton, Fla., and Jane Savage, Newburgh, N.Y., def. Sophie Alriksson, Maitland, Fla., and Shareen Lai, Morrisville, Pa., 6-4, 6-3.
The tournament was the second of five in a series of national tournaments on several court surfaces that the USPTA offers each year to its members as part of the USPTA National Surface Championship Series. Up next is the USPTA International Championships from Sept. 17-22 at the Saddlebrook Resort in Wesley Chapel, Fla.
The national tournaments are open to members in good standing. They are eligible to compete in any of the competitions and the International Championships. For additional information, please contact the USPTA at (800) USPTA-4U. USPTA Professionals may log in to the “members only” section of the USPTA Web site at www.uspta.com for more information and an application for tournaments
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