Results from Annual Tennis Event
The 106th annual Alameda Tennis Tournament took place the weekend of Sept. 6 to 8 at Krusi and Lower Washington parks.
Dung Pham won the men’s singles Division 4 tournament by defeating Terry Chea 6-0, 6-1 in the final Sunday, Sept. 8 at Lower Washington Park. Pham beat out 13 other competitors to win Div. 4. Pham beat Luis Hernandez 7-6, 6-2 in the first round on the day before. He followed that with a 6-4, 3-6, 11-9 victory over Anton Patton in the quarterfinal. Pham beat Edgar Setton 6-2, 6-4 in the semifinal.
Douglas Stewart won the men’s singles Div. 3 tournament by beating David Kolodziejski 5-7, 7-5, 10-4 in the final. Stewart defeated Daniel Robins 6-1, 6-0 in the first round Friday, Sept. 6. He then defeated James Cobb 6-0, 6-1 in the semifinal round.
Yashwanth Kothapalli won the men’s singles Div. 3.5 tournament with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Anurag Tolety in the final. Kothapalli beat Nagendra Janety 6-1, 6-1 in the first round at Krusi Park. He defeated Manikanta Vakamudi 6-1, 6-1 in the semifinal.
Natalie Chriss won the women’s singles tournament with a 3-6, 6-1, 10-7 victory over Gabriela Aranda on Sunday. She beat Nicole Robinson (6-2, 6-2) and Melinda Mullin (6-2, 6-1) en route to the final.
Julian Morris won the junior boys’ (14 to 18 year olds) singles tournament after beating Wesley Tat 6-2, 6-2 in the final. Morris defeated Christian Chiu (6-0, 6-1), Rubin Yi (6-1, 6-1) and Kory Choi (6-0, 6-0) before the final.
Olivia Willard won the junior girls’ singles tournament with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Hannah Robbins in the final. Willard beat Audrey Wizmar (6-4, 6-1) and Ada Chibueze (6-1, 6-0) before reaching the final.
Other competitions at the event included men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles. In all 160 tennis players participated in the event in 16 different competitions. Tournament winners in each division received sponsor prizes donated from local Alameda merchants and restaurants totaling more than $4,300 in value.
For complete results of this year’s tournament, visit www.alamedaca.gov/departments/recreation
The tournament was conducted by the Alameda Recreation and Parks Department. The tournament is the oldest sporting event in the city.