Local tennis players fare well

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Wabash Area Junior Tennis players competed on July 15-16 at the 26th Annual Bob Flanary Tennis Open Tournament and at the 12 and under CTA Junior Team Tennis District Championships. 

Isaac Triplett, professional tennis instructor, had four students in these competitions.  Competing in Lebanon was: Rob Ford, Dave Ford, and Brady Wiley.  Then, competing in South Bend at the 12 and under CTA Junior Team Tennis District Championships, was Nicholas Ewing. 

At the Lebanon Tournament, Rob Ford took the title in boys 16 and under singles.  He had to battle over 3 hours in a semi-final match that he was down match point during a third set tie breaker to eventually win. 

Wiley was victorious in the boys 14 and under singles and took the title from Dave Ford.  This was a tricky match since both youth had teamed together earlier in the day to capture the 16 and under boys doubles title. 

Ewing gained valuable experience in his two competitive matches in South Bend at the Junior Team District Tennis Championships.

Posted on 2017 Jul 25