Mixed doubles tournament hails new champions

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“It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing.” No lyrics were ever more true and revealing than the mean swing of Lorna Secrest and Art DeMateo as they captured First Place Gold at the 37th Annual Champion Enterprises Mixed Doubles Labor Day Tennis Tournament to benefit Toys for Tots.

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2012 WINNERS—Judge Dwayne Woodruff presents trophies to 1st Place winners Lorna Secrest and Art DeMateo and 2nd Place winners Danny Jones and Joyce Scott. Also pictured are Tournament Directors Donna Bey and Jim Quigley.

This year’s tournament was once again held at the Pro Level Highland Park Tennis Courts and co-hosted by the Highland Park Tennis Club with the support of the club and its members. Under the leadership of Club President Fred Crawford, and the operation of Tournament Directors Donna Bey and Jim Quigley, coupled with the magnificent weather,the tournament proved to be another big success. The tournament has only been rained out once in 37 years.

 

Second place was captured by Joyce Scott, a women who is not often in that spot, and her partner Danny Jones; and third place went to Dom Costa, a guy not really seen there often, and his partner Dana Squielch.

A Grand Slam thank you to our celebrity guest former Pittsburgh Steeler Super Bowl champion Judge Dwayne Woodruff and his lovely wife Joy; and to all those who came out to support the tournament. A big thank you and welcome to this year’s new sponsor Mr. Bill Thompson and LeMaison Du Paix, The House of Peace, Bed and Breakfast. Mr. Thompson sponsored this year’s tournament trophies while introducing the players and supporters to his beautiful establishment located in the quiet and calm section of Penn Hills on 8904 Eastwood Road, off of Frankstown Road.

Racquets and “Love” until next year.

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