Greene County News
FAIRBORN — The Fairborn Parks and Recreation Summer Tennis League finished another season with the championship playoffs crowning the singles and doubles champions.
Each division had a playoff for the players with the best records during the summer season to determine the champions of both singles and doubles. In the Division A playoffs, the top six players played in the tournament. In the finals, Rodolfo Burguera made it five in a row, beating Jesse Holloway, 6-2, 6-2.
He played Legacy Christian Academy standout, and Jesse’s brother, Jason Holloway in a very close three-set match that took more than 3 hours. Burguera came from behind to win the marathon match with every set being close with identical scores 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the finals to repeat as champion. This was his toughest championship match of the past year, according to organizers.
In the Division A doubles championship, the father and son team of Jinsob and Jaewoo Choi beat Shannon Young and Curtis Guthrie, 7-5, 6-4, to win their first Fairborn title. Jaewoo Choi plays for Centerville, while Young is a coach at Beavercreek and Guthrie is a Beavercreek player.
In Division B doubles, a new championship team was also crowned as the team of former Wright State player Jennifer Beard and Jenny Klump beat Pete Wallace — another former Wright State player — and Laura Friend, 6-2, 6-1.
The Division B singles are still in the semifinals due to rain delays. Due to the number of players, the top four from the two groups played in the tournament. In one semifinal, Ilya Vitebskiy will meet the Xenia Legacy Christian Academy coach Van Holloway, after he beat Keith Taylor, 7-6 (7-3), 6-4.
In the other semifinal action, Dhira Venkatramani, who plays for the Beavercreek girls team, will take on Thusitha Gunasekera. Venkatramani beat Brooklyn Hunter, Fairborn High School’s top player, while Gunasekera beat Legacy Christian’s Ethan Croucher.
Story courtesy of Fairborn Parks.