Play begins at Daufuskie Island Adult Tennis Championship

sports@islandpacket.comApril 27, 2013 

Carol Humpherys and Josef Fodor each won matches in two different divisions Friday to highlight the first day of play at the seventh annual Daufuskie Island Adult Tennis Championship. Former singles champion Pat Child, of Hilton Head Island, also teamed with Tonnye Stapp to win a combined mixed doubles match.

Humpherys, of Daufuskie Island, teamed with Art Helmus to win in a third set tiebreak (10-8) in combined mixed doubles and then joined with Nancy Shegg of Hilton Head Island to win her women's doubles match in straight sets. Foder, of Hilton Head Island, won in singles and doubles play.

Play continues at 9:30 a.m. Saturday with two former champions beginning play in the age 65 singles division. Past winners Rich Silver of Daufuskie Island, and John Chryst of Bluffton, will face Richard Shipman of Concord, N.C., and Larry Steenberger of Farmington, Mich., respectively.

Play will also get underway in four other divisions: women's 3.0 singles, women's 3.5 doubles, men's 45 doubles and men's 70 singles. The tournament runs through Sunday afternoon. Prizes will be awarded for finalists in each divisional category.

Friday Results

Men's 75 Singles

Josef Foder, Hilton Head Island, def. William Sasser, Swainsboro, Ga., 6-4, 1-6, 6-1

Combined 8.0 Mixed Doubles

Art Helmus/Carol Humphreys, Daufuskie Island, def. Kris Kelley/Tammy Kelly, Daufuskie Island, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (10-8)

Pat Child/Tonnye Stapp, Hilton Head Island, def. Joanne Loftus/Michael Loftus, Daufuskie Island, 6-1, 6-3

Women's 4.0 Singles

Ellen Leboeuf, Hilton Head Island, def. Janet Vasko, Hilton Head Island, 6-3, 6-3

Men's 4.0 Doubles

Josef Fodor, Hilton Head Island/Tony Schinto, Hilton Head, def. Richard Kraus, Hilton Head Island/Charles Steedley, Bluffton, 6-2, 7-6 (7-1)

Women's 4.0 Doubles

Carol Humpherys, Daufuskie Island/Nancy Shegg, Hilton Head Island, def. Sarah Booth, Daufuskie Island/Teresa Lewis, Hilton Head Island, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3

Jackie Reynecke, Hilton Head Island/Bayne Birckenstaedt, Daufuskie Island def. Tammy Kelly, Daufuskie Island/Christine Webb, Cumming, Ga. 6-4, 5-7, 6-2

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