Daufuskie Island Adult Tennis Championships crowns division winners

sports@islandpacket.comApril 29, 2013 

John Chrsyt of Bluffton successfully defended his age 65 singles title and Ellen Leboeuf of Hilton Head Island won two titles Sunday on the final day of play at the seventh annual Daufuskie Island Adult Tennis Championship.

Chryst defeated Richard Shipman in three sets to retain his title.

"I played the game I wanted to play today," said Chryst, who also won the age 65 title in 2012. "It feels great to be able to win the title again this year."

Lebouef defeated Melissa Duff in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3, in her singles final. And then she won her women's doubles match by default when Janet Paduzzi of Hilton Head Island, one of her doubles opponents, injured her leg earlier in the day.

"I got really nervous but then I settled down," said Leboeuf, a financial planner who moved to Hilton Head Island last year. "I kept hitting deep to her backhand to keep away from her strong forehand. My serve was good too. And when my serve is good, it's all good."

Another of the seven winners determined on Sunday was Richard Silver of Daufuskie Island,who teamed with Hilton Head Island resident Kris Kelly, to take the age 45 doubles.

"This is special," said the 66-year-old Silver. "Imagine that. I had to wait until I was in my sixties to win something in the 45 division."

Daufuskie Island Adult Tennis Championship

Sunday Results

Men's 65 Singles finals

John Chryst, Bluffton def. Richard Shipman, Concord, N.C., 6-1, 3-6, 6-3

Women's 3.5 Singles final

Johanna Newman, Mooresville, N.C., def. Janet Peduzzi, Hilton Head Island, 3-6, 1-2 (retired injury)

Women's 4.0 Doubles final

Pam Bautista, Hilton Head Island/Carol Kraus, Hilton Head Island def. Gerri Howe, Daufuskie Island/Joanne Loftus, Daufuskie Island 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-2).

Women's 4.0 Singles final

Ellen Leboeuf, Hilton Head Island def. Melissa Duff, Florence 6-3, 6-3

Women's 3.5 Doubles final

Cecilia Halseth, Hilton Head Island/Ellen Leboeuf, Hilton Head Island def. Michele Gula, Hilton Head Island/Janet Peduzzi, Hilton Head Island, injury (Peduzzi injury)

Mixed 8.0 Doubles final

Patrick Child, Hilton Head Island/Tonnye Stapp, Bluffton def. John Christensen, Hardeeville/Denise Raquet, Hilton Head Island 6-4, 4-6, 6-2

Men's 45 Doubles final

Richard Silver, Daufuskie Island/Kris Kelley, Daufuskie Island def. Richard Kraus, Hilton Head Island/Charles Steedley, Bluffton 6-0, 6-0.

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