Pro Tennis League of Hilton Head championship set for Friday

sports@islandpacket.comJune 5, 2014 

Cincinnati Tennis

Grigor Dimitrov, of Bulgaria, returns a volley to Nicolas Almagro, of Spain, during a match at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)

TOM UHLMAN — File -- The Associated Press

Some of the area's best tennis players will compete for a championship Friday as the Pro League season comes to an end on Hilton Head Island.

Now in its fourth year, the Pro League will host its championship match between Merrill Lynch and Island Family Dental. In the third place match, Spinnaker Resorts faces off with Players World of Sports.

This season has been a tightly contested one, with three teams finishing in a tie atop the standings. Each week, teams play three doubles matches against each other in a best-two-of-three format. Merrill Lynch, Island Family Dental and Players World of Sports each won 10 matches, though Players came up short in the tiebreaker, having lost one additional set.

Founded in 2011, the league was formed to provide a way for some of the area's outstanding players, both professional and amateur, to square off.

The finals will be hosted by Long Cove Country Club, beginning at 6 p.m.

Pro League of Hilton Head Island Championship

6 p.m. Friday, Long Cove Country Club

Championship -- Island Family Dental vs. Merrill Lynch

Island Family Dental -- Andy Sklarin, Emile Dumas, Glen Sheaffer, Katie White, Mike Pollard, Mike Stevenson, Mike Sutcliffe, Joe Nyland, Paul Koenke, Tom Shimada

Merrill Lynch -- Brian Kiggans, Christian Coley, Garrett Leal, Mark Sheaffer, Matt Wuller, Mike O'Regan, Robert Seferian ,Royce Silvan, Tom Ruth

Third place -- Players World of Sports vs. Spinnaker Resorts

Players World of Sports -- Bobby Tillison, Clint Van Aswegan, Denise Agee, Eric Wammock, Julian Sullivan, Mike Caboy, Patrick Mason, Paul Rankin, Raphael Array, Tom Jilly

Spinnaker Resorts -- Scott Hart, Hank Sumner, Jolene Watanabe, Lee Holyoak, Marcos Ondruska, Pat Child, Rob Ellison, Rohan Wadehra, Shawn Oliver

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