The duo of Mark White of Hilton Head Island and Larry Steedbergen of Farmington, Mich., powered their way through two matches Saturday to easily win the men's doubles division final at the seventh annual Daufuskie Island Adult Tennis Championship. It was one of three division finals determined in the second day of competition that concludes Sunday.
Other division winners were Arnold Bradshaw of Montgomery, Ala., in the age 70 men's singles and Josef Fodor of Hilton Head Island in the age 75 men's singles.
"I played better than usual today," said White, whose team lost only four games in two matches. "A lot of the credit goes to my partner. We picked each other up all day long."
Play continues at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, with finals to be contested in six more divisions, with John Chryst of Bluffton and Pat Child of Hilton Head Island having a chance to return as champions. Chryst has advanced to the finals of the 65 men's singles while Child is in the finals of the mixed doubles competition.
Daufuskie Island Adult Tennis Championship
Men's 65 Singles
John Chryst, Bluffton def. Larry Steenbergen, Farmington, Mich., 6-4, 6-1
Richard Shipman, Concord, N.C., def. Richard Silver, Daufuskie Island 6-1, 7-5
Men's 70 Singles
Arnold Bradshaw, Montgomery, Ala., def. Tony Schinto, Hilton Head Island 6-0, 6-2
Men's 75 Singles
Josef Fodor, Hilton Head Island def. Dennis Malick, Hilton Head Island 6-0, 6-0
Men's 4.0 Doubles
Larry Steenbergen, Farmington, Mich./Mark White, Hilton Head Island def. Josef Fodor, Hilton Head Island/Tony Schinto, Hilton Head Island 6-3, 6-0
Barry Bryant, Hilton Head Island/Allan Howell, Lexington def. Art Helmus, Daufuskie Island/Michael Loftus, Daufuskie Island 6-4, 6-7(7-5), 7-6(7-3)
Steenbergen/White def. Bryant/Howell, 6-0, 6-1
Women's 3.5 Singles
Johanna Newman, Mooresville, N.C., def. Michele Gula, Hilton Head Island 6-4, 2-6, 6-1
Janet Peduzzi, Hilton Head Island def. Jane Rubow, Brunswick, Ga., 6-2, 6-0
Women's 4.0 Doubles
Pam Bautista, Hilton Head Island/Carol Kraus, Hilton Head Island def. Carol Humpherys, Daufuskie Island/Nancy Shegog, Hilton Head Island 6-3, 2-6, 6-2
Gerri Howe, Daufuskie Island/Joanne Loftus, Daufuskie Island def. Bayne Birckenstaedt/Jackie Reynecke, 6-3, 5-7, 7-5
Women's 4.0 Singles
Second round, round robin
Janet Vasko, Hilton Head Island def. Melissa Duff, Florence, 6-2, 6-2
Women's 3.5 Doubles
Cecilia Halseth, Hilton Head Island/Ellen Leboeuf, Hilton Head Island def. Amy Abernathy, Hilton Head Island/Johanna Newman, Mooresville, N.C., 6-4, 6-4
Michele Gula, Hilton Head Island/Jenet Peduzzi, Hilton Head Island def. Denise Raquet, Hilton Head Island/Janet Vasko, Hilton Head Island 3-6, 7-6 (7-2), 7-5
Mixed 8.0 Doubles
Patrick Child, Hilton Head Island/Tonnye Stapp, Bluffton def. Barry Bryant, Hilton Head Island/Amy Abernathy, Hilton Head Island 6-4, 6-2
John Christensen, Hardeeville/Denise Raquet, Hilton Head Island def. Art Helmus, Daufuskie Island/Carol Humpherys, Daufuskie Island 6-4, 6-1