LC Valley Juniors Nab Titles
July 15-17th 2005
Inland Empire Junior Tennis Championships
hosted by the Spokane Racquet Club
15 players from the quad cities (including Juliatta) competed in the Inland Empire Tournament which attracted over 230 participants from all over region (encompassing Seattle, Portland, Boise and everything in between), Canada, California, Texas and Las Vegas. Some came back with hardware, but more importantly, all came back with positive experiences from the tournament.
"The Spokane Tournament is very well run, which makes for a fun weekend. We had many parents that accompanied the players, so the support was tremendous as everyone hung around to watch matches."
Roni Hewett won her first USTA tournament in the Girls 12 Singles by winning all her round robin matches.
Rye Hewett-Steiger has won her sixth consecutive singles tournament by winning her round robin draw in the Girls 14 Champs.
Alex Mayton, seeded first in Spokane, lived up to his seeding and nabbed his second consecutive Boys' 16 A Singles this summer. His first title came in June when he went through the draw at the Oregon State Junior Tournament held in Portland.
Dustin McConnell earned his first USTA singles title in the Boys 14 A event.
Mei Fong also won her first USTA singles
title in the Girls 18 A event.
Jessy Cawley, playing in her first ever USTA tournament claimed the Girls 16 A Singles Consolation.
Other weekend achievements
Abby Funabiki of Pullman won the Girls 18 A Singles Consolation.
Rafa Hewett-Steiger took second in the Boys 12 A Singles
Angela Anegon took second in the Girls 18 Champs Consolation.
Roni Hewett, Rafa Hewett-Steiger, Rye Hewett-Steiger, Elise Rooney, Dustin McConnell, Jessy Cawley, Kim Fong, Richard Muszynski, Alex Mayton, Eddie Rooney, Kiran Poovaiah, Abby Funabiki, Kyle Servatius, Angela Anegon and Mei Fong.