Thursday, October 14, 2010

Tennis Open a Great Success

By Gary Jaramillo

The Ernie and Vicki Moore Tennis Tournament was held Saturday, October 9, 2010 at the City Tennis Courts. The Winners of the Women’s Open competition were Chris Pappas and Gale Jancsics with a final score of 6-2 7-6.  Pete Padilla of TorC and Andrew Romero of Albuquerque took first place in the men’s Championship over Matt Blythe and Wes Willis 6-2 6-1.  Padilla and Romero said the championship match was much closer than the final score would indicate.  “There were a lot of really close rallies and games in the championship match”, said Padilla.  “It was very competitive and a lot of fun”.
Robert Martinez who has been involved in the local Tennis Association since 1977 said the tournament was filled with great action and he is proud to be a part of the Ernie & Vicki Moore Open each year.  He said, “I’m the only surviving member of the original tennis association group here in Socorro”, and invited everyone - both young and old to join the Socorro Tennis Association and come out and play any time on the city’s new courts.  “Come on out and just ask anyone playing how to become involved or call Mr. Martinez at 835-1468 for more information.  There are groups playing on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 to 9 am each week.  “It’s great exercise and the facilities are really nice”.

Picture: Champions: Pete Papila and Andrew Romero  Runners up:  Matt Blythe and Wes Willis.

Photo by Gary Jaramillo

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