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Odlum Brown Vancouver Open, July 30 - August 7
Dudi Sela of Israel, above, beat Australian Paul Baccanello, top photo on the left, 6-2, 6-3, to win the Challenger event, in the second tier of the ATP Tour.

Ten days of excitement ended at Hollyburn Country Club with a flourish. The Vancouver Open was a wonderful opportunity for families and local fans to watch some great professional tennis matches.

First seed Yen-Hsun (TPE), second photo, 138th in the world, lost in the semi-finals to Sela 6-2, 6-4.

Scotland's Andy Murray, the fourth seed, third photo, failed to qualify for the semi-finals after a heartbreaking loss to Baccanello in a third-set tiebreak.

Frank Dancevic, fifth photo, Canada's top player, beat Philip Bester, one of the world's top junior players, in the opening ceremonies match. Dancevic reached the quarter-finals where he fell to Sela in three sets.

In the Men's Doubles final, top seed Ashley Fisher of Australia and Phillips Tripp of the US defeated American Huntley Montgomery and Rajee Ram 7-6, 1-6, 6-3.

In the Women's Open, American Ansley Cargill beat Canadian Melanie Gloria, 6-4, 6-2. The talented 18-year-old Gloria was the only Canadian to reach any of the finals.

In Women's Doubles, Sarah Borwell from Great Britain and American Sarah Riske defeated German Antonia Matic and American Lauren Barnikow 6-4, 3-6, 7-6.

Thanks to Floyd Hill, the tournament chair for bringing this opportunity to BC and thanks to all the 200 volunteers and all those others involved for making the event such a success.

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