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Hollyburn Winter Classic 2010, and more!
Smile, you're on candid camera!  Above, Jessie Gong, left, and Mikayla Fan are posing for Mikayal's kid brother.  Mikayla beat Jessie, 6-4, 7-6, in the final of the Girls' 12 in the second Annual Hollyburn Winter Classic, Nov. 25 - 28.

Photo 1: Todd Fought, left, and Uros Budimac, Hollyburn Tennis Director.  Todd beat Daniel Raw in  the Boys' 18 final, 6-3, 6-2.

Photo 2: Rosie Johanson with her parents. Twelve-year-old Rosie lost to Arisha Ladhani in a close  match, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2, in the Girls' 16/18 semis. Shortly after, Rosie went to Florida to play in the Junior Orange Bowl. She won all her matches in the qualifying draw and reached second round of the main draw, where she lost to American, Samantha Martinelli, 6-3, 1-6, 6-1.  Good job, Rose!

Photo 3: Tough match!  Jedi Tetik, left, and Mark Nguyen playing in the second round of Boys' 18.  Mark beat Jedi, 6-4, 3-6, 10-8.  Mark reached the semis where he lost to Todd Fought, 6-3, 6-2.

Photo 4: Rob Fought, tournament director, asking Cassie Chung about the winning score. Cassie beat Nina Erdevicki in the Girls' 14 final, 6-2, 6-2.

Photo 5: Busy dads!  Michel Kirsh, left, texting live score to his wife while Navtej Gill is busy writing comments. Tough moments for both dads as they were watching their sons, Ben and Manroop respectively, playing a tight match in the Boys' 14 semis.  Ben ended-up winning, 7-6, 7-6.

Photo 6: Dominik Wrona, left, and Ben Kirsh.  Ben won the Boys' 14 title by beating Dominik, 6-4, 1-6, 6-2.  Ben's hard work finally paid off.  He trained 18 hours a week in the last year. Ben is scheduled to go to a tennis camp in Spain for two weeks in mid-December.

Photo 7: Isaac Davies, left, and Ian Brink.  Isaac beat Ian, 6-2, 7-6, to win the Boys' 12.

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Vivian Tsui beat Arisha Ladhani, 6-1, 6-0, in the Girls' 16/18 final and Iacopo Beltramo (right in the photo) beat Patrick Hall, 6-2, 6-3, to win the Boys' 16 title.

Hollyburn Smack Doubles #1
Our juniors don't usually get much doubles experience  in BC so the first Hollyburn Junior Doubles, Dec. 10 -12, was a refreshing opportunity. Doubles is good for their volleying skills, developing quick hands, and tactical and movement-related skills. They're also good for social interaction and team work.  And doubles is fun!   Thank you, Hollyburn.

Photo 8: From left to right: Khalil Essabar, Sam Gouneili, Arisha Ladhani and Stacy Fung.  Sam and Khalil beat top seeded Max Korkh and Daniel Foxcroft in the Boys' 14 Doubles semis, 6-2, 6-1 but came up short against more experienced doubles players, Arisha and Stacy, in the final.  Arisha and Stacy took home the Boys' 14 Doubles trophy!

Photo 9: Mark Nguyen, left, and Daniel Raw, who each lost to Todd Fought earlier in the singles, faced him again in the Boys' 18 Doubles. They lost in the final to Todd and his partner, Daniel Budd, 6-3, 6-3.

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This year only U14 and U18 doubles were offered.  We are looking forward in seeing more doubles and more categories next year.


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