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West Vancouver Senior Open 2007
West Vancouver Tennis Club, in conjunction with the District of West Vancouver, hosted the West Vancouver Senior Open, August 13-18. The event, a warm-up for the Senior Nationals in Vancouver the following week, attracted over 150 players.

Brian Lam, above, competing in the Men's 45 Singles category, was the tournamentís player of the week.  Unseeded Brian beat top seed Tom Feakins, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, in the second round; fifth seed Dave Blackstone, 6-3, 6-2, in the semis; and over came the second seed Steven Yesowick 7-6, 6-1, in the final to capture the Men's 45 Singles title. Brian doesn't belong to any tennis club; he plays at public courts. He is a marathon runner, clocking 13 to 20 miles each Sundays.

Photo 1 (left): Greg Johnson, left, of Racket Shack, one of the tournament's sponsors, and Tom Feakins. Tom later teamed up with Zdeno Rusnak in the Men's 35 Doubles' final, but lost to the pair of Dave DeFehr and Chris Stead, 7-5, 7-5.

Photo 2: left to right, Pat Dowling, Steven Yesowick and Zdeno Rusnak.  Pat was the finalist in the Men's 55 Singles. The title went to Joe Forrayi of Alberta.

Photo 3: Thanks to club pros Susan Stone, left, Chris Stead, right, and the referee, Louise Murphy, for their hard working.  

Photo 4: Night play!

Photo 5: Thanks also to Ian Sorensen, left, Angela Shellard, right, and the many other volunteers for making the players' reception highly enjoyable.

Photo 6: Paul Shellard of the North Shore Winter Club serving to Dave Blackstone. Dave won 6-3, 6-1.

Other final results (seedings in parentheses)
Men's 35 Singles: Dave DeFehr (2) def. Trevor Richards (1), 6-1, 6-4.  Men's 65 Singles: Lance Stiles (1) def. Ray Kimoto (2), 6-3, 7-5. Men's 75 Singles: George Smith (1) def. Rudy Derton (2), 6-4, 7-6. Men's 45 Doubles: Botha / Joseph def. Dolan / Sigouih, 6-3, 5-7, 6-2. Men's 55 Doubles: Eng / Orbay def. Karimi / Rudner, 6-1, 6-2. Men's 65 Doubles: Dammholz / Ling (1) def. Kimoto / Somji, 6-4, 6-1.

Women's 35 Singles: Anne Lydon (1) def. Phyllis Money (2), 6-3, 6-1. Women's 45 Singles: Meryl Ogden def.  Cora Wills (1),  6-1 6-3.  Women's 55 Singles: Micheline Berry (2) def. Eileen Clark (1), Wo (inj). Women's 35 Doubles: Breukels / Van Santen (1) def. Pallot / Rogers, 6-3, 6-3. Women's 45 Doubles: Holloway / Rosenbaum (1) def. Ogden / Wills (2), 6-3, 6-1.  Women's 55 Holloway / Rosenbaum (1) def. Leung / Ling, 6-4, 6-1.