PORT TOWNSEND -- For more than 40 years, the Port Townsend Tennis Tournament has drawn players from around Jefferson County to compete in three days of quality amateur tennis.
This year, the Labor Day weekend event (Saturday, Sunday and Monday) played host to aspiring entrants from all over Jefferson County.
It also included one player from Sequim and one from Port Angeles, both of whom were invited to compete.
A dozen participants went head to head in the men's singles competition, and 20 players were entered in doubles play.
Port Townsend surgeon Marco Sobrino won the singles title for the second straight year, eliminating runner-up Chuck Eldridge of Chimacum, 6-0, 7-6 (7-2) in a second-set tiebreaker.
Sobrino, who hits an unorthodox two-handed forehand, said it was encouraging to see a strong turnout this year from both players and spectators in support of local tennis.
"It's a wonderful group, they're always passionate, but we need a little more promotion so that we can bring people in from different places," he said.
Historically, the annual event has been limited to Jefferson County residents.
Fay Bruns, a prime mover behind the event, said tournament organizers are considering revising the format in order to include more players from outside Jefferson County, especially women.
"We have very strong men," Bruns said.
Local tennis tourney set for Labor Day weekend
Posted: Wednesday, August 24, 2005 12:00 am
Port Townsend Tennis Club sponsors the annual Jefferson County Tennis Tournament over Labor Day weekend. The event takes place at the PTHS tennis facility and is open to all players residing in the county.
Singles play begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3. There are four brackets for singles: women, men, women over 60 and men over 60.
County tennis tourney is this weekend
Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2008 12:00 am
Port Townsend Tennis Club hosts the annual Jefferson County Tennis Tournament over Labor Day weekend at the Port Townsend High School tennis courts, near the corner of Blaine and Van Buren streets. Open to all Jefferson County tennis players, the double-elimination tournament guarantees two matches for each entrant.
Registration for each event is 9-9:30 a.m. on the day of the event, with all events starting at 9:30 a.m. Women's and men's singles play is Saturday, Aug. 30; men's and women's double play is Sunday, Aug. 31; mixed doubles play is Monday, Sept. 2.