Facing some of the toughest competition in the entire tournament, Justin Winton smashed his way to a championship Saturday in the Security Federal Tennis Tournament at McMinnville Civic Center.
Winton won the men’s A singles division in dominating fashion. He didn’t lose a game in his final two matches.
“Every time he’s played here in A singles, he’s won every time,” said tournament organizer David Dunlap. “He’s really a great player. He used to be the No. 1 for Coffee County.”
All matches were played in 8-game, pro-set format. Winton beat Bryce Caten 8-0 in the championship after defeating Matthew Davis 8-0 in the semifinals.
The three-day tournament began Thursday night with 87 participants in 13 categories. Saturday was the day to crown champions in each division.
In the top women’s classification, A singles, Mamie Sevier claimed the top spot with an 8-2 win over Laurel Tipps.
Results from the other championship matches are as follows:
Tyler Tolhurst and Keyonna Kim defeat Jeffery Gaines and Georgia Marsile, 8-4
Billy Tollison and Macey Tollison defeat David Dunlap and Becky Gipson, 8-2
Keyonna Kim and Krista Watlington defeat Laurel Tipps and Mamie Sevier, 8-1
Mary Fran Parker and Elizabeth Perry defeat Susan Barrett and Carlene Brown, 8-1
Justin Winton and Kevin Curlee defeat Zack King and Jonathan Smotherman, 8-2
Billy Tollison defeats Bob Sauer and Ron Viccum in round-robin format
Rickey Clardy and David Dunlap defeat Jeff Womack and Wayne Moore, 8-0
BOYS 12 SINGLES
Peter Ha defeats Leo Ha and Noel Davis in round-robin format
GIRLS 14 SINGLES
Anna Harder defeats Audrey Harder, 8-5
BOYS 18 SINGLES
David Netherton defeats Carter Monks, 8-5