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Court adjourned
Tennis tourney wraps up
Paul Montgomery competes in the Security Federal tennis tournament Saturday. Montgomery would go on to win first place in the mens A singles division.

The spring rains we’ve been slogging through the last 30 days gave way to the Security Federal Tennis Tournament as action concluded Saturday at McMinnville Civic Center.
“I couldn’t have asked for any better,” said longtime Warren County tennis coach and tournament organizer David Dunlap. “We’re planning the next one and everyone had a great time getting back together again and will probably be back again next year. Now we’re preparing for the Dr Pepper Tennis Tournament Aug. 10-12.”
When all was said and done, the wheat was separated from the chaff and winners began to emerge from the 11 brackets. And while the winners had definite bragging rights, everyone agreed on one thing, the event is enjoyable where competitors meet year after year and are friends when not facing off. According to Dunlap, it’s part of the tournament’s longevity.
Trophies were awarded to all the winners.
In men’s “A” singles division, Paul Montgomery won over opponent Zack King in two sets, 6-2, 6-0. Men’s “B” singles found Nathan Hayes coming away with the win in two, 6-0, 6-0 over Austin Cagle.
Ladies “A” singles player Laurel Tipps had a tough match with Keely Smith and Tipps prevailed 6-3, 7-5.
In the ladies “A” doubles championship game, Mary Ella Lee and Beth Vaughn worked hard for the win over Madison Brown and Laurel Tipps, having rallied from a slow start to victory in three sets, 2-6, 6-1, 10-7.
Zack King and Paul Montgomery won the men’s “A” doubles division winning in two over Chase Owens and Barry Owens 7-5, 6-2.
In the mixed “A” doubles division, Zack and Madison Brown won their match over Chris King and Jamie Wynne 7-6, 6-3.
Duane Sherrill and Lester Cowell were on the top of the heap in men’s “B” doubles after defeating Tim Tipps and Austen Smith in one of the longer matches of the day, in three sets 4-6, 6-4, 10-4.
In mixed “B” doubles, Austen Smith and Laurel Tipps felled the team of David Dunlap and Mary Ella Lee in two sets 6-3, 7-6.
After nine matches, the girl’s singles round-robin culminated with Katie Moffitt in first place, Zoye Wilcher in second, and Lilly Smith earned third.
Jordan Rohr defeated Ben Campos 6-0 to become the boy’s singles champion with Campos in second place.