Hopp wins 80 Hard Courts

Clem Hopp successfully retained his 80 hard court singles title, beating Graydon Nichols 62 64 in the final. Jason Morton and Leonard Bunge upset Nichols/Wayne Hippenstiel 26 64 64 in the final. The 80s division was riddled by injuries the most severe of which was that of Roald Flater who partially tore his achilles in his first round match was was wearing a knee length boot when he was watching matches the next day. Nichols/Hippenstiel as a result reached the doubles final without having to play a match. Jack Graham, Flater’s doubles partner also had to retire in his singles match in the first round.

John Powless hurt himself feeding his rabbits (he fell and banged himself up) and wasn’t able to play in the 75 doubles. However, George McCabe and Chuck Nelson were playing well and took up the slack, winning the doubles over Neil Hurlbut/Dennis Nielson. Hurlbut won the singles over Buddy Lomax in a topsy-turvy match 06 64 63. Lomax took out defending champion Saul Snyder in 3 sets.

Marvin Henderson won the 85s over Bob Sherman…Sherman goes into the 90s next year! They combined to win the doubles over Dyle Anderson/Austin Sellery of NorCal.

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