The Precision Eye Care Tennis Tournament (PECTT) was held June 19-22 at the North County High School courts, with adult and junior players from Farmington, Bonne Terre, Desloge, Park Hills, Festus, Herculaneum, Cape Girardeau, Ironton, St. Louis, Mountain View and even Indiana.
Executive Director Dr. John Fitz provided tournament shirts to all participants as well as awards for each division’s top winners. He donated the $10 entry fees to the Farmington and North County high school tennis programs and presented $500 checks to Farmington Coach Andrew Canter and North County Coach Mary Hoehn.
“The tournament was very exciting because the local tennis community has expanded over the last year,” Fitz said. “It’s a lot of fun watching the players and having everyone connect, especially since we had such a high level of play throughout the tournament. When the new courts in Farmington are completed, I expect that the tennis community will grow even more, and we hope that the Precision Eye Care Tournament will become one of several hosted in Farmington.”
The PECTT is slated for the first weekend following Father’s Day each year, which means that the 2015 tournament will be held June 25-28. For more information about this tournament, questions can be directed to Executive Director Dr. John Fitz at 573-756-2020 or Tournament Coordinator Julie Powers at 573-760-5880. Local tennis players are connecting through the Facebook page: Tennis – St. Francois County, MO.
Award winners in each event were:
Boys Singles – first place-Alex England (Farmington); second place-Greg Fulling (Indiana)
Men’s Singles – first place-Charles Pace (Desloge); second place-Lance Sechrest (Desloge)
Women’s Singles – first place-Molly McBride (Bonne Terre); second place-Christina Carrig (Herculaneum)
Men’s Doubles – first place-Dennis Mailes/Alex Mailes (Cape Girardeau); second place-Matthew Coatney/Daniel Woolsey (Mt. View)
Men’s Senior’s Doubles – first place-Mike Edgar (Desloge)/Steve Phillips (Farmington); second place-Jeff Lamb (Ironton)/Edgar Gill (Farmington)
Women’s Doubles – first place-Synthia Burgess/Lindsey Burgess (Festus); second place-Julie Powers/Kim Bohnenkamp (Farmington)
Mixed Doubles – first place-Alex Mailes/Carol Mailes (Cape Girardeau); second place-Marvin Bohnenkamp/Kim Bohnenkamp (Farmington)