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Mixed Madness Results
October 27, 2016
Fernie Tennis Community (FTCA) hosted the annual mixed doubles tournament, dubbed Mixed Madness over this past weekend. 16 players signed up for the Rockies Law sponsored event and battled not only the inclement Fernie weather but also each other in a two group round robin format. Saturday saw the first matches being played with a tight battle between two Fernie teams Sara Mcfarlane/Eric Johnstone vs. Claude Perrault/Sally Lochead. Sara and Eric’s tight win 6-4, 6-4 in that match would set the tone for their round robin group one play where they went undefeated. Winning their round robin group set them on a collision course with Robert Oleksiuk and Lisa Holst (former tournament champions) who had no trouble dispatching teams from Creston and Fernie along their way to winning round robin group two.
With rain disrupting play in Fernie the finals were moved to the Kimberley Indoor Tennis Centre with all the tournament players making the drive to watch. Sara and Eric took the first set with a decisive service game by Eric. Lisa and Robert bounced back taking a close second set. The third set tiebreaker featured back and forth action as both teams traded the lead. In the end Robert Oleksiuk and Lisa Holst emerged victorious with a 5-7, 7-5. 10-7 victory. Fernie Tennis Community congratulates the finalists and would like to extend an extra special thank you to both Rockies Law and Nevados for sponsoring the annual event.