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Doubles champions crowned in Tiger Classic

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Ian Nichols scrambles for the ball.
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Courtney Webb and Laura Behrends prepare for the serve receive in 18 and under girls doubles play Saturday.
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Donna Bouchard focuses on her shot.
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Doug Faber concentrates on a return shot in Saturday’s doubles play of the Tiger Tennis Classic at Princeton High School. Faber, an assistant coach to Connie Lind for the PHS boys team, placed second in the men’s open doubles, teaming with Jason Englehart. There were champions crowned in eight divisions. Singles play will be held this Saturday. Entries are due by Thursday.

PRINCETON — The 2013 Tiger Tennis Classic doubled its pleasure on the Princeton High School courts for doubles play.

Sisters Isabel 11, and McKenna, 9, Schaefbauer of Bloomington defeated Princeton’s Julie Bauer and Elise Blocki 6-0, 6-2 for the 14 and under girls championship. The Schaefbauers are the granddaughters of former PHS coach Bea Coates. Jessica Krohn and Kiarra Tate were the consolation winners.

In the girls 16 and under, Malena Wheeler and Brittany Krohn teamed up to defeat Angelica Jones and MacKenzie Geldean 6-4, 6-1 for first place. Consolation winners were Mallory Wheeler and Selena Olson.

The boys 16 and under winners were Brice and Brock Piotrowski of Geneseo, who beat Elliott Beetz and Ian Nichols of Princeton 6-3, 6-2.

The Ottawa duo of Bailey Bradish and Mariah Cavenaugh topped Princeton’s Laura Behrends and Courtney Webb 6-2, 6-2 for the girls 18 and under crown.

The women’s doubles champions were Julie Milota and Christy Savellano of LaSalle with PHS coach Beth Peacock teaming up with Donna (Hildebrand) Bouchard for third.

Eric Bickett and Anthony Condi rallied to win the men’s open. They dropped a 4-6 first set to Doug Faber and Jason Englehart before claiming 6-4, 6-2 wins.

Brothers Mike (Pekin) and Tim (Princeton) Murfin won the men’s 40 and over doubles title.

Anthony Condi and Julie Milota of LaSalle defeated Carly Rosencrans and Travis Kaszynski 6-2, 6-2 for the mixed doubles title.

The singles portion of the Tiger Classic will be held July 27 with divisions for men’s open, men’s 40 and over, women’s and youth. Entry deadline for doubles is Thursday. Fees are $14 per person for singles and $10 for 18 and under.

Each person is to provide one can of new tennis balls for the initial match. The winner will take the unused balls to the next match. Tournament format will be determined by the number of participants. Each participant is guaranteed two matches.

Match times will be posted on the website prior to the tournament day.

For more information, call Rick Peacock at 815-878-6120 or visit www.tigertennisclassic.com.

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