TennisThe Carroll County Open Tennis Tournament ended late...


August 19, 1993|By Mike Nortrup


The Carroll County Open Tennis Tournament ended late last week with its championship matches at the Westminster Playground.

Hampstead resident Larry Klingenberg won two titles. He defeated Mike Moyer for the men's singles A Division title and then teamed with Larry Whitney to win the men's doubles A division crown, beating Moyer and Doug Sentz in the championship match.

Other results were as follows:

* Women's singles A -- Dottie Clayton def. Lynn Larimer.

* Women's singles B -- Sally Griffin def. Diane Hartman.

* Men's doubles B -- Don Garmer and Eric Resh def. Dennis Albright and Jack Steil.

* Women's doubles A -- Maria Vailas and Vicki Ferguson def. Debbie Courter and Ann Muhvich.

* Women's doubles B -- Liz Shoffner and Susan Rouiller def. Peg DeLong and Pat Higgs.

* Mixed doubles A -- Maria Vailas and Roy Chang def. Nancy Rose and David Johns.

* Mixed doubles B -- Sally Griffin and Jim Tolentino def. Diane and Joel Hartman.

The Westminster Smashers and Westminster Aces prepped for their next showdown by winning last week's Carroll Tennis Federation matches.

Defending champ Finksburg Killer Bees tied the Hampstead Racqueteers. That 3-3 deadlock dropped the Bees into fourth place in the six-team loop.

The Aces moved into first place with a 5-1 win over the Finksburg First Serves and the Smashers kept pace, one game back, by topping the third-place Winfield Hammers, 4-2.

Maria Vailas was the Aces' big gun. She teamed with Allen Anthony to win the mixed doubles, 6-0, 6-0. She and Vicki Ferguson then combined to take a 6-2, 6-0 verdict in women's doubles.

The Aces defaulted in women's singles for their only loss. The Smashers swept the three doubles events and also took the women's singles to gain their four wins.

Jenny Williams was the Smashers' leader. After winning the women's singles, 6-3, 6-1, she joined with Ellen Hartle for a 6-2, 6-4 women's doubles victory.

Smashers' mixed-doubles team of Adrian Mihaescu and Lynn Larimer continued their unbeaten season by winning that event, 6-1, 6-0.

The Hammers' wins came when Craig Gordon and Bernie Polischuk won the men's No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively.

The Killer Bees' wins came when Rich Cooper took the men's No. 1 singles, 6-1, 6-1; Carlos Vasquez and George Schuster won the men's doubles, 6-1, 6-2; and Lisa Schrodel and Millie Schaefer grabbed the women's doubles event, 6-0, 6-2.

In recent matches, the Aces topped the Hammers, 4-2, and the Smashers beat the Racqueteers, 5-1.

The Aces' Mike Rowe won the men's No. 1 singles, 6-2, 6-0, and Kevin Resh took the men's No. 2 singles, 6-0, 6-0.

Chris Weber and Barry Troxell won the men's doubles, 7-5, 6-2, over the Hammers and their teammates Allen Anthony and Maria Vailas took the mixed doubles, 7-5, 6-3.

The Hammers' Dottie Clayton and Debbie Speed won the women's doubles, 6-4, 6-2, and the team won the women's singles by default.

L Jenny Williams paced the Smashers' win over the Racqueteers.

She won the women's singles, 6-2, 6-1, and teamed with Suzi Lyons to take the women's doubles, 6-0, 6-0.

The Smashers' Massimo Fuggitti won a 6-4, 6-3 verdict in men's No. 2 singles and his teammates Adrian Mihaescu and Lynn Larimer won in mixed doubles, 6-2, 6-1.

2& Each team won an event by default.


15-16 boys -- The Rangers Blue team swept five games to win the recent Smokey Mountain Classic Baseball Tournament in Knoxville, Tenn.

The Rangers topped Lenoir City, Tenn., 9-2; Shiloh High School, Atlanta, 6-5; the St. Louis Royals, Mo., 4-3; the North Carolina Rangers, 14-4; and the Rockdale (Ga.) Orioles, 13-2.

The local team's 5-0 record was best among the 29 teams in their B Division.

The Ranger pitching staff held its five opponents to 16 runs. Starter Corey VanWagner was 2-0 and Jeremy Robinson, Damien Austin and Kile Maxcy each won once. Davey Johnson && and Mike Huller had saves for the Rangers.

The Rangers also had a good tournament on offense, scoring 46 runs in the five games. Paul Reter, Davey Johnson, Guy Robertson and Ryan Barker hit home runs.

Hitting leaders were Maxcy, .700 (7-for-10); Barker, .600 (6-for-10); Jeremy Hancock and Steve Mays, .500 (5-for-10); and Greg Mihalko, .428 (6-for-14).

Catcher Mihalko played well defensively. He had no passed balls and allowed two stolen bases in the five games.

Also strong defensively were outfielders Jason Hann and Chris Devins, along with infielder Jason Tawney. Their glove work helped the Rangers in several key situations.

The Rangers' Blue squad has also made its mark in other tournaments this season. It won the Fourth of July Invitational Tournament in Harford County, 4-0. Last weekend, the team placed second to the Baltimore-based Yankee-Rebels in the Southern Maryland Invitational Classic.


Damascus Auto, which plays in the Mount Airy Men's Softball League, was the only team with a Carroll County connection to do well in this weekend's United States Slo-pitch Softball Association's Men's Class D State Tournament.

Damascus Auto placed eighth in the 82-team field.

Minolta of Cumberland was first; Linway Lounge of Parkville in Baltimore County, placed second; and Kirk's Saloon of Baltimore City was third.

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