Netters win divisions at Fallbrook Open

Ten division champions from the valley were among the players who participated in the 40th annual Fallbrook Open tennis tournament which took place May 31, June 1, June 7, and June 8 at the Fallbrook Tennis Club.

The tournament included a Men’s Open Doubles division which featured a round-robin format. Vincent Rivera of Murrieta teamed with Angelo Gustilo of San Diego to win that championship.

Rebecca Wasley of Quail Valley also won a championship in a round-robin division. Wasley earned the Women’s 3.5 Singles title.

The Mixed 3.5 Doubles final round featured the Temecula duo of Jan Borden and Dong Tagasa against Winchester players Kristin and Mark Merritt.

Borden and Tagasa prevailed by a 6-3 score in the first set. The Merritts earned a 6-1 victory in the second set to send the match to a third set. Borden and Tagasa won the third set by a 6-2 score for the championship.

An all-valley championship match also concluded the Men’s 4.5 Singles division. Marc Guzman of Murrieta won a pair of 6-2 sets against Kyle Langenbacher of Lake Elsinore.

Gary and Kyle Le of Temecula won the Father-Son Doubles championship with a 7-5, 6-1 victory in the final round against Aaron and Yves Nepomuceno of Chula Vista.

Temecula’s Ignacio Medina teamed with Scott Wise of Fallbrook in the Men’s 4.0 Doubles division. They won the championship with a 7-5, 7-5 victory over Jack Autry of Lakeside and John Olson of El Cajon.

Olson won the Men’s 4.0 Singles championship match against Larry Piper of Winchester by 6-2 and 6-3 scores.

Temecula netters Anna Little and Trina Morris were among those who reached the finals but fell short of a championship. They competed in the Women’s 4.0 Doubles division and lost in the championship match by 6-2 and 6-1 scores to Sarah Becker of Carlsbad and Debra Reilly of Encinitas.

Andrew and Dawn Wasley of Quail Valley reached the Mixed 4.0 Doubles championship round, where they faced the San Diego team of Darlene Gallego and Jeff Takacs.

Gallego and Takacs won the first set by a 6-0 score. The second set was tied at six games apiece, triggering a tie breaking game to seven points, and Gallego and Takacs won their seventh point while the Wasleys had three.

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