Valley netters win titles at Fallbrook Junior Open

Temecula tennis players Lindsey Gelinas and Matthew Hynek and Murrieta netters Alana Andrews, Christian Corse, and Joseph Corse were among the division winners at the 29th Annual Fallbrook Junior Open Tournament played July 7-11 at the Fallbrook Tennis Club.

Gelinas won championships in two divisions, teaming with Andrews to capture the Girls 16 Doubles championship and partnering with Hynek for the Mixed 16 Doubles title. Joseph Corse also won two championships, teaming with Christian Corse to win the Boys 18 Doubles division and also taking first place in the Boys 16 Singles portion of the tournament.

The Mixed 16 Doubles division won by Gelinas and Hynek had the only round-robin play during the tournament. Andrews and Gelinas won their Girls 16 Doubles title by defeating the Temecula duo of Shawn Barrowcliff and Chandni Madan in the championship match by a score of 6-0, 6-1.

Christian and Joseph Corse faced Temecula players Kyle Le and Josh Robbins in the Boys 18 Doubles finals and took the championship with a 6-2, 6-4 victory. Joseph Corse needed three sets in the Boys 16 Singles final to defeat Gavin Spencer of San Juan Capistrano; Spencer took a 6-4 triumph in the first set before Corse recovered with a 6-3 victory in the second set and won the third set by a 6-4 score.

Robbins also reached the finals of the Boys 18 Singles division, although Francis Filipovich of San Diego won that match. The first set was tied at six games apiece before Filipovich won the tiebreaking game, and Filipovich then sealed the match with a 6-4 victory in the second set.

The Murrieta duo of Nicole Arribere and Therese Recidoro reached the Girls 18 Doubles championship match but lost in 6-3 and 6-0 sets to Samantha Hodges of Encinitas and Skyler Schaar of Fallbrook.

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