Recap: May Men's and Women's Doubles Tournament and Red, White, and Blue Social

June 08, 2011 3:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

May was our very popular Men’s and Women’s Doubles.  Cynthia Hunton created a great tournament with many close sets decided by tiebreaks.  In addition, many players were either inspired by the beautiful day or had been taking lessons over the winter because the quality of play was great.  In one of her service games, Barb Urrutia was hitting winner after winner, saying with disbelief, “I can’t believe I did that!!!”  It couldn’t have happened to a nicer person – Barb and hubby Rick brought the refreshments for the tournament AND were the social hosts for the evening.  Thanks to Cynthia, Barb, and Rick for a great day!


The #1 Woman was Annette Vernon and #2 Man was Bob Porter.  In a very tight tournament, June Walker, Laurie Coleman, and Cynthia Hunton tied for the Women’s 2nd place prize and Sundar Venkateswaran and Bob Brodersen tied for the Men’s 2nd place prize.  Prizes were gift certificates to Safeway (to get fixin's for a Memorial Day BBQ.)  Thanks to John Hogan for getting the prizes and to Janice Carter, Sundar, John Hogan, and Bob B for photography.


We celebrated Memorial Day a week early at RSTC’s evening social.  Barb told us to be creative with Red, White, and Blue and we did our best.  Blueberries were a popular ingredient in the salads.  Janice made a lasagna (white ricotta and red sauce) and topped it with blueberries (just a few!) to complete the color scheme.  “Red, White, and Blue Burgers” incorporated red onions, white ranch dressing, and blue cheese into the patty.  For dessert, there was a beautiful American flag cake (red raspberries, white frosting, blueberries) and a fluffy cheesecake by Laurie Merrill which my 5 year old declared to be “the best cheesecake EVER!”  And many more delicious items that I cannot recall.


Sundar joined Cynthia in washing up dishes.  Thanks Sundar and Cynthia!  And thank you again to Barb and Rick for opening your beautiful home to us.  The new landscaping was lovely!

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