JV tennis coach Shelton wins women’s singles title again

TRENTON — Elvi Shelton of Trenton, who coaches the junior varsity tennis team at Mount Desert Island High School, won the women’s open singles bracket of the Angell Open on Saturday at Racket and Fitness Center in Portland.


Shelton made it to the title match with a semifinal victory over Mollie Guba of Newburyport, Mass. She then cruised to a 6-0, 6-2 win over Olivia Cutone of Kennebunk in the final to take home the championship.

This year marked Shelton’s third consecutive win in the tournament and fifth overall. She defeated Rosemary Campanella of Wells 6-3, 6-0 last year and topped Campanella’s sister, Grace, by scores of 7-5 and 6-0 to win the crown two years ago. She was also doubles champion in 2017 and 2018.

Shelton, who coaches the Mount Desert Island junior varsity team, played Division I tennis at the University of Central Florida. She is originally from Madrid, Spain.

The tournament drew local contestants as well as some competitors from across the country and as far away as Guatemala, Portugal and South Africa. Ogden Timpson of Scarborough (men’s 45-plus), Brian Mavor of Portland (men’s 55-plus) Emily White of Buxton and Jesse Butler of Portland (mixed doubles) were among other Mainers to win their respective divisions.

The seventh annual edition of the Angell Open, which is held in honor of former Brooklin native and tennis professional Chris Angell, raised more than $3,000 to help fight mental illness. It is Maine’s richest tournament, offering more than $2,000 in prize money to winners and finalists this yea

Mike Mandell

Mike Mandell

Mike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at [email protected]

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