SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Causeway Club’s annual 100 Year Old Mixed Doubles tennis tournament ended with a tiebreaker on Sunday, July 3, with a comeback by the champions in the third set to win the contest.
The tournament began with two teams automatically progressing from the quarterfinals due to a small amount of competitors. Debbie Musetti and George Wooley defeated Joan and David Szkutak 6-3, 6-0, and Carol and Jim Murray defeated Sania and Morgan Churchman 6-0, 6-1.
In the semifinals, Ginny Lane and Bob Pooler, who received a bye in the quarterfinals, defeated the team of Musetti and Wooley 6-1, 6-0. The other team who received a bye, Nancy Brown and Jamie Weir, defeated the Murray team 6-4. 6-0.
In the finals on Sunday, the match was tied up 1 to 1, with Lane and Pooler winning the first game 6-1, and Brown and Weir winning the second 6-3.
In the last game, Lane and Pooler were down 2-5, and came back to force a tiebreaker after winning the game 7-6. They subsequently won the tiebreaker 7-4, giving them the championship.
“It was just a good match overall,” said Ben Rowell, director of swim and tennis at the Causeway Club. “Great shots were hit by everybody, and it wasn’t like one team was way better than the other.”
To compete in the tournament, the ages of a doubles team must add up to 100 or more.