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Beach sports – MB Tennis Open hits mid-century

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Redondo’s Beach Karue Sell used a strong backhand to claim the 2017 Men’s Open title at the Manhattan Beach Tennis Open. Photo by Kevin Cody

by Randy Angel

The Manhattan Beach Tennis Open begins its second half century of play with its 51st annual competition Thur.,  July 26 through Sun. 29. Players 16 and older, of all skill levels compete.

Competition will be held on the Live Oak Park and Mira Costa High School tennis courts beginning at 8 a.m. Sundays finals will be played at the Manhattan Country Club, 1330 Parkview Ave., beginning at 10 a.m.

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“The Manhattan Beach Open Tennis Tournament is a great showcase of tennis talent in the South Bay, said Recreation Supervisor Michael Hudak. The level of play continues to be stellar, with champions and runner-ups coming back year after year to defend their titles.

“A special thanks goes out to all of our sponsors, including our title sponsor Audi Pacific, and all of our supporting sponsors: Manhattan Country Club, Penn, Head, Essentia water, and Kind bars.”

The single-elimination tournament includes Men’s and Women’s Open Singles and Doubles Divisions to Amateur Division.

Prizes and trophies are awarded to all division winners and each participant receives lunch, a T-shirt, and a goodie bag.

In last year’s Men’s Open Singles championships. Redondo Beach’s Karue Sell defeated Connor Chance of Torrance.

Jenna Moustafa, of Los Angeles, captured the Women’s Open title, defeating Redondo Beach’s Libby Judas.

Brothers Austin and Connor Rapp, of Rancho Mirage, won the Men’s Double tournament while Judas and Elizabeth Ferris, of Anaheim, joined forces to capture the Women’s Doubles title.

For more information or to register, visit citymb.info or call (310) 802-5000.

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