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September 15, 2009 01:53 PM

River Rock Open Fields 25 Competitors

The River Rock Tennis and Education Association hosted the second annual River Rock Open tennis tournament in Riverside Park last month with twenty five competitors from various neighborhoods throughout Western New York participating in the USTA sanctioned tournament.

It was a great weekend community event at the Riverside Park tennis courts for everyone in attendance. The tournament began with an opening night barbecue sponsored by NeighborWorks Organization; Black Rock-West Side Neighborhood Housing Services featuring several varieties of Bill Buzak’s famous barbecue chicken.

In the co-ed open division last year's champion Al Pawlinski retained his title defeating Craig Pruitt in the Sunday finals. Mark Stancampiano topped the competition taking first place with a win in the finals over former Buffalo Sabre Jay McKee in the mens 3.5 division. Janet Davis repeated her victory in the womens 3.5 division again this year with Rose Marie Straccamore taking second place.

River Rock Tennis would like to thank the USTA Eastern Section for the expert assistance of Maria Lirio to run the event and the continued support of Joe Steger for his assistance with our community tennis association. Special thanks go out to our volunteers and sponsors of the event which included Grace Funeral Home, Lou Santiago State Farm Insurance and our local Black Rock-West Side NHS.

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