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Rivera, Meyer have strong start to Day 3; Vits wins 18U title

Published: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 11:32 p.m.CST

Jonathon Rivera and Avery Meyer started Day 3 of the 24th annual Emma Hubbs Tennis Classic at Page Park in Dixon off strong. The two teamed in the 15-and-under bracket to open play Wednesday, and won handily.

The duo won eight games to beat the doubles team of KC Knack and Erin Vits, who won three games.

Meyer then did a quick turnaround and played in the 13U girls singles bracket that directly followed her doubles competition. She placed second in the bracket with 18 games. Katelyn Grell won 20 games to capture the title.

In the tightest bracket of the day, the top three finishers in the 13U boys singles bracket were separated by two games. Dillon Nitz won the title by winning 46 games, Rivera grabbed second with 45 games, while Daniel Ferguson (44) was third.

Ten-year-old Lucas Healy was fourth in the bracket with 35 games while Andrew Ivarson was fifth with 27. Each of the 10 participants in the group posted double-digit wins. Holden Longan was sixth with 23 wins followed by Ethan Lasage (15), Ryan Lawton (12), Dean Ellorando (12) and Brandon Miller (11), who rounded out the group.

Vits grabbed the 18U girls singles title by a four-game margin. She won 31 games, edging Emily Long, who finished with a total of 27.

Alane Bratt (25) was third, winning the tie-breaker against Katie Hammitt (25). Anna Ivarson placed fifth with 20 games.

Play resumes at 9 a.m. today at Page Park for the final day of competition before Friday's fun night.

Today's play will begin with 9-and-10-year-old 4-square singles, while15U boys and girls doubles will follow at 11 a.m. The 18U girls doubles bracket starts at 2 p.m., and the day finishes with 18U boys doubles at 5 p.m.

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