FATHER-DAUGHTER & MOTHER-SON HARD COURT CHAMPIONSHIPS
National Champions in Seven Divisions Crowned at Barnes Tennis Center
SAN DIEGO – The Mother-Son doubles team of Diane Barker of Daniel Island, S.C. and Matthew Hane of Richmond, Va., struck gold twice on the final day of the United States Tennis Association National Father-Daughter & Mother-Son Hard Court Championships, as they captured titles in two divisions on Sunday at the Barnes Tennis Center.
Barker, a former International Tennis Federation women’s 60 world singles champion, and Hane began the day with an impressive performance on Stadium Court as they blanked the top-seeded team of Kris McDonald and Peter McDonald of Boynton Beach, Fla., 6-0, 6-0 to win the Sr. Mother-Son Doubles title.
Later in the day, Barker and Hane wrapped up the Mother-Son Doubles championship with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over fourth-seeded Ryan Seggerman and Pamela Seggerman of Coronado, Calif., on Court No. 10.
Following their championship matches, tournament officials presented Barker and Hane with USTA gold balls for winning the Sr. Mother-Son and Mother-Son titles.
“It was tough. We certainly played our best today, which has helpful. We were confident we would be in the running for both (titles). The Open is getting tougher and tougher,” Hane said. “This is by far and away the best and the toughest competition of these Mother-Son Nationals. Anytime you can win two gold (balls), especially here, it’s a big accomplishment. It’s exciting.”
The third-seeded team of Desmond McBride and Jordyn McBride of Valencia, Calif., won the Father-Daughter Doubles Championship when fourth-seeded Julia Ronney and Doug Ronney of San Diego withdrew from the tournament due to a personal circumstance.
To view final tournament draws for each division, click here.
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About the George E. Barnes Family Junior Tennis Center – The Center is owned and operated by Youth Tennis San Diego. It was built in 1995 and completed in 1997. The $4.5 million junior tennis facility was made possible with generous public and private donations and is named after the lead donor family – the “George E. Barnes Family Junior Tennis Center.” The Center, which is dedicated to the youth of San Diego, offers children 18 and under court priority over adults with advanced reservations. For additional information, visit www.barnestenniscenter.com.
Diane Barker, Daniel Island, S.C. and Matthew Hane (2), Richmond, Va., def. Ryan Seggerman and Pamela Seggerman (4), Coronado, 6-2, 6-3
Sr. Mother-Son Doubles
Diane Barker, Daniel Island, S.C., and Matthew Hane (4), Richmond, Va., def. Kris McDonald and Peter McDonald (1), Boynton Beach, Fla., 6-0, 6-0
Super Sr. Mother-Son Doubles
Suzanne Nash and Cameron Nash, Dallas, def. Suella Steel and Bruce Steel, La Jolla, 6-2, 7-5 (Nash / Nash win title with 4-0 Round Robin record)
Desmond McBride and Jordyn McBride (3), Valencia, Calif., def. Julia Ronney and Doug Ronney (4), San Diego, withdrew
Sr. Father-Daughter Doubles
James Flower and Nicole Flower (1), Columbus, Ohio, def. Jacqueline Sperling Hosseini, Maple Grove, Minn., and Michael Sperling (3), Mequon, Wis., 6-1, 6-0
Super Sr. Father-Daughter Doubles
Jonni Seymour and John Seymour (2), Bakersfield, Calif., def. Stephanie Tolosa, Lafayette, Calif., and William White (1), Boston, 6-1, 6-4
Father 80 and Over – Daughter Doubles
Herman Ahlers, Las Vegas, and Krista Oconnor (1), San Clemente, Calif., def. Ralph Finerman, Pacific Palisades, Calif., and Alissa Finerman, Santa Monica, Calif., 6-2, 6-4
For complete tournament results, click here.