2006 Alaska State Singles
The Alaska Club – Midtown
April 5-9, 2006
2006 Alaska State Singles – Open Champions – Michelle Earl & Jesse Keaveny
The 2006 State Singles tournament took place April 5-9 at The Alaska Club Midtown. This was both the LARGEST and BEST tournament of the 2005/06 season. Many Thanks to all the GREAT Sponsors. We were able to provide all players with both high-quality tournament shirts and trophies. Michelle Earl won the Women’s Open title over Janice Vosika in two straight games to become the first ever 5 consecutive time winner. In the Men’s Open division Jesse Keaveny defeated Jim Derks 15-12, 15-11 in a very hard-fought match to take the Alaska State Singles Title. Before the “Open” final Jesse won the Men’s 25+ Open/A division while Jim took first in the Men’s 40+ Open/A Title. In this year’s tournament, 90 individuals competed for Alaska State Titles in 15 different divisions. Players traveled from Juneau, Fairbanks, Homer, and Kodiak to compete in this tournament. A couple of the younger players made some impact in the Men’s events, 15-year-old Steven Stewart was a double winner taking 1st in the Men’s A & Men’s 24 & Under while 13-year-old Miguel Martinez took 1st place in both the Men’s B & the Juniors 14 & Under.