2007 Alaska State Doubles

 

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Sunji Spencer & Matt Howell of Fairbanks 2007 Alaska State Men’s Open Champions

 

2007 Alaska State Doubles 

 

WOW!!.. There is no other word that I can think of to describe this year’s State Doubles Tournament. In the Men’s Open, the number 1, 2, and 3 seeded teams were all knocked off in the first round, The semi-final matches came down to 2 teams from Anchorage and 2 teams from Fairbanks. In the first match up the young guns of Fairbanks Matt Howell & Sunji Spencer defeated Ken Williams & Robert Bailey 15-9, 15-5 and in the other semi the Father & Son Team Ben & Brandon Cuaresma kept their Cinderella story alive by coming back from a 10-4 deficit in game three to defeat Shane McAfee & Jim Hage of Fairbanks to set up a Final no one would have imagined, In game 1 of the final Ben and Brandon were hanging tough 3-3, 4-4, 5-5, keeping the team of young HARD SHOOTERS close Ben used his half lobs and forced weak returns while Brandon did as he always does, ran almost everything down and used both his touch and power shots to keep the pressure on, as the game went on Matt & Sunji started adjusting to the game plan and went on a scoring spree and closed out game one with a 15-9 win. As game 2 started it became clear very early on that Matt & Sunji were on their way to becoming the 2007 State Open Champions as Ben & Brandon were defeated 15-3. The Mixed Open had 4 teams that competed in a round robin with Leda Evans & Jesse Keaveny going 3-0 to take the title. We also had 6 Women B/C players who competed in a blind draw 2-Round (Round Robin) 1st Place: Jenny Philip & Jackie Seiffert, 2nd Place: Carolyn Knowles & Amanda Philip, and 3rd Place: Gina Strawn & Anglee Brooking.

 

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Women’s “B/C” Doubles (Round Robin)
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1st Place: Jenny Philip & Jackie Seiffert
2nd Place: Carolyn Knowles & Amanda Philip
3rd Place: Gina Strawn & Anglee Brooking

 

Men’s “Open” Doubles
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1st Place: Matt Howell & Sunji Spencer (Fairbanks)
2nd Place: Ben & Brandon Cuaresma
3rd Place: (6) Ken Williams & Robert Bailey
Consolation: (1) Telon Bremont & Robbie Gunther

 

Men’s “A” Doubles
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1st Place: Arnold Akers & Larry Duran
2nd Place: Ron Broyles & Rob Hegner
3rd Place: Joel Lawrence & Jim Weingartner
Consolation: Scott Coberly & John Collins

 

Men’s “B/C” Doubles
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1st Place: Josh Leutzinger & Bruce Robertson
2nd Place: David Chamberlin & Justin Eschbacher
3rd Place: Joe Keaveny & Shane Marrufo
Consolation: Carl Bauman & Gary Eschbacher

 

Men’s “Open” 25+ Doubles
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1st Place: (1) Jesse Keaveny & Jim Derks
2nd Place: (2) Robert Bailey & Tom Hood
3rd Place: Tim Keaveny Sr & Josh Wood
Consolation: Greg Earl & Tony Arturo

 

Men’s “Open” 40+ Doubles
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1st Place: (1) Jim Hage & Shane McAfee (Fairbanks)
2nd Place: (2) Jeff Sandys & Larry Lovell
3rd Place: Warren Bailey & Mike Hovanec
Consolation: Arnold Akers & Larry Duran

 

Mixed “Open” Doubles
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1st Place: Leda Evans & Jesse Keaveny
2nd Place: Michelle Earl & Brandon Cuaresma
3rd Place: Pam Barnes & Matt Howell
4th Place: Jenny Philip & Robert Bailey

 

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