October 26th, 2020

Norris, Heller win Hat Open titles

By Medicine Hat News on August 25, 2020.

Kristen Norris defended her crown for a third consecutive Medicine Hat Open women’s singles championship this weekend.

Norris held on for the title in a gruelling final with Dannan McElroy-O’Driscoll on Saturday at Medicine Hat Tennis Club. After taking the first set 6-4, Norris fell by the same margin in the second before rallying to a 7-5 victory in the third.

Calvin Heller defeated Craig Weich to claim the men’s singles championship a year after falling to Raymond Weich in the final. Heller picked up this year’s victory in two sets, 6-2 and 6-0.

David Schnare took the men’s intermediate singles crown by defeating Mike Dykstra 6-4, 6-4 in the final.

All three finals resulted in the top seed defeating the second seed for the title.

Tracy Heller won the women’s consolation bracket with a 7-5, 6-4 victory over Sheila Reinheller.

Nick Douvis came back to defeat Jess Ferris 3-6, 6-1, 7-5 to win the men’s consolation final.

The Medicine Hat Open doubles tournament began Monday afternoon. Championship play in the tournament is scheduled for Saturday.

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