November 24th, 2016
Denver’s Williams Beats Boca’s Norton for One-on-One Doubles Tennis Title at Boynton Beach
Paul Williams, a tennis teaching pro from Denver, Co., defeated Boca Raton’s Rob Norton 5-4 (7-5) in the final of the South Florida One-On-One Doubles Shootout at Valencia Reserve in Boynton Beach, Fla.
One-On-One Doubles Tournaments, called “the third game of tennis” next to traditional singles and doubles, and sanctioned by USTA Florida, features two players rallying cross-court only, emphasizing serve-and-volley play with short-set, no-ad scoring.
“Norton, who is currently the head tennis professional at Boca West, displayed a 130 m.p.h. serve that was consistently well placed and most of the time unreturnable until he met Williams in the finals,” said organizer Ed Krass.
Williams en route to winning the $200 first prize beat Orren Singer, Angel Rodriguez and Diego Valant in the tournament’s round-robin format before playing Norton in the championship match-up. Norton prior to the final beat Ellis Guernsey, Matt Nicholson and Paul Webster.
“I would like to thank Valencia Reserve, their enthusiastic members who came out to support the event, and their tennis director, Keith Dunlop for hosting the event,” Krass added. “I also want to thank Christine Murphy Foltz for supplying the nice stereo system to play the rockin’ blues throughout the tourney.”
Upcoming One-on-One Doubles tournaments include the ITA Coaches One-On-One Doubles Prize Money Championships on Dec. 10 at the Naples Grande Resort in Naples, Fla., and the $2,000 Space Coast One-On-One Doubles Shootout at Suntree Tennis Club in Melbourne, Fla., on Feb. 25.
For more information on One-On-One Doubles Tournaments visit www.oneononedoubles.com.