May 21st, 2014

Tallahassee’s 3rd Annual “Perfect Match” Tennis Tournament

Clinic with FSU men's team

Clinic with FSU men’s team

The Third Annual “Perfect Match” Tournament, using a doubles-only format, was held at Florida A&M University on May 17, 2014.

The proceeds from the tournament went to One Church One Child (OCOC) of Florida, Inc., a nonprofit organization, whose primary mission is to find families and permanent homes for children waiting in the foster care system. OCOC is funded in part through support from the Florida Department of Children and Families, private donations, grants, and fundraisers.

OCOC3Reverend Al Williams, tournament director and deputy director of OCOC, stated that the primary purpose of the tournament is “to raise awareness about adoption and the disproportionate number of children who are waiting to find a loving family to call their own.”

Support for the tournament came from many community volunteers who sponsored a community awareness event as well as a social and educational outing for more than 50 youth. Some of the youth were treated to a tennis clinic taught by the coach and players from the Florida State men’s tennis team. Following the clinic, participants took a tour of FAMU’s fitness facility which included a presentation on healthy eating, exercise, and nutrition education. Each participant was also given nutrition activity books that were donated by the Florida Department of Agriculture on how to eat healthy and how to prepare healthy meals.

OCOC2The results of the tournament included: Men’s Doubles: Willard Dudley and Ron Gay defeated Al Broomfield and Dwayne Gordon, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4; Mixed Doubles: Willard Dudley and Maat Sargent defeated Ron Gay and Monique Mann 6-2, 6-3; and Women Doubles: Christina Williams and Monique Mann defeated Renee Pitts and Jasmine Adams, 6-1, 6-2.