September 26, 2002

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Huston, Lapp winners in annual Chamber Music tennis tournament

Last Saturday morning, Sept. 21, despite heavy overnight showers, 16 tennis doubles teams started play in the 17th annual Chamber Music Yellow Springs Mixed Doubles Tennis Classic. The courts and their surroundings had been trimmed up and decorated with flowers, and several players arrived early and helped to clear the final puddles from the playing area.

Late in the afternoon, the team of Hank Lapp and Bob Huston, the tournament director, defeated Mei Chiang and Bob Scott in the finals, 7­5, 6­1.

The match was viewed by an audience of players and fans who later enjoyed a picnic dinner organized by Kazuko Heaton, featuring fried chicken supplied by Tom's Market and cooked by Phil Lemkau.

Shirley Mullins and Allen McCullough defeated the team of Barb Stratton and Trent Fisher, 6­4, 6­3 in the finals of the consolation round.

The tournament raised over $1,300 to help support the 2002­03 Chamber Music Yellow Springs concert series.

Sixteen teams participated in the Tennis Classic. They represented a cross section of tennis skills (novice to advanced), ages (teens to 70s) and interests from Yellow Springs and the Miami Valley.

Flowers were provided by Greenleaf Gardens and Glen Garden Gifts. The Yellow Springs business community again demonstrated its support for the fundraising event by "sponsoring" courts. These sponsors included A-C Service, the Antioch School, Joe Holly's Cleaners, the Import House, Cornerstone Bank, the Winds Cafe, the Yellow Springs Community Federal Credit Union, the Xenia Foundry and Machine Co, Peach's Grill, PhotoWorks, Anthrotech, Yellow Springs Travel, Yiping Fang, D.D.S., The Antioch Company, The ARIA Group, Friends Care Community, Current Cuisine, Pettit's BP, Community Physicians of Yellow Springs, Town Drug, Moody Shoes, Blossom, Lifeskills Physical Therapy, Village Cyclery, Bambi Williams-Heritage Realtors, Greenleaf Gardens, Ha Ha Pizza, Earth Rose, the Green Environmental Coalition and the Tecumseh Land Trust.