BRATTLEBORO — The annual Larry Bloch/Brattleboro Outing Club Singles Tournament was played Friday, July 15 through Sunday, July 17 at the Brattleboro Outing Club on Cedar Street.
Thirty players, ranging in age from 13 to 74, from Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire descended on the Outing Club's six clay courts for a weekend of great tennis and comradery.
There were two divisions, with a consolation round in each. In the Open division, defending champion Vasu Raghavan from Massachusetts defeated Jonathan Kraiger, former Vermont Academy standout now living in Connecticut. Raghavan and Kraiger delighted the crowd with exceptional shotmaking, with the former claiming the title by a 6-3, 6-2 score. Tom Weber of Alstead, N.H. defeated Jonathan Bannon of Sutton, Mass. 6-3, 6-1 to win the consolation.
It took three sets to decide the Club division winners, with John Donaldson of Brattleboro defeating Jared Flynn of Dummerston 0-6, 6-4, 6-2 to claim the title. David Hadaway of Ringe, N.H. defeated BUHS stalwart Martin Sipowicz 6-0, 5-7, 6-1 to win the consolation.