Patti Guanella and Linda Dunn, the first players to enter the 2012 tournament, shared honors with Rick Namie and Greg Procell in the NW La. District Senior Olympics doubles competition Friday at Bossier Tennis Center.
With Procell controlling the net and making numerous put-aways, he and the smooth-stroking Namie kept Tom Guanella and Joe Tauzin, several years their seniors, from establishing their game in men’s doubles. The final was 6-0, 6-1.
Patti Guanella and Dunn were just too steady for Bonnie Cox and Sonia Killen in women’s doubles and rolled to a 6-1, 6-1 verdict in the decider of the round robin. The victors lost only five games in their two matches. Cox and Killen looked like title threats in their opening victory Thursday morning, cruising past Paula Jones and Kay Richard 6-0, 6-1.
Because of a low turnout, age bracket play was abandoned.
Women–Bonnie Cox-Sonia Killen d. Paula Jones-Kay Richard 6-0, 6-1; Patti Guanella-Linda Dunn d. Jones-Richard 6-3, 6-0; Guanella-Dunn d. Cox-Killen 6-1, 6-1. Guanella-Dunn Gold, Cox-Killen Silver, Jones-Richard Bronze.
Men–Rick Namie-Gary Procell d. Tom Guanella-Joe Tauzin 6-0, 6-1. Namie-Procell Gold, Guanella-Tauzin Silver.