19 to compete this weekend at the Dobbins Courts

Published in the August 25, 2017 edition.

WAKEFIELD — A total of 19 players are registered for the Walter Junior Tennis Tournament which will be held tomorrow and Sunday at the Dobbins Courts at Wakefield Memorial High School.

Those registered are: Haley Tanner, Kelsey Callahan, Laura Sweeney, Olivia Goff, Caroline Hurley, Jack Palmer, Colin Lamusta, Ian Schermerhorn, Noah Greif, Zack Goff, Johnny Whitson, Dan Hurley, Brett Butler, Ben Palmer, Luke Greif, Charles Gagnon, Drew Barrett, Justin Carino and Max Cusack.

This is the 15th year of the event being held in Geoffrey’s name. There are three separate age brackets for the boys, and one open age bracket for the girls.

The tournament is geared for both beginners and more advanced players, and will include consolation matches to ensure plenty of play for all participants. Registration is $5 per player and includes a tournament t-shirt.

Fundraising in the form of donations, raffles and snacks will go toward the Geoffrey A. Walter Fund at The Scholarship Foundation of Wakefield.

In the spirit of Geoffrey Walter, the tourney committee invites all interested junior tennis players and families to participate and demonstrate their enthusiasm, skill and sportsmanship.

Walter Junior Tennis Tournament Draw

High School Boys (4)

Jack Palmer vs Colin Lamusta 8:30 a.m.

Ian Schermerhorn vs Noah Greif 8:30 a.m.

Girls Open (5)

Olivia Goff vs Caroline Hurley 10:30 a.m.

Kelsey Callahan vs Laura Sweeney 3 p.m.

Haley Tanner vs winner Sweeney/Callahan TBD

Under 14 Boys (5)

Johnny Whitson vs Dan Hurley 8:30 a.m.

Brett Butler vs Ben Palmer 8:30 a.m.

Zack Goff vs Winner Whitson /Hurley 11:30 a.m.

Under 12 Boys (5)

Charles Gagnon vs Drew Barrett 8:30 a.m.

Justin Carino vs Max Cusack 8:30 a.m.

Luke Greif vs Winner Gagnon/Barrett 11:30 a.m.

All times are for Saturday’s matches.

Players are asked to bring two cans of tennis balls and if possible, wear shorts with pockets, to keep play moving.