VALDOSTA -- It took all types to help the Valdosta tennis community remember one its early benefactors this weekend.

The Valdosta-Lowndes Recreation and Parks Department's quarterly tennis tournament was named after the late Harry B. Anderson, an early supporter of tennis in the community. The courts at McKey Park where the tournament concluded Sunday are named for him.

One of his sons, Bill Anderson, tried to win a title during the two-day tournament. He made the finals of both the Men's A singles and the Men's A doubles (with Steven Roberts), but lost both matches.

"The young guys were just too strong in this thing," Anderson said after watching the day's last match, the Men's A doubles consolation, go to a third-set tiebreaker. "I was able to walk (Sunday) morning (after Saturday's long day). That was good."

"It was good of Tad (tennis pro Tad Evans) to have this and get people out. It was a good weekend of tennis."

Much of the tournament consisted of junior division, which Anderson said shows the growth of tennis in the community.

"This was the biggest draw we've had in a few years," said assistant pro Joe Calleros, who defeated Anderson in the singles final, 6-2, 6-3. "We're trying to get tennis growing in Valdosta, and slowly but surely it is. We just need to get more people knowing about it."

Calleros said this was the first time he'd defeated Anderson. "He let me off the hook a little bit," Calleros said. "We'll meet again. He made that clear."

Among the youth, 14-year-old Greg Tullos won the boys 18-under division, defeating Valdosta High player Brian Levy, 6-2, 6-3, in the final.

Later, Tullos and partner Frank Asbury lost to Jack Comer and Brian Wang in the Men's B doubles. Comer-Wang won 7-6, 0-6, 6-1.

Mike Griffin and Grant Hammock won the Men's A doubles, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3, over Anderson and Roberts.

There were two 14-under divisions. Americus' Harris Ngo completed his weekend of surprises by defeating Clayton Griffin, 6-0, 6-3, in the final. Ngo was the lone unseeded player to make Sunday's rounds.

In the girls 14-under, Madison Bernacki defeated Jordan Thomas, 6-4,. 6-1.

Consolation winners included:

Men's A singles: Joe Brashier defeated Robby Evans, 6-4, 6-4.

Boys' 18-under singles: Rex Dorsey by default.

Boys' 14-under singles: Chris Shipman defeated Andrew Smith, 6-2, 7-5.

Girls' 14-under singles: Jessica Sharp defeated Olivia Moffett, 6-4, 6-0.

Men's A doubles: Harry Allen-Napolean Banfo defeated Les Bass and Tony Lightfoot, 6-3, 3-6, 7-8 (7-1).

Men's B doubles: Chris Shelton and Eric Shelton by default.

The Recreation and Parks Department will hold their next quarterly tournament in June. Tad Evans and staff also teach lessons on a weekly basis at the Anderson Tennis Center at McKey Park.

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