(Courtesy of the USHA, Sunday Wrap Up) SAN DIEGO — Tommy Hynes of Wexford brought raw power and determination to the 45 singles final against Chris Watkins. Watkins had beaten Hynes the last time they met but Hynes’ was on top of his game on Sunday, racing to the title. George Garcia Jr. showed up healthy on Sunday and ready to play two finals. Kevin Price had a rough night and didn’t know if he could take the court after tough wins on Saturday. Garcia eased his way to the 35 title and Price wasn’t able to take the court for the 40s. Mike McDonald earned the 50 title over Ryan Grossenbacher in a tiebreaker. Bobby Nicholas overcame a determined Marty Clemens and a sore left arm to win the 55s. Lloyd Garcia earned his 9th title in his quest for the Grand Master sweater over Dave Streibig in three games. Billy Wyrsch turned back Bob Lohmueller in yet another tiebreaker for the 65s. In the 70s, Greg Raya showed he’s still the one to beat, taking Greg Stansbury in two games. Jim Smith won the battle of the dentists over Gary Rohrer in the 75s. Mike Driscoll moved into the 80s for his first win in that group, beating Jerry White in the final.
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SAN DIEGO (Saturday’s Wrap, by USHA)– Dan Brennan’s great event came to an end in a hard-fought two-game loss to Lloyd Garcia in the 60s. Brennan took 20 years off handball after winning a 35 title. Several players are still trying to earn a trip to two finals on Sunday and we’ll update later on Saturday…
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First Day of Masters Singles in San Diego
San Diego Handball’s Marc Penick, Burt Repine and Rodger Gredvig welcomed players on Thursday.
SAN DIEGO — The USHA Masters Singles returned to the San Diego Tennis and Racquet Club, last hosting the Masters in 2013. Everyone loves to visit San Diego in January, and this year’s tournament produced a nice draw with players flying in from around the U.S., Canada and Ireland. First round and preliminary matches began on Thursday morning.
USHA Executive Director Vern Roberts will be hosting a referee clinic on Friday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. at the USHA Masters Singles. All attendees will get a thorough briefing about the rules, enjoy a Q&A session and become USHA Certified Referees upon completion. Follow the tournament’s daily recaps HERE.