Lions Club tourney ends summer season
Talk about sibling rivalry.
In the finals of the 18-and-under girls’ singles division at the 2014 Allegan Lions Club City Championships tennis tournament, sisters Reannon and Adrian Rizqallah faced off for the title.
And it was older sister Reannon Rizqallah who got the best of her little sister, securing the 6-2, 7-5 victory.
Apparently there were no hard feelings, though, as the Rizqallahs joined forces at 18-and-under doubles and won the championship with a 6-1, 6-2 triumph over Jacelyn Hinesley and Anya Wisner.
The Rizqallahs weren’t the only set of siblings to square off with each other or join forces. At 10-and-under boys’ singles, Vance Muenzer bested brother Cole 4-1, 4-0, while the brother-sister tandem of Tyler and Aly Aldrich teamed up at 12-and-under mixed doubles to defeat Reagan Fales and Vance Muenzer 4-0, 5-4 (4).
“It certainly wasn’t uncommon to see siblings on the same side of the net or on opposite sides this year,” tournament director Gary Ellis said.
With their title at 12-and-under mixed doubles, Tyler and Aly Aldrich have the distinction of being second-generations Lions Club champions. Their mother, current Allegan varsity girls’ tennis coach Jennifer (Fales) Aldrich, was also a winner during her playing days.
Doug Muenzer joined Jennifer Aldrich as a former champion who was able to see his child win a title thanks to Vance Muenzer’s win at 10-and-under singles.
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