2020 Tournament Results
Tobias Wernet/Lexi Nelson Win First Pine Tree Apple Tennis Classic Title; Kimber/Werwie; Gale/Biever Also Take Home Titles
Congratulations to third-seeded Tobias Wernet and Lexi Nelson, who took home their first Pine Tree Apple Tennis Classic Open Division title with a stunning 6-7(2), 6-3, 7-5 comeback victory over top seeds and defending champions Tooli Wilkins and Julian Dehn at Life Time White Bear. Wernet/Nelson were down 5-2 in the third set, before stringing together five straight games and winning the championship.
In the Masters Division, Meghan Kimber and Kevin Werwie won their third straight title with a 6-3, 6-2 win over #3 seed Amy Dale and Justen Seim. After winning the first set and up 2-1 in the second set, the skies opened up causing the matches to be moved from Bethel University to Life Time White Bear. Once arriving at Life Time WBL, Kimber/Werwie won four of the next five games in claiming the championship.
In the Grand Masters, Leslie Gale and Bryan Biever won their first-ever Pine Tree championship with a 6-1, 6-2 win over defending champions Kathy Bjornson and Bob Marolt.
This year's event, which adopted a new format following guidance from federal and state health agencies regarding the COVID-19 pandemic was held over a three-week period with first and second round matches played at a local park or club of the players’ choosing before playing the semifinals and finals at Bethel University on August 8-9.
Although it was a different format, the tournament still benefited a great cause - pediatric oncology research at Children's Minnesota! So far in 2020, the tournament has raised over $244,000. There is still time to donate by visiting www.ptacf.org.
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