Alaska sports digest for Oct. 30


Haines bags two titles

Aaron Haines and Whitney Williams each won a pair of titles Sunday at the Birch Horton Bittner and Cherot state tennis championships at The Alaska Club North.

Haines took titles in men's singles and men's doubles. He defeated Mouhcine Guettabi in straight sets in the men's open singles finals and teamed up with Jimmy Kayongo to take down Colin Gillam and Rendell Burghart in straight sets in the men's open doubles final.

Williams earned titles in women's open doubles with Stephanie Williams and in mixed open doubles with Gillam. She was also undefeated in women's open singles round-robin play.

Alaska Tennis Association

Birch Horton Bittner and Cherot state championships

Sunday's results

Men's Open singles final -- Aaron Haines def. Mouhcine Guettabi 6-1, 6-2. Men's 4.0 singles final -- Joseph Hemry def. Bill Cotton 6-1, 6-1. Men's 3.0 singles round robin -- Christian Morgan def. Greg Bidwell 4-6, 6-4, 1-0. Men's 50 singles round robin -- Brad Luczkow def. Peter Lang 6-1, 7-6; Men's Open doubles final -- Aaron Haines/Jimmy Kayongo def. Colin Gillam/Rendell Burghart 6-1, 6-3; Men's 4.0 doubles final -- Jay Green/Dylan Shorter def. Mike Kreger/Paul Wilcox 7-6, 6-7, 7-6. Men's 50 doubles round robin -- Jack Lewis/Gary Randell def. Cal Damian/Mike Kreger 3-6, 6-3, 1-0. Women's Open singles round robin -- Whitney Williams def Adrienne Fox 6-2, 6-4. Women's 4.0 singles final -- Elana Fortson def. Marcia Howell 6-2, 6-1. Women's Open doubles final -- Stephanie Williams/Whitney Williams def. Bonnie Hemry/Christine Hemry 6-1, 6-2. Women's 4.0 doubles final -- Mary Logan/Ginger Spohr def. Carolyn Bagley/Becky Butcher 6-2, 6-4. Women's 3.0 doubles round robin -- Sandy Ingaldson/Rosemarie Rotunno def. Zoey Flynn/Tyanna Baker 6-4, 6-2. Mixed Open doubles final -- Colin Gillam/Whitney Williams def. Paul Hemry/Bonnie Hemry 7-5, 6-1. Mixed 4.0 doubles final -- Stan Shin/Trena Rairdon def. John Gutsch/Saharra McKee 7-6, 6-2.


Gold for Anchorage team

A second men's softball team from Anchorage took gold at the 26th Huntsman World Senior Games, held over two weeks in St. George, Utah. Two other Anchorage senior teams won second-place medals.

The Anchorage Glacier Kings, a 55-and-over men's team, took top honors in the C Division tournament. In 50-and-over play, the Alaska Kings, playing in the AA Division, won silver, while Alaska Gold Kings got their silver in the C Division.

The medal haul began the previous week when the 60-and-over edition of the Glacier Kings won gold.

In all, a record six softball teams from Anchorage competed in the Huntsman games, held Oct. 8 through Oct. 20 in the southern Utah desert. Most of players were part of the new six-team senior softball league begun last summer by the Anchorage Sports Association.

Anchorage Daily News