Mountain View Country Club hosted its first open doubles invitational tournament June 29th and 30th. Forty entrants participated in women’s, men’s and mixed doubles matches. Players came from Saint Albans, Burlington, Coventry, Craftsbury, Orleans, Jay, Montpelier and Swanton in addition to a good turnout of MVCC members. Matches began at 9 am and ended at 6:30 on Saturday. The weather cooperated. Sunday morning, two semi-final matches were completed before the skies open, uncooperatively. 
Finalists include: women’s  – Arlene Abadi and Jacqui Rupert versus Charlene Cubbage and Chloe Cubbage; men’s – Garth McKinney and Andrew Kimball versus Mark Wright and Don Jenkins; and mixed – Don Jenkins and Julie Willis versus Charlene and Vince Cubbage. The championship matches will be played in the next several weeks, when players are available.
The tournament, a first, was well received by all participants and spectators. We would like to build on the enthusiasm and evident demand and create future events that engage all Northeast Kingdom tennis players.