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Community notebook: Vancouver Tennis Center reopens; tournaments on tap

By Columbian staff
Published: September 3, 2018, 10:56pm

The Vancouver Tennis Center reopened its doors to the public on Monday, and will have a community celebration at 6 p.m. Wednesday as well.

The facility at 5300 E. 18th St., in Vancouver has received an indoor facelift with resurfaced courts, paint, lighting, a new roof and has set up a pro shop as well.

Part of Wednesday’s celebration will feature a school supply drive to benefit local students. Guests are asked to bring supplies and those who participate will be entered into a prize drawing for tennis gear.

For more about the new VTC visit its webpage at www.pnwtenniscenters.com/vancouver.

VTC is also gearing up for two fall NTRP tournaments. The Fall Singles Tournament is Sept. 21-23 with an entry deadline of Sept. 16, and the Fall Doubles tournament is Oct. 5-7 with an entry deadline of Sept. 30.

Registration links can be found through tennislink.usta.com. Enter tournament ID number 600028118 for singles and 600028218 for doubles.

Evergreen Tennis hosting fundraiser

Evergreen Tennis in Camas is hosting Tennis Around the World Foundation Fundraiser on Sunday, Sept. 9.

It’s a round-robin event and beat-the-pro challenge from 3-6 p.m. with a social from 6-8 p.m.

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A tax-deductible donation of $25 is requested and it includes tennis, raffle, snacks and drinks. Those interested in participating are asked to sign up at the front desk by Thursday.

The facility is located at 5525 N.W. 38th Ave., in Camas.

Additional raffle tickets are also on sale at the front desk.

The Evergreen Tennis Foundation helps provide junior tennis players with the opportunity to play and improve their skills as well as provide financial assistance to players in the community.

For more information, call the club at 360-557-7230 or visit evergreentennis.net.

National tennis championships at Club Green Meadows

Club Green Meadows is hosting the United States Tennis Association National Women’s 40, 50, 70, 80 and 90 Indoor Championships through Sunday.

True to the saying that tennis is the sport for a lifetime, there are five women entered in the 90 age group singles tournament, and 11 players in the 80 singles tournament.

Representing Clark County is Cindy Rushall of Camas. She is playing in the 40 singles and 50 doubles events.

Admission is free for spectators. CGM is located at 7703 N.E. 72nd Dr. in Vancouver.

McChesney tops Marine Park 5K run

Jesse McChesney of Vancouver won the summer finale of the Clark County Running Club calendar, topping the Marine Park 5K with a time of 16 minutes, 6 seconds on Aug. 29.

There were 98 runners for the second of two Marine Park 5K runs.

Jere Dietz was second in 18:47, and Jonathan Graves was third in 18:50.

Abby Knight was the top women’s finisher, coming in seventh overall with a time of 20:00. Ally Peterson of Battle Ground was second among the women in 11th (20:42), and Katarina Mueller was third (13th overall, 20:53).

The CCRC is holding the Burnt Bridge Creek 5K run at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday on the Burnt Bridge Creek Trail. Participants are asked to park in the Bi-Mart lot on the corner of Fourth Plain and Falk Road.

The last event on the CCRC September schedule is the Tech Center run at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Columbia Tech Amphitheater.

More information is available at clarkcountyrunningclub.org.

Whisper runners win Ultimook girls middle school race

Girls from Vancouver-based Whisper Running topped the middle school division of the Ultimook Nike Invitational on Saturday at Hydrangea Ranch in Tillamook, Ore.

Whisper Running scored 30 points to beat Washougal (50), Liberty (81), and Skyridge (108).

Whisper’s Sara Cordova was second overall on the 3,000-meter course in 12 minutes, 35.07 seconds. Charlotte Wilson and Madison Wick came in fifth and sixth.

Washougal’s Sydnee Boothby was third overall in 12:38.33.

Washougal’s Trey Keyser was third overall in the boys middle school race with a time of 11:26.17.