June 30, 2012
Sacred Heart School graduate Alex Cline won the men’s 40-and-under championship of the Sedalia Tennis Tournament on Saturday at Liberty Park.
Cline beat Nathan Beard 6-2 in the championship match. Beard fought through the losers bracket to reach the title match, beating Jason Parrott to advance. Fifteen players competed in the bracket.
Elizabeth Beard won the women’s open division, taking the title by forfeit over Aimee Binder.
Binder won the losers bracket, defeating Liza Skrzypczak. Ten women signed up for the event.
Lee Aldrich beat Jim Van Horn 10-1, 8-1 to win the men’s over-40 championship. They were the only two entries in the division.
Tournament organizer Steve Schilb said that several players forfeited during the afternoon because of the triple-digit heat.