Family matters, tennis titles decided on Stodden courts

Family matters, tennis titles decided on Stodden courts
Three families playing in the title matches Wednesday at Stodden Park are shown in this courtesy photo. They are, from left, Jennie Reilly, Tyler Reilly, Mavis Bentley, Brett Bentley, Molly Bentley, Todd Rakich and Bradley Rakich.

Wednesday night was Family Night as the City tennis tournament came to a close on the Stodden Park courts.

Three members of the Bentley family played a part in the three championship matches. The Reilly and Rakich families were well represented as well.

Mavis Bentley and Jennie Reilly teamed to knock off Molly Bentley and Vanna Bicarddi 6-2, 6-1 in the championship match of the women’s doubles tournament.

The match was one of redemption for Mavis Bentley, who fell to her daughter Molly in the championship match of the women’s singles tournament last summer. This time around, the tournament did not draw enough women for a singles division.

Brothers Todd and Bradley Rakich teamed up to beat Brett Bentley and Tyler Reilly in a 6-5, 5-7, 6-2 battle for the men’s doubles title. Brett Bentley and Tyler Reilly are the sons of the women’s championship duo.

Bradley Rakich also topped Brett Bentley 6-0, 6-1 for the men’s singles title.

In all, 36 players competed in the city tournament. The mixed-doubles City tourney will begin Aug. 10. Molly Bentley, the tournament director, said she hopes to hold a women’s singles event then, too.



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