Bell, Martin-Patterson sweep men’s doubles

Jeremy Bell and Sicamous' West Martin-Patterson are undefeated in the 2013 outdoor tennis season.

Sicamous’ West Martin-Patterson reaches high for the return Saturday during the Salmon Arm Open Tennis Tournament.

Vernon tennis player, Jeremy Bell, and his men’s doubles partner, West Martin-Patterson  of Sicamous are undefeated in the 2013 outdoor tennis season.

On Sunday, Bell and Martin-Patterson claimed their sixth Men’s A Doubles Tournament title, winning in straight sets over Craig Tilander (Vernon) and Winston Pain (Salmon Arm) at the Salmon Arm Open Tennis Tournament.

Bell and Martin-Patterson began their undefeated streak at the Lakeview Heights Tournament in May of this year, beating Prince George brothers, Jim Condon and Kristian Kiland. Additional victories followed at the Hankey Cup in Vernon, the Alpha-Zulu in Kelowna, the Sunshine Open in Kamloops, and again in Vernon at the Labour Day Open.  In six tournaments, they have claimed six doubles titles. In all their matches, they have dropped only two sets:  one set in the very tight Sunshine Open Final against Alex Kotai (Abbotsford) and Al Lincoln (Kamloops), and another in the Labour Day Semi-Final against Kenneth Cheung and Uri Yarkoni of Kelowna.

Bell, 43, and Martin-Patterson, 35, often play against each other in the Men’s A Singles division where Bell currently holds a 4:3 edge in tournament meetings.  The on-court singles rivalry is quickly set aside when they have to team up on the same side of the net. Their approach is to utilize their strong serves, and to always take control of the net as quickly as possible.  It’s worked well in 2013.

 

Just Posted

Shuswap rock climbing gym opening Spring Break

Salmon Arm’s Gym of Rock to accommodate all ages and abilities

Penticton woman captures footage of bobcat feasting on bird in backyard

‘Kim Ken Oszinski’ posted photos and videos of the bobcat from just a few feet away

Okanagan Shuswap weather: Glimpses of sun expected on another wintry day

The sun will be peeking out from behind the clouds for the next few days

Larch Hills junior racers top Teck BC Midget Championships

Multiple top-five finishes contribute to aggregate team trophy

Pool plans disappoint Shuswap swim clubs

Mayor assures options for city rec centre only preliminary

70% of Canadians agree with mandatory vaccines for children: poll

The debate for pro and anti vaccinations has heated up after a measles outbreak in Vancouver

UPDATE: Woman, off-duty cop in critical condition after stabbing outside B.C. elementary school

The officer was interceding in an alleged assault when he and the woman were stabbed

Jr. Golds take third in Valley Championships

Salmon Arm team moves to provincials after a near-undefeated regular season

‘A little baloney’ in PM’s claim about solicitor-client privilege on SNC-Lavalin

The Conservatives and NDP want Trudeau to waive that privilege so Wilson-Raybould can offer her side of the story

Proposed edible pot rules are wasteful, would leave products tasteless: critics

When Canada legalized weed last fall, it only allowed fresh or dried bud, oil, plants and seeds

Samsung folding phone is different – but also almost $2,000

But most analysts see a limited market for foldable-screen phones

Alcohol policies fizzle for Canadian governments as harms overflow: reports

About 80 per cent of Canadians drink, and most enjoy a drink or two

Most Read