Jeremy Bell was so good, not even his doubles partner could stop him.
The Vernon tennis player won the A-side singles title at the Lakeview Heights Open tournament at Anders Park in West Kelowna last weekend.
Nearly 75 competitors took to the courts.
Bell defeated his doubles partner, West Martin-Patterson from Salmon Arm, in the singles final 6-4, 7-5 after having teamed up earlier to win the doubles over Cal Benazic and Alain Brunelle 6-2, 7-6.
The men’s A-side consolation winner was Joe Schaich from West Kelowna, while Armstrong’s duo of Pat Stich and Gary Edwards outlasted locals Mike Henry and Kevin Fabian 6-4, 6-2 to take the doubles title.
The ladies’ A-side was a local affair, with Miiko Aomori and Supha Phonchiangkwang edging Lyse Tremblay and Dawna den Otter 6-3, 4-6, 10-6 to win doubles.
Aomori also took the singles title with a 6-3, 6-1 win over her doubles partner, while Laura Temby from Tonasket, Wash., was the consolation winner.
Kelowna’s Omeed Khoshnevis beat Lake Country’s Ben Johnson 7-5, 6-0 in a men’s B-side singles event that was much closer than the score would indicate. West Kelowna’s John Beck took the consolation title after Kalvin Burgess was forced to retire with an injury.
In men’s B doubles, Turner Simpson teamed with Luis Fernandez to defeat Rod Friesen and Marc Greenberg 6-4, 6-2, while Scott and Nolan Macfarlane grabbed the consolation title by winning the closest match of the tournament, 6-3, 3-6, 14-12 against Robert Fine and Jim Denton.
In ladies’ B play, Jenny Simpson and Aeri Lee defeated Janice Henry and Corrine Friend 6-4, 6-3 to claim the doubles event.