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Top-seeded Zach Ayscoe, of Raleigh, won the men’s 4.0 singles division at the Oyster Festival Tennis Tournament by defeating Darren Cranfill 6-2, 7-5 at the Ocean Isle Beach Park. Cranfill, from Advance, was the 2010 tournament champion.
The second annual tournament was sponsored by Sunset Properties and D&D Tennis and presented by the Brunswick County Tennis Association, Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, and the Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Department. The tennis tournament was sanctioned by the United States Tennis Association.
Ayscoe had to make comebacks in two tight matches with local players on his way to the finals. In the first round, he defeated Lamar Hardy 5-7, 6-1, 10-7. In the semifinals, he defeated Jason Watts 7-5, 7-5.
Chip Ashley from, Denver, N.C., won the men's 3.5 singles division, with Jeff Atkinson, of Bladenboro, finishing second.
Jessica Walker, of Sunset Beach, won the women's 3.0 level, with Jennifer Furr, of Raleigh, finishing second.
Cristine Allison, of Raleigh, was the women's 3.5 champion, with Penny Watts, of Ocean Isle Beach, finishing second.