The 19th Penguin Classic

The 19th annual Penguin Classic tennis tournament was Monday, June 21, 2021 through Friday, June 25, 2021

Alec Robillard

Men’s A Singles champion Alec Robillard soars as he whips a forehand. (Photo by Tammy Hunt)

Penguin dog

Petunia enjoys the Penguin Classic in her special costume on Wednesday, June 23 at the Delta courts. Petunia is owned by the Roark family. (Photo by Tammy Hunt)

Wednesday was “Penguin Day” at the tournament. 

Players competing in Wednesday matches dressed in black and white clothing only!  We grilled burgers and hot dogs (not penguins!) Wednesday afternoon and evening!

Many players got 10 or more matches in during the week — a great bargain for their $20 entry fee!

Owen Vest = 15 matches
Gabby Knight, Adam Altobella, and Eden Richey = 13 matches
Trent Alfrey = 12 matches
Dalton Royal and Aidan Landis = 11 matches
Colin McCrady = 10 matches

Maggie Hunt went undefeated with an 8-0 record in three divisions.  
Dalton Royal and Gabby Knight each won 10 matches during the week.

Here are the results from the 2021 Penguin Classic!

DivisionWinnerRunner-UpConsolation Winner
Coed 13-Under SinglesTyce DishmanLuke AtkinsonCarter Denton
Boys 13-Under DoublesJohn Atkinson / Kaden CristLuke Atkinson / Tyce Dishman
Boys 14-16 SinglesTrent AlfreyDalton RoyalMicah Bryant
Boys 14-16 DoublesColin McCrady / Caleb HewittAaron Hartley / Braylon CornwellCorbin Windsor / Kam Swoboda
Girls 14-16 SinglesGabby KnightIva WitterAva Marroni
Girls 14-16 DoublesKelsey Vest / Gabby KnightKatie Manor / Rowan HindsJenna Tuck / Rylee Webb
Boys 17-19 SinglesAdam AltobellaCarson KitchenOwen Vest
Boys 17-19 DoublesWalker Boyle / Dalton RoyalJames Harris / Trent AlfreyAidan Landis / Riley Bratton
Girls 17-19 SinglesMadelyn Haley, Katie Alexander, Eden Richey (all 1-1 record in round robin)
Girls 17-19 DoublesJanet Wegener / Gabby KnightMaggie Hunt / Madelyn Haley
Mixed 14-UnderMicah Bryant / Ava MarroniKody Vest / Katie ManorOwen Cupp / Kelsey Vest
Mixed 15-19Jack Fauser / Maggie HuntDalton Royal / Gabby KnightOwen Vest / Gwendolyn Clark
Men's A SinglesAlec RobillardTannon DishmanAdam Altobella
A-1 DoublesTate Dishman / Alec RobillardPeter Kitchen / Carson KitchenTim Cleland / Tannon Dishman
A-2 DoublesJack Fauser / Maggie HuntDalton Royal / Gabby KnightGil Amaral / Langdon Roark

Location: Delta High School Courts (on SR 28 one mile east of SR 3)

We had about 75 youth and adult players in this year’s tournament! Thank you to all who signed up for your support of our tournament.

Reminders/Notes/Rules:

  1. Report to Delta HS courts at least 15 minutes before your scheduled match time.
  2. Bring one can of unopened tennis balls (Dunlop, Wilson, Penn or Prince) for each division.
  3. You and your opponent open one of the cans for the match; winner then takes the unopened can on to the next round; loser takes the used balls for the consolation rounds.
  4. Cans of Dunlop Grand Prix balls will be on sale at the tournament desk for $3 per can.
  5. In the event of rain, report to the Delta courts for further instructions.  You also can check this website for rain updates. Please do not immediately begin calling my cell phone when it first starts to rain.  It takes time to re-do the schedule when it rains; I will not have an immediate answer for your questions, and the phone calls will slow down the process.  Thanks for your patience!
  6. Ice-cold Gatorade and bottled water will be on sale for $1 per bottle.
  7. Prior to your first match, be sure to pay your registration fees ($12 for singles, $10 per person for doubles/mixed doubles, $20 total for youths for all divisions) if you have not already done so.
  8. Matches will be 2 of 3 sets, with a 10-point match tiebreaker in lieu of a full third set.
  9. And finally, if you find your time below and there is a problem, please contact Tim Cleland at 765-730-3288.  If you text me, please identify yourself unless you’re sure you are in my contacts.  … First, try to resolve the time conflict on your end (ex: switch a work shift, etc.) … But if it’s an unsolvable problem, then contact me for help.  I already have tried to schedule around the time issues that you listed on your entry forms!  It is very difficult to accommodate all time issues, so please keep that in mind.