Winners are Grinners: Shannon Monssen (left) wins Ladies singles 'B' division. Ania Radziszewski (right).'

Lake Country tennis players play well in Kelowna tourney

Shannon Monssen of Lake Country takes B women's division

Some members of the Lake Country tennis club posted excellent results at the recent UBCO fundraiser tennis tournament held in Kelowna Oct. 18 and 19.

There was some of the top tennis talent from throughout the Valley and Lake Country tennis club is moving up the ladder.

Shannon Monssen of Winfield scored a great result winning the Ladies singles B division.  After barely losing her first match to Ania Radziszewski of the UBCO Varsity tennis team,  Monssen went to to beat challenger after challenger until she claimed the Women’s singles B division  with Janelle Garrett finishing second.

Seasoned tennis veteran Dineka Vandeburgt of Kelowna won the ladies singles “A” division with Grace Gorges 2nd.

Ben Johnson of Winfield and Steve Pastor of Kelowna won the men’s doubles consolation round. After losing their first match they went on to win the rest of their matches to win the consolation side. The team of Matt Turner and Fraser H of Kelowna won the overall mens doubles A division. Young Calvin Thalheimer of Kelowna won men’s A singles with Kevin Hillman second with both playing exceedingly well. In Men’s B singles Erik Vesterinen was 1st with Matt Turner 2nd.

Tennis season is winding down but there is still some time left in the season for the die-hards. For more information on Lake Country tennis club phone Shannon at 250-766-0318 or check out

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