Bearden-Dean combo

17 years ago

Last Tuesday, the Caribou Parks and Recreation Department hosted the County Doubles Tennis Tournament at the Teague Park tennis courts for area youths between the ages of 9-18. There were more than 60 participants from Caribou, Presque Isle, Fort Kent, Van Buren, and Madawaska. Players competed in 10-12, 13-15 and 16-18 age brackets by playing eight-game pro sets.

    Teams earned 2 points for every first place finish and one point for a runner-up in the County Singles and Doubles Tennis Tournaments. Madawaska was in the lead after the County Singles Tournament with 7 points.
Caribou and Van Buren were tied for second with 4 points. Presque Isle trailed with 2 points while Fort Kent tallied just a single point.
At the end of the County Doubles tournament, Caribou earned 12 points and ended with a final point total of 16. Madawaska ended with 8 points for second place. Van Buren finished third with 7 points. Presque Isle posted 4 points with Fort Kent finishing with only 1 point.     The Caribou Parks and Recreation Department’s tennis team won four out of the six age divisions and also brought home four second place finishes. This was the 25th straight year that Caribou has taken home the team title after the annual youth tennis tournaments.
Caribou swept the youngest division, as Alexa Massey and Morgan Swan won the 10-12 girls bracket, while Zack Gorence and Kaleb Corriveau came out on top in the boys’ event.
There were no surprises in the 13-15 girls’ division as top-seeded Lydia Kieffer and Laura Collins of Caribou were victorious. In boys play, Taylor Jepson and Chad Caverhill of Caribou withstood stiff competition throughout the day and were victorious.
Only 4 teams competed in the 16-18 girls’ division. However, the finals pitted familiar high school tennis rivals from Presque Isle and Van Buren against each other and offered one of the most intriguing final matches of the entire tournament.
Presque Isle’s Allison Dean and Brittany Bearden used a brilliant combination of experience and guile to post a resounding 8-2 victory over Taylor Parent and Jessica LaPlante of Van Buren.
Riley Lizotte and David Levasseur of Van Buren claimed the 16-18 boys title.