Friendswood’s Maadhvi Bhojani and League City’s Allison Schwartz both claimed singles titles at the third annual Jen Fine Homes Parent-Child Doubles & Junior Singles tennis tournament at Bay Area Racquet Club in Clear Lake City.

Bhojani won the coed 10-and-under orange-ball division while Schwartz was doing likewise in the girls 16s event.

Bhojani was a three-time winner, drawing a first-round bye before beating Friendswood’s Trang Van in the semifinals, 4-2, 4-1, and Mission’s Jonas Galvan in the final, 4-2, 4-2.

At the same time, Schwartz also was winning three rounds, finishing off with a marathon 4-0, 0-4, 10-8 finals victory over Houston’s Hannah Chang.

JUST MISSED

Falling one win short at the same BARC tournament were Friendswood’s Race Haas in the boys 18s singles and the League City team of Dean and Zandra Jones in the husband-wife round-robin doubles.

Haas, seeded No. 2, won twice before losing to Houston’s No. 1-seeded Nicolas Guarin in the championship match, 3-5, 4-0, 10-7.

Earlier, Haas rallied past Sugar Land’s Ven Naik in the quarterfinals, 3-5, 4-2, 10-4, then held off Mission’s Sebastian Galvan in the semifinals, 4-2, 1-4, 10-6.

As for the Joneses, they lost to Houston’s Steve Reyna and Pearland’s Adele Brennan, the No. 1 seeds and eventual champions, in round two, 4-3, 4-2, before beating Pearland’s Charles and Jill Martin in round three, 4-2, 4-2.

TWIN POWERS

Friendswood’s Maria Herrera teamed up with San Antonio’s Alexis Lopez to win the girls 16s doubles A east draw at the Austin Super Championship Doubles Excellence tennis tournament.

Meanwhile, grabbing second-place honors in the girls 18s doubles B east draw was the team of Friendswood’s Alexandria Carbone-Larson and Katy’s Piaman Jhattu.

Herrera and Lopez won four rounds, eventually upsetting Longview’s Simran Kortikere and Dallas’ Hannah Pinto, the No. 3 seeds, in the final, 6-1, 6-2.

Herrera and Lopez started off with a 4-1, 5-3 decision over San Antonio’s Bailey Godwin and Kyndall Quiroz in the first round, then upset Austin’s No. 2-seeded Anisha Apte and Keegan McCain in the quarterfinals, 4-2, 1-4, 11-9.

Later, in the semifinals, Herrera and Lopez eased past Cypress’ Kayal and Sankavi Gownder 6-1, 6-3.

Carbone-Larson and Jhattu won three rounds, all in straight sets, before losing to Austin’s Mitali Khoje and Southlake’s Madison Rippa in the final, 7-5, 6-2.

Carbone-Larson and Jhatti first beat Irving’s Nayana Menon and Austin’s Swati Yarlagadda in the opening round, 4-1, 4-2, then defeated Austin’s Tatum Blalock and New Braunfels’ Lindy Carpenter in the quarterfinals, 4-0, 5-4 (7-2).

To reach the championship round, Carbone-Larson and Jhatti followed with a 6-3, 6-3 semifinal victory over Wichita Falls’ Julia Chon and Casie Curry.

40-LOVE

Texas A&M University is offering a Valentine’s Day special for its summer tennis camps.

The promo is good through Feb. 16.

To register, visit the camp’s website at www.texasaggietenniscamp.com and use the promo code 40Love18.

For information, contact camp assistant director Bobby Kleinecke at bkleinecke@tamu.edu or 979-777-0621

MORE TO BARC ABOUT

Entry deadline for the BARC February Junior Open tennis tournament, set for the weekend of Feb. 17-18, is Feb. 11 at 11:59 p.m.

Events being offered will be boys and girls singles and doubles in the 12s through 18s age brackets, as well as boys’ and girls’ 10s singles in both the orange- and green-ball divisions.

This is an intermediate-level tournament. Entry fee is $38.13.

Online registration is available. The tournament identification number is 800009918.

For information, call tournament director Eric Striesfeld at 832-428-5048 or email him at bayarearacquetclub@yahoo.com.

TIP OF THE DAY

Make every ball you hit count.

You will not get a second chance to hit that same shot.

Manuel Moreno Jr.: mmjtenicon@aol.com

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