The No. 1 seeds in the men’s and women’s brackets defeated their opponents in the finals Sunday at the 124th PNW Open at the Tacoma Lawn Tennis Club.
The top women’s seed, Petra Rampre, overcame No. 2 seed Gail Brodsky, 6-2, 6-3.
On the men’s side, No. 1 seed Robert Kendrick beat No. 2 seed Kyle McMorrow, 6-2, 6-2.
Brodsky, a Woodinville native, took a 2-1 lead in the first set. But Rampre, who lives in Virginia but is from Slovenia, came back to win the set.
Rampre started the second set by taking a quick lead. Brodsky made a bit of a comeback, but couldn’t pull off the upset.
“That match definitely felt like a professional match,” Rampre said. “Gail hits the ball really hard and deep, but overall I’m really happy with the end result.”
Brodsky who recently had a baby boy, was disappointed, but happy with her effort.
“Petra is the ultra competitor,” Brodsky said. “She played really well and played against my game perfectly.”
Brodsky has played in the PNW Open before and said the entire week at the tournament was fun.
“It’s always a pleasure to be here,” she said.
Rampre won $2,000, and joked that her bank account will benefit.
“I really enjoyed this tournament,” she said. “It was really cozy, and I’m glad that I ended up coming.”
Brodsky took home $1,000.
McMorrow, an Olympia native and University of Washington alum, was disappointed by the outcome, but thought he played well.
“I didn’t feel like I played that poorly,” McMorrow said. “Kendrick was just so good, it was just a privilege to play him.”
Kendrick’s game was on point as he didn’t make many errors and his ball placement was impressive.
“I think I played well,” Kendrick said. “McMorrow is a really good player. I just thought my serve was good and that all of my shots dropped for me.”
Kendrick won $4,000 and McMorrow $2,000.
Many of the players mentioned how happy they were with the tournament and that they had a fun week at the club.
Nick Moxley, one of the tournament directors and one of the club’s tennis professionals, agreed.
“It was a fantastic week,” Moxley said. “The level of tennis was high and fantastic to watch. It was also great to see huge fan support all week.”