Crowd Enjoys Exciting Pro Tennis Finals Action At Kiwi
By Declan Cifford // June 17, 2013
Benefits Scott Center for Autism
ABOVE VIDEO: Dawn Bray talks about the Revolutions Technology Pro Tennis Classic and the Florida Institute of Technology’s Scott Center for Autism treatment.
IMAGES & VIDEO BY DECLAN CLIFFORD
BREVARD COUNTY • INDIAN HARBOUR BEACH, FLORIDA – The Revolutions Technology Pro Tennis Classic was hosted by the Kiwi Tennis Club in Satellite Beach last week.
The culmination of the week’s United States Tennis Association pro circuit action came to a close last Sunday afternoon with the Doubles and Singles Men’s Final.
All in all, it was a day of intense competition and leisurely spectatorship for the crowd. A group of about 100 Kiwi Club members and special guests converged to enjoy the singles and doubles finals action as it unfolded.
Bill Haberman, a volunteer ball boy, said it “was an excellent day of tennis matches even if it was blazing hot, for all of us, on and off the court.”
WITTEN BLANKS FRANK IN SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
It was an all American singles final when Jesse Witten of Naples, Florida faced Mitchell Frank for the Singles Championship, winning in straight sets 6-1, 6-4. Frank, a member of Virginia’s NCAA winning men’s tennis team, found himself in all corners of the court as Witten commanded the match with a combination of strong forehands and soft drop shots.
Witten came out strong with a 3-0 lead in the first set. The longest game of the match came at the close of the first set when the competitor’s battled back and forth to deuce before Witten took advantage and closed out the set with an ace.
BORVANOV-POKRAJAC BESTS AREVALO-MAYTIN IN DOUBLES
Battling their way through 16 competitive Doubles teams, Roman Borvanov and Milan Pokrajac defeated Marcelo Arevalo and Roberto Maytin after a first set tie break and spike-filled second set to take the Doubles Championship 7-6, 6-3.
Dawn Bray, Head Tennis Professional for The Kiwi Club said, “This is what our club’s all about, the love of tennis, and giving players a forum to launch their careers.”
However, the greater victory behind it all, as Dawn Bray says in the above video, is that all proceeds from the event were given to the Florida Institute of Technology’s Scott Center for Autism treatment.
Located on the campus of Florida Tech in Melbourne, the treatment center specializes in working with children with autism and other related disorders by implementing procedures based on the science of applied behavior analysis.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Declan Clifford is a third year student at the University of Central Florida in the Digital Media program. He is an enthusiast of all things digital, with a drive for creating a name for himself. Raised in Satellite Beach, Clifford is a frequent beach-goer who loves surfing and is an avid sports fan. He likes to think outside the box and pursue new and interesting ways of education through experience.