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Citrus Open draws 154 entrants

The Citrus County Tennis Open '90 was a huge success, despite rain Saturday afternoon that forced the postponement of two finals. "We probably raised a little more than last year, because this was the largest tournament ever run in Citrus or Hernando counties," tournament director Judy Jeanette said. "We had the majority of the play on six courts, and everything was running like a top until the rains came Saturday."

A total of 154 players participated. The tournament was played on courts at Sugarmill Woods, Whispering Pines Park and Citrus High School.

Jeanette estimated that more than $1,000 was raised in entry fees.

The money will be distributed to teams according to player participation and involvement of coaches.

"Crystal River (high school and middle school) made over $1,000 without even running the tournament, and Inverness (Citrus High) had almost that much through sponsorships," Jeanette said. "Lecanto (High School) didn't get involved, but the middle school did somewhat."

Finals matches that were postponed by rain will be made up Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at Sugarmill Woods. The men's B singles is an all-New Port Richey event pitting Dave Kall against Corky Stauffer. Kall and Stauffer will team up in the men's B doubles finals against the Gainesville team of K.R. Chang and Ming Tsao.

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