Siwy repeats as champ at Modesto Open; Meehan takes women's title

sports@modbee.comAugust 18, 2013 

— Fresno's Rudolf Siwy had a Sunday to celebrate, although his feet and his head might disagree for a few days.

Siwy, a former Fresno State star who is an assistant coach at the Santa Clara University, was on the court all day in in sweltering temperatures at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club, playing two singles and two doubles matches in the final day of the Modesto Open tennis tournament.

After winning his morning singles semifinal, the native of the Czech Republic successfully defended his Modesto title with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Denny Fafek of Mountain View.

"Even though it was 6-3, 6-2 it was a great match and everyone here enjoyed it," said Modesto F&RC pro and tourney director Mark Fairchilds. "It took about two hours to play and it was smoking hot out here."

Siwy was far from done. He teamed with Fafek to advance to the finals of the men's doubles, eventually defeating Nathan Oppenheim of Sebastopol and Brandon Sutter of El Dorado Hills 7-5, 6-3 in Sunday evening's final.

The seeds held in the women's bracket, where top-seed Kiersten Meehan of Monte Sereno took care of Ane McPike of Santa Maria 6-1, 6-2.

There were local winners in mixed doubles, as McKenzy Harden of Ceres and Modesto's Matt Weinapple grabbed a 6-3, 6-3 decision over Lorel Rodriguez of Modesto and Jacob Neal of Lodi.

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