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Julia Boserup of Newport Beach won the women's open singles and doubles to highlight local competitors at the 52nd annual Roy Emerson Adoption Guild Tennis Classic concluded Sunday at Newport Beach Tennis Club.

Boserup topped Kenadi Hance of Torrance, 6-1, 6-0, in the singles final. She teamed with Megan Broccolo to defeat Mercedes Natvig and Mazy Watrous of Trabuco Canyon, 6-3, 6-1, in the open doubles final.

Amber Bill of Newport Beach was the only other local resident to claim a singles crown, topping Sandra Callanan of Corona del Mar, 6-0, 6-3, in the women's 3.5 singles final.

Other locals doubles winners included Mike Toole and Jamie Worley of Costa Mesa (mixed 4.0 division) and Kelly Knight and Kyle Laskie of Newport Beach (mixed 4.5).

Toole and Worley, who were not seeded, defeated No. 3-seeded Charles Schredder and Maria Tettman of Huntington Beach, 6-3, 6-2, in the final.

Knight and Laskie, also unseeded, knocked off top-seeded Vicki Cesario and Ralph Rabago of Banning, 5-7, 6-3, 6-2, in the final.

In men's 6.0 doubles, the top-seeded Newport Beach tandem of Tom and Matthew Loucks edged No. 3-seeded David Nowick and Brian Matek of Gardena, 7-5, 7-5, in the final.

Local runners-up included Devin Bowen and Tony Bujan, the No. 1 seeded duo in men's 35 doubles, which withdrew due to injury against final opponents Arthur Hernandez and Carsten Hoffman of Huntington Beach in the final.

Donna and Frank Martell of Newport Beach, who were not seeded, lost to No. 2-seeded Jana Echevarria and Charles Vose of Long Beach, 6-2, 6-2, in the mixed 3.5 doubles final.

And rounding out the local finalists, unseeded Mary Konopa and Duane Wellhoefer of Newport Coast, were defeated, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, in the mixed 5.0 doubles final by No. 2-seeded Kelly Knight and Kyle Laskie.

Tim Kpulun of Fullerton rallied past Brian Battistone of Las Vegas, Nev., 3-6, 6-2, 6-2, to win the men's open singles title.

The No. 3-seeded tandem of Tim Mudrick and Javier Pulgar from Irvine got past No. 4-seeded Neel Grover and Chris Kearney of Laguna Niguel, 6-4, 6-4, in the men's open doubles final.

In the mixed open doubles final, Dianne and Ace Matias of Torrance got past Martel Campbell and Kim Trang Nguyen, 7-5, 5-7, 6-1.

Other results:

Men's 3.5 doubles – Fred Gochuico-Sean McDermott (Long Beach) def. Donald Lewis-Earle Zucht (Villa Park), 6-4, 6-1; Men's 3.5 singles – Huberto Sanchez (Oxnard) def., Leon Melkonian (Laguna Niguel),, 6-3, 3-0, retired due to injury; Men's 4.0 doubles – Benjamin Hammond-Greg Woodard (Mission Viejo) def. Eric Larson-George Tell (Irvine), 6-2, 6-3; Men's 4.0 singles – Yusuke Takebuchi (Irvine) def. Osvaldo Cruz (Laguna Niguel), 6-0, 6-4; Men's 4.5 doubles – Nick Schleif- Edwin Speer (Alta Loma) def. Chris Bowen-Dean Corley (Laguna Woods), 6-7 (4), 7-6 (3), 6-1; Men's 4.5 singles – Tony Hsu (Redondo Beach) def. Scott Merryman (Laguna Beach), 6-1, 6-0; Men's 5.0 doubles – Mark Hansen-Tom Olmstead (Laguna Niguel), def. Michael Fischer-Paul Kincaid (Rancho Santa Margarita), 6-3, 7-5; Men's 5.5 doubles – John Cross-Robert Hinkel (Irvine) def. James Dao-Jason Guillen (Laguna Beach), 6-2, 2-6, 6-3; Women's 3.5 doubles – Stephanie Blanchard-Jan Borden (Murrieta) def. Renee Carlson-Reiko Kurakazu (Monarch Beach), 6-3, 7-5; Women's 4.0 doubles – Cindy Kramer-Sue Wilcox (Laguna Niguel) def. Kerri Husbands-Pamela Lewis, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4; Women's 4.0 singles – Tristen Nugent (Laguna Niguel) def. Katharina Pellegrin (Los Angeles), 6-4, 6-1; Women's 4.5 doubles – Joannes Boman-Tamara Tayles (Laguna Niguel) def. Kelly Casares-Sue Magnall (Huntington Beach), 6-7, 7-5, 6-4; Women's 4.5 singles – Sally Namie (Huntington Beach) def. Angela Weaver (Long Beach), 6-2, 6-3; Women's 5.0 doubles – Penny Finders-Lisa Traylor (El Segundo) def. Danette Parente-Deidre Wilson (Irvine), 6-1, 6-3.

The tournament, which began on May 25, included an estimated 500 players with opening-round action at Mesa Verde Tennis Club, The Tennis Club Newport Beach, Palisades Tennis Club and NBTC.

— From staff reports

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