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Tyce Mister/Melody Matson take grass tournament title!

posted Jan 8, 2011, 11:45 PM by Laurie Peterka
Tyce Mister and Melody Matson made their way all the way through the tournament with no games lost and bested the reigning champs in a sunset showdown. See photos and results here. Congrats to Tyce and Melody who will also organize the next Reverse Co-Ed Championship Tournament as part of their winnings!
As this is a two-person tournament (one guy, one gal) there are not team names, simply player names. This is the 4th edition of this tournament.  Past tournament winners were:

2009, Heather Kennedy / Randy Steele
2008, Melody Matson / Bruce Berline
2007, E.J. Lee / Randy Steele
The tournament has normally been played in December, however there was limited field availability early this month so this “year’s” tournament was moved to January, hence no “past winner” for 2010 since the tourney was delayed one month.
This is an unique tournament format in which the court nets are set at “women’s height,” men cannot hit in front of a chalked 10’ line on the court, nor can men jump-serve.  The tournament is capped at 25 teams and if full, will begin with five pools of five teams each.  The top three teams from each pool plus one more “wild card,” 4th-place pool finisher, will advance to the 16-team double elimination portion of the tournament.
Thank you to our gracious sponsors of drinks and prizes.  Pacific Trading and Triple J Super Fresh Market for Gatorade, water, bananas and other beverages.  Shell for fuel certificates from IP&E, Gold’s Gym Super 10 passes, PIC brunch-and-waterpark passes, online value coupons from San Diego-based, watersport certificates from BSEA Sunsports, lots of various goodies from IT&E, dining certificates from Tony Roma’s and Truong’s restaurants, beach chairs and more.
This tournament is a sanctioned, NMIVA event.