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MA Tennis Player Captures NH Open in Waterville Valley

July 25, 2013

Waterville Valley saw some awesome tennis played last weekend during the 32nd annual New Hampshire Open Tennis Championships.

Top seed Christian Heaney-Secord of Westwood, MA lived up to his billing and won the $8,000 NH Open on Sunday, July 21 by defeating unseeded Lucas Da Silveira of Sao Paulo, Brazil, 7-5, 5-7, 6-2.

Da Silveira, a sophomore at Brown University, defeated second seed Nolan Paige of Fairfield, CT in the quarterfinals, and then Alex Centenari of Maryland in the semifinals.

Heaney-Secord secured a a 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 win over Richard Robbie of Harwichport, MA in the semifinals.

Secord-Heaney, a junior All-American at Carnegie Melon University, scored a daily double by winning the doubles title, along with Robbie, over Paige and Centenari, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.

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Secord-Heaney (r) won the New Hampshire Open, defeating Lucas Da Silveira (l). Tennis professional, Tom Gross, Jr. (center), congratulates the two young men. Photo courtesy Rene Schwartz.

About Jan Stearns

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