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The Marion Brown York City-County Tennis Tournament will have a longer run next year.

Tournament director Phil Myers said the annual event will be expanded from seven days to nine days, beginning on June 23 and closing on July 1.

The additional days will provide more flexibility in scheduling and also allow matches to take place over two weekends rather than one.

Myers said this year's tournament, which closed on Wednesday at Wisehaven Tennis Center, was extremely popular with both players and fans.

The Men's Singles 32-player draw was filled, and the Women's Singles draw increased from six players in 2016 to 12 players. The other draws also attracted more players than in previous years.

Myers, who won this year's Men's Singles title, said this year's tournament was one of the best he ever played in, in terms of player turnout and spectator attendance.

He entered the tournament as the No. 2-seeded player, behind 17-time champion Jim Kohr, who defaulted a quarterfinal match after pulling a muscle.

Hopefully, Kohr, who will soon turn 50, will return next year. Kohr vs. the Kids has been an extremely popular City-County story line for a long time

Myers, in addition to winning Men's Singles, combined with his wife, Heather, to take the Mixed Doubles crown.

The other champions crowned on the final day were: Steve Haas and Ken Myhre (Men's Open Doubles) and David Trimmer (Men's Intermediate Singles).

Reach Dick VanO'Linda at sports@yorkdispatch.com.

 

 

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