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Southmoreland duo hopes tennis tourney will be a Smash

| Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 9:03 p.m.
Rachel Basinger | For Trib Total Media
Henry Riley (left) and Justina Jacquillard put together the Summer Smash Tennis Tournament scheduled Aug. 3-9 in Scottdale.

Two soon-to-be seniors at Southmoreland High School have taken it upon themselves to put together a tennis tournament slated for Aug. 3-9.

Justina Jacquillard and Henry Riley are members of the Southmoreland tennis teams and sought a volunteer project where they could collect and donate money to charity and help the community at the same time.

The idea for the Scottdale Summer Smash tennis tournament came about because the previous tennis tournament held in Scottdale annually had not been organized in the last year or two.

Registration costs for singles will be $15 and for doubles will be $25. All of the money raised will go toward the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign, which gives children in need the opportunity to join YMCA programs.

The tournament will be in a double-elimination format and will be held from 5-7 p.m. and 7:30-9:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1-3 p.m., 3:30-5:30 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

The age groups for the tournament include boys and girls singles ages 13 to 15 and 16 to 18, women's and men's older than 18 and mixed doubles.

If it rains, the tournament that day will be moved to Aug. 10, with pro sets to 10.

Jacquillard said she's excited to see how the event will turn out.

“We'll be happy with any participation at this point,” she said.

“We've never put one of these on ourselves before, but we've competed in them, so we'll familiar with what needs to be done,” Riley added.

Registration forms to participate in the tennis tournament will be located at the tennis courts at Garfield and Loucks parks.

Jacquillard said she is not sure at this point if the tournament will be an annual event or not.

“If we can get others on board, someone else can carry it next year and we can work together to make it bigger,” she said.

Rachel Basinger is a contributing writer.

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