By Kevin Pates
The Sun City Pickleball Club claimed 15 top-three finishes Tuesday, including five gold medals, as a Super Senior International Pickleball Association tournament opened at the Marinette Recreation Center courts, presented by Aetna Medical Solutions. Men’s doubles and women’s singles were featured on a sunny, 60-degree day.
A field of 522 is entered in the event for those 50 and older. Mixed doubles competition is Wednesday, and women’s singles and men’s doubles Thursday, at 8 a.m.
Sun City gold medals were earned, in women’s singles, by Susan Anfinson, 65-and-older age group, 4.5 skill rating; Jan Hodgson, 70-and-older, 3.5; and Charlotte Peters, 70-and-older, 3.0. And in men’s doubles, Tony Anfinson and Craig Evenson, 60-and-older, 3.0, and Kevin Overs and Jeff Skaggs, 65-and-older, 3.0.
Silver medalists, in women’s singles, Jane Powell, 65-and-older, 3.5; and in men’s doubles, Malcolm Derr and Burt Bothell, 70-and-older, 4.5; Jerry Raisanen and Doug Dey, 70-and-older, 4.0; Bob Thacker and Doug White, 70-and-older, 3.0; Scott Sutherland and Alan Liebman, 60-and-older, 4.0; Randy Romero and Shayne Lehman, 60-and-older, 3.0; Grant Boulay and Rudy Paschke, 50-and-older, 4.0; and Glenn Jones and Clarence Lindblom. 50-and-older, 3.5.
Bronze medalists, in men’s doubles, Kim Janecky and Tim Hanna, 65-and-older, 3.5; and Frank Spina and Dave Evans, 70-and-older, 3.0.