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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 10-10-2018

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PAWTUCKET EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | OCTOBER 10-16, 2018 SPORTS & RECREATION 13 Providence's MANNY TOPPINS, left, and Pawtucket's MANNY PACHECO show off their cham- pionship tro- phies and game balls they won in their respec- tive singles title matches at the 45th Pawtucket Open tennis tourna- ment that was recently held at Slater Park. Toppins and Pacheco also teamed up to take second place in the men's doubles division. Pacheco takes title at 45th annual Pawtucket Open Local tennis standout captures men's 4.0-4.5 singles championship, places runner-up in men's doubles division PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Parks & Recreation Department hosted the 45th Pawtucket Open tennis tourna- ment from Sept. 28-30 at Slater Park's Kenney Courts, and once again, there was a great selection of local tennis talent taking the courts and preserving this time-honored tradition. Locally, Pawtucket's Manny Pacheco had an outstanding tournament, as he captured the men's singles 3.0-3.5 divi- sion championship and joined the men's 4.0-4.5 division champion, Providence's Manny Toppins, in claiming second place in the men's doubles division. Despite topping East Providence's Scott Francoeur and Mauricio Guerra in the first set, 6-3, Pacheco and Toppins suffered a 7-6 (4) defeat in the second set and lost a super-tiebreaker in the third, 10-6. The mixed doubles division was a new addition to the Pawtucket Open this year, and the championship team was from Rehoboth, Mass.; Julia Texeira and Sam Narayana. They teamed up to defeat Coventry's Michael and Ellen Botelho, 6-1, 6-3. The Pawtucket Open was facilitated by Terry LaPierre, with the assistance of Dan Masterson and Narayana. Tennis players and enthusiasts are encouraged to follow the "Slater Park Tennis" Facebook page for future tennis programs and tournaments. took it 36 yards to the house for a touchdown, and the Tigers eventually went into halftime with a 30-12 lead. "That was big," DeLawrence said. "I was going to take a knee, but (Faal) was able to make a cut, and he has been wanting to get a touchdown for a couple games, so he got his touch- down. It was just a good move. That really pushed us into the second half." The Tigers received the ball in the third quarter, and two plays later, they scored another touchdown on a 19-yard run by Cute Today for the 36-12 advantage. Their final TD came at the start of the fourth quarter on a 21-yard pass from Klemanchuck to Tony Soler. As for his team's 3-0 start in its new division, "it feels real good," said DeLawrence. "We're competing against teams that have the same size we have, at the most, 34 to 40-man rosters. But we're just excited to be winning games. I've been with these guys for three years and D-I was tough, but they stuck together and now they are feeling it." FOOTBALL From Page 11

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