Ethel Byers is getting inducted into the Santa Barbara Tennis Patrons’ Hall of Fame on Saturday during the final day of the Santa Barbara Open and USTA Men’s National Hardcourt Championships.
Byers is just the fourth individual to enter the SBTP Hall of Fame. There will be a reception at the Tennis Club at 3 p.m.
The SB Open’s men’s championship will be decided between Cal Poly Andre Dome and Marco Comuzzo, who both won semifinal matches on Friday.
The men’s final and women’s doubles finals are scheduled for 2 p.m.
The Dome-Comuzzo tandem also won the doubles title together, beating the same opponents as in the singles semifinals – Adam Webster and Spencer Simon – 6-2, 6-4.
In the semis, Dome edged Webster 6-7, 7-6, 6-3 while Comuzzo bested Simon 6-2, 6-4.
Bill Moss and Michael Tammen will play for the singles title of the Ted Smyth’s Men’s 50′s National Tournament. The second-seeded Tammen advanced in straight sets while Moss, the fifth seed, needed three sets to get past John Saviano 7-6, 4-6, 6-4.
The singles championship starts at 9:30 a.m. and the doubles championship at Noon.
Ross Hessler and Jon Tyrell reached the doubles championship with a 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 triumph over Mark Basham and Mark Woolridge. The unseeded team of Thomas Schlack and David Porte claimed the other doubles finals spot by surviving Pierre Mareschal and John Mattiessen 6-2, 2-6, 6-2.
The Santa Barbara Open women’s doubles championship features a matchup between Kimberly Denig and Eva Rivera against Loesje Guizar and Danielle S. Ouwendijk.