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Unusual doubles event is next fund-raiser for Warren tennis program

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Kristiyan Trukov warms up while playing doubles finals with his father

9/2/12 Gurnee Kristiyan Trukov warms up while playing in the doubles finals with his father, Todor Trukov, at the Blue Devils Boosters Club men's doubels tourney at Warren High School on Sunday, Sept. 2. | Dan Luedert~Sun-Times Media

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Todor Trukov (Gurnee)/Kristiyan Trukov (Gurnee) def. Rick Paisley (Gurnee)/Rex Paisley (Arlington Heights) 6-2, 6-3.


Ben Hardiman (Gurnee)/Samuel Gudeman (Gurnee) def. Amrit Ayalur (Gurnee)/Neil Shah (Gurnee) 6-2, 6-3.


Nick Skradski (Gurnee)/Hershel Dave-Rege (Gurnee) def. Rohit Shankar (Gurnee)/Sahil Tripurani (Gurnee) 6-0, 6-3.


Men’s Open — Tim Wayne (Lake Villa)/Ben Wayne (Lake Villa).

Boys 18-Under — Tyler Cash (Gurnee)/Chethan Anant (Gurnee).

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Updated: November 5, 2012 1:33AM

For people who enjoy playing tennis, but don’t have a regular doubles partner, the Campus Showdown is made for you.

This doubles tourney will be played at Warren High School in Gurnee on Saturday, Sept. 15, and players will play four 45-minute matches.

The trick is that a player will have a different doubles partner for each of the four matches.

Players will rotate around, with the “winner” being a player who goes 4-0 in his/her matches.

The tournament is a fund-raiser for Warren High School’s boys tennis program, which is trying to carve out a niche on the landscape owned by elite prep tennis programs in the state.

The cost is $20 per player and every dollar raised goes specifically to the Blue Devils net program.

There are two levels of play, so that the court is not tilted, so to speak, one way or the other:

■ Tournament Level — Play will be from 9 a.m. until noon. Adults should be tournament-type players, and juniors will probably be high school varsity or high-level JV players.

■ Advanced Level — Play will be from 1-4 p.m. This is for adult recreational players, high school frosh/soph players and junior-high players.

There will be no more than 24 players in each division, so that six matches will be going on at the same time at Warren on Almond Road.

To register, contact Warren High tennis coach Greg Cohen at or at (847) 548-6658.

Last weekend, the fund-raising tourney was a straight doubles competition.

One of the top teams playing was the father/son duo of Tim and Ben Wayne of Lake Villa.

Watching them play was Jack Wayne — Tim’s father and Ben’s grandfather.

Jack is one of the best tennis coaches in the history of the state of Illinois. He is an IHSTCA Hall of Fame Coach and developed an outstanding program at Homewood-Flossmoor High School.

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