What a week it was! The Old Capitol Tennis Championships were a success despite weather related challenges. From 100-degree days to days of pouring rain, not all play was able to be completed outside as planned.
The final for the 2019 Old Capitol Championship was blessed with a beautiful 80-degree day. This allowed play to be moved back to the outdoor courts for the first time since Tuesday. The championship match featured No. 3 seed, Alex Rybakov, against No. 4 seed, John McNally.
While heat forced play indoors at the Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Complex each of the last two days, a beautiful sunny morning allowed for the Old Capitol Tennis Championships doubles final to take place outdoors. This highly anticipated match-up featured the No.
Dangerous and rising temperatures forced Day 5 at the Old Capitol Tennis Championships to begin play on the Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Complex’s indoor courts. In the day’s first match, No. 5 seed, Aziz Dougaz (pictured, file photo) won against Hady Habib, 6-4, 6-2.
Day 4 at the Old Capitol Tennis Championships was filled with upsets. The first seeded player to fall was Columbian Alejandro Gonzales. The No. 2 seed fell in straight sets to Errol Smith (pictured). After play was moved inside due to extreme heat, Hady Habib took out the No. 1 seed, Sekou Bangoura, 6-4, 7-6.