Westborough – The Westborough Lions Club hosted its second annual Charity Tennis Tournament June 24 at the Westboro Tennis & Swim Club. Forty men and women participated in the tournament, each within their own division. It was a Swiss-style tournament with just under two hours of play. Participants played four rounds of 25 minutes each. The player with the most wins at the end of the four rounds was declared the winner.
Taking home the Women’s and Men’s Division trophies respectively were Sandi Wilichowski and Ken Scannell. Ajoy Bhattacharya won the Men’s Serving Speed Contest, while Stephanie Carvalho won the women’s contest. Patrick Manning won the raffle prize, which included two tickets to the Dell Technology Hall of Fame Open in Newport, R.I., a $100 gift card to a restaurant in the Newport Restaurant Group, as well as a Babolat Tennis backpack with a John Isner signed bag tag.
The tournament raised just over $3,100. Because the Lions support sight and hearing research and related needs in the community, and because diabetes can rob people of their sight, proceeds from the tournament were used to send a local area child with Type 1 Diabetes to Camp Joslin/Clara Barton in North Oxford in the summer. Additionally, the Westborough Lions will support the Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Fund, which provides seed capital to researchers at such institutions as the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary as well as the Joslin Diabetes Center.