Local tennis players win titles

TORRINGTON — Local junior tennis players Holden Robinson, from Harwinton, and Sabrina Cofer, from Litchfield, were victorious in their respective 14-and-under divisions at a recent USTA Connecticut tennis tournament held at Torrington’s Pinewoods Health and Racquet Club.Robinson, a freshman at Lewis Mills High School in Burlington, won three matches en route to the title. In his first, he beat Westport’s Max Zimmerman 6-7 (7-5), 6-0, 6-0. Then he won his semifinal match, 6-3, 6-1, over the number one seed, Madison’s Andrew Pace. In the finals he bested Williamstown’s Nyeinchan Soe, 6-2, 6-1.Cofer won her sixth tournament of the year with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Norfolk’s Karin Vantine in the finals.Pinewoods has a number of tournaments scheduled for the winter months. For more information, call Bob Cofer at 860-482-9424 or visit www.pinewoodsclub.com.

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