Brummelkamp nets second place in tennis return

Nick Brummelkamp plays out of Hazelmere Tennis Club. - Contributed photo
Nick Brummelkamp plays out of Hazelmere Tennis Club.
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Nick Brummelkamp’s return to competitive tennis was a successful one last month, as the Hazelmere Tennis Club member placed second in the Senior Men’s Western Indoor Championships in Richmond.

Brummelkamp placed second in the 50+ singles division, losing in the championship game in three sets (3-6, 6-4, 6-4) to No. 1 seed Denis Dumas.

“It was close – just a few games off – and it could have gone either way,” said Brummelkamp, who was competing in a national tournament for the first time in over two years.

“I just ran out of gas at the end. I’m a big guy, so sometimes by the end of a match, you get the heavy legs.”

Prior to facing Dumas in the finals at the Richmond Country Club, Brummelkamp, who was unseeded heading into the tournament, defeated New Brunswick’s Marc Pepin in semifinals. Brummelkamp, a White Rock native, also defeated Greg Peers – a former No. 1-ranked player.

“It was a very successful tournament for me, I was really happy,” Brummelkamp said.

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