The 50th annual Huntington Beach Open tennis tournament capped two weekends of competition Sunday, with several local players winning division titles.
Art Hernandez of Huntington Beach repeated as Men's Open doubles champion by pairing this year with Carsten Hoffmann of Newport Beach. The duo defeated Neel Grover and Shempei Suzuki, 7-6, 7-5, in the final. Hernandez won his third Huntington Beach Open title and second with Hoffmann. Last year, Hernandez teamed with Brian Morton of Newport Beach to win the Open doubles crown.
"Going back-to-back is always great, especially in a highly-competitive match," Hernandez said of the doubles final. "It is always fun competing at a high level, especially with my good friend Carsten . We are looking forward to defending our title next year, as well. This is a well-run tournament."