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Updated: 12/04/2012 08:00:00AM

Tennis tournament
a big part of Punta Gorda’s history

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HERALD PHOTO BY CHUCK BALLARO

Mary Couvillion returns with a backhand during the finals of the women’s doubles on Nov. 28.

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Diane Goode and Eileen Shore, who played on behalf of Village Racquet Club, were partners in the 8.0 Women’s match between Village Raquet Club and Vivante Tennis Club. The match was part of Punta Gorda’s 125th anniversary celebration.

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Edie Schwenk and Joyce Protz, members of Vivante Tennis Club, played in an 8.0 Women's match against players from Village Racquet Club. The event was part of Punta Gorda’s 125th anniversary celebration.

By CHUCK BALLARO

Sports Writer

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When people think about Punta Gorda’s 125th anniversary celebration, tennis isn’t the first thing that comes to mind.

But it does hold a small distinction.

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