doubles team -- turned the clock back with some classic tennis and
knocked off Pugh and Man Son Hing, the Adoption Guild's defending
Visser, 38, and Aldrich, 35, were pushed to three sets, but earned a 6-4,
3-6, 6-3 victory over Pugh and Man Son Hing, earning $750 each.
Pugh and Man Son Hing, who also won the Adoption Guild men's open doubles
titles in 1998 and '99, pocketed $500 each for their runners-up
Man Son Hing has won five Adoption Guild championships in his career --
the first coming in 1986 with UCI teammate Darren Yates. Pugh has also
captured five Adoption Guild titles, including two mixed open doubles
championships with Kathy Fritz-May in 1996 and '98.
Visser and Aldrich, who won the U.S. Open and Australian Open men's
doubles titles together in 1990, won their first Adoption Guild titles.
"We played together for three years (1988-90) as a doubles team on the
pro circuit," said Aldrich, who lives in La Jolla and will play with
Visser again in the Huggy Bear Senior Tournament, a precursor to the U.S.
"We only play together twice a year -- this one and Huggy Bear," said
Visser, who lives in Rancho Mirage and was hired in March as the Director
of Tennis at the Indian Wells Tennis Gardens.
In the mixed open doubles final Sunday, Fritz-May and Marcin Rozpedski,
of USC, defeated Ann Mall (Laguna Niguel) and Carlos Bustos, 6-2, 3-6,
6-3. Fritz-May and Rozpedski won $750 each; the runners-up $500 each.
For Fritz-May, it was her seventh career Adoption Guild title, which
includes three in the women's open doubles. This year, no women's open
division was held.