NEWPORT BEACH — Alastair Hurry said he likes playing tennis in the heat.
The weather conditions Friday at The Tennis Club Newport Beach were far from that. It rained overnight on Thursday. Hurry was only able to get in a short warm-up with his friend, Newport Harbor High incoming sophomore Reese Stalder, before his boys' 16 singles championship match at the 23rd annual The Tennis Club Junior Open Tournament.
Hurry, a Corona del Mar resident and the No. 3 seed, started the match slow. He rallied but fell to No. 6-seeded Eddie Fernando of Puebla, Mexico, 6-1, 7-6 (7-0).
For the first time in recent memory, there was no local winner at the War by the Shore. Top-seeded Newport Beach resident Max McKennon and his partner Brent Stein of Arizona fell to Kyle Lok Yin Tang and Kun Teng Tche of Hong Kong, 6-2, 6-2, in the boys' 12 doubles championship match.