Due to weather and player recovery time, the Crab Festival Tennis Tournament finally concluded Saturday. 

Takoda Edlund captured the men’s singles competition, while Craig Johnson and Derrik Magnuson grabbed gold in the doubles bracket. 

Edlund, a former tennis player at Division II Eckerd College in Florida, defeated Magnuson, a Kodiak veteran on the tennis circuit. 

 The championship match lived up to its billing as Edlund and Magnuson split the first two matches. Edlund grabbed the rubber match 7-5, 7-5. 

“He and Derrik were the real competition, of course, in singles,” tournament organizer Steve Johnston wrote in an email. “For the first time in several years, this went the full three matches.”

Dana Reid took third, with Tom Carter fourth and Anthony Olazabal fifth. 

Johnson and Magnuson took out Josie Bahnke and Edlund, 6-4, 6-2, to capture the doubles title. 

Reid and Tom Carter placed third. 

Because of inclement weather, some of the tournament was played in the new auxiliary gym at Kodiak High School. Previously, indoor tennis took place in the gym at North Star Elementary School.

“That Gym proved to be the best indoor place for tennis in Kodiak,” Johnston wrote. “The flooring is a little different from North Star and makes for a much better bounce for the tennis ball. 

Also, the area behind the backcourt is much larger than at North Star and makes for much better tennis play as we are able to use full backswings there.”

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