York's Teresa Alvarez

York's Teresa Alvarez, a native of Spain, excelled as a junior in her first year as a Falcon. She earned the No. 2 seed in the Bay Rivers District tournament, in which she's playing here, and sparked the Falcons to the Region I playoffs. (SONNY DEARTH/DAILY PRESS / May 14, 2013)

Bill Saunders of Hampton and Teresa Alvarez of Yorktown captured age-group championships at last weekend's Southeastern Open on hard courts in Richmond.

Saunders won three matches on the court, including a 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-3) quarterfinal over No. 1 seed Michael Terry of Charlottesville. Saunders won 6-3, 6-4 against Howard King of Hampton in a semifinal and took the championship when his final opponent, Ron Shelton of Owings Mills, Md., defaulted because of injury.

Saunders also won 6-4, 6-1 over Ed Burton of Charlottesville.

In girls 16s, Alvarez -- a Spanish native who was the top player for York High as a junior this season -- beat four opponents.

She served early notice she'd be a factor by dismissing No. 2 seed Alicia Paulose of Fredericksburg 6-2, 6-1 in the first round. The rest of Alvarez's opponents were from Richmond.

She then defeated Lindsay White 6-1, 6-1 and No. 3 Margaret Young 6-0, 6-2.

In the championship match, Alvarez rallied past Anna Brodzik of Richmond 1-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-5).

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