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Couples Tennis
Four couples serve it up in the semifinals and finals of the annual event.
July 31, 2006
From the introduction, couples from four different clubs reached the final two rounds of the tournament. By clue 2, the Simpsons defeated the couple who play at White Oak Tennis Club, while Lance and his wife overcame Beth and her husband. By clue 6, the Roddicks defeated Debbie and her husband, and Kevin and his wife beat the couple representing Fair Hills. The two final rounds must be described in the clues rather than the same round, since Lance Roddick (the Roddicks can't be the Simpsons) couldn't defeat both Beth and her husband and Debbie and hers in the same round. So, the matches in clue 2 are the finals and those in clue 6 the semifinals, or vice versa. Trying the matches in clue 6 as the semifinals, then the Roddicks would have faced Kevin and his wife and the couple from Fair Hills would have played Debbie and her husband in the final round. Combining the matches in clue 2 into the final round, since the Simpsons don't belong to Fair Hills (5), Mr. Simpson would be Kevin and he and his wife would have won over the Roddicks from White Oak in the championship match. Also from clue 2, then, Lance would be Debbie's husband, and they would have defeated the Fair Oaks couple, Debbie and her spouse, for 3rd place. By clue 1, Erin would be Mrs. Roddick and Lance and Debbie would be the Eden Fields couple. By elimination Mrs. Simpson would be Gina and play at Swan Lake--no (clue 4). So, the matches in clue 2 are not the finals; they are the semifinals, with the clue 6 matches the finals. By clue 2, the Simpsons and Lance and his wife won to reach the championship match, while the couple from White Oak and Beth and her husband squared off for 3rd place. By clue 6, Kevin is either Mr. Simpson or plays at White Oak Tennis Club. If Kevin were Mr. Simpson, he and his wife would have defeated the couple from Fair Hills, Lance and his wife, in the title match, while Beth Roddick and her husband would have taken the consolation match from Debbie and her husband. By clue 3, the Talberts defeated Ian and his wife in one match; Mr. Talbert would be Lance, with Ian Mr. Roddick. By clue 1, Erin and her husband beat the couple from Eden Fields in a match; Erin would be Mrs. Talbert and the couple from Eden Fields would be Ian and Beth Roddick. By elimination, Gina and Kevin Simpson would play at Swan lake Tennis Club--no (4). By clue 6, then, Kevin isn't Mr. Simpson and plays at White Oak. Kevin and his wife defeated the couple from Fair Hills, Beth and her spouse, for 3rd place. By clue 6 also, Lance Roddick and his wife won the championship over Debbie Simpson and her husband. By clue 3, Kevin and his wife are the Talberts, and Ian and Beth are a couple--by elimination, the Walkers. Also by elimination, Mr. Simpson is Nick. By clue 1, Erin is Mrs. Roddick, and the Simpsons play tennis at the Eden Fields club. By elimination, Gina is Mrs. Talbert, and the Roddicks play at Swan Lake. In sum, the semifinals and then finals of the Summerset County Couples Tennis Tournament are as follows:

  • Semifinals:
  • Nick & Debbie Simpson, Eden Fields, def. Kevin & Gina Talbert, White Oak
  • Lance & Erin Roddick, Swan Lake, def. Ian & Beth Walker, Fair Hills
  • Finals:
  • Championship:
  • Lance & Erin Roddick, Swan Lake, def. Nick & Debbie Simpson, Eden Fields
  • Consolation:
  • Kevin & Gina Talbert, White Oak def. Ian & Beth Walker, Fair Hills

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