George Milton, Ted Hollembeak

Emporia’s George Milton, left, and Ted Hollembeak, right, stand on the podium at the National Senior Games in Minneapolis, Minn. The two placed second in doubles in the 75-80 age group. Hollembeak also placed fifth in the 75-80 singles with a 4-1 record.

Emporia’s Ted Hollembeak and George Milton competed in the tennis competition at the National Senior Games in Minneapolis, Minn., July 9-13. The two, in their eighth trip to the Senior Games, placed second in the men’s 75-80 doubles age group.

Hollembeak brought back an individual medal as well, placing fifth in the men’s 75-80 singles age group after winning the consolation bracket.

The duo went 2-1 in doubles, taking their first match 6-1, 6-1. The next would be more difficult after dropping the first set in a tiebreak, but Hollembeak and Milton escaped with the win by taking the next two sets: 6-3 and 10-2.

In the title match of their age group, the Emporia players lost in two sets to finish in second.

Hollembeak put together a 4-1 record in singles, bouncing back from a first round loss with four straight wins. Three of Hollembeak’s victories were by 6-0, 6-0 margins, while his final win required just two sets (6-3, 6-1) as well.

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