TRENTON — Elvi Shelton continued her dominance of the Angell Open over the weekend with a victory in the women’s open singles bracket at Racket and Fitness Center in Portland.
Shelton made it to the title match with a semifinal victory over Mollie Guba of Newburyport, Mass. She then cruised to a 6-0, 6-2 win over Olivia Cutone of Kennebunk in Sunday’s final to take home the championship.
This year marked Shelton’s third consecutive title in the tournament and fifth overall. She defeated Rosemary Campanella of Wells 6-3, 6-0 last year and topped Campanella’s sister, Grace, by scores of 7-5 and 6-0 to win the 2017 crown.
Shelton, who coaches the Mount Desert Island junior varsity team, played Division I tennis at the University of Central Florida. She is originally from Madrid, Spain.
The tournament drew local contestants as well as some competitors from across the country and as far away as Guatemala, Portugal and South Africa. Ogden Timpson of Scarborough (men’s 45-plus), Brian Mavor of Portland (men’s 55-plus) and Emily White of Buxton and Jesse Butler of Portland (mixed doubles) were among other Mainers to win their respective divisions.
The seventh annual edition of the Angell Open, which is held in honor of former Brooklin native and tennis professional Chris Angell, raised more than $3,000 to help fight mental illness. It is Maine’s richest tournament, offering more than $2,000 in prize money to winners and finalists this year.