View bests the Pines in ‘Battle of the Oceans’ pickleball tournament


The Ocean View Crew (OVC) competitive pickleball team took on the Ocean Pines, Md., (OP) team on Wednesday, April 19, for the first-ever “Battle of the Oceans” at Fairway Village in Ocean View.
Ocean View won the event by a score of 174 to 104, winning 14 matches on the day.

According to Vaughn Baker of the First State Pickleball Club and OVC, the event served as a trial run for future league play in the area.

The full results from Wednesday’s match:

Ocean View Crew 174, Ocean Pines 104

Round 1: Team Bob O. and Frank (OP) def. Rick Bell and Bob Gaudreau (OVC) 11-9; Team Geoff and Terry (OP) def. Steve Melofchik and Mike Smith (OVC) 13-11; Dom Travaglini and Bob Zimmer (OVC) def. Team Ron and Paul 11-3
Round 2: Vaughn Baker and David Lipstein (OVC) def. Team Phil and Gary (OP) 11-2; Charlie Biddle and Steve Donohue (OVC) def. Team Tom and Alex (OP) 11-4; Bob Cook and Pete Rayner (OVC) def. Team Linda and Julie (OP) 11-7
Round 3: Bob Gaudreau and Dom Travaglini (OVC) def. Team Terry and Alex (OP) 11-4; Steve Melofchik and Rick Bell (OVC) def. Team Geoff and Ron (OP) 11-2; Team Linda and Bob (OP) def. Mike Smith and Bob Zimmer (OVC) 11-4
Round 4: David Lipstein and Charlie Biddle (OVC) def. Team Frank and Phil (OP) 11-9; Pete Rayner and Steve Donohue (OVC) def. Team Gary and Tom (OP) 11-1; Team Julie and Paul (OP) def. Bob Cook and Steve Costa (OVC) 11-2
Round 5: Rick Bell and Mike Smith (OVC) def. Team Terry and Gary (OP) 11-2; Bob Gaudreau and Steve Donohue (OVC) def. Team Frank and Geoff (OP) 11-2; Charlie Biddle and Dom Travaglini (OVC) def. Team Ron and Julie (OP) 11-5
Round 6: David Lipstein and Pete Rayner (OVC) def. Team Paul and Phil (OP) 11-2; Vaughn Baker and Steve Melofchik (OVC) def. Team Tom and Linda (OP) 11-5; Bob Zimmer and Steve Costa (OVC) def. Team Alex and Bob (OP) 12-10