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CHICAGO - Nashville's delegation to compete with the Gay Games VII tennis matches have suffered a few losses, mixed with a win.

John Anderson will advance after a win over Gene Martinez 6-2;6-4. Tad Williams experienced a win by default after his opponent failed to show. He will advance in play as well.

Officials with the Gay Games have issued a heat warning and asked that all athletes and spectators bring extra water and other hydration as temperatures sore into the high 90s and low 100s. Ten athletes have been treated for heat related illnesses since the games started on Sunday.

Tennis results and pending matches are:

Jeffrey Smith
Men's B Singles
Seeded #15
On Draw Line #216
Main Draw:
256 Bye
128 Loss vs. Steven Backhaus
6-2;4-6;6-1

Men's B Doubles
On Draw Line #11
Partner: Victor Masters
Main Draw:
128 Bye
64 Mon. 2:00pm vs. Millner/Nunez at WTC

John Anderson
Men's C Doubles
On Draw Line #30
Partner: Heath Chamblee
Main Draw:
64 Loss vs. Dixson/Murphy 6-1;6-1

Men's C Singles
On Draw Line #37
Main Draw:
256 Bye
128 Win vs. Gene Martinez 6-2;6-4
64 Loss vs. Paul Tong 6-2;6-3


Heath Chamblee
Men's C Doubles
On Draw Line #30
Partner: John Andersen
Main Draw:
64 Loss vs. Dixson/Murphy 6-1;6-1

Men's C Singles
On Draw Line #198
Main Draw:
256 Bye
128 Loss vs. David Hart 6-0;6-3

Stephen Olson
On Draw Line #7
Partner: Chan Boriboun
Main Draw:
32 Bye
16 Tue. 2:00pm vs. Cook/Leung at NW
Men's Open Singles

On Draw Line #41
Main Draw:
64 Loss vs. Michael Crotty
5-7;6-3;6-2

Tad Williams
Men's 40+ Singles
On Draw Line #41
Main Draw:
64 Win vs. Marius Batts
Def (ns)
32 Loss vs. Anthony Morris 7-6(3);2-6;6-4

Kip Kibbons
Men's B Singles
Seeded #21
On Draw Line #9
Main Draw:
256 Bye
128 Loss vs. Habeeb Mukasa
6-0;6-3

Don Watson
Men's C Singles
On Draw Line #132
Main Draw:
256 Bye
128 Loss vs. Kj Marmon
6-2;6-0

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