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Wednesday, Mar 12 2014 12:50 PM

'First Look': 60-year-old tennis player talks about victory at Bakersfield Open

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    Hank Pfister has been swinging his tennis racquet since age 5. And the 60-year-old pro had the crowd going wild Tuesday night at the Bakersfield Open tennis tournament. He talked about the game on "First Look with Scott Cox."

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    Tennis player Hank Pfister talks about playing in the Bakersfield Open tennis tournament, a United States Tennis Association Pro Circuit Futures event held at the Bakersfield Racquet Club, on a segment of "First Look with Scott Cox.Æ

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By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

Hank Pfister has been swinging his tennis racquet since age 5. And the 60-year-old pro had the crowd going wild Tuesday night at the Bakersfield Open tennis tournament, a United States Tennis Association Pro Circuit Futures event held at the Bakersfield Racquet Club.

Pfister and his 43-year-old-doubles partner, Mike Noel, demonstrated they still have it by beating 18-year-olds Trevor Allen Johnson and Cassell James King.

Wednesday on "First Look with Scott Cox," Pfister said he had talked to Noel prior to the match about the speed with which their opponents would serve the ball.

"They made a couple errors and they tipped the scale in our favor," Pfister said.

Pfister and Noel did more slow-body serving, something that isn't seen in tennis today.

"Doubles isn't played the way it used to be," Pfister said.

 

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