Love-20, Marcellus couple shares the tennis life

Marcellus native Kevin Winn and his wife Mary Alice have shared a marriage, a daughter and a love for tennis.

And now, they can add one more item to that list: a USTA Eastern Championship Trophy.

The couple, who have been married for 21 years and now reside in Baldwinsville, captained the winning men's and women's teams at the Tri-Level Championships, held Jan. 15 to 17 in Latham.

"It was a big accomplishment and we shared it," said Mary Alice. "It was truly a joint effort."

Mixed doubles partners for years, Mary Alice and Kevin had their initial conversation about Tri-Levels in October. Once Mary Alice said she was planning to field a team, Kevin said he would as well.

Throughout the season, they served as each other's coach, discussing their matches and their line-ups and working through their teams' successes and failures.

But the toughest part came on when both teams were fighting for the Championship.

The two teams celebrated together, and went on to compete against teams from across the country at the Pacific Open Tri-Level Championships in Indian Wells, Cali. the weekend of March 19 to 21.

After the tournament, Mary Alice and Kevin gave one of their trophies to a teammate. After all, Mary Alice said, one is more than enough for both of them to share.

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