Jul 032014
 

4th of July Fireworks Changes

Hurricane Arthur is shaking up Independence Day plans in Coastal Delaware and Maryland.

4th_starfishWe’re going to post the fireworks and event changes here as we find out more information.

Bethany Beach:

Tomorrow’s 4th of July parade is cancelled. Fireworks moved to Saturday, July 5.

Ocean City, MD:

Fireworks moved to Saturday, July 5, with an estimated start time of 9:30. U.S. Army Drum Downrange and Braylee Morrison will NOT perform.

Ocean Pines, MD:

Fireworks moved to Sunday, July 6, with an estimated start time of 9 p.m. Freedom 5k moved to Saturday, with registration at 7 a.m. and race at 8 a.m. The Independence Day Celebration at the Sport Core Field is also moved to Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Jun 222014
 
No. 7 seed Katerina Stewart, 16, of Coral Gables, Fla., won the singles championship Sunday morning at the fourth annual ResortQuest Pro Women’s Open at Sea Colony with a 6-0, 6-3 victory over Josie Kuhlman, 18, of Ponte Vedra, Fla.

No. 7 seed Katerina Stewart, 16, of Coral Gables, Fla., won the singles championship Sunday morning at the fourth annual ResortQuest Pro Women’s Open at Sea Colony with a 6-0, 6-3 victory over Josie Kuhlman, 18, of Ponte Vedra, Fla.

No. 7 seed Katerina Stewart, 16, of Coral Gables, Fla., bested Josie Kuhlman, 18, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. 6-0, 6-3 this morning to win the fourth annual ResortQuest Pro Women’s Open at Sea Colony.

The eight-day tournament, held on the Har-Tru clay courts at the Sea Colony Tennis Center from June 15-22, featured dozens of professional tennis players – representing five countries – from the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Pro Circuit tour competing for world ranking points and a share of the $10,000 in prize money.

Stewart, who beat the tournament’s No. 4 and No. 6 seeds on her way to the final, didn’t drop a game in the first set of the championship match. Kuhlman, who toppled the No. 1 seed in the opening round, fought back, striking early and taking the first game in the second set. The first few games of the second set were evenly split, then Stewart pulled away, winning 6-3.

Yesterday afternoon, the top-seeded team of Lena Litvak and Alexandra Mueller beat the unseeded team of Rima Asatrian and Stewart to claim the doubles championship. The title was Litvak’s third at the Sea Colony event, having earned both the 2011 singles crown and doubles championship, with then-partner Alexandra Hirsch.

Supported by the Sea Colony homeowners, the tournament is sponsored by ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, ResortQuest Real Estate and the United States Tennis Association.

Additional tournament sponsors, as well as homeowners who opened their homes to the players, include: Babolat, Beth Kravetz & Bethany Beach Norfolk Terriers, Brenda Evans, China Express, Dixieland, Dr. Rajshekar Narasimaiah, Head/Penn Racquet Sports, Logo Motive Custom Apparel, Montego Bay, Off the Hook & Just Hooked, Pepsi, Smile Heating & Air, Sport Builders, Sports For Nature, T-Shirt Factory, The Drizd Family, The Fallavollita Family, The Fox Family, The Graham Family, The Haze-Luehrs Family, The Katz Family, The Kent Family, The Kerger Family, The Lavet Family, The Lieb Family, The McIntosh, The Norden Family, The Panetta Family, The Pritzlaff Family, The Roberts Family, The Rogers Family, The Simpler Family, The Slice Family, The Sneller Family, The Suarez Family, The Taylor Family, The Vogel Family, The Vosters Family and The Zweig Family.

Local tournament organizers also offered special thanks to Sea Colony homeowners, tennis committee, event volunteers and USTA officials, who help make this annual event happen from signup to the trophy presentation and beyond.

For information about the event and everything tennis at Sea Colony, visit www.SeaColonyTennis.net. You can also follow Sea Colony Tennis on Facebook or on Twitter. Follow the tournament specifically on Twitter at #ProSC

Singles Main Draw Finals:

  • [7] Katerina Stewart (USA) def. Josie Kuhlman (USA) 6-0, 6-3
Jun 212014
 
Top-seeded team of Lena Litvak (right) and Alexandra Mueller (left) beat unseeded Rima Asatrian and Katerina Stewart 6-4, 6-1 to win the 2014 ResortQuest Pro Women’s Open at Sea Colony doubles championship. Litvak is a three-time champion at the event, previously winning the 2011 singles and doubles titles. Also pictured is Sea Colony Tennis Director Thomas Johnston (center).

Top-seeded team of Lena Litvak (right) and Alexandra Mueller (left) beat unseeded Rima Asatrian and Katerina Stewart 6-4, 6-1 to win the 2014 ResortQuest Pro Women’s Open at Sea Colony doubles championship. Litvak is a three-time champion at the event, previously winning the 2011 singles and doubles titles. Also pictured is Sea Colony Tennis Director Thomas Johnston (center).

Top-seeded team of Lena Litvak and Alexandra Mueller straight-setted the unseeded team of Rima Asatrian and Katerina Stewart today 6-4, 6-1 to win the doubles title at the fourth annual ResortQuest Pro Women’s Open at Sea Colony. This is Litvak’s third title at the Sea Colony event, previously winning both the 2011 singles championship and doubles crown, with then-partner Alexandra Hirsch.

The eight-day tournament, held on the Har-Tru clay courts at the Sea Colony Tennis Center from June 15-22, featured dozens of professional tennis players – representing five countries – from the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Pro Circuit tour competing for world ranking points and a share of the $10,000 in prize money. Entering tomorrow’s singles finals match, just two Americans remain, and one will emerge as the tournament’s fourth singles champion.

In singles play, No. 6 seed Stewart dropped just a single game to No. 7 Peggy Porter on route to a two-set 6-0, 6-1 victory, securing her a spot in tomorrow’s final. Unseeded Josie Kuhlman bested Ingrid Neel 6-3, 6-1 in the second semifinal match to earn her championship opportunity.
Tournament play concluded on Sunday, with the singles championship, which starts at 10 a.m. on Court 23 at the Sea Colony Tennis Center. Admission to the tournament is free.

Supported by the Sea Colony homeowners, the tournament is sponsored by ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, ResortQuest Real Estate and the United States Tennis Association.

For information about the event and everything tennis at Sea Colony, visit www.SeaColonyTennis.net. You can also follow Sea Colony on Facebook or on Twitter. Follow the tournament specifically on Twitter at #ProSC

Singles Main Draw semifinals:

  • [7] Katerina Stewart (USA) def. [6] Peggy Porter (USA), 6-0, 6-1
  • Josie Kuhlman (USA) def. Ingrid Neel (USA), 6-3, 6-1

Doubles Final:

  • [1] Lena Litvak (USA)/Alexandra Mueller (USA) def. Rima Asatrian (USA)/Katerina Stewart (USA), 6-4, 6-1
Jun 192014
 
Katerina Stewart – this year’s No. 7 seed - straight-setted Caroline Dolehide 6-4, 6-4 on Thursday to advance to Friday’s singles quarterfinals in the fourth ResortQuest Pro Women’s Open at Sea Colony, held in Bethany Beach through Sunday, June 22. By virtue of her doubles win this afternoon with partner Rima Asatrian, Stewart is one of just two players, along with No. 6 Peggy Porter, competing in both singles and doubles play on Friday.

Katerina Stewart – this year’s No. 7 seed – straight-setted Caroline Dolehide 6-4, 6-4 on Thursday to advance to Friday’s singles quarterfinals in the fourth ResortQuest Pro Women’s Open at Sea Colony, held in Bethany Beach through Sunday, June 22. By virtue of her doubles win this afternoon with partner Rima Asatrian, Stewart is one of just three players, along with No. 6 Peggy Porter and unseeded Ellie Halbauer, competing in both singles and doubles play on Friday.

Round two play in the singles main draw of the fourth annual ResortQuest Pro Women’s Open at Sea Colony ended with the top two remaining seeds – No. 2 Lena Litvak and No. 3 Brooke Austin – upset by unranked challengers, leaving No. 4 Caitlin Whoriskey as the highest seeded player left in the tournament entering tomorrow’s quarterfinal singles play.

The eight-day tournament, held on the Har-Tru clay courts at the Sea Colony Tennis Center from June 15-22, features dozens of professional tennis players – representing five countries – from the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Pro Circuit tour competing for world ranking points and a share of the $10,000 in prize money. Entering Friday, only players from the United States and Canada remain in the tournament.

Litvak, the 2011 singles champion, lost in straight sets to Ellie Halbauer 6-2, 6-4 in the first group of singles matches on court this morning. In the next match on that same clay court, Austin’s opponent Petra Januskova took the final two sets for a 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory – the only singles three-set contest of the day.

In doubles play, the top seeded team of Litvak – half of the 2011 doubles title tandem – and Alexandra Mueller advanced to tomorrow’s doubles semifinals with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Joelle Kissell and Stephanie Nauta. They are the only seeded team to make the semis.

Tournament play continues on Friday, with four singles quarterfinal matches and two doubles semifinal matches scheduled. The first two singles matches begin at 9 a.m. Admission to the tournament is free.

Supported by the Sea Colony homeowners, the tournament is sponsored by ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, ResortQuest Real Estate and the United States Tennis Association.

For information about the event and everything tennis at Sea Colony, visit www.SeaColonyTennis.net. You can also follow Sea Colony Tennis on Facebook or on Twitter. Follow the tournament specifically on Twitter at

#ProSC

Singles Main Draw Round 2 Results:

  • Ingrid Neel (USA) def. Stephanie Nauta (USA), 6-2, 6-3
  • [6] Peggy Porter (USA) def. Elizabeth Anita Alexandri Profit (USA), 6-3, 6-0
  • [7] Katerina Stewart (USA) def. Caroline Dolehide (USA), 6-4, 6-4
  • Ellie Halbauer (USA) def. [2] Lena Litvak (USA), 6-2, 6-4
  • Josie Kuhlman (USA) def. Kateryna Yergina (UKR), 6-2, 6-2
  • Julia Elbaba (USA) def. Andie K. Daniell (USA), 6-0, 6-2
  • [4] Caitlin Whoriskey (USA) def. Alexandra Valenstein (USA), 6-4, 6-1
  • Petra Januskova (CAN) def. [3] Brooke Austin (USA), 1-6, 6-3, 6-4

 

Doubles Quarterfinal Results:

  • Spencer Liang (USA)/Peggy Porter (USA) def. Erica Oosterhout (USA)/Elizabeth Anita Alexandri Profit (USA), 6-2, 6-4
  • Rima Asatrian (USA)/Katerina Stewart (USA) def. Olena Leonchuk (UKR)/Cameron Morra (USA), 7-5, 6-2
  • [1] Lena Litvak (USA)/Alexandra Mueller (USA) def. Joelle Kissell (USA)/Stephanie Nauta (USA), 6-2, 6-3
  • Caroline Dolehide (USA)/Ellie Halbauer (USA) def. Sophie Chang (USA)/Andie K. Daniell (USA), 4-6, 6-4, 10-5

 

Jun 182014
 
This year’s No. 2 seed and 2011 champion Lena Litvak battled through a three-setter, besting Alexa Graham 6-3, 2-6, 7-6(3) to advance to the tomorrow’s second round of singles competition in the fourth ResortQuest Pro Women’s Open at Sea Colony, held in Bethany Beach through Sunday, June 22.

This year’s No. 2 seed and 2011 champion Lena Litvak battled through a three-setter, besting Alexa Graham 6-3, 2-6, 7-6(3) to advance to the tomorrow’s second round of singles competition in the fourth ResortQuest Pro Women’s Open at Sea Colony, held in Bethany Beach through Sunday, June 22.

Opening round play in the fourth annual ResortQuest Pro Women’s Open at Sea Colony concluded today, setting the stage for Thursday’s singles second round and the doubles quarterfinals.

All seeded singles players on court today, including 2011 champion and this year’s No. 2 seed Lena Litvak, advanced to tomorrow’s round two, while neither seeded doubles team survived to see quarterfinal play.

The eight-day tournament, held on the Har-Tru clay courts at the Sea Colony Tennis Center from June 15-22, features dozens of professional tennis players – representing five countries – from the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Pro Circuit tour competing for world ranking points and a share of the $10,000 in prize money.

Litvak battled through a tough three-setter, topping Alexa Graham 6-3, 2-6, 7-6(3) to advance to tomorrow’s second round. No. 3 seed Brooke Austin straight-setted Caroline Lampl 6-4, 6-3. Peggy Porter, the event’s No. 6 seed, beat qualifier Erica Oosterhout 6-3, 6-3.

In doubles play, after a dominating first set, the No. 2 seeded team of Canadians Elisabeth Fournier and Petra Januskova fell to Americans Sophie Chang and Andie K. Daniell 0-6, 6-4, 10-7. The event’s third-seeded doubles team withdrew, advancing unseeded Rima Asatrian and Katerina Stewart to the quarterfinals.

Tournament play continues on Thursday, with eight singles round two matches and four doubles quarterfinal matches scheduled. The first four singles matches begin at 9 a.m. Admission to the tournament is free.

Supported by the Sea Colony homeowners, the tournament is sponsored by ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, ResortQuest Real Estate and the United States Tennis Association.

For information about the event and everything tennis at Sea Colony, visit www.SeaColonyTennis.net. You can also follow Sea Colony Tennis on Facebook or on Twitter. Follow the tournament specifically at #ProSC

Singles Main Draw Round 1, Day 2 Results:

  • Alexandra Valenstein (USA) def. Ariana Rodriguez (PUR), 6-0, 6-2
  • [3] Brooke Austin (USA) def. Caroline Lampl (USA), 6-4, 6-3
  • Kateryna Yergina (UKR) def. Chloe Michele Ouellet-Pizer (USA), 6-3, 6-1
  • Petra Januskova (CAN) def. Anastasia Revzina (RUS), 2-6, 6-2, 6-3
  • Caroline Dolehide (USA) def. Joelle Kissell (USA), 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
  • Stephanie Nauta (USA) def. Lauren Chypyha (CAN), 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
  • [6] Peggy Porter (USA) def. Erica Oosterhout (USA), 6-3, 6-3
  • [2] Lena Litvak (USA) def. Alexa Graham (USA), 6-3, 2-6, 7-6(3)
  • Elle Halbauer (USA) def. Maria Shishkina (USA), 6-0, 6-2
  • Elisabeth Anita Alexandri Profit (USA) def. Nada Dimovska (USA), 6-3, 6-7(3), 6-3

 

Doubles Main Draw Round 1, Day 2 Results:

  • Rima Asatrian (USA)/Stewart (USA) def. Brooke Austin (USA)/Emily J. Harman (USA), WO
  • Sophie Chang (USA)/Andie K. Daniell (USA) def. [2] Elisabeth Fournier (CAN)/Petra Januskova (CAN), 0-6, 6-4, 10-7

 

Jun 172014
 
Julia Elbaba eliminated defending champion Brianna Morgan, this year’s fifth seed, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 in opening round play in the fourth annual ResortQuest Pro Women’s Open at Sea Colony’s main singles draw.

Julia Elbaba eliminated defending champion Brianna Morgan, this year’s fifth seed, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 in opening round play in the fourth annual ResortQuest Pro Women’s Open at Sea Colony’s main singles draw.

The defending champion and tournament’s top seed were eliminated during open round play on the clay courts at Sea Colony in the fourth annual ResortQuest Pro Women’s Open at Sea Colony.

Unseeded Josie Kuhlman made quick work of top seeded Alexandra Mueller with a 6-0, 6-3 win. Just two courts to the west, unseeded Julia Elbaba ended reigning singles champion Brianna Morgan’s title defense with a three-set 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 victory.

The eight-day tournament, held on the Har-Tru clay courts at the Sea Colony Tennis Center from June 15-22, features dozens of professional tennis players – representing five countries – from the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Pro Circuit tour competing for world ranking points and a share of the $10,000 in prize money.

In doubles play, the top seeded team of Lena Litvak – the 2011 singles champion and half of that year’s doubles winner – and Alexandra Mueller advanced with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Erin Faulkner and Maria Shishkina. Earlier in the day, the fourth-seeded Sanford duo – Alexandra and Anna – fell 6-1, 6-1 to the team of Spencer Liang and Peggy Porter.

Tournament play continues on Wednesday, with 10 singles and two doubles matches scheduled. The first four singles matches start at 9 a.m. Admission to the tournament is free.

Supported by the Sea Colony homeowners, the tournament is sponsored by ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, ResortQuest Real Estate and the United States Tennis Association.

For information about the event and everything tennis at Sea Colony, visit www.SeaColonyTennis.net. You can also follow Sea Colony on Facebook; or on Twitter. Follow the tournament specifically on Twitter at #ProSC

Singles Main Draw Round 1, Day 1 Results:

  • Ingrid Neel (USA) def. [8] Elisabeth Fournier (CAN), 6-2, 6-2
  • Josie Kuhlman (USA) def. [1] Alexandra Mueller (USA), 6-0, 6-3
  • Andie K. Daniell (USA) def. Emily J. Harman (USA), 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(1)
  • Julia Elbaba (USA) def. [5] Brianna Morgan (USA), 6-4, 4-6, 6-1
  • [4] Caitlin Whoriskey (USA) def. Jessica Golovin (USA), 6-2, 6-0
  • [7] Katerina Stewart (USA) def. Sophie Chang (USA), 6-4, 6-3

Doubles Main Draw Round 1:

  • Olena Leonchuk (URK)/Cameron Morra (USA) def. Shelby Talcott (USA)/Katherine Zordani (USA), 6-3, 6-2
  • Erin Oosterhout (USA)/Elizabeth Anita Alexandri Profit (USA) def. Isel Martinez Marcos (ESP)/Kristen Thoms (USA), 6-1, 6-4
  • Spencer Liang (USA)/Peggy Porter (USA) def. [4] Alexandra Sanford (USA)/Anna Sanford (USA), 6-1, 6-1
  • [1] Lena Litvak (USA)/Alexandra Mueller (USA) def. Erin Faulkner (USA)/Maria Shishkina (USA), 6-2, 6-3
  • Joelle Kissell (USA)/Stephanie Nauta (USA) def. Lauren Chypyha (CAN)/Sydney Rider (USA), 6-1, 6-1
  • Caroline Dolehide (USA)/Ellie Halbauer (USA) def. Tristen Z. Dewar (USA)/Julia Elbaba (USA), 6-2, 6-3

Qualifying Day 3 Results:

  • Erica Oosterhout (USA) def. Kayla Symone Price (USA), 6-0, 6-0
  • Maria Shishkina (USA) def. Jessica Wacnik (USA), 6-2, 6-3
  • Alexandra Valenstein (USA) def. Alexandra Miller-Krasilnikov (USA), 6-2, 6-3
  • Caroline Lampl (USA) def. Isel Martinez Marcos (ESP), 6-4, 6-1
  • Joelle Kissell (USA) def. Aleksandra Mally (USA), 6-0, 6-1
  • Anastasia Revzina (RUS) def. Tristen Z. Dewar (USA), 7-5, 6-3
  • Nada Dimovska (USA) def. Stephanie J. Smith (USA), 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-2
  • Lauren Chypyha (CAN) def. Kristina Mathis (USA), 6-3, 5-7, 7-5

 

Aug 282013
 

If we have to say goodbye to summer, at least there’s a fun way to do it with the annual Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral. This year the event takes place at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 2 on the Bethany Beach Boardwalk.

BETHANY BEACH — New Orleans tradition informs us that when one passes away, a jazz funeral is often times held. Complete with upbeat brass music and costumes, the event, while it is one of mourning, is one of joy and celebration, remembering the good times and milestones of the deceased.

In Bethany Beach, a jazz funeral has been held on Labor Day to send off the summer for more than 25 years.

It was founded by Moss Wagner, a former Bethany Beach councilman and business owner, in 1985, as a way to hold an end of summer event for his employees, friends and local residents.

Wagner hasn’t organized the Jazz Funeral in several years, but today, it’s an event that brings the community together one last time before the season comes to a close.

Three dixieland bands, the Dixie Cats, the Downtown Dixieland Band and the Jazz Funeral Irregulars will provide entertainment over the course of the event.

They’ll proceed from the north end of the Bethany Beach Boardwalk to the Bandstand playing tunes such as “Amazing Grace,” “Bason Street Blues,” and “Closer Walk with Thee.”

To read the entire story written by The WAVE newspaper click here.

 Posted by at 9:35 am
Feb 212013
 

We have been asked frequently – by both prospective summer renters and interested potential real estate buyers – about the effects of Superstorm/Hurricane Sandy on the Delaware Beaches. The answer is, fortunately, that the southern Delaware Coast was spared any significant, long-term damage from that storm. Our vacation rentals in Sea Colony, Bethany Beach, Bear Trap Dunes, Ocean View, Bayside, Fenwick Island and the surrounding coastal communities are available for rent this summer – or right now, if you are interested in an off-season getaway.

Our vacation rental inventory is available at WyndhamVacationRentals.com and you can see everything available for sale at the beach at ResortQuestDE.com.

If you have any specific questions, please comment here and we will answer them as best we can.

Dec 272012
 

 

Coastal Delaware and Maryland are set for some of the area’s most prominent events at the top of the calendar, as the annual ocean plunge events in Rehoboth Beach and Bethany Beach, Delaware, and Ocean City, Maryland set the stage for 2013.

Exercise Like the Eskimos in Downtown Bethany Beach coincides with the Leo Brady Hair of the Dog 5K/10K race. On New Year’s Day, runners will take their marks at 9:30 a.m. and run through beautiful Bethany Beach before ending their journey oceanfront at the Bethany Beach Bandstand. There, they can cool off by taking part in the Eskimo Swim at noon. Proceeds from the event benefit various local nonprofits and provide grants and scholarships to local students. More information on these events can be found at http://www.hairofthedogrun.com.

The Atlantic General Hospital Penguin Swim is Ocean City’s 19th annual foray into the winter sea. This New Year’s Day event supports the resort-area not-for-profit hospital and takes place on 91st Street at 1 p.m. Following the swim there will be an awards ceremony at the Princess Royale Atrium. Get more information on this event at http://www.penguinswim.atlanticgeneral.org

In Rehoboth Beach, it’s the Lewes Polar Bear Plunge taking place Saturday, February 3. Raising funds for Special Olympics Delaware, this event has become one of Delaware’s most anticipated and attended fundraising events.

This year’s Plunge Festival will feature two new events. The Pooch Plunge, where dogs can take a plunge themselves, will take place at 11 a.m. The Polar Ice Cream Throwdown will run from noon to 5 p.m. and will be a taste test and vote for the best “polar-inspired” ice cream created by attendees. The winner will have their creation featured at King’s Ice Cream in Lewes all summer. Learn more about this event at http://www.plungede.org

Nov 032012
 

The 10th annual Sea Colony Turkey Trot 5k Run & Walk is set for Sunday, Nov. 25, at the Sea Colony Fitness Center in Bethany Beach, Del. Proceeds from the event will benefit Special Olympics Delaware.

10th Sea Colony Turkey Trot 5k on November 25 benefits Special Olympics Delaware

10th Sea Colony Turkey Trot 5k on November 25 benefits Special Olympics Delaware

ResortQuest® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals offers privately owned vacation rentals in Bethany Beach—ranging from oceanfront condos to secluded single-family vacation homes. ResortQuest is the Sea Colony real estate and Sea Colony vacation rental leader.

Participants can pre-register at the fitness center for $20 by Nov. 14. Registration after that date is $25, including race day registration which begins at 7 a.m.

The 3.1-mile race will begin at 9 a.m., rain or shine, and the first 200 participants will receive an event t-shirt. Post-race refreshments and an award ceremony honoring overall finishers, masters, and the top three in age groups from 9-and-up through 70-and-over will follow the race.

For more information, visit http://www.seashorestriders.com or call 302-539-4511.