There’s just no substitute for the combination of experience and youth.

Seventy-year-old Bob Brownell from Penticton teamed up with his 34-year-old daughter, Leah, to easily win the mixed doubles title at the Merritt and District Tennis Club’s annual invitational tournament on the weekend.

The Brownells defeated the tandem of Rose Pennington from Vancouver and Merritt’s Harbans Sandhu 6-1, 6-2 in a best-of-three final on Sunday.

Bob Brownell is a tennis legend throughout the Okanagan, while Leah is a former U.S. college player at Clayton College and State University in Morrow, Georgia who is currently living in Caracas, Venezuela and teaching at an international school.

The Brownells used impeccable shot placement, near-perfect court positioning and a ferocious service game from Leah to take the mixed title in a field of 10 teams that also included pairings from Kamloops, Kelowna and Ashcroft.

On Saturday, Pennington teamed up with Diane Quinn from Merritt to take the ladies’ doubles crown, 6-2 and 6-1, against Merritt’s Barb Scapinello and Cindy Lawrence.

In an all-local men’s doubles final, Pavitar Dosanjh and Amadeep Khanguira prevailed over Mo Ghag and Bhavinder Bansi, 7-6 (7-5 tie breaker), 6-3.