Andreea and Silvana Slusarciuc, who just completed her freshman year of high school, hail from Timisoara, Romania.
The Slusarciucs are getting as much out of Public Courts as they can. They are paired together in the siblings division while Andreea has advanced to the women's open singles final Saturday.
"This is great,'' said Silvana of Public Courts. "We don't have events like this where everyone in town plays.
"I've never played doubles in a tournament just for fun. I played a lot here, much more than home. I really gained some important skills. My serves and my backhand are better.''
Silvana has fallen in love with Public Courts and Charleston.
"I want to come back and play in college or high school,'' she smiled. "It's so different from home. The people are so different, but I like it here. I haven't had the chance to see everything, but I like it all.''
Reach Tommy R. Atkinson at tatkin...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-4811.