It was a golden weekend for Dauphin's Kevin Thiele and Boyd White.

The Dauphin duo joined forces to cruise through the competition at the Clear Lake Tennis Tournament this past weekend and win it all.

"It definitely felt great but we didn't expect to win it all," said Thiele. "I've played it personally for 15 years and I've never been in the final."

"It was pretty special to just get to the final," he added. "Then to win it all was an even better feeling."

In the round-robin, Thiele and White went 4-0. They then beat Larry Kustra and Craig Zamzow of Swan River in the semifinals 6-4, 6-4.

In the finals, Thiele and White held off the three-time defending champions Kit Harrison and Gilbert Lee of Brandon in the final in straight sets.

The scores were 7-5 and 6-4.

"It was a cool feeling to beat them in the final," said Thiele.

Winning the Clear Lake Tournament hasn't been the only success story for the duo this summer.

They also teamed up three weeks ago to win the Wheat City Classic in Brandon.

"It's just been a really good summer for us," said Thiele. "We've been playing more and I think we just sort of got in a groove. I'd say winning that tournament in Brandon definitely gave us confidence for the tournament in Clear Lake."

"We knew we were in a little tougher in Clear Lake, but we stuck to the plan and got it done," he added.

Kevin and Boyd will now look to turn what has already been a great summer into a spectacular one. They'll head to Brandon at the end of the month to take part in the Brandon Club Invitational.

"We've been playing a lot of singles lately in our practice time so we can become more consistent because you hit the ball more and move a lot more," said Thiele. "And of course it helps us improve our conditioning. So, we'll continue to do that to prepare and hopefully, it works out."

After that tournament, the duo won't play another tournament this summer. But, that doesn't mean they won't join forces again in the future. 

"Obviously joining up together has worked," said Thiele. "We're definitely going to try and defend next year."