One of the first tournaments of the year, the 2005 Jimmy Knott Memorial at the Tennis & Racquet Club in Boston had a small but solid field of contestants.  In the quarterfinals, Matt Porter, Rob McLane, and Jeremy Wintersteen (all from the T&R) prevailed as did Mike McElroy (Hurlingham and Queens Clubs).  Porter had a close match against Newport’s Pat Winthrop, winning 6-2, 4-6, 6-3.  A relatively newcomer to the game but a quick study as he is a lawn tennis professional, unseeded Porter defeated #1 seed McLane in a very well played semifinal and Wintersteen defeated McElroy.  In the final, Porter got off to a quick start going up 5-1, before taking the first set 6-5.  In the second set, Wintersteen made a number of unforced errors and Porter played well winning the set and match 6-3.  Congratulations to Porter, a US Court Tennis Preservation Foundation player who has been successfully working on his game with Jimmy Burke!



First Round:

Frank Curren def. Jim Van Alen 6/4 6/5


McLane (1) def. Curren 6/1 6/0

Matt Porter def. Pat Winthrop (4) 6/2 4/6 6/3

Jeremy Wintersteen (3) def Brian Hill w/o due to injury

Mike McElroy def. Doug Spear (2) w/o


Porter def. McLane (1) 6/0 6/0

Wintersteen (3) def. McElroy 6/0 6/1


Porter def. Wintersteen (3) 6/5 6/3