The Tennis & Racquet Club was pleased to host the Jimmy Knott over the October 23rd weekend. Formerly known as the Boston “A” Invitational, the tournament was renamed in memory of Jimmy Knott the year after he won it.
This year’s small but solid field had players from Boston, New York, and Philadelphia in it.The first round went as generally expected but with good results from Alex Spence taking Shawn Herlihy to three sets and Jeff Horine taking George Bell to 5/6 in the second. The semifinals featured two wins by higher handicapped players, with Jeremy Wintersteen defeating Peter Hill and Shawn Herlihy defeating George Bell. Shawn played and served well in his match and held off a second set comeback from George. In the final, Jeremy took the first set but Shawn settled down and played better and won the second 6/4. In the third, Jeremy got off to a good start and was able to keep the momentum up and won the third.
The consolation round featured an interesting matchup between two Boston players, Spence and Horine. Jeff, the higher handicapped player, played a very solid and steady match and won seven out of seven 40-all games to defeat Alex 10/5. In the final. Brook played and retrieved well and took Jeff 6/3 6/0 in the final.
Thanks go to Jimmy Burke, Jacques Faulise, and Tom Dobbins for their help throughout the tournament.