The US Amateur was played in New York during the weekend of March 2-4.
Semifinals: Patrick Winthrop def. Ben Cook 6/2, 6/3
Jeremy Wintersteen def. Lex Miron 6/4, 6/4
Final: Winthrop def. Wintersteen 6/5, 6/2, 6/5
Semifinals: Cook/Winthrop def. McBride/Wintersteen 6/4, 6/5
Miron/Pell def. Moroscak/Barker 6/0, 6/0
Final: Miron/Pell def. Cook/Winthrop 0/6, 6/5, 6/5, 6/3
The Racquet & Tennis Club in New York hosted the 2012 US Amateur Championship March 2-4 in conjunction with the Racquets U.S. Open.
Results of the singles competition were as follows:
Pat Winthrop had to get past Danny McBride on his road to the semi while Ben Cook needed to outlast Bill Barker to advance in his draw. Both matches were in straight sets. Semi Final action in the top half of the draw then saw doubles partners paired against each other. Pat Winthrop defeated Ben Cook in two sets 6/2, 6/3 in a very hard fought semi final.
The bottom half of the draw paired Jeremy Wintersteen against Lex Miron. Wintersteen had already survived two matches in the tournament not dropping a single set on his road to the semi. Lex Miron survived multiple match balls down in the second set to Brook Hazelton in their quarterfinal match-up going on to prevail 6/4 in the final set on his road to the semi. Wintersteen proved too strong for Miron winning in two very close sets 6/4, 6/4.
The singles final now had Whitney Cup teammates Winthrop and Wintersteen fighting it out for what would be either player’s first US Amateur Singles title. Both players had advanced to the final without dropping a single set. Wintersteen was extremely close to winning both the opening and closing sets of this straight set final, but in the end Pat Winthrop prevailed 6/5, 6/2, 6/5 to take home his first US Amateur Singles title. Congratulations to Jeremy for an incredibly strong performance over the weekend and hats off to Pat for a decisive tournament with not a single set lost!
The doubles final was a meeting of two former winners of the event. Recent winners from last year Pat Winthrop and Ben Cook took on the team of Lex Miron and Peter Pell who won the title as partners in 2004. The match got off to a very lop-sided start with Winthrop/Cook taking the first set 6/0 and looking to be in complete control. Miron/Pell fought back in the second set to take the set 6/5 and even the match. In an amazing display of doubles by both teams, Miron/Pell defended countless set points in the third set to fight back from a 1-5 deficit and take the set 6/5. Miron/Pell closed out the match 6/3 in the fourth set to secure each player’s third US Amateur Doubles title. Congratulations to Ben and Pat for a great weekend and a hard fought doubles final, and to our 2012 Champions, Peter and Lex.