This years Knox drew a smaller then anticipated field of only 7 teams. One player dropped out at the last minute due to an injury, which forced Camden Riviere to join in and play with his right hand as a partner for Mike McElroy. We added a second doubles tournament with 7 teams to coincide with the Knox; The Aiken Spring Handicap for higher handicap players, and six players participated in the inaugural Knox Handicap Singles event. The social events were well attended all weekend regardless of the sporadic rain, which forced the tournament dinner indoors.
ATC member Robert Glance and his wife Cheryl prepared an amazing selection of heavy hors d’oeuvres and meals throughout the entire weekend for all attendees. They topped off their busy weekend by winning The Aiken Spring Handicap final 8-6 over Charles Bostwick Jr. and Mit Carothers. A tornado warning and power outage interrupted the final for about 45 minutes.
Geoff Ellis prevailed over his doubles partner Peter Cipriano 6-3 6-4 in the Knox Singles Final.
The Knox Handicap Doubles was an extremely well balanced event with 8 of the 13 matches going the full 3 sets. In the first semi final Ryan Carey and Sergio Lopez beat Geoff Ellis and Peter Cipriano 6-2 6-5. Rakish Jasani favoring an injured right shoulder and Jason Mengle prevailed over Brian Owens and Bob Cook 6-5 5-6 6-3.
In the final Jasani and Mengle won in three sets over Carey and Lopez 2-6 6-3 6-4.