FINALS SILVER RACQUET – Jon Crowell def. Peter Cipriano 6-4, 6-4 NY OPEN HANDICAP A – W. Conners def. N. Warner 8/3 NY OPEN HANDICAP B – T. Shields def. P. Brickley 8/7 NY OPEN HANDICAP C – W. Winmill def. N. Pierrepont 8/3
by James Asher On Saturday September 29th , Philadelphia and Washington travelled to Georgian Court to play their Annual Intercity match. Both clubs had a fantastic turnout for the event with eighteen players showing from the clubs together. With matches starting at 11am a few Philadelphia players showed up at 10am to do a mini clinic with me to get used to the court. From 11am until 6pm the court was in full force with all matches pretty competitive. Philadelphia started the day strongly winning the first two matches 8-7 and 8-3 respectively. Washington came fighting back with Emile Toscano and Dan Sternberg storming into a 7-0 lead against James Greenley and Dick Tanfield. With the match looking over Greenley and the experienced Tanfield slowly start crawling back into the game. As Sternberg and Toscano started to lose concentration the score got to 7-7 40-40 match point. Sternberg and Toscano managed to keep their nerve to get over the line and give Washington the win 8-7. The Philadelphia teams of Straus/Broussard and Monaghan/Tanfield got Philaldelphia back on track with wins of 8-3 and 8-5 respectively. The exhibition match was between Asher/Greenley and Philpott/Sternberg. This was a very exciting with Asher/Greenley taking an early lead only for Philpott/Sternberg to come back to take it to 7-7 40-40 in another great battle. This time Asher/Greenley fought through and got the win for Philadelphia. Philadelphia went on to win the next 3 matches to close out a fantastic day of Court Tennis with the score in matches Philadelphia 8 Washington 1. As a side note it was great to see many Alumni from Georgian Court come to check… Read the Full Story >
by Tony Hollins The Jimmy Knott Memorial Singles is the season opening event for the mid-to-upper level players. This is a great opportunity to shake off the rust and get three guaranteed competitive matches. The T&R got a well rounded draw of 14 players which produced some tight match ups even in the early rounds. A couple of the first round highlights included a 10-9 showdown which saw Thomas Pickin take down Philip Stockton, Ben Hudson defeated Shep Skiff 10-7, Andrew Roberts had a big win over Shawn Herlihy 10-7, and Jeff Horine held off a young up and coming Ben Dickinson 10-7. The pick of the quarter finals saw Jeff Horine narrowly pip Bill Barker 6-2, 4-6, 6-4. Jeff took that good form into the Semis where he faced an on form Jeremy Wintersteen; Jeremy took this one in another ding dong of a match, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4. On the top half of the draw, Alex Spence was taking no prisoners as he advanced through to the finals without dropping a set. Although the quality of the final was high, he also made quick work of Jeremy, winning the match 6-0, 6-2. Due to the depth of the draw, the quality of the back draw was also very high. Shawn Herlihy took down Philip Stockton in the final of that event, 10-7. Thanks to all of the players who traveled up to participate, the strong showing from the T&R players, and to everyone who came out to specatate.