The Newport Handicap Doubles was played in Newport on June 21-25. Photos and report to follow. A Division – Pickin/Dickinson def. Cann/Hoang 10-5 B Division – Ughetta/DeVoe def. Rimmler/Oliveira 9-8 C Division – Guild/Richmond def. Caldwell/Freezza 10-5 D Division – Ashmore/Ashmore def. Hermann/Freitag 10-4 CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL RESULTS FROM THE NTC WATCH THE MATCHES ON THE USCTA YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Photo: From left to right: Dan DiBartolomeo Northfield Information Services, Presenting Sponsor, Rob Fahey Runner Up, Mike Gooding Head Professional, Camden Riviere Champion, Suzie Schochet Founding Sponsor, John Murphy National Tennis Club President. Camden Riviere defeated Rob Fahey 5-6, 6-2, 6-1, 6-3 to win his eighth straight U.S. Pro Singles playing for the Schochet Cup title. Barney Tanfield defeated Darren Long 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 to win the U.S. Pro Singles Satellite title. Amy Wintersteen/CJ White won the Pro/Am title 6-5 over Carey/J. Howell. Full report to follow, but in the meantime go to our 2017 Pro Singles page to see results, full draw and links to the matches on our YouTube channel by clicking here.
Amanda Avedissian and Ryan Carey won the U.S. Mixed Doubles over Helen Grassi and Jeremy Wintersteen. Xanthe Ranger and Alan McHugh won the back draw over Francine Maitland and Dan Lauikitis.The tournament was held in Tuxedo on June 2-4. Story to Follow…
Claire Fahey successfully defended her World Championship over her sister Sarah Vigrass 6-0, 6-0. Claire then teamed up with Sarah to win the Ladies World Championship doubles title over Saskia Bollerman and Amanda Avedissian 6-3, 6-0. Report to follow, but in the meantime head to our Ladies World Championship page for full results by clicking here.
The U.S. Professional Singles playing for the Schochet Cup will be held in Newport at the National Tennis Club. Play begins on Sunday, June 4 and concludes on June 11. Steve Virgona has withdrawn from the tournament. Updated draws can be found below. PRACTICE SCHEDULE
by Lex Miron The third annual Spring Invitational and Pro-Am was hosted by the Racquet & Tennis Club May 4th-7th. Twenty players competed, of which twelve were professionals and eight were amateurs. The top four seeds were Josh Dodgson (Tuxedo), Barney Tanfield (New York), Adrian Kemp (New York) and Leon Smart (Boston). Other top professionals included James Asher (Philadelphia), Neil Smith (New York), Rob Whitehouse (Philadelphia), Chris Aley (Washington), John Woods-Casey (Melbourne), Manek Mathur (New York) and Eric Bedell (New York). The competing amateurs were Morris Clothier, Tom McGinnis, Shep Skiff, Peter Cipriano, Dylan Patterson and Zack Sacks, all representing New York. There was tremendous support by numerous USCTA Members through both donations and Pro Am participation. The Pro Am field of eleven was won by Chris Oberbeck and James Asher in a closely contested final over Luis Rinaldini and Leon Smart. The Spring Invitational began on Thursday evening with a flurry of matches. There were strong performances from Morris Clothier, who pushed Josh Dodgson to 3 sets; and Zack Sacks who took the first set from Barney Tanfield before the R&TC Head Pro found his rhythm and eased through. Tom McGinnis won a tightly fought contest against Asher, whilst Kemp, Smart, Cipriano, and Woods-Casey all won in straight sets. In the Quarter-Finals, Dodgson prevailed over Tom McGinnis in straight sets, after a tremendously close and hard fought opening set. Kemp defeated Neil Smith after dropping the middle set. Smart defeated Cipriano and Tanfield defeated Woods-Casey in straight sets. The final four were consistent with seedings in the event. On his home court in front of a packed dedans, Adrian Kemp went shot for shot… Read the Full Story >
By Mit Carothers, Tennis Chair Ten teams entered the 2017 Northrop Knox Tournament at the Aiken Tennis Club. Play began on Thursday April 13 with the finals on Easter Sunday April 16th. The entrants included the defending champions, previous winners and a mix of local and out of town players anxious to hoist the trophy. In addition to the doubles tournament, this year’s version also contained a singles competition. Three brackets began play Thursday evening to determine Sunday mornings semifinalists with the 4th semifinalist chosen from the rest of the field. In Bracket A, the defending champions, Rakesh Jasani/Jason Mengel went through by defeating the teams of Bob Cook/Brian Owens and Morgan Purvis/Sawyer Duncan. Bracket B saw both the teams of Michael Sullivan/Silas Anthony and Geoff Ellis/Anders Cohen advance at the expense of the team of Brian Halterman/Dan Villiers. And in Bracket C, the teams of Ryan Carey/Gary Swantner, Charles Bostwick/Greg Van Schaack, Tiger Riviere/Bauer Vaughters and Jason Rabun/Vaughn Massie battled to the end before former champions Ryan Carey/Gary Swantner became the 4th semifinalist. It should be noted that the team of Jason Rabun/Vaughn Massie assumed a 35 handicap and played well below theirs in missing out on being the 4th semifinalist by the narrowest of margins. The first semifinal saw the defending champions Jasani/Mengel take on last year’s finalist Michael Sullivan and his partner Silas Anthony. Sullivan/Anthony took the first set to see Jasani/Mengel come back to take the second. This set up a third full set that saw Jasani/Mengel down 40-love at 4 all and again at 4 games to 5 before finding a way to complete the win 6-5 in the third.… Read the Full Story >
Camden Riviere & Tim Chisholm successfully defended their World Doubles title on Sunday at Prested Hall. Down four sets after the first day and one set away from losing the title, Riviere & Chisholm took all five sets on Sunday to win 5 sets to 4. For complete coverage and photos follow the link… https://www.tennisandrackets.com/NewsItem.aspx?id=1631
U.S. Amateur Singles Final – Boston – April 23, 2017 By Jeffrey Horine Unseeded Todd Meringoff ousted the second, third and fourth seeded players en route to the United States Amateur singles title, held at Boston’s Tennis & Racquet Club from April 21-23. Meringoff defeated Jeremy Wintersteen in the final 6/1, 4/6, 6/4, 6/1. In quarterfinal play, Meringoff dispatched second-seeded Patrick Winthrop in straight sets while third-seeded Peter Cipriano outdueled Alex Spence in a thrilling match 6/5 in the third set. In the other half of the draw, fourth-seeded Wintersteen outlasted Jeffrey Horine in a three set match that lasted nearly two and a half hours while top seeded Will Hopton easily advanced to the semifinals. In the semifinals, Meringoff controlled the tempo of the match in a straight set victory over Cipriano while marathon-man Wintersteen prevailed over Hopton in another two-plus hour match.