Sunday, January 29, 2012

Locals Shine in Super Senior & Tom McKinley

We had a few of our guys playing in the West Coast Super Senior Grand Prix at Sterling Oaks in Naples this past week, and a couple playing in the Tom McKinley Memorial at Cambier Park, also in Naples.

Oliver Stenger
Starting with the McKinley Memorial, Oliver Stenger, owner and head pro at Park Meadow Tennis Center, and Paul Cole, who plays out of Shadow Wood, played in the Men’s 50s at Cambier Park. Paul won his first two matches easily (6-2, 6-0), including an upset of the No.1 Seed. He then faced Oliver.

Oliver Stenger
Oliver was returning to competition after a significant layoff, and overcame deficits of 1-4, and 2-5 to win 6-4, 7-5 in his first match, and appeared to have found his groove, winning 6-4, 6-0 in his second match. However, Paul’s serve must have been working well, and he must have had his forehand working, because he took Oliver down in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3.
Eric Ernstrom

In another surprise performance, Paul took Eric Ernstrom the distance, losing 4-6, 6-0, 10-8 in the super-tiebreak. Eric is also recently back to competition after injuries, but just a couple of years ago he was the top-ranked player in USTA Florida’s Men’s 45 Rankings. Nice work from Paul and a relatively successful return to competition for Oliver.

John Jerome
John Jerome and Johann Saurbier, both of Naples, played in the Men’s 45 Division.  After winning a tough three-setter in his first match (6-4, 5-7, 10-8), John lost in straights to the No.2 Seed, Andrew Connett of Eustis, FL.

In an incredible display of stamina and perseverance, Johann won all of his matches in super-tiebreaks. He dropped the first set of his first match, took the second 7-6, then edged his opponent 11-9 in the breaker. 

Johann played again the same day against the No.1 Seed, and won the first set in another tiebreak, lost the second 2-6, then won the super-tiebreak 10-8. Johann came back the next morning and went to the third set super-tiebreak yet again, winning the match 6-3, 4-6, 11-9. Wow! I’m impressed!

A number of other locals played the event as well, including Orlando Ferrer of Naples, who administers Land Sharks Tennis online. You can check out the players and their results by clicking this link.

Armor Persons
In the Super Senior event, Armor Persons of Fort Myers, and Willy Hoffman and Andrew Bloom of Bonita Springs, and Warren Eber of Naples played singles in the Men’s 55s. 

Willy Hoffmann
Eber was seeded No.1 and upheld his seeding, losing no more than four games in any of his matches en route to winning the event. Willy lost his first match to the No.4 Seed in straight sets.

Bloom was unseeded, but he eliminated the No.2 Seed in his first match, and dispatched Armor in his second in straight sets. He eventually lost in the Final to Eber. Armor might not have had a full tank after his comeback victory over the three-seed the previous day. After winning the first set 6-4, Armor lost the second by the same score, and was down 0-4 in the third, before coming back to win 7-5.

Men’s 60s
Steve Shortridge
Steve Shortridge of Colonial, seeded third, made short work of his first two opponents,  beating Bob Oelschlager of Alexandria, VA 6-2, 6-0, and treated Pat Bologna of Niskayuna, NY like lunch meat (couldn’t resist), delivering another second-set bagel, 6-3, 6-0. Steve couldn’t get past nemesis Jared Florian, the second seed, in the semis, losing 6-2, 6-3.

Larry Turville
No.1 Seed Larry Turville of Naples, who, as recently as November of 2010, was ranked No.1 in the International Tennis Federation’s Men’s 60 Rankings, served up a double bagel to his first round opponent, gave up two games in the second round, and provided more room service in his third with another twin bagel sans cream cheese.

Jared Florian
But things got a bit dicey in the Final against Jared. Florian took the first set 7-5, and I’m sure there was a buzz around the courts. But Larry showed why he has managed to rise to the top of the international rankings, closing out the second and third sets, 6-2, 6-3.

Tom Avery and Walt Lewis of Naples both won first round singles matches as well in the Men’s 60s, but got no further.

Men’s 65s
In 65 Singles, Mike Harmon and Tom McCune, both of Naples, won first round matches before falling in their second. No other locals played this division.

Men’s 70s
Fred Drilling
Winning must be getting to be “old hat” for Fred Drilling of Estero, because he keeps, uh, drilling people!  Seeded No.1 in the 70s, Fred didn’t lose a game in his first match, lost four in his second, one in his third and two in the Final. C’mon man! Can anybody give this guy a match? I don’t wanna play him. This was Fred’s third title in a row in the Division, and no other locals made it past the first round.

Men’s 75s
No. 1 Seed Gordon Hammes of Naples didn’t have quite as easy a time defending his seeding, but he got the job done. Gordon didn’t lose more than three games in a set until he reached the semis against Jerald Hayes of Westfield, IN. 

After a 6-0 first set, Gordon had to work for a 7-5 second. He had an old-fashioned tussle in the Final with Jim Curry of Waco, TX, winning 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. Gordon took two out of the three 75 Singles events of the three played in the Fort Myers/Naples area, losing in the final of the third.

Men’s 80s
Neil McDonald
No.1 Seed Neil McDonald of Naples got back to his winning ways after losing in the Final last weekend in Cape Coral. Neil won his second singles title in three tries, downing George Boyce of Lincoln, RI 6-4, 6-0 in the championship match. En route to the title, Neil tasted sweet revenge, winning a three-setter (6-4, 4-6, 6-2) against David Rothgaber of Longboat Key, who had beaten him in the Final of the Cape Coral event.

Men’s 85s
Fintan Flanagan of Naples reached the Final but lost a tough one to Fred Sarkis of Bradenton who was seeded No.1. Fintan dropped the first set 2-6, before rallying to take the second 6-4. Sarkis pulled away in the super-tiebreak, winning 10-5.

60 Doubles
Steve Shreiner & Howard Ames
Steve Shreiner, based at the Landings in Fort Myers, teamed with Howard Ames of Danvers, MA to complete his trifecta. Steve won two of the three doubles events played over the past three weeks with Howard and one with terry See of Cypress Lake in Fort Myers.

Steve and Howie overcame the only test they faced in the tourney in the final. They lost their first and only set, 3-6, in the Final against second-seeded Michael and Charles Barnes of Westminster, MD and Dunkirk, MD respectively. They took the final two sets, 6-2, 6-3.

65 Doubles
Spike Gonzales & Joe McAleer
Spike Gonzales of Naples and Joe McAleer of Bonita Springs were seeded third and trying to capture their second event in the local series, having won at Colonial Country Club. They came close, taking out the No.2 Seeds in the semis 7-5; 2-6; 6-4, but came up short in the Final, losing 6-7, 4-6 to David Nash of Bloomington, MN and Armistead Neely of Atlanta, GA.

Fred Drilling & Clive Kileff
70 Doubles
Fred Drilling of Estero was up to his old tricks in the Doubles as well. Seeded No.2, Fred and partner Clive Kileff of Signal Mountain, TN didn’t drop a set on the way to claiming their second doubles title in the three-tourney swing. In the six events (three singles, three doubles) that he entered during the swing, Fred won all three singles, two doubles, and lost in the Final of the other doubles. Not a bad three weeks of work, eh?

75 Doubles

Unseeded Daniel Kennedy of Bonita Springs and Omer Menard of Westport MA beat the top seeds in the semis then defeated the, also unseeded, team of James Foran of Darien, IL and Louis Kittlaus of Chicago, IL in the Final, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1.

80 Doubles
Neil McDonald &  Ken Sinclair
Neil McDonald of Naples had a three-week stint that was second only to Fred Drillings’. In the three singles and three doubles events that he played, Neil won two of the singles and two of the doubles events, and lost in the Finals of the other two. At Sterling Oaks Neil teamed with Doug Feaver to defeat Doyle Kennedy of New Smyrna Beach and Ben Moore of Frankfort, KY 6-0, 6-0 in the Final. 

The West Coast Super Senior Grand Prix continues next week at University Park Country Club in SarasotaGame, set, match…T A 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Lee County Women's Tennis League Update

I just can't keep up with all the tennis we have going in town and on the tube, so this LCWTL update is through Friday January 20th. 

Rated Divisions

The Landings have the lead by 16 points over Cape Coral Yacht Club (CCYC), but the Landings has played one more game than CCYC.  Both the Legends and Gulf Harbour are within striking distance, and with so many matches yet to play, all four are in the hunt for the top spot.

Four teams appear to be vying for supremacy in this division. The ladies of Breckenridge Tiebreakers hold the lead by three points over the Landings, with Cross Creek Estates and Heritage Palms eight and nine points out of first respectively.

Although the Forest has a two-point lead in the standings over Fiddlesticks (203 – 201), Fiddlesticks has played one game fewer than the Forest. In addition, Fiddlesticks has swept five of nine opponents, four of the last five, and is 22-2 in their last 24 individual matches played. No one else is within striking distance of the lead.

Landings Gems hold the lead by 10 points over the Forest, and three other teams are within one sweep of the lead. Kelly Greens, Gulf Harbour LoveLee Ladies, and Paseo with strong second halves of the season can give Landings Gems and the Forest a run for division honors.

Pelican Preserve and Rutenberg are running away with the race in this division. Pelican Preserve leads Rutenberg by seven points, but with six of nine matches ending in sweeps, a 32-4 individual match record, one match fewer played than Rutenberg, it appears that Pelican Preserve is in the driver’s seat. Gulf Harbour is within striking distance of the top two teams should they falter.

Three teams are vying for supremacy in the division. The Dunes TonisTigers lead the way with 232 points, Park Meadow sits in second with 219 points, and Gulf Harbour is still within reach of the top spot with 209. Fort Myers Racquet Club Ace Kickers and Heritage Palms can at least reach the 200-point mark by next match, but unless something unforeseen occurs, the division winner is likely to come from the current top three.

There’s a tight race atop the 4.0 Division with five teams within one match of the lead. Landings 4Love hold the top spot, seven points ahead of second-place Landings Legends. The Dunes, HP Poachers and Park Meadow round out the top five, and all of those teams are within a sweep of the lead. With half the season still to go, it’s too close to call.

In this, the highest skill level of the Rated Divisions, PM GGs leads Paseo by nine points and Plantation by 20. Looking at the match scores, it’s tough to determine which of these three is likely to emerge as the cream of the crop, but it looks as though the current top-two will determine who is crowned Division Champ.

Senior Divisions
It appears to be another three-horse race for the honors in the most senior of the senior divisions. Fort Myers Racquet Club (FMRC) has a healthy 20-point lead over Heritage Palms, and Cape Coral Racquet Club is two points behind Heritage Palms. FMRC has swept its last four matches, so they appear to be pulling away from the competition.

In one of the closest races in the Lee County Women’s Tennis League, Herons Glen holds a slim lead over Pelican Landing, and Heritage Palms is just nine points back of Pelican. FMRC has played one match fewer than the top three, and being only 10 points out of third, chances are they will be in the top three when matches played are equal. Two additional teams are right in the mix, both within 15 points of third place.

In one of the largest division in the LCWTL, Breckenridge holds a slight and deceptive lead over Landings Lucky Ladies. Breckenridge is ahead by 9 points, but the team has played one match fewer than “L-Cubed.” The two are significantly ahead of the rest of the pack, however, there are a few teams within hailing distance that have played two matches fewer than the leader.

After a relatively slow start, Heritage Palms Sweet Spots have picked up the pace over the past eight matches, posting four sweeps and losing just one individual match in the other four that they played. That gives them a 27-point lead over their closest competitor, Cape Coral Racquet Club. This is shaping up as a battle for second, as there are six teams within one sweep of the second spot.

In the highest rated of the Senior Divisions, Paseo has a two-point edge on Pelican Landing, and Park Meadow ServesAces are 19 points out of first. No other team is really within shouting distance of the lead, but the season is still relatively young. 

Stay tuned for the next update which should be ready within two weeks. Game, set, match...T A

Australian Open: Finalizing the Semis

There's a chance for the top three women and the Defending Champion to make it to the Women's Semis, and for all four of the top men to get there as well. Can't ask for a whole lot more than that unless you have a penchant for upsets. 

The Women
Well as expected, the Maria Sharapova-Sabine Lisicki (14) Round-of-16 match was one that Sharapova gutted out in three, now Sharapova goes up against unseeded countrywoman, Ekaterina Makarova. I was dead wrong about Serena’s match with Makarova, predicting a relatively easy Serena win, and I hate to do it to Maria too, but…yeah, Sharapova ought to win this one. Maria might be feeling the emotional effects of her last win, but I can’t believe she won’t be able to pull it together enough to reach the semis.

Top seed Caroline Wozniacki had the misfortunate of meeting Defending Champion Kim Clijsters (11) in the quarters. Clijsters looked every bit the champion, pushing Wozniacki around the court, and delivering a barrage of winners. Midway through the second set, it was obvious that Clijsters would have to develop another injury for Wozniacki to have a shot. That didn’t happen, but Clijsters appeared to tighten up, letting Wozniacki back in it. Caroline couldn’t capitalize though and Kim finished her off with some stellar play at the end.

Petra Kvitova (2) is still on course to pick up her second Grand Slam, downing Ana Ivanovic (21) 6-2, 7-6 in the Round of 16. She now gets unseeded and unknown Italian, Sara Errani. Despite her seeding and her wins thus far, I’m not sold on Kvitova’s form. She still looks a bit off to me, but she ought to advance against a player who’s had one win against a top 20 player in the past year. I’m looking for a Kvitova-Sharapova semi.

Despite dropping the first set against Aggie Radwanska (8), losing the tiebreak at love, Victoria looks ready to really contend for her first Grand Slam title. She fell short against Kvitova in the Wimbledon Final last year, and the two could very well meet again in the Aussie Final. Azarenka will truly have to earn her way into that match….

The Men
Six of the top ten men’s seeds are still alive and battling for the year’s first Slam. Despite losing his first set of the event to Lleyton Hewitt in the Round of 16, Novak Djokovic (1) looks as though he is still the man to beat. He has David Ferrer (5) next, and Ferrer is just a better version of Hewitt. The two have close to an even record, with Djokovic slightly ahead 6-5. Given Ferrer’s tenacity, Djokovic will have to stay focused to move through to the semis.

Rafael Nadal (2) played well throughout, but it was Berdych’s (7) failure to capitalize in the first set that set the tone. Rafa served at 5-6, 0-40 and Berdych had second serve returns to look at on the first two set points. He played a great point at 15-40, but Rafa showed why he is who he is, making some incredible defensive gets before hitting a running forehand winner to save the second break point.

I thought the match was over right then, despite his reaching another set point after Rafa had gotten it back to deuce. But Berdych persevered and got a break on a line call that gave him yet another set point. He capitalized on that one, and it was game on! But one set against Rafa is just one set, and after claiming the second set breaker, Berdych didn’t have the legs or heart to sustain. The bottom line is Rafa appears to be in vintage form, and that means trouble for anyone he faces…except maybe da Djoker?

Roger Federer (3) is still Roger Federer, except perhaps when he plays Nadal, and, recently, Djokovic. There’s no question in my mind that Roger has the physical goods to beat anyone on the planet when he’s playing his best. I’m just not so sure about the mental dimension of his game when facing the top two. He handled Del Potro with ease, so he’ll at least be fresh against Rafa in the semis. Could be another classic on the way, and I just don’t want to see Roger crying after this one.

What can we expect from Andy Murray (4)? I honestly don’t know. The guy is as talented as anyone in the field, but sometimes he plays as though he doesn’t know that. The only time he played Kei Nishikori (24) he beat him in two sets, serving up a bagel in the second. There’s no reason why he shouldn’t beat him again, reserving a date with Djokovic in the semis. When the two squared off in the final last year, Djokovic rolled him in straight sets. Perhaps Murray will use that as inspiration to at least make a match of it this time around.

In any event, we are down to the nitty gritty in the first Grand Slam of the year and the next few days will be as good as it gets in the tennis world. Two of the four top seeds are in the semis on the men’s side and there’s a chance for three of the four top women to reach the semis as well. Have fun watching! Game, set, match…T A

Monday, January 23, 2012

Super Seniors Head to Naples

David Vaughan
David Vaughan of Fort Myers, playing out of Cypress Lake Country Club in Fort Myers, and Fred Drilling of Estero, playing out of Bella Terra, garnered “Best in Show” honors by claiming both singles and doubles titles this past weekend on the Cape Coral stop of the West Coast Super Senior Grand Prix. 

Peter Redpath & David Vaughan
Unseeded in the small singles draw of the Men’s 55s, David beat the No.2 & No.1 Seeds in the semis and finals respectively without dropping a set and losing only nine games in the process. David then teamed with Peter Redpath to win the doubles, their second in a row.  

Fred Drilling
Seeded No.1 in Singles and Doubles, Fred won his second consecutive Men’s 70s Singles Championship on the West Coast swing, and picked up his first Doubles Title of the series. Fred asserted his dominance of the field for the second consecutive week, refusing to drop a single set en route to his win in Singles. He beat the No.2 Seed 6-1, 6-1 in the Final. Ouch! Fred will be aiming for three in a row in Naples this week.

Steve Shortridge
Steve Shortridge, long time pro at Colonial Country Club in Fort Myers, also captured a title this past weekend. Steve entered the 60s Singles as the No.1 Seed and held his seeding throughout, downing Dennis Posteraro of St. Marys, PA 6-1, 7-5 in the Final.

Terry See
Other locals to shine in Cape Coral this past weekend include Terry See, Director of Tennis at Cypress Lake, who teamed with Steve Shreiner, playing out of the Landings, to win the 60 Doubles event.  Neil McDonald of Naples was seeking the double-double (winning singles and doubles for the second consecutive week) in the 80s, but lost in the Finals of both, losing three-setters in both.  

On to Naples
The Super Seniors are finishing the Fort Myers/Naples leg of the West Coast Super Senior Grand Prix this week, heading down to The Club at Sterling Oaks in Naples. Matches begin tomorrow morning.

Armor Persons
Representing our Fort Myers/Naples area in the 55s are Armor Persons of Fort Myers, Willy Hoffman and Andrew Bloom of Bonita Springs, and No.1 Seed Warren Eber of Naples.  

Larry Turville
There’s a strong field in the 60s Singles, with three players from Naples, including No.1 Seed Larry Turville, and Fort Myers representative Steve Shortridge, seeded third. Steve will be vying for his second championship in a row, but I’m sure he’ll be happy if he holds his seed. 

Steve Shreiner & Howard Ames
Steve Shreiner will be going for his third 60s doubles title in a row when he serves them up this week with Howard Ames, his partner when he won at Colonial two events ago. He’ll have some tough competition to conquer before he can raise his glass though.

Larry Albritton
The 65 Doubles Division promises to be as competitive as any with a pretty full field and some topnotch players. Greg “Spike” Gonzales who teamed with Joe McAleer to win the 65 Doubles at Colonial are seeded third. Larry Albritton of Lehigh and Mike Melnick of Bonita, seeded fourth, should also be in the mix.

Bottom line is that there will be some more terrific tennis this week as the Super Seniors wrap up in our area and head up to Sarasota. Game, set, match…T A

Fort Myers Ritzman Tennis USPTA Pro League Part II

Mark Drons with Mike Lawver of Heritage Palms
The Fort Myers Ritzman Tennis USPTA Pro League is beginning its stretch run this Friday the 27th at the Bonita Bay Club in Bonita Springs. Unlike most of the other host sites, Bonita Bay will have all matches playing at once and starting at 4pm.

Pro League Team Standings
With only five team matches to go, Boston Retirement Advisors (BRA), led by League Commissioner, Jim Katterfield, holds the lead with 32 points. On BRA’s heels is my team, Harborside Dental (HD), led by Mike Curran, and the Denny-Rager-captained AutoDrive (AD) with 28 points each; and Johnny Malloy’s (JM) with 24, led by Shawn Hedrick.

Remaining Schedule
Here is the schedule for the remaining matches:
Jan. 27           Bonita Bay Club
Feb. 10           Shadow Wood Country Club
Feb. 24           Lexington Country Club
Mar. 9             Colonial Country Club
Mar. 30           Legends Country Club (Playoffs)

The Matchups at Bonita Bay
Ty Owens & Manuel Encalada
Not too long ago we were wondering if the Packers would go undefeated. Well our Pro League has its own version of the Packers this season, and that’s the team of Manuel Encalada and Tyler Owens. 

Boston Retirement vs. Harborside Dental
Court 1  
Sergio Rebolledo & Mike Curran
Mannuel and T.O., as he’s affectionately called, are 5-0 this season and take on Mike Curran and Sergio Rebolledo for the second time. The teams battled to 11-9 in the super-tiebreak last time they met, so this ought to another good battle.

Court 2 
Frank Fourgeau & Luke Andreae
After going undefeated for the first three outings, Frank Fourgeau and Luke Andreae have lost a couple of tough super-tiebreak matches in a row. They took Joel and I down in a really exciting three-setter the first time we played, but Joel’s in a cast, and I have a new young gun, Jeremy Orme to carry me. We’ll see how it goes this time.

Court 3  
Jim Katterfield & Fred Hindle
Jim Katterfield and Fred Hindle have been tough all season, losing just once as a team when they didn’t play subs. They will face Mike Lawver and Mark Drons, who are coming off a nice straight-set victory over the tough team of John Jerome and Alex Hermeto.

Court 4  

Dave Dooley & Rick Calton
Dave Dooley and Rick Calton will face Tony Halski and Fran Coryell who have had a hard time putting up “W”s this season. Tough losses have been the story for Tony and Fran and thy will be looking to get in the “W” column this week.

Mixed Dubs  
Erica Cossairt & Jeff Timmer
Jeff Timmer should be back in action with partner Erica Cossairt against Christie Dan Moenning and Christie Bradley. The way things have gone this season, I am expecting a super-tiebreak finish to this one, and it’s a “pick em” match for sure.

AutoDrive vs. Johnny Malloy's
Court 1 
Denny Rager & Jared Kalpin
Denny Rager and Jared Kalpin have proven to be the second toughest team in the league on the No.1 Doubles court. They will take on Scott Harrington and Shawn Hedrick, the team that has struggled the most thus far at this position. 

Court 2 
Patrick Kangwa & Jeff Diggs
Jeff Diggs and Patrick Kangwa have come on strong after a slow start, posting three consecutive wins. They'll try to keep it going against the hard-hitting team of Elliott DeBolt and Kevin Kearns.

Court 3
Alex Hermeto & John Jerome
Alex Hermeto and John Jerome are one of the toughest teams on paper at this position, but haven't dominated as one might expect. They'll seek to get rolling against Jorge Magalhaes and Todd Wise.

Court 4 
Larry Gagnon & Rob Vinal
Larry Gagnon and Rob Vinal are dang near unbeatable at the fourth spot...when Larry the Legend is healthy that is. Steve Shortridge and Anthony Hatori has given everyone they've played fits, taking a couple super-tiebreaks. Another super-tiebreak is likely.

Mixed Dubs  
Terry See & Carolyn Lawver
The always tough to beat Terry See and Carolyn Lawver will battle Armor Persons and Kerry Kendrick. Terry has been battle tested, winning his division in the recent Super Seniors and Kerry has been playing really well. Another close one should be on tap here.

Results from Heritage Palms Jan. 13
Boston Retirement vs. Johnny Malloy’s
Court 1
Scott Harrington & Shawn Hedrick
Manuel Encalada and Tyler Owens remain undefeated, winning 6-2, 6-4 over Shawn Hedrick and Scott Harrington.

Court 2
Frank Fourgeau and Luke Andreae lost to Patrick Kangwa and Jeff Diggs 7-5, 6-7, 1-10 in the super-tiebreak.

Court 3
Jim Katterfield and Fred Hindle lost 6-7, 2-6, to Todd Wise and Tom Fisher (sub)

Court 4
Rick Calton and Mark Owens (sub) beat Steve Shortridge and Anthony Hatori 6-3, 7-5

Mixed Dubs
Kerry Kendrick & Armor Persons
Dave Dooley and Erica Cossairt beat Armor Persons and Kerry Kendrick 7-6, 6-2

Harborside Dental vs. AutoDrive
Court 1
Mike Curran and Sergio Rebolledo lost in the third set super-tiebreak (7-6, 6-7, 4-10) to Denny Rager and Jared Kalpin despite having match point in the second set tiebreak. 

Court 2
Joel Hampton & T A Niles
T. A. Niles and Jeremy Orme got a walkover when Kevin Kearns’ partner Elliott DeBolt couldn’t make it due to a miscommunication

Court 3
Mike Lawver and Mark Drons beat Alex Hermeto and John Jerome 6-4, 7-6

Court 4
Fran Coryell
Fran Coryell and John Ramsey (sub) lost to Larry Gagnon and Rob Vinal 6-0, 6-3

Mixed Dubs
Dan Moenning & Christie Bradley
Dan Moenning and Christie Bradley lost to Terry See and Belinda Dufrene (sub) 3-6, 6-4, 9-11 in the super-tiebreak

Christie & Steve enjoy the pizza & dishware
As usual, there will be refreshments for your consumption so consume away...our games look better that way, and it enhances crowd participation :). 

Serious Dish for Pizza!
Heritage Palms went all out with their refreshment dishware. Must be a first class operation there (wink). Come out to Bonita Bay and see what they have to offer. Game, set, match...T A