Boston Retirement Advisors (BRA)
Auto Drive (AD)
On the heels of notching nine points last time out, BRA posted the most dominant performance of the season (in fact of any season in the four I’ve played) this past Friday at Shadow Wood Country Club, taking all five courts from AD, while losing just one set! AD just barely avoided a shutout in points, earning .5 of a point on Court 3. BRA’s 15-point lead with two matches to play is pretty much insurmountable, especially given their success against the other teams.
|Undefeated Manuel Encalada & Tyler Owens|
|Frank Fourgeau & Luke Andreae|
|Jim Katterfield & Fred Hindle|
Captain Jim Katterfield and Fred Hindle were the only blot on the, otherwise unblemished, performance by BRA. They had the nerve to drop a set to John Jerome and Tom Fisher (sub). Ok, ok, that was really a good win, because John and Tom are a very good team at the three slot…perhaps even at second doubles. The score was 6-4, 3-6, 1-0.
|Dave Dooley & Rick Calton|
|Erica Cossairt & Jeff Timmer|
If there was ever a sign that the tennis gods were solidly camped in BRA’s camp, it was the Mixed match. Jeff Timmer and Erica Cossairt scored a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Terry See and Carolyn Lawver. Huh! Are you jerking my well-kinked chain! Terry and Carolyn are a very tough duo, and the last time this foursome met, it went to 15-13 in the third-set super-tiebreak.
Two and oh! That just doesn’t happen to Terry See and Carolyn Lawver. But it did this day, and they won’t have another chance to avenge this loss unless it’s in the Playoffs.
Harborside Dental (HD)
Johnny Malloy’s (JM)
After our (Harborside Dental) dismal showing last time out at Bonita Bay, during which we garnered a mere three points and gave up our second position to AD, we can only be grateful to AD for an even darker showing against BRA.
We are now two points ahead of AD, and we play them next time out at Heritage Palms on the 24th. Johnny Malloy’s (JM) gained a point on us (HD), and crept into a third-place tie with AD.
|Sergio Rebolledo & Mike Curran|
Against JM this past outing, HD Captain Mike Curran and Sergio Rebolledo put in two strong sets to beat JM's Co-Captains Scott Harrington and Shawn Hedrick, 6-3, 7-5. Like most of our team, Mike and Serg has had see-saw season, but perhaps they’re peaking at the right time.
|T A Niles & Oliver Stenger|
|Mike Lawver & Mark Drons|
According to Fran Coryell and Dan Moenning of HD, Anthony Hatori was “a beast” on the court and missed absolutely nothing. Well if you know how hard Anthony hits the ball, if he isn’t missing, that spells trouble for any opponent.
|Steve Shortridge & Anthony Hatori|
|Armor Persons & Kerry Kendrick|
|Christie Bradley & Toni Halski|
HD takes on AD next time out at Lexington, with the two teams a mere two points apart and battling to see who will play first-place BRA for top money this season. BRA will take on JM, and if BRA comes out complacent, JM, only two points out of second, could easily vault into second place. Should be closely contested all around on the 24th.
Here are the Team Standings and the remaining matches. Look forward to seeing you out there. Thumbs up and huge appreciation for those faithful fans who show up match in and match out all over the city! Game, set, match…T A
Boston Retirement Advisors- 51
Harborside Dental- 36
Johnny Malloy's- 34
Feb. 24 Lexington
Mar. 9 Colonial
Mar. 30 Legends (Playoffs)