Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Park Meadow Wraps up Season with Club Championship Doubless

Notes: Photo recovery process underway. Sorry for inconvenience! Thanks to Andrea Trank for her photographic and editorial assistance!

Joe Mosco holding
court assignment sheet
Thirty-four (34) men's and women's doubles teams entered five divisions in the Park Meadow 2011-2012 Doubles Club Championships. Joe Mosco did a terrific job as Tournament Director, but he didn't guard the beer nearly well enough! I say we forgive him this time. To the action...

Women’s 7.0
Angela Mitrisin & Grace McGee
In the largest of all divisions, Grace McGee & Angela Mitrisin took Flight A winning 16 games and losing seven in their two matches. Nicole LeFebvre & Suzie Reazin gave them a good battle, taking five games. Sandra Boll & Linda Jenkins took Flight B with two wins, but had to squeak by Debbie Vollrath & Randie Lewis in a super-tiebreak which went 10-7.

Laura DeLucca & Tracy DiBiase
Flight C went to Tracy DiBiase  & Laura DeLucca who dominated the flight, losing only three games in their two matches. Andrea Trank and Cindy Cheslosky won both matches and the flight, but had a tight match with Lisa Yeslow & Tina Tovar-Dias, winning 8-6. 

Cindy Cheslosky & Andrea Trank
Grace & Angela met Sandra & Linda in one semifinal while Tracy & Laura faced Andrea & Cindy in the other. Grace & Angela won the hard-fought 8-5 battle against Tracy & Laura to claim the Championship.

Women’s 8.0
Maria Coleman & Wendy Hechler
Mary Lou Roush & Dottie Nurrenberg
Five teams vied for the honors in the Women’s 8.0 Championship. Maria Coleman & Wendy Hechler took this division by beating all four of the other competitors in their round robin competition. Their toughest test was an 8-6 victory against Mary Lou Roush and Dottie Nurrenberg.  

Men’s 7.0
David Gruninger
& Bobby Forget, Jr.
Seven teams in two flights took to the courts to contest the Men’s 7.0 Division. I can’t figure who did what in the individual matches, but Yvon Deschenes & Michel Bergevin won all three matches they played in Flight A. In Flight B, Bobby Forget, Jr. & David Gruninger won two close ones to advance to the Final. The Final was a thriller when Yvon & Michel edged Bobby & David in the tiebreak.

Men’s 8.0
Bobby Forget & Kenny Valentine took the Men’s 8.0 over three other teams

Men’s 9.0
Parker Cuevas Woodall
Mike Welter & Steve Hedrick
The top men’s division was pretty much a foregone conclusion before a single serve was struck with talented juniors Parker Cuevas-Woodall and Kyle Yates in the field. They dominated Flight B, losing seven games in their two matches. In Flight A, Steve Hedrick and Mike Welter took care of their competition and met the youngsters in the Final. Parker and Kyle put on their best performance of the day in winning the Final 8-2 

As usual, the winners had a great time, and the almost winners who got to the beer in time had a pretty good time. The almost winners who didn’t get there? Well, you’ll have to ask them how they felt. Congrats to the Champions and to those who participated, “Goodonya!”

Oh, before I sign off, there’s some good news on the horizon as Park Meadow and The Hideaway Country Club are working on an affiliation that should produce smiles on the faces of members of both clubs. Stay tuned! Game, set, match….T A

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