65-75 Atlantic Coast Cup

August 3-4, 2009

by Tom Larkin


"The best tennis weekend I have ever had" said one of the New England players as we left Sleepy Hallow Country Club in Tarrytown N.Y. He was talking about the Atlantic Coast Cup matches held on August 3rd and 4th between the four Northeast sections of the USTA  for 65 and 75 men. Eastern narrowly defeated New England in the first match 3 to 2. At 1st singles, Jack Moter lost to highly nationally ranked Don Long of Eastern 6-0 6-0.  At 2nd singles, George Lynch lost a squeaker to Dan Wszolek of Eastern 5-7 6-2 6-2.


The news gets better in the doubles. At 1st doubles, John Swan and Ted Underwood  pulled an upset beating Gordon Aydelott and Jim Carlin [Eastern] 3-6, 6-3 7-5.  Roy Anderson and Bob Dilworth also defeated Eastern`s Sam Corso and John Gorsky by a score of 6-2, 6-3.  But at third doubles, PeterFiore and Paul Gallowich [Eastern] edged Tom Larkin and Omer Menard 2-6, 6-4, 7-6(6).


In the battle for third place N. E. lost to Middle States [Philadelphia area] 4 matches to 1.


1st singles: Charles Smuck (MS) defeated Jack Moter 6-2, 6-3

2nd singles: Mark Forrester (MS) defeated George Lynch 6-1, 6-2

1st doubles: George Hoffman/Jim Blatt (MS) defeated John Swan/Ted Underwood   6-4, 7-5.

2nd doubles: Andy Yates/Creighton Frampton (MS) def Bob Dilworth/Roy Anderson 4-6, 7-6, 10-8


In 3rd doubles, Tom Larkin and Omer Menard averted a shutout by defeating Charles Freeman and George Sawchuk of Middle States 6-1, 6-3.


The 75`s also went down to defeat even though Don Frahm had two impressive wins at first singles. Also of note was Irving Levine and Marvin Sears at 2nd doubles losing two tight matches but giving away a “few” years (Irving is over 85 and Marvin is over 80!).


New England has a big task to come up with a proper venue for next year which comes close to what we have experienced in the past two years. If you have a suggestion, contact Tom Larkin at Tlarkinsr@verizon.net.


Team pictures are below.



The Atlantic Coast 65 Team

The Atlantic Coast 75 Team