The Concord CC 60/70s Tournament has Lower Participation but Still Successful

The Concord CC 60/70s had lower participation than last year, mostly in the menís 60s event.Some participants indicated that some of the reason was that the menís 55 Atlantic Coast Cup was occurring at the same time and many of the good 60s players played down to play in the 55 Atlantic Coast Cup.

Some good news however Ė weather was threatening during the whole tournament but managed to hold off enough to not disrupt play.Also, there were four players that entered who were new to tournaments.It is great to see some new faces at the tournaments.There were two new menís 60 players, one new womenís 60 player and one new menís 70 player.

60s

Menís 60 singles had a draw of 10.1st seed Ron Lafond breezed into the final beating Kevin OíNeil 6-1, 6-0 in the quarter and Wayne Lilley 6-9, 6-2 in the semis.2nd seed Bill Busiek had a tougher time winning in 3 sets in the quarter and defeating 3rd seed Jay Lubker 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 in a tough semi win.LaFond took the crown by defeating Busiek in the final 6-2, 6-2.The ĺ playoff was unplayed due to Jay Lubker nursing an injury.In the consolation, Casey Moore defeated Mark Garner to win a close one, 7-6, 2-6, 7-6.

Womenís 60 singles had three entries that played round robin.Dorcas Miller defeated newcomer Caroline Daniels 5-7, 6-1, 6-2 but then lost to Denise Brosseau 6-3, 6-1.Brosseau then defeated Caroline Daniels in a walkover to win the title.

There were only two teams in menís 60 doubles and Bill Busiek and Mark Garner defeated Kevin OíNeil and Russell Kramp 6-1, 6-1.

 

Menís 6o singles winner Ron Lafond with finalist Bill Busiek

 

Menís 60 doubles winners Mark Garner and Bill Busiek with finalists Kevin OíNeil and Russell Kramp

 

70s

There were two seeded menís 70 singles players and both made it to the finals.In one semi, 1st seed Yoshi Akabane defeated newcomer Joel Herskowitz 6-1, 6-2.In the other semi, 2nd seed Mark Severs defeated Doug Alton 6-1, 6-2.Akabane took the title by defeating Severs 6-3, 6-1 in the final.

The ĺ playoff was played and Joel Herskowitz defeated Doug Alton 6-3, 6-1 to take 3rd place.Buzz Durkin won the consolation 6-2, 7-5 over Alan Greenbaum.It was good to see more players competing in the consolations.

There were only two menís 70 doubles teams and Bob McAfee and Ted Underwood defeated Paul Ajemian and Joe Ryan 6-3, 6-1.

 

Menís 60 singles finalist Mark Severs with winner Yoshi Akabane

 

Menís 70 singles ĺ winner Joel Herskowitz who defeated Doug Alton

 

 

Menís 70 doubles finalists Joe Ryan and Paul Ajemian with winners Ted Underwook and Bob McAfee

 

Mixed Doubles

There were two mixed doubles events, mixed 55 doubles and mixed 65 doubles.Both had only two teams.In the mixed 55 doubles, Casey Moore and Gail Warden defeated Jay Lubker and Lynn Miller 6-3, 6-1.In the mixed 65 doubles, the husband and wife team of John Fournier and Carolyn Fournier defeated John Kielty and Judith Schmid 6-0, 6-0.

 

Mixed 55 doubles winners Gail Warden and Casey Moore with finalists Lynn Miller and Jay Lubker

 

Mixed 65 doubles winners John and Carolyn Fournier with finalists John Kielty and Judith Schmid

 

Amenities were plentiful with food, beer and wine for all the players.A number of players hung out with the food and drink and socialized while watching the play.A good time was had by all and the new tournament players said they would participate in more tournaments in the future.Thanks to TD Nigel Bentley for putting on a good tournament.