Pt. Judith Grass Slam Tournament Again a big Success!

Once again, we had beautiful weather, a gorgeous setting, and a warm welcome from the club with a terrific players party. ††Unfortunately, TD Brian Shanley was not able to be at the tournament for much of the time due to other commitments.However, he did a great job of organizing and provided able assistant TDs. Our thanks to Jan Swanson, who checked players in and handed out player gifts for the entire duration of the tournament.

Menís 50 Events

Menís 50 singles had a relatively small draw of six but there were significant upsets.Ron Chicoine from Maine won his first round over Bill Willis (who brought his tennis couch with him to the tournament Ė but without success) and then upset 1st seed Peter Appleton to reach the finals.Henry Risman won his first round over John Wilcox 6-4, 3-1 retired due to injury.He then got a default over 2nd seed John Flatley to make the finals.Chicoine defeated Risman in the final 6-1, 6-2.

No upsets in the 50 doubles but there were hard fought wins for the seeds.1st seeds Jon Bates and Harlan Stone defeated Rob Pease and Mark Starrett in the semis 6-2, 1-6, 6-4.In the other semi, 2nd seeds Carl Norbeck and Bill Previdi defeated Peter Appleton and Robins Tien 3-6, 6-1, 7-5.Bates and Stone took the final over Norbeck and Previdi 6-4, 6-3.There were some great doubles matches here!

 

Menís 50 singles winner Ron Chicoine and finalist Henry Risman

 

The pristine grass courts!

 

Menís 50 doubles finalists Carl Norbeck and Bill Previdi with winners Jon Bates and Harlan Stone

 

Menís 50 doubles also had a consolation and Ron Chicoine and fellow Mainer Doug Bearce (playing down from the 65s) won the consolation over Jim McGhee and Michael McQuaid 6-2, 7-6.

Menís 55 Events

Menís 55 singles had a draw of 12.1st and 2nd seeds were upset in the semis with 4th seed Robbins Tien defeating 1st seed Chris Holmes 6-2, 6-3.In the other semi, 3rd seed Alex Seaver defeated 2nd seed David Cox 6-1, 7-6.Seaver won the final 7-6, 6-1 over Tien.In the singles consolation,Marc Nadeau defeated Rob LeRoy in the final, 2-6, 4-0 retired due to injury.

In the 55 doubles, the 1st and 2nd seeds came through.In the semis, 1st seeds Jon Bates and Harlan Stone defeated Rob LeRoy and Dan Patrone 6-4, 6-3.In the other semi, 2nd seeds Chris Holmes and Rob Pease defeated David Foster and Mike McQuaid 6-2, 6-2.Bates and Stone took the final over Holmes and Pease 6-2, 6-2.Again, some great doubles matches here!

 

Menís 55 singles finalist Robins Tien with winner Alex Seaver

 

Menís 55 doubles winners Jon Bates and Harlan Stone with finalists Chris Holmes and Rob Pease

 

Menís & Womenís 60 Events

In menís 60 singles, 1st seed Wade Frame defeated Eric Youmans (from Texas) in one semi 7-6(6), 6-4 Ė a tight one!In the other semi, 2nd seed Gary Jenkins defeated 3rd seed Bill Frost 6-3, 6-2.The final was a battle with Jenkins winning over Frame 6-4, 5-7(4), 6-2. In the consolation final, Kirk Beattie from Wisconsin defeated Hany Teylouni in a squeaker 6-4, 0-6, 12-10.

Menís 60 doubles had some close three setters.2nd seeds Bill Frost and Ken Newman won their first round in three sets and in the semi lost in three sets to Gary Jenkins and Eric Youmans 3-6, 7-5, 6-4.In the other semi, 1st seeds Kimm Fisher and Richard Makepeace had an easier time in winning over Peter Harris and Earl Smith 6-1, 6-2.Fisher and Makepeace then defeated Jenkins and Youmans 6-3, 7-5 to win the doubles championship.

 

Menís 60 singles winner Gary Jenkins with finalist Wade Frame

 

Menís 60 singles consolation winner Kirk Beattie with finalist Hany Teyloouni

 

Menís 60 doubles winners Richard Makepeace and Kimm Fisher (back row) with finalists Eric Youmans and Gary Jenkins (front row)

 

Womenís 60 singles had a couple of upsets.In one semi, Michelle Immler defeated 1st seed Sue Kimball in a tight three setter 4-6, 7-6, 6-4.Patty Ann Meyer upset 1st seed Eszter Chase 5-3, retired due to injury.Meyer then easily defeated Dorcas Miller in the semi 6-1, 6-0.Meyer then took the final easily over Immler 6-2, 6-0.Meyer is a great player and we welcome her to the NE Senior Slam tournaments!There was a ĺ playoff (the only one in the tournament that was played) and Kimball defeated Miller 6-1, 7-5.In the consolation, Lynn Kaufman defeated Moy Burns in the final 6-1, 6-0.

 

Womenís 60 singles champion Patty Ann Meyer with husband Ed

 

Womenís singles ĺ winner Sue Kimball who defeated Dorcas Miller

 

Womenís 60 singles consolation finalist Moy Burns with winner Lynn Kaufman

 

Womenís 60 doubles winners Lynn Miller and Lil Peltz-Petow (at the party)

 

Checking out the scores

 

 

Womenís 60 doubles finalists Michelle Immler and Patty Ann Meyer

 

Womenís 60 doubles had three teams that played round-robin.All three teams were strong with two of the matches three setters.Lynn Miller and partner Lil Peltz-Petow (visiting us from Florida) won by defeating pickup team Michelle Immler and Patty Ann Meyer 6-0, 6-2 and Carolyn Fournier and Sue Kimball 7-5, 4-6, 6-3.Immler and Meyer took 2nd place by defeating Fournier and Kimball 4-6, 7-6, 10-6.It was great to see Lil Peltz-Petow again after so many years and hope to see her play in some NE tournaments in the future.

Menís 65 Events

In menís 65 singles, 3rd seed George Deptula defeated 1st seed Mas Kimball 7-5, 6-1 in one semi.In the other semi, 2nd seed Laurie Hammel defeated unseeded Tom Carry 6-4, 6-4.The final between Deptula and Hammel was played at Longwood since Deptula was also in the doubles final and it would be too many matches in one day.In the final, Deptula defeated Hammel 6-4, 6-4.In the consolation, Bruce Leibig defeated Henry Steinglass in a close one 2-6, 6-3, 10-6.Steinglass had given George Deptula a tough match in the first round of the main draw with Deptula prevailing 4-6, 6-2, 6-1.Welcome to the NE Senior Slam tournaments, Henry, and maybe you can lure some other players from NY state to come in future!

 

Menís 65 singles finalist Laurie Hammel with winner George Deptula

 

Assistant TD Terence with tournament umpire Tom Fayed and 65 singles winner George Deptula

 

Menís 65 consolation singles winner Bruce Leibeg with finalist Henry Steinglass

 

In doubles, 1st seeds George Deptula and Mas Kimball defeated Pete Allen and John Fournier in one semi 6-2, 7-5.In the other semi, unseeded Kenyon Clark and Peter Macpartland defeated 2nd seeds Tommie George and George Ulrich 7-6, retired injury.Deptula and Kimball prevailed over Clark and Macpartland in the final 6-1, 6-4.

 

 Menís 65 doubles finalists Peter Macpartland and Kenyon Clark with winners Mas Kimball and George Deptula

 

The beautiful Pt. Judith CC clubhouse

 

70 Events

Draws were very small in 70 events.There were no entries in womenís 70 singles or doubles and menís 70 singles had only two entries.Henry Steinglass (the same guy who played in the 65 singles and won the consolation) defeated Tom Wuerthrich 6-2, 6-0.Menís 70 doubles had three teams that played round robin.Pete Allen and John Fournier defeated Bob McAfee and Ted Underwood by default due to injury and also defeated Whitey Joslin and Tom Diehl 6-2, 6-4 to win 70 doubles.Diehl and Joslin defeated McAfee and Underwood 5-7, 7-5, 6-3 to take 2nd place.

 

Menís 70 singles finalist Tom Wuerthrich with winner Henry Steinglass

 

Watching the play

 

Menís 70 doubles winners John Fournier and Pete Allen

 

Men & Womenís 75 Events

In menís 75 singles, the biggest story is the win of unseeded Dag Williamson.He had never played on grass until about two weeks before the tournament when he got to practice at Longwood.In the semis, he defeated 1st seed George Lynch 6-3, 1-6, 6-3.In the other semi, Roy Anderson defeated Ken Miller 6-2, 6-4.And then in the final, Williamson defeated Anderson 6-2, 6-0!Great effort for someone that had hardly ever played on grass before!Mal Swanson won the consolation, defeating Ed Meyer 6-1, 6-1. The womenís 75 singles only had two entries and Dorcas Miller defeated Marjorie Bride 6-1, 6-1.

 

Menís 75 singles finalist Roy Anderson with winner Dag Williamson

 

Menís 75 doubles finalists Dag Williamson and Whitey Joslin with winners Omer Menard and John Swan

 

Menís 75 doubles had some upsets.In one semi, Omer Menard and John Swan (Swanee) defeated 1st seeds Ray Brodeur and George Lynch 6-3, 6-4.In the other semi, Whitey Joslin and Dag Williamson defeated 2nd seeds Roy Anderson and Bob Dilworth 6-4, 7-5.Another great win for Williamson!However, they lost in the final to Menard and Swan 6-3, 6-3.

Menís 80 Events

Menís 80 singles saw the seeds pull through.In one semi, 1st seed (and new 80) Bob Fougere defeated Marvin Sears 6-2, 6-1.In the other semi, Peter Reiss defeated Ed Meyer 6-1, 6-4.Ed is the husband of Patty Ann Meyer who won the womenís 60 singles.He also played down in the 75 singles.In the final, Fougere defeated Reiss 6-1, 6-2.

There were only two teams in the 80 doubles.Bob Fougere and Marvin Sears defeated Paul Delaney and Ernest Maynard 6-3, 6-2.

 

Menís 80 singles winner Bob Fougere with finalist Peter Reiss

 

Peter Reiss with menís 80 doubles winners Marvin Sears and Bob Fougere

 

The Party

The party was very well attended and had great food and drink as well as the traditional drawing of prizes.The drawing has been a favorite of the players during past years.

Regretfully, however, we will not be returning to the Pt. Judith CC for the Grass NE Senior Slam next year, but we will keep you posted on where our 2016 Grass Slam venue will be.

 

At the party Ė L-R John Fournier, Mal Swanson, Jan Swanson, Lil Peltz-Petow, Carolyn Fournier and Ken Miller.Ken and Dorcas Miller did the draw for prizes for those attending.