Quincy Menís Senior Tournament

 

The quaint neighborhood setting and brick red clay courts of the Quincy Tennis Club (one of the oldest in the Boston area dating to 1887) once again was the site for this year's New England Senior Tennis Foundation's Men's 65 and 70 Championships. Strong fields in both singles draws made for competitive, exciting matches. Rookie TD Ted Underwood ran a well organized tournament after he got some help on TDM from Ken Miller (and a good practice doubles match the Monday before the tournament). The players all felt welcome and were provided lunch on the first two days.

 

The 70 singles final proved to be the toughest match of the tournament.  Dag Williamson rallied after the first set to defeat Bob Dilworth 1-6, 6-3, 7-5 in a hard fought, exhausting, physically and emotionally draining (for spectators as well as players) match that demonstrated the determination and persistence of both competitors.

 

In the 65 semis, Dr. Don McGoldrick upset second seed Strickland Wheelock 6-3, 6-2. But, defending titleholder Paul Fein then dispatched McGoldrick in the finals 6-1, 6-1. 

 

After an easy first set in the 65 doubles finals, Chum Steele and Ed Shein prevailed over Ted Underwood and John Fournier 6-1, 7-5.  Ken Miller and Mal Swanson in the 70 doubles final easily handled Nick Celia and Bob Emery 6-0, 6-0.

 

Overall it was a successful tournament and fun was had by all.

 

Pictures of the tournament winners and finalists are shown below.

 

65 singles winner Paul Fein with Quincy TC President Mike Kenney and finalist Don McGoldrick

70 singles winner Dag Williamson, Quincy TC President Mike Kenney and finalist Bob Dilworth

 

70 doubles finalists Bob Emery and Nick Celia with winners Ken Miller and Mal Swanson

  

65 doubles finalists John Fournier and TD Ted Underwood with winners Chum Steele and Ed Shein