The inaugural March Madness Mixed Tournament was a great success. We had 12 teams, a great day of paddle, tons of food, and a lot of spirit (s). Thanks to OLCC for the use of their courts in the morning. Everyone was a winner! Look forward to more mixed tournaments.
Porter/Bauman def Flynn/Paternoster
Parson Guga Mazzarese Hughes Shoreline PCQ finals
February 23rd, for most of the day, the weather cooperated for the inaugural Shoreline PCQ at the Essex Platform Tennis Club. But under a light rain, Guga Goncalves and Mark Parsons defeated Nick Mazzarese and John Hughes in an entertaining final, 7‐6, 6‐2. In the semifinals, Goncalves and Parsons beat Rob Caserta and Peter Harvey. In the other, Hughes and Mazzarese took down Matt Holmes and Geoff Cartier.
There was strong paddle throughout the back draws as well. Drew Sawyer and Bill Horne won the Quarterfinal Reprieve over Brad Hoffman and Dan Nash. Bob Sheehy and John Schaper won the Consolation by defeating Will Katz and Adam King. Dennis Herschel and Craig Waddinton earned the Consolation Reprieve by beating John Crawford and Zach Rosenow.
Thanks to Rob Coster, Phil Johnson, and Chad Lyons for all of their help and the Guilford Racquet Club and the Old Lyme Country Club for generously opening up their courts for the tournament.
On an absolutely perfect paddle day on Feb 2, The 2013 Connecticut Shoreline Men’s 95+ Tournament was held at Essex Platform Tennis Club. Once again, the long time partners and very formidable team of Marc Porter and Peter Harvey prevailed to win for the third straight year! Porter and Harvey defeated Rob Durfee and Naren Dhamodharan from Longmeadow Field Club, MA in straight sets for the victory. In the consolation bracket, John Papa and John Bahre defeated John Cunningham and Ryan McGetrick. In the First Reprieve, it was Craig Wadddington and Dennis Herchel over locals Tim Grimes and John Paternoster. Finally, the Consolation Reprieve went to the longtime New Haven team of Kevin O’Brien and Tyler Chase over Tom Panczner and Steve Repka. Many thanks to Olivers’ Taverne for hosting lunch and to our neighboring clubs – OLCC and GRSC for the use of their courts.
CT Shoreline Finals
On December 9, 2012 EPTC hosted our first Junior Open and had an absolute blast – great paddle and fun! In the final matches – Peter Halsey and Peter Macadam defeated Brynn McGlinchey and Emily O’Brien in the 12 & Under. Will Cannon and Henry Fishman defeated Brendan White and Jeff Riggio in the Boys 14 & Under. Lauren Mitchell and Colleen Fitzpatrick defeated Lexie Riggio and Taylor Riggio in the Girls 18 & Under. Nate Joyce and Andrew Ferrucci defeated James Cutler and Andrew Goldfeder in the Boys 18 & Under
The Connecticut Shoreline Men’s B Tournament will be held on Saturday, January 5, at the Essex Platform Tennis Club. The draw is limited to 32 teams. The entry deadline is New Year’s Day 2013. The entry fee is $120 per team, and players must be current APTA members (or pay $20 limited member fee). Entry includes favor, lunch, beer, prizes and a minimum of three 3 matches per team. Click here for more information and to download the CT Shoreline Men’s B Tournament entry form.
On December 1, 2012 EPTC hosted the CT Shoreline Women’s B tournament. We had 23 teams, amazing paddle and superb camaraderie. A great time was had by all! Thank you to Old Lyme Country Club, Madison Racquet and Guilford Racquet for hosting some of the matches.
Winners were Carol Charest and Heather Mahon, Runners up Tracey Welling and Kingsley Keller
Congratulations also go out to the following teams:
Elizabeth DelDuca & Jennifer Colville : Winners of the Quarter Final Reprieve
Joan O’Connor and Kathleen Kulig : Winners of the Consolation Finals
Diane Stone & Sue Persing: Winners of the Consolation Reprieve
Great job Dylan Mattes, Eamonn Smith, Brendan White, Jeff Riggio, Andrew Goldfeder and James Cutler! Brendan and Jeff came home with a win after a long match and tie breaker in the consolation finals.