Tournament Summary and Survey

FSS logoJanuary 2014 is over and some of us survived (uninjured) playing in four consecutive tournaments (for me, singles and doubles both!).

In my cover email alert, is the survey of opinions on the four tournaments (if you are not on my list and want to comment, please email me); and here are the highlights of the finals from the last one, the CAT II at the Sterling Oaks Club.

Men’s 55 Singles
F (2) Stuart Saiki d. (5) Richard Jordan 6-4; 6-4

Men’s 60 Singles
F (1) Fred Robinson d. (4) Carsten Svantesson 6-0; 7-5

Men’s 65 Singles
F (1) Larry Turville d. (3) Les Buck 6-1; 6-1
SF (3) Les Buck d. (2) Mike Dahm 2-6; 6-3; 6-3
SF (1) Larry Turville d. Bob Wilkie 6-0; 6-1

Men’s 70 Singles
F (2) Fred Drilling d. (3) Allan Carter 6-2; 6-2

Men’s 75 Singles
F (1) Lester Sack d. (3) Kaz Saito 6-1; 6-0

Men’s 80 Singles
F (2) George McCabe d. (1) Gordon Hammes 6-4; 2-6; 6-4

Men’s 85 Singles
F (1) Clement Hopp d. (2) Marvin Sears 6-0; 6-3

Men’s 55 Doubles
F Jones/Jordan d. Gillette/Katterfield 6-1; 5-7; 1-0(12)

Men’s 60 Doubles
F (1) Landauer/Smith d. (2) Compton/Pearson 6-0; 4-6; 6-1
SF (2) Compton/Pearson d. (4) Dalphon/Wilkie 6-0; 7-5

Men’s 65 Doubles
F (1) Newman/Turville d. (2) Thomas/Thomson Wo (inj)
SF (2) Thomas/Thomson d. Peters/Petrick 6-3; 6-3
SF (1) Newman/Turville d. (3) Brown/Dahm 6-3; 6-7; 10-3

Men’s 70 Doubles
F (2) Drilling/Kileff d. Lester/Mack 6-2; 6-2
SF (2) Drilling/Kileff d. Davie/Valentine 6-2, 6-4
SF Lester/Mack d. Peckinpaugh/Shubic 6-2; 6-1

Men’s 75 Doubles
F Mathias/Poist d. Saito/Seputa 6-4; 7-5

Men’s 85 Doubles
F Bunge/Jensen d. Panah-izadi/Sears 6-4; 6-2

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5 thoughts on “Tournament Summary and Survey

  1. Oh, also learnt when I arrived home from my wife – who had been to a USTA meeting in Atlanta – that Tom Smith had been named adult player of the year for the state of Georgia. 🙂

  2. Nice facility, Nice people, Poor scheduling. According to the web site, several doubles were to start Monday, and were even so scheduled. Then rescheduled for Tuesday. Even without the rain, this would have resulted in added cost for plane reservations,cars and motels for out of town players. Matches were never scheduled very early so 2 matches could possibly be played when the weather turned rainey

  3. Larry,Paul and George: Great job with the rain. I don’t think most of the players realize how much work you put into this. I wish I could play every week on your circuit and I hope to some day. You are very much appreciated. Everyone was great at Sterling Oaks. It was the rain that was the problem, not the organization. I hope everyone responds favorably to the USTA site. I run a few junior tournaments and I know how much work you put into Sterling Oaks. Without you and the volunteers, there would be no such senior tennis circuit in Florida. What a wonderful opportunity for us snow birds to come South and play in a quality competitive seniors tournament every week for more than two months. I really appreciated the back draws in both doubles and singles for a player of my ability. For the money I spent, it was well worth it. I knew I would as least get to play four matches and be part of the total tournament experience for more than just the first few days. I have played in California in January before, but it was not worth the money to play just perhaps one match with no back draw. I hope Sterling Oaks continues to run this event for many years. All of the volunteers were great and Paul did a tremendous job even though he was fighting the flu. The shirt, food coupons, water, fruits and dinner were all greatly appreciated. You didn’t have to do all of these extras for the players and I hope the USTA takes note in what you have given to senior tennis. Thanks, Jim Nelson

    5 – recommend highly, great tournament

  4. My first CATII Seniors T’ment which I truly enjoyed. Well run and a great job handling the weather.

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