The Florida Cup

trophyEach year, the USTA hosts a competition in multiple age groups between the East and West coasts of Florida. This past weekend’s matches were held at the Sarasota Bath and Racquet Club.

I was not on our 70s team, which was ably represented by Fred Drilling, Joe Bachmann, and Joe Mcaleer (who swept the four singles and one doubles matches 5-0).

Here are the results as reported by Florida Cup Commissioner, Mark Taylor,
USTA Florida (and check out who beat Roscoe Tanner!)

(WEST 36 – EAST 14)

35’s (East won 3-2)

Justin Touchstone (E) def. Jamie Feagan (W) 6-1, 6-7 (3), 6-3
Kevin Chow (E) def. Kent Wright (W) 6-4, 4-6, 5-2 ret.
Feagan/Nate Griffin (W) def. Touchstone/Chow (E) 6-2, 6-2
Jamie Feagan (W) def. Kevin Chow (E) 6-3, 2-6, 6-4
Justin Touchstone (E) def. Nate Griffin (W) 6-3, 6-2

40’s (West won 4-1)

Julien Link (W) def. Andy Lake (E) 6-1, 6-4
Rhett Rollyson (W) def. Todd Rubinstein (E) 6-4, 6-2
Rollyson/Mark Palus (W) def. Lake/Rubinstein (E) 6-4, 6-1
Julien Link (W) def. Todd Rubinstein (E) 6-1, 6-0
Andy Lake (E) def. Mark Palus (W) 6-4, 6-3

45’s (West won 3-2)

Wynand Van Den Boom (W) def. Mark Harrison (E) 6-4, 6-3
Todd Schlorf (E) def. Mark Avedikian (W) 6-2, 6-2
Avedikian/Patrick Emmet (W) def. Harrison/Schlorf (E) 7-6 (6), 1-6, 6-3
Todd Schlorf (E) def. Wynand Van Den Boom (W) 6-2, 6-3

West wins 1 singles match via default

50’s (West won 5-0)

Rill Baxter (W) def. Brad Jeffries (E) 6-4, 6-0
Tobias Svantesson (W) def. Bruce Kurtz (E) 7-5, 7-5
Baxter/Erik Luxembourg (W) def. Kurtz/Jeffries (E) 6-4, 6-3
Erik Luxembourg (W) def. Brad Jeffries (E) 6-3, 6-4
Rill Baxter (W) def. Bruce Kurtz (E) 6-2, 6-4

55’s (West won 3-2)

Egan Adams (W) def. Mirek Wierzbicki (E) 6-2, 6-1
Steve Brady (W) def. Steve Winsor (E) 6-0, 1-0 ret.
Wierzbicki/Stuart Saiki (E) def. Jeff Winkler/Jeff Davis (W) 1-6, 6-3, 6-4
Stuart Saiki (E) def. Steve Brady (W) 6-4, 6-4
Jeff Davis (W) def. Mirek Wierzbicki (E) 6-0, 2-0 ret.

60’s (East won 4-1)

Roscoe Tanner (E) def. Gewan Maharaj (W) 7-5, 7-5
Carsten Svantesson (E) def. Steve Shortridge (W) 6-1, 6-3
Svantesson/Ted Macbeth (E) def. Maharaj/Shortridge (W) 6-1, 6-1
Steve Shortridge (W) def. Roscoe Tanner (E) 6-3, 6-3
Carsten Svantesson (E) def. Gewan Maharaj (W) 6-2, 6-1

65’s (West won 3-2)

Larry Turville (W) def. Michael Beautyman (E) 6-2, 6-2
Owen Robertson (E) def. Andre Marois (W) 6-3, 6-2
Turville/Marc Mazo (W) def. Robertson/Beautyman (E) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2
Michael Beautyman (E) def. Andre Marois (W) 6-3, 6-1
Larry Turville (W) def. Owen Robertson (E) 6-2, 6-2

70’s (West won 5-0)

Joe Bachmann (W) def. Jim Johanson (E) 6-2, 6-1
Fred Drilling (W) def. George Golfinopoulos (E) 6-0, 6-1
Drilling/Joe McAleer (W) def. Johanson/Golfinopoulos (E) 6-3, 6-3
Fred Drilling (W) def. Jim Johanson (E) 6-2, 6-0
Joe McAleer (W) def. George Golfinopoulos (E) 6-3, 6-3

75’s (West won 5-0)

West wins 5 matches via default

80’s (West won 5-0)

Gordon Hammes (W) def. Mario Dominguez (E) 6-1, 6-1
Dave Rothgaber (W) def. Mario Dominguez (E) 6-3, 3-3 ret.

West wins 3 matches via default

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5 thoughts on “The Florida Cup

  1. Wow! The scary thing is not that he lost, but that Roscoe Tanner is 60!!!!

    Steve – but when you are 70, that is YOUNG! george

  2. Good for Steve. One of the nicest guys in Florida, whom I’ve been lucky enough to have known 14 years; since Luz & I started coming to the Winter Series…Wish I could have seen that match. When they were 18, Roscoe beat almost everybody 6-0, 6-0. At Stanford his Coach, Dick Gould, had him play a whole season ( or more ) using only his second serve. That way he could improve. Thanks for these , George. Always great to keep in touch.

  3. Too bad you didn’t get to play for the West Coast. Seems like you could’ve made the East Team… In CA , North v. South, the south wins big time almost every year. What they should be doing is have a draft at the site, from whomever shows up. Then there would Always be close matches going on… What do you think ? ( for CA ) Thanks.

    Bob – in most cases, there are good players who just dont come out or cant make it that weekend. george

  4. If they decided to have a draft with the guys who came to the US-Canada series, Wouldn’t most of the matches levels better ? Maybe some of the better players could look foreword to some great tennis, V. another easy match…

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