National Tournament Update

Joe McAleer
Joe McAleer
This is the time of the year when several National USTA senior tournaments are being played; so here are some highlights and links for those who are interested…

National 70s Grass

Played at the Philadelphia Cricket Club last week, this one saw the always dominant Jimmy Parker actually lose a set but survive to win the finals. #3 seeded Don Long lived up to his seed, winning the playoff for third place.

Perhaps one of the best matches of the tournament involved good Naples friend Joe McAleer vs. the tough competitor Evert Jonsson in a THREE HOUR grass court match…
(5) Evert Jonsson d. (9) Joseph McAleer 1-6; 6-4; 7-5

In the doubles, Parker/Robinson (#2) cruised to victory; while Jonsson and Long teamed up to win the third place playoff.

For the link to all the tournament results, click HERE

National 75/80s Clay

Also played last week, this one was hosted by the Virginia Beach Tennis & Country Club and saw a resurgent Rudy Hernando make it to the finals of the 75s:
(1) Lester Sack d. (5) Rudy Hernando 6-1; 2-6; 6-3

And in the doubles, it was:
Brunkow/Helton d. (3) Mathias/Poist 7-6(2); 6-2

While The King (Van Nostrand) was NOT dethroned in the 80s singles, our own Naples Pelican Bay friend Gordon Hammes took him to three sets in the semi’s:
SF (1) King Van Nostrand d. (4) Gordon Hammes 6-2; 6-7(6); 6-2

For the link to all the tournament results, click HERE

National 70s Clay

This one will take place at the end of this month in Pinehurst, NC, and I just booked my flight to go for the second time! I will be playing singles and am contemplating staying long enough to play doubles. So if you know anyone who is going and in need of a steady partner, please let me know.

For the link to the tournament site, click HERE

National 60/65 Clay

This one will take place the first week of November and be played in New Orleans.

For the link to the tournament site, click HERE

Senior Games

Many states are also now holding competitions to qualify for the 2015 National Senior Games; so check it out.

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