The Florida Cup

trophyThis annual event pitting players of ages 35-80 from the East Coast of Florida vs. their West Coast neighbors was played at the Mirasol Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida this past weekend, with the East taking every age division except the 55s and 60s! (And at the end, find out why Roscoe Tanner is behind bars again).

Here are the results as reported by USTA Florida Cup Commissioner, Mark Taylor:

35’s (East won 4-1)

Michael Halperin (E) def. Andrew Laflin (W) 3-6, 6-4, 3-1 ret.
Jamie Feagan (W) def. Kevin Chow (E) 7-5, 6-0
Justin Touchstone/Clayton Almeida (E) def. Laflin/Feagan 6-3, 1-1 ret.
Clayton Almeida (E) def. Jamie Feagan (W) 6-1, 6-2

East wins 1 singles match via default

40’s (East won 4-1)

Chris Pressley (E) def. Mark Palus (W) 6-0, 6-4
Ricardo Mena (E) def. Rhett Rollyson (W) 6-2, 6-1
Pressley/Mena (E) def. Palus/Rollyson (W) 6-2, 7-6 (2)
Ricardo Mena (E) def. Mark Palus (W) 6-1, 6-1
Rhett Rollyson (W) def. Marcos Lopez (E) 6-1, 3-6, 6-0

45’s (East won 3-2)

Todd Rubinstein (E) def. Mark Avedikian (W) 6-4, 6-2
Andy Lake (E) def. Chris Maier (W) 6-2, 6-2
Avedikian/Patrick Emmet (W) def. Rubinstein/Mark Harrison (E) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Todd Rubinstein (E) def. Chris Maier (W) 7-5, 6-3

West wins 1 singles match via default

50’s (East won 5-0)

Horacio Rearte (E) def. Craig Cannon (W) 6-3, 6-3
Decio Raven (E) def. Cliff Coleman (W) 6-2, 7-6 (4)
Rearte/Raven (E) def. Cannon/Coleman (W) 6-3, 0-6, 6-0
Decio Raven (E) def. Craig Cannon (W) 6-2, 6-2
Jeff Burnett (E) def. Cliff Coleman (W) 6-4, 6-3

55’s (West won 3-2)

Steve Brady (W) def. Mirek Wiezbicki (E) 6-2, 6-1
Selim Benbadis (W) def. Steve Winsor (E) 6-3, 6-2
Winsor/Michael Gfesser (E) def. Brady/Benbadis (W) 1-6, 6-2, 6-3
Selim Benbadis (W) def. John Walter (E) 7-6 (5), 5-7, 6-4
Steve Winsor (W) def. Steve Brady (W) 3-6, 3-1 ret.

60’s (West won 4-1)

William McGehee (W) def. Gerry Berkheimer (E) 6-2, 6-4
Larry Gagnon (W) def. William Forray (E) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
McGehee/Gagnon (W) def. Ted MacBeth/Bob Traylor (E) 6-4, 6-1
William Forray (E) def. William McGehee (W) 6-2, 6-1
Larry Gagnon (W) def. Gerry Berkheimer (E) 6-3, 6-1

65’s (East won 5-0)

Geoff Moore (E) def. Larry Albritton (W) 6-0, 6-0
Jamie Pressly (E) def. Robert Green (W) 6-0, 6-1
Moore/Ted Sawyer (E) def. Albritton/Spike Gonzales (W) 6-0, 6-1
Jamie Pressly (E) def. Larry Albritton (W) 6-2, 6-1
Geoff Moore (E) def. Robert Green (W) 6-3, 6-1

70’s (East won 4-1)

Barry Shollenberger (W) def. Al Brown (E) 6-3, 7-5
Alan Spurling (E) def. Doug McCrea (W) 6-4, 2-6, 2-1 ret.
Brown/Spurling (E) def. Shollenberger/McCrea (W) 6-2, 6-2
Alan Spurling (E) def. Barry Shollenberger (W) 6-2, 6-3

East wins 1 singles match via default

75’s (East won 4-1)

Robert Levine (E) def. Ray Bellamy (W) 6-2, 6-0
Rudy Hernando (W) def. Paul Caldwell (W) 6-0, 6-0
Hernando/Don Biedinger (E) def. Matt Davie/Bob Dilworth (W) 6-3, 7-5
Rudy Hernando (E) def. Ray Bellamy (W) 6-0, 6-3

West wins 1 singles match via default

80’s (East wins 3-2)

Gordon Hammes (W) def. Bob Thompson (E) 6-4, 6-4
Marvin Lazarowitz (E) def. Alan Messer (W) 7-6 (0), 6-0
Thompson/Mario Dominguez (E) def. Hammes/Messer (W) 6-1, 7-5
Bob Thompson (E) def. Alan Messer (W) 6-2, ret.
Gordon Hammes (W) def. Marvin Lazarowitz (E) 6-2, 6-4

Roscoe Tanner Arrested Again

Roscoe Tanner, the former professional tennis player who grew up in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, is once again in trouble with the law.

The St. Lucie County, Florida Sheriff’s Department confirms to NewsChannel 9 that Tanner was arrested back on Monday for driving while on a suspended license. He is now in jail with no bond.

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