Long Live The King

Gordon Hammes
Gordon Hammes
There were three national senior championships played this past week; the National 70s Grass at the Philadelphia Cricket Club; the National 75s and 80s Clay at the Virginia Beach Tennis & Country Club. And it is nice to know that I have “friends in high places”…

Long Live The King

Naples and Pelican Bay friend Gordon Hammes achieved a lifetime goal of not only winning a gold ball as the 80s singles champ; but he did it by dethroning The King… King Van Nostrand. I don’t believe Gordon had ever taken a set from King; but he beat him 4-6; 6-4; 6-4

75s Clay

New Hampshire friend and regular Tuesday doubles partner, Whitey Joslin teamed with Tom Beach to upset the #2 seeds Biedinger and Hernando to make it to the 75s doubles finals. There they had a close match, losing to another friend, Bill Poist and his partner Don Mathias, 6-3, 7-5

Me and Whitey
Me and Whitey

While Whitey has an amazing total of 14 National balls, I believe they were all teamed with his daughter Laura.

In the 75s singles, New Hampshire friend Nick Ourusoff had a good run, losing in the quarters. And today, the #1 and #2 seeds of Joe Bachmann and Rudy Hernando face off for the gold ball.

70s Grass

Don Long
Don Long
In the singles, tournament friend (and nemesis!) Don Long plays for the gold today vs. the #1 seed Jody Rush. Don already has a Silver ball in his pocket, having made it to the doubles finals yesterday.

Great run for all of them! (Sorry if I missed anyone I know well).

For the full results to the 70s, click HERE
And for the 75s and 80s, click HERE

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4 thoughts on “Long Live The King

  1. Congrats to Gordon Hammas and I knew it was in the cards to finally come to fruition!!!!!!!!!

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