Naples City Tournament + FLA Cup

Matt Davie and me

“Clay in May” is the name given to the annual tournament held in Naples during this month every year.  This event has a HUGE number of categories in men’s and women’s singles and doubles, as well as mixed doubles; and this year, I am entered in 70 doubles with strong-serving, lefty Matt Davie as my partner.

Last Year

It was in this tournament last year that I played both 70s singles and doubles. With Fred Drilling as my partner, and with only one other team entered, we had only one match, which we won 6-0, 6-0.

I also played/won two preliminary singles matches in the brutal heat to end up facing Fred in the singles finals two days before our departure for the North Country — when I tore one bicep tendon off the bone.

This Year

Due to the challenge of the May weather, I chose to skip the singles; and was proven right in Tuesday’s first doubles match, which we played in 90+ degree temperature and 90+ humidity.

Matt and I are one of a solid grouping of EIGHT teams this year in the 70s (Matt playing “down” an age group).  And our first round was vs. the challenging Marco Island team of Rich Eichmann (lobber/moonballer) and Ray Jean (good moving/harder hitting).

We survived the heat and the tennis challenge, prevailing 6-2, 6-3.  And play our next round next Tuesday morning.  For all the draws, click HERE.

Florida Cup Results

Each year, the east and west coast teams from Florida face off for some friendly competition.  Here are the results from this past weekend’s match-ups (EAST 29  –  WEST 21)…

35’s (East won 3-2)

Eddie Pacheco (E) def. Brandon Muth (W) 6-4, 6-3

Reinaldo Valor (W) def. Daniel Stover (E) 6-3, 6-4

Emilio Baez/Pacheco (E) def. Joel Helm/Muth (W) 6-2, 6-4

Daniel Stover (E) def. Brandon Muth (W) 6-1, 6-0

Reinaldo Valor (W) def. Eddie Pacheco (E) 6-4, 7-5

40’s (West won 3-2)

Chris Pressley (E) def.  Jamie Feagan (W) 6-1, 6-2

Mark Thompson (W) def. JT Thatcher (E) 6-2, 6-2

Feagan/Thompson (W) def. Bassel Eissa/Thatcher (E) 6-2, 6-1

Jamie Feagan (W) def. JT Thatcher (E) 6-4, 6-4

Chris Pressley (E) def. Mark Thompson (W) 2-6, 6-3, ret.

45’s (West won 3-2)

Frank Vermeer (E) def. Mark Palus (W) 7-5, 3-6, 7-5

Chris Muller (W) def. Kam Kutcha 6-2, 6-4

Rhett Rollyson/Muller (W) def. Mark Harrison/Vermeer (E) 7-6 (2), 4-6, 6-4

Chris Muller (W) def. Frank Vermeer (E) 3-3, ret.

Kam Kutcha (E) def. Rhett Rollyson (W) 6-4, 6-4

50’s (West won 3-2)

Matt Litsky (W) def. Horacio Rearte (E) 4-6, 6-1, 6-2

Jeff Burnett (E) def. Cliff Coleman (W) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2

Alex Ringvald/Billy Harris (E) def. Litsky/Coleman (W) 2-6, 6-1, 6-3

Matt Litsky (W) def. Jeff Burnett (E) 6-0, 6-1

Cliff Coleman (W) def. Billy Harris (E) 6-3, 6-4

55’s (East won 4-1)

Steve Winsor (E) def. Oliver Stenger (W) 6-1, 6-4

Steve Rosen (E) def. Jeff Hossler (W) 6-0, 6-3

Dan Behling/Hossler (W) def. George Kramer/Winsor (E) 6-2,  6-1

Steve Winsor (E) def. Jeff Hossler (W) 6-0, 6-1

Steve Rosen (E) def. Oliver Stenger (W) 6-2, 0-6, 1-1 ret.

60’s (East won 5-0)

Mirek Wierzbicki (E) def. Robert Graham (W) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2

Steve Cahall (E) def. Hank Ream (W) 6-3, 6-4

Bill Forray/Bob Traylor (E) def. Dan McClure/Graham 7-6 (1), 6-1

Bill Forray (E) def. Hank Ream (W) 6-2, 6-1

Steve Cahall (E) def. Dan McClure (W) 6-1, 6-4

65’s (West won 3-2)

Will Rogers (W) def. Jeff Feldman (E) 7-6 (5), 6-1

Robert Green (W) def. Sandy Fisher (E) 5-7, 6-4, 1-3 ret.

Bruce Barrett/Bill Gatlin (E) def. Howie Ames/Rogers (W) 7-6 (4), 6-2

Jeff Feldman (E) def. Robert Green (W) 6-1, 6-2

Will Rogers (W) def. Sandy Fisher (E) 6-0, 6-1

70’s (East won 5-0)

James Pressly (E) def. Bill Christensen (W) 6-2, 6-0

Owen Robertson (E) def. Larry Albritton (W) 6-4, 7-5

Gerald Chodak/Richard Ward (E) def. Rich Bruer/Christensen (W) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2

James Pressly (E) def. Larry Albritton (W) 6-2, 6-3

Owen Robertson (E) def. Bill Christensen (W) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2

75’s (East won 3-2)

Alan Spurling (E) def. Fred Drilling (W) 6-2, 6-3

Allan Carter (E) def. Barry Shollenberger (W) 6-3, 6-2

Drilling/Shollenberger (W) def. Steve Lunsford/William Poist (E) 6-1, 6-2

Steve Lunsford (E) def. Barry Shollenberger (W) 6-2, 6-3

Fred Drilling (W) def. Allan Carter (E) 7-5, 6-1

80’s (West won 4-1)

Gordon Hammes (W) def. Brian Squire (E) 6-0, 6-1

Dick Weaver (E) def. David Seifer (W) 6-0, 6-1

Hammes/Seifer (W) def. Mauro Dominguez/Howard Kesslin (E) 6-2, 6-3

David Seifer (W) def. Brian Squire (E) 2-6, 6-1, 6-3

Gordon Hammes (W) def. Dick Weaver (E) 6-2, 6-1

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