Florida Cup Results

The annual competition from age 35 to 80 between Florida’s east and west coast teams were held May 4-5 at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens; and some National Grass Court Championships later this year were canceled.

East Coast Redemption

According to USTA Florida’s Mark Taylor, “the East Coast reclaimed the Cup 36-14 over the West. The victory was the East’ 5th straight on home clay as they set a Cup record with 36 points to narrow the West series lead to 11-5.”

“The East rode divisional sweeps in the 35’s, 40’s and 70’s while winning 7 out of 10 doubles matches. Individual winners on the weekend included Jordan Klingsberg (50’s), David Ruiz (35’s), Robert Flader (40’s), Jay Senter and Alan Spurling (75’s) all of whom went 3-0 on the weekend.  The matches return to University Park Country Club in Sarasota in 2020 for the 17th annual Cup.”

35’s (East won 5-0)

David Ruiz (E) def. Duane Chaney (W) 6-0, 6-1

Bento Queiroz (E) def. Luke Andreae W) 6-2. 7-5

Ruiz / Quieroz (E) def. Chaney / Andreae (W) 6-0; 6-2

David Ruiz (E) def. Luke Andreae (W) 6-2; 6-2

David Schmook (E) def. Duane Chaney (W) 6-0; 6-2

40’s (East won 5-0)

Michael Halperin (E) def. Tim Videnka (W) 6-4; 6-2

Robert Flader (E) def. Jamie Feagan (W) 6-1; 7-5

Kevin Chow / Flader (E) def. Videnka/ Feagan (W) 6-1; 7-6 (8)

Daniel Stover (E) def. Jamie Feagan (W) 7-6 (3); 6-1

Robert Flader (E) def. Tim Videnka (W) 6-0; 6-2

45’s (East won 4-1)

Chris Pressley (E) def. Jason Horwitz (W) 6-0; 6-3

Andy Lake (E) def. Chris Muller (W) 6-1; 6-3

Jonathan Goldfarb / Pressley (E) def. Horwitz / Muller (W) 6-0; 6-4

Andy Lake (E) def. Jason Horwitz (W) 6-2; 6-2

Chris Muller (W) def. Jonathan Goldfarb (E) 7-6 (4); 6-1

50’s (East won 4-1)

Richard Schmidt (W) def. Gary Feil (E) 6-4; 6-1

Jordan Klingsberg (E) def. Darren Thomas (W) 6-1; 6-3

Klingsberg / Feil (E) def. Schmidt / Thomas (W) 6-4; 5-7; 7-6 (3)

Gary Feil (E) def. Darren Thomas (W) 6-0; 6-1

Jordan Klingsberg (E) def. Richard Schmidt (W) 6-4; 6-2

55’s (West won 3-2)

Cliff Coleman (W) def. Ervin Mendel (E) 6-0; 6-0

Tobias Svantesson (W) def. Eric Hoecker (E) 6-4; 6-1

Jeff Burnett / Billy Harris (E) def. Adam Abele / Coleman 0-6; 6-3; 6-0

Jeff Burnett (E) def. Cliff Coleman (W) 2-6; 6-3; 7-6 (4)

Adam Abele (W) def. Billy Harris (E) 6-4; 3-6; 6-4

60’s (West won 3-2)

Stuart Saiki (E) def. Mark Vines (W) 6-3; 6-4

Steve Winsor (E) def. Robert Steinmetz (W) 6-4; 6-2

Mark Vines / Robert Steinmetz (W) def. Mirek Wierzbicki / Steve Winsor (E) 7-6 (3); 6-3

Mark Vines W) def. Steve Winsor (E) 6-0; 6-1

Robert Steinmetz (W) def. Mirek Wierzbicki (E) 7-6; 6-4

65’s (East won 4-1)

Joe Rasgado (E) def. Tom McGinnis (W) 6-2; 7-5

Mario Singer (E) def. Dan McClure (W) 6-3; 6-4

Dan McClure / Robert Graham (W) def. Rick Workman / Mario Singer 6-1; 6-4

Luis Baraldi (E) def. Robert Graham (W) 6-1; 7-5

Jeff Feldman (E) def. Tom McGinnis (W) 6-7; 6-4; 6-4

70’s (East won 5-0)

Jamie Pressly (E) def. Byron Smith (W) 6-0; 6-1

Steve Foldes (E) def. Timm Rinehart (W) 6-1; 6-3

Michael Beautyman / Ted Sawyer (E) def. Larry Albritton / Byron Smith (W) 6-4; 3-6; 0-1 (ret.)

Steve Foldes (E) def. Byron Smith (W) 6-1; 6-1

Jamie Pressly (E) Timm Rinehart (W) 6-1; 6-1

75’s (East won 4-1)

Ray Bellamy (W) def. Jay Senter (E) 6-4; 6-2

Alan Spurling (E) def. Jay Bortner (W) 6-1; 6-0

Jay Senter / Alan Spurling (E) def. Barry Shollenberger / Jay Bortner (W) 6-4; 6-0

Alan Spurling (E) def. Ray Bellamy (W) 6-4; 6-2

Jay Senter (E) def. Barry Shollenberger (W) 6-4; 6-0

80’s (West won 5-0)

Michael Finnerty (W) def. Mario Dominguez (W) 6-3; 6-0

Donald Mathias (W) def. Dave Cartano (E) 6-0;; 6-1

Mathew Davie (W) def. Dave Cartano (E) 6-0; 6-4

West wins one singles match and doubles match via default

National Grass Courts Canceled

Alan Messer of supersenior.info reports, “the 55 & 60 Grass Nationals and the 75 & 80 Grass Nationals scheduled for Pontiac MI in August and September have been cancelled. The tournaments have been put up for bids and I’ll be keeping you posted on developments.”

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2 thoughts on “Florida Cup Results

  1. Thanks for the update. It seems that wherever they play that’s the team that wins. Maybe if the USTA FL could provide a little more stipend, it might not be so lopsided. On the grass going to be difficult to find a replacement. No so many grass court clubs that want a tournament.

    Larry, yes, i think it is the convenience of playing near home that brings out the stronger team. george

  2. George, was there any reason given, or does anyone else know, why the two grass court tourneys were cancelled? Lack of interest? Too few wanted to travel to Michigan? Something else?

    I recall the 55/60 used to be played at Forest Hills (Westside Tennis Club) in NY and then it got shifted to the new facility in Pontiac a few years back. I used to play it — not very well, of course — because NY is not too far away from where I live and I could stay with my wife’s family in Manhattan and take the subway out to Queens. However, as I am still a working stiff, I need to fit these tourneys into my work schedule which makes it hard for me to travel as far away as Michigan to play.

    So, hearing what Larry Turville has to say about it probably being hard to find a bidder, if any east coast club were to pick up at least the 55/60, I might be inclined to play it again. I have been playing the men’s 50s at Germantown each summer because it is 15 minutes from my house (and because I like to be humbled by former Division 1 players 27 years my junior), and I also have wanted to play the 65s at Sea Bright since I turned that age two years ago but somehow the logistics have not worked yet.

    OTOH, maybe my declaration of interest in the 55/60s might be incentive for an east coast club NOT to bid on the tourney, so forget what I just said. 🙂

    Sorry Marty… as Sgt. Schultz used to say, “I know nothing!” george

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