NSMTA Doubles Tournament

Noble, Chuck Kinyon, me, Clive Kileff, Phil Ludwig, Fred Drilling, Nick Ourusoff

This week is the first of EIGHT CONSECUTIVE weeks of senior tournaments in SW Florida.  It is the National Senior Men’s Tennis Association’s (NSMTA) Cat III doubles only event, held at the Sanchez/Casal (Naples Bath and Tennis) facility in Naples.

Doubles Round Robin

This well run (thank you Larry T) event has over 100 players participating in a round robin format that guarantees most every team at least three matches to play.  The round robin portion was played on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday with some of these highlights …

  • Amenities: There were lunch specials each day and “free” lunch on Wednesday, with beer and nice appetizers each afternoon after the match play.

  • 55 Doubles: Paul Williamson and Kevin Collins won the small draw finals.

  • 65 Doubles: Local friends Willy Hoffmann and Andy Bloom are in the semis today vs. Howie Ames and Tom McGinnis

  • 70 Doubles: Locals George Morton and Jon Weiss upset Bob Wilkie and George Dalphon only to lose the next round to Dave Wendt and Allen Geraci – who upset Larry Turville and Mas Kimball!  Wendt/Geraci and in today’s semis vs. locals John Owler and Patrick Bologna.

  • 75 Doubles: Noble Hendrix and I played well all week, winning all three matches in straight sets, to make it today’s semis.  All four of the seeds made it through; so it is … Drilling/Kileff vs. Kinyon/Keenan and Irvine/Jonsson vs. Noble and me (all at 11 am).

  • 80 Doubles: Good friends Dick Valentine and Michael Fenster paired up to make it to the finals today, also at 11 am.

For all the match results and scores for this week’s event, click HERE.

For the draws for next week’s event held across the road at the World Tennis Club, click HERE

And the entries close TONIGHT for the CAT II back at Sanchez/Casal. For that site, click HERE

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2 thoughts on “NSMTA Doubles Tournament

  1. Larry Turville lost a match??!!!…that almost NEVER happens! Congrats to all who are playing….good luck! Scoot

    Scoot, if the Patriots can lose in the early rounds… anything is possible. thanks, george

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