Patrick Herrel won 5 sets on two courts as Team #2 (Palmenter) defeated #5 (Fovel) to take over first place in the team standings. Click to see the current team standings and weekly results.
Andrew Beto went undefeated on two courts (6-0) to improve his season record to 44-33 (57.14%). Brad Pierce won six of seven sets on two courts jumping to 7th in the overall standings with a 19-11 (63.33%) record. Eric Toth went 3-0 and is now tied for fourth in the standings. Players going undefeated on courts were: Beto (2x), Pierce, Toth, Chris O'Brien, Greg Carr, Scott Kiker, Andy Heldman, Ralph Shine and David Wellinghoff. Click for the individual standings or weekly results.
Note: Etiquette & Beer Policy Reminders
Since we have several new players joining us this session, I would like to remind everyone of some general etiquette issues and policies regarding bringing beer to league night. Each of the participating clubs has slightly different rules regarding bringing outside food and beverages to platform tennis matches. To simplify, our league follows the strictest club rules and does not allow individuals to bring beer or liquor to any of the clubs. There are one or two cases where members of certain participating clubs have gotten specific permission from their club to do so. If you are not one of these individuals, do not bring beer to any Thursday league matches. Also, respect the general league rules and etiquette policies. I have noticed a few instances where players have thrown paddles inside the court. This is not tennis - throwing paddles tends to damage courts by denting screens and chipping paint. Since this is a niche sport, with just one or two companies building and repairing all of the courts, minor court repairs are expensive and complicated. If you must throw your paddle - make sure it clears the fence and does not hit the hut, bystanders or parked cars.
Chang Cho went undefeated (7-0) in his two sessions at Maketewah CC. The seven wins improved his season record to 39-25 (60.94%) and moved him into tenth place in the overall standings. Tyler Schroeder also won seven sets (7-0) in two sessions at Cincinnati CC. Schroeder is now above .500 for the season at 30-29. Others going undefeated in sessions were: Doug Jones (2x), Lee Lonergan, Robert Gerwin, Kathy Schneider, Chris O'Brien and Scott Degerberg. Click to view all week #16 results and standings.
Team #6 (Gilligan) defeated Team #5 (Fovel) 19 to 12 to remain in first place. Team #2 (Palmenter) also won and remains one point behind #6 in second place. Click to see all Week #16 team results.
A five-player court in the 6:00 session at Maketewah saw all participants go 2-2. This is the first time in four years that this result has occurred. Court participants were Chang Cho, Pat Gilligan, Jim Heldman, Bret Bruder and Andrew Beto. The league welcomed three new players this week: Former Cincinnati Met tennis winner Wil Lofgren plus Rob Howard and George Peck. Players going undefeated on courts were: Doug Jones (2x), Patrick Herrel, Eric Toth, Kevin Howe, Jack Weston, Scott Degerberg and Ellie Palmer Maxwell. Click to view all of this week's individual results or the current standings.
In team competition, Team #6 Gilligan defeated Team #4 McIntosh 21 to 20 to remain in first place. Team #2 Palmenter scored 27 points and moved into second place. Click for compete team results.
Ten of the fifteen new players signed up for Session #2 debuted this week. Dave Necessary, a former U. of Dayton tennis player, had the best results. He went 5-1 in two sessions. Chris Bartlett, Jack Weston, Mark Cepela, Elle Palmer Maxwell, David Momper, Kelley Fitzpatrick, Tim Schraffenberger, Bill Markovits and Kevin Howe also made their first appearances. We also had three players who were in town for the Midwesterns participate. Players going undefeated on courts were: Patrick Herrel, Kaki Scheer, Ryan English, Brad Pierce, Dave Necessary and Carlos Canelas. Click this link for results from all twenty courts. Also, check the current individual standings and team results.