Flight One: Top Five - Jones, Shiels, Pierce, Webeler, Visscher
Doug Jones finished first among qualified participants. He won the regular season league for the second season in a row, going 62-6 (91.18%) in his flight one matches. To qualify, participants needed to play 13 total sessions and at least 7 within the flight. Below are the top five finishers:
Flight Two: Herrel Edges Montgomery for Title
Mike Herrel came in first among season-long flight two players. To qualify, participants needed to play at least 13 total sessions or 7 total sessions if they joined after mid-season. Only players who did not move up to flight one at mid-season were eligible. Below were the top five finishers:
Click for Final 2015 Platform Tennis League Standings.
Participation: 88 Total Players Averaging 10.2 Sessions Each
The Platform Tennis League expanded this season to include multiple sites making room for more players. This year, participation was up from 54 players to 88. Individual sessions participated in equaled 898 for an average of 10.2 per participant. 737 official sets were played and over 1,000 total. Kyle Wilkins won the "Ironman" award for participating in the most sessions - 40. Click for complete regular season participation totals.
Flight One: Fovel Finishes Season With Perfect Night
John Fovel went 3-0 on his court with Gene Kennedy, Anthony Palmenter and Dave Montgomery. He finished the season 19-27 (41.30%) in his flight one matches and 51-37 (57.95%) overall. Thorsten Knobloch and Patrick Shiels each went 3-1 on their 5-man court as well. Click for flight one results.
Flight Two: Carr & Keating 3-0
Greg Carr and Ben Keating each went 3-0 to finish the season. Click for flight two results.
Flight One: Knobloch Undefeated, Climbs above .500
Thorsten Knobloch went 3-0 on his court with John Fovel, Kyle Wilkins and Andrew Jordan. Knobloch improved to 14-13 (51.85%) in nine sessions this season. Click for full flight one results.
Flight Two: Diehards Play Despite Rain, NCAA & Spring Break
Two courts of action in flight two were completed despite steady drizzle, four NCAA Tournament basketball games involving local teams and several other late season distractions - Spring Break, golf season starting, burnout, etc. Click for flight two results. Click for the participation totals through twenty-four weeks.
Flight One: Webeler Undefeated in Two Sessions
Evan Webeler went 6-0 to improve his season record to 37-24 (60.66%) in flight one matches. At 6:00 Webeler won all of his sets at Wyoming Golf Club with/against Steve Rafalo, Scott Boster and Mike Herrel. He came back from 4-5 down in two of those sets. At 8:00, he moved to Glendale Lyceum and won three more with/against Brad Pierce, Michael Todd and Patrick Shiels. Bill Boughton pulled off the surprise of the night, going 3-0 on his court with Brad Pierce, Ron Visscher and Kyle Wilkins. Boughton improved to 15-17 (46.77%) in flight one matches and 34-23 (59.65%) overall. Click for full flight one results.
Flight Two: Wilkins Only Unbeaten
Just two courts were played in flight two as many of the players mixed in on flight one courts. Kyle Wilkins was the lone unbeaten player, going 3-0 on his court with John Van Lokeren, Andy Taylor and Greg Carr. Wilkins improved his flight two record to 58-49 (54.21%) and 62-61 (50.41%) overall. Click for full results.
Kyle Wilkins played two more sessions to build his record to 123 sets played in 38 total sessions. In all, 30 more participation occurrences by 26 players were recorded Thursday. Click for participation totals.
Rob Bakker reached the semifinals for the second consecutive year and Heather Prop lost a heartbreaker in the quarterfinals to the #1 seeds and eventual champs. Click for a recap of PT Leaguers at Nationals.
Flight One: Brad Pierce Moves Up With 6-1 Night
Brad Pierce went 6-1 in two sessions and improved his record to 28-15 (65.12%) in 12 sessions this season. Others with winning nights were Evan Webeler 5-2, Matt Allare 2-1 and Bill Boughton 2-1. Click for full flight one results.
Flight Two: Rafalo Wins Three to Move Above .500
Steve Rafalo went 3-0 on his fight two court with John Van Lokeren, Barry Rudell and Scott Vaaler. He improved his record to 42-41 (50.60%) for the season. Click for full flight two results.
Kyle Wilkins played two flight one sessions to increase his total number of sessions to 36, 32 in flight two and 4 in flight one. He has now clinched the "Ironman" award as he leads the second place player by 7 with only six regular sessions remaining. Click for a list of players and their participation totals.