Flight One: Jones, Shiels, Toth 4-0 Nights
Eric Toth, Xavier University Men's & Women's Head Tennis Coach, went 4-0 on a tough court which included Thaddeus Reed, Scott Boster, Evan Webeler and Pete Robinson. Doug Jones remained unbeaten for the season, going 4-0 on his court. Patrick Shiels also went 4-0 for the night. The league welcomed back Dan Mott, who was making his season debut and is returning from rotator cuff surgery. Click for this week's full flight one results.
Flights Two & Three: Barton Debuts, Jay Fovel 3-0, Herrel 4-0
Kathy Barton, a former All-American tennis player at North Carolina, made her platform tennis league debut. Barton went 1-3 on a court with Mike Herrel, Ryan English, Jim Stutz and Steve Rafalo. Mike Herrel went 4-0 on the court and Jay Fovel was undefeated on another. Click for this week's full flight two and three results.
Platform Tennis League - Week 6 Recap
Flight One: Roman Joins Leaders With 4-0 Night
Flights 2 & 3: Lutz and Zimmerman First Female "Regulars"
Amy Lutz and Mary Zimmerman became the first female "regulars" to participate in the league. Participating on separate courts, each won two sets. The league has added a total of eight top female players this year. Last year, Lea Morris from Cleveland became the first to participate and Heather Prop played in the season ending A/B Tournament. John Fovel went 3-0 on his court to improve his Flight Two record to 19-6 for the season. Click for full Flight Two and Three results.
Platform Tennis League Recap - Week 5
Flight One: Bakker, Reed Debut ... Fovel Surprises w/ 4-0 Night
6:00 session. Doug Jones remained unbeaten for the season and is now 14-0. Reed and Bakker have joined him at the top of the standings. Click for this week's full results.
Flight Two: Spray Moves Up w/ 3-1 Night, Petty Welcomed
Steve Spray successfully moved up to Flight Two with a 3-1 record on a 5-man court at Losantiville. Keith Petty, a 5.0 tennis player from Northern Kentucky, played his first official sets in the league. Keith participated in an introductory session last week and was competitive in his Flight Two sets this week. Click for full Flight Two results.
Flight Three: Workum Sweeps His Way Back Into Contention
The surprise of the night came on a Flight Three court at Losantiville. Lee Workum, who started the season 2-11, took all four of his sets on a 5-man court featuring two Flight Two players. Click for full Flight Three results.
Platform Tennis League: Week 4 Recap
Flight 1: Randall, Sitarski Get on the Board
JR Randall and Brent Sitarski broke into the win column winning 3 sets and 2 sets respectively. There are now no winless Flight One players who have participated at least one week. Doug Jones remained on top of the standings going 4-0 and is now 10-0 for the season. Gene Kennedy was the only other undefeated player on the night. He survived one tiebreaker to go 3-0 on a court with Joe Voss, Jasen Hansen and Fabian Schmahl. Click for full results.
Flight 2: Boughton, McIntosh Undefeated Nights
Scott McIntosh improved to 7-2 on the season, going 3-0 on a court with Tony Teufel, Bret Bruder and Barry Rudell. Rudell was making his Platform Tennis League debut. Bill Boughton sliced and diced his way to a 3-0 night with Jim Heldman, John Fovel, Kyle Wilkens. Results.
Flight 3: A. Heldman, Turner go 3-1
Andy Heldman started his Flight 3 season off with a productive 3-1 night. Chuck Turner also wen 3-1 on the court with Heldman, Workum, Bruder and Pohlman. Results.
Top Participation Night: 12 courts & 50 "Occurrences"
This week featured the most Platform Tennis League participation to date. Including an introductory session for newcomers, there were 50 official "participation occurrences" & 42 unique participants. In all, we utilized 12 courts and played 39 official sets.
Flight 1: Jones 6-0, 5-man court plays all tiebreakers
Doug Jones and Lee Lonergan came back from a 2-4 deficit against Mike Lint and Joe Voss to preserve a 6-0 night for Jones. Lint and Voss were making their season debuts. In the earlier session, Jones went 3-0 with Ron Visscher, Evan Webeler and Dale Dobnicker. Top Louisville platform tennis player Scott Triplett made the two-hour trip count by going 5-2 for the night. He went 2-1 in his 6:00 matches on a tough court featuring Jay Dollries and two former city champs - Eric Toth and Brian Brockhoff. Triplett capped his night by surviving a bunch of tiebreakers on a 5-man court. All of the sets on the court with Triplett, Jasen Hansen, Gene Kennedy, Scott Boster and Brian Mitchell went the distance. Click for full results.
Flight 2: McClorey still on top, Fovel goes 6-1
Kevin McClorey went 3-1 on his 5-man court to retain the top spot in Flight Two - he is now tied with Brett Decurtins at 6-1. John Fovel went 6-1 while playing two times at Losantiville. Click for full results.
Flight 3: Stutz dominates
Jim Stutz dominated his court three matches going 3-0 with Mark Pohlman, Lee Workum and David Wellinghoff. He also made a successful Flight Two debut going 2-2 on his 8:00 court. Click for full results.