Scott McIntosh and Larry Newman each won 4 sets and Lee Workum contributed 6 wins over two sessions to lead Team #4 (McIntosh) to a new record weekly point total. Their team scored 27 total points and defeated Team #6 (Gilligan) 27 to 22. Team #4 (McIntosh) is now tied with Team #2 (Palmenter) and Team #3 (English) for first place. All three teams are 5-2. Click for week #7 team results.
Individual Results: Rob Bakker won all four of his sets on a 5-player court to move up to second place in the standings. Doug Jones lost for the first time this season, but remains in first place at 19-1. Martin Bruemmer, Evan Webeler, Scott McIntosh, Robin Carr, Mike Herrel and Larry Newman all went undefeated on a court. Click for current individual standings.
Participation: Again, the league set a new participation high as matches were played on 22 of our 24 courts. 85 different players participated and 90 official sets were completed. Click for complete week #7 individual court results. The league welcomed Alex Harrison and DeWitt Cook. Cook is an experienced league player while Harrison is new to the game. Harrison played college tennis at the University of Puget Sound (D-III). Each went 1-2 on 4-player courts.
This session, we have already had 56 new players make their Platform Tennis League debuts. Several have played for the first time in the last two or three weeks. Newcomer Ellie Moffat, an experienced D-1 player, went 3-0 in her first session this week. Other experienced players to debut in the past couple of weeks include Sarah Chasnoff, Richard Joseph, Ken Heldman and Gina Saba. Mike Moe and Richard Canelas are two former Xavier University tennis players who are new to the sport and league. Courtney Ulrich became the third former DePauw University tennis player to join the league (Brad Pierce & Evan Webeler). Scott Corson is now one of four players who drive up from Louisville for Thursday league play (Kyle Bates, Chris McRae and Scott Triplett). Other tennis converts this session are: Jeanne Miller, Mary Ucci, Karen Games, Tom Flottman, Anne Flottman, Doug Ucci, Kelly Wolterman and Keith Rabenold.
Teams: Team #2 (Palmenter) handed Team #7 (Shiels) its first loss of the season, 19 to 17. Team #7 (Shiels) remained in first place despite the loss. Team #8 (Toth) got its first win of the season, defeating Team #1 (Lutz) 15 to 6. Click for complete week #6 team results.
Individual: 19 courts were played this week. Carlos Canelas went undefeated on two courts (6-0). Others to go undefeated on a court were: Doug Jones (4-0), Thaddeus Reed (4-0), Ken Rieser (4-0), Ellie Moffat (3-0), Ken Palmer (3-0), Greg Carr (4-0), Matt Allare (4-0), Bret Bruder (3-0), Richard Canelas (3-0) and Patrick Herrel (4-0). Click week #6 court results or standings for more.
Teams: Team #7 (Shiels) remained undefeated for the season by tying Team #6 (Gilligan) 22 to 22. Patrick Shiels (Team #7) and Jim Stutz (Team #6) each won all four of their sets on five-player courts to lead their teams. Team #7 (Shiels) improved to 4-0-1 on the season and is the only unbeaten team. Click for the complete week #5 team results.
Individuals: Participation levels remained high, as again play occurred on 20 of our 24 courts. In addition to Shiels and Stutz, other players who went undefeated on courts were: Jim Heldman (4-0), Steve Rafalo (4-0), Bill Boughton (4-0), Patrick Mueller (4-0), Pat Gilligan (3-0), Doug Jones (3-0), Ralph Shine (3-0), Michael Todd (3-0) and Porter Castleberry (3-0). Click for week #5 court by court results.
Format Note: This is a reminder to play the EXACT FORMAT each week. A lot of factors are considered when putting together court pairings. For players who like to read and are interested in understanding more about the format and scheduling process a new page has been created explaining it. If you do not like to read - just play the EXACT FORMAT.
Suggestions: Since the league has grown to almost 150 players, I have decided to write down the process for making formal suggestions. Suggestions meant to further the league's "more play" mission are welcomed. Players are encouraged to follow the "suggestions" link and read through the process.
Rob Bakker played two sessions and won all seven of his sets. The wins improved his season record to 10-0, moving him into the top spot in the standings. Richard Canelas made his Platform Tennis League debut and went 4-0. Other players who won courts without dropping a set were: Doug Jones, Scot Degerberg, Robert Glenn, John Fovel, Ron Visscher and Karen Crowley. Click week #3 for results from all 19 courts.
Bakker Selected for Xavier U. Athletic Hall of Fame
Most of us know Rob as a top platform tennis player. Bakker is the Director of Racquet Sports at The Camargo Club and is currently ranked #5 nationally with partner Flip Goodspeed. But before paddle tennis, Rob was a two-sport standout at Xavier University. He played both soccer and tennis and was good enough to be selected All-Conference in both sports. For this and other accomplishments, the university has selected him for the Xavier University Athletic Hall of Fame. The induction will be on Friday, December 18. For more details click the previous link.
Team #2 (Palmenter) Takes Lead
Team #2 (Palmenter) defeated Team #6 (Gilligan) 18 to 17 to improve to 3-0 for the season. The win puts them slightly ahead of second place Team #7 (Shiels). Both teams are 3-0, but Team #2 is ahead on total points 52 to 48. Click for full week #3 team results.