PT Leaguer Wil Lofgren teamed up with Chicago's Jeronie Barnes (aka "The Future," bka "Dusty Seams") to finish second in the Milwaukee Open. The tournament is an APTA National Ranking Tournament & President's Cup Qualifier. Lofgren & Barnes defeated #3 seeds Mike Marino & Paget Neave in the quarterfinals, before taking out Cincinnatian Brian Compton and 3x APTA National Champion Chris Gambino in the semis. The "Platform Files" sideshow took center stage as Lofgren/Barnes faced #1 seeds Will Colmar (aka "Rusty Seams") and Adam Morgan in the final. Colmar/Morgan took the title with a 7-5, 7-5 victory.
Jimmy Dunseith went 6-0 on two courts and improved to 15-6 for the year. Dunseith has 1774 points and is in second place of Level 5. Others going undefeated on courts this week were Todd Wise, Jim Mooney and Martin Bruemmer. First time fall/winter league participants were John Girardot and Richard Girardot. Click for complete week #3 court results or the updated standings.
The Cincinnati Charities Mixed Platform Tennis Tournament will be held Saturday November 3. The event benefits Caring Community Collaborative. Hyde Park CC, Glendale Lyceum, Cincinnati Sports Club and Wyoming GC are listed as venues. Click City Mixed Doubles for the entry information.
PT Leaguers Tyler Fraser and Wil Lofgren participated in the Philadelphia Open, the first APTA Grand Prix event of the season. The pair lost a close round of 16 match against the #3 seeds and then made the final of the consolation. Click Fraser/Lofgren Philadelphia Open for their results. The next APTA Grand Prix event is the Chicago Charities November 2 to 4. Cincinnati's Midwesterns is once again a Grand Prix and is the third event of the season. Below are some upcoming regional APTA ranking tournaments:
Bill Moore and Luke White each moved into second place in their respective divisions with 4-0 performances. Moore is now 6-2 (1350 pts) for the season and is in second place in Level 3. White improved to 6-1 (2743 pts) and is in second place of Level 6. Matt Allare continues to lead the overall standings and is now 6-0 for the year. Players going undefeated on courts this week were: Moore, White, Jonah Ebenhoeh, Jimmy Dunseith, Matt Allare, Pete Tarnowski, John Van Lokeren, Todd Wise and Andrew Beto. New players this week were Leo Mesones and Jennifer Faigle. Click for complete week #2 court results or the updated standings.
67 participated on 14 courts to open the 2018-19 Fall/Winter league. Matt Allare went 3-0 on a high level court to take the early lead in the overall standings. Others going undefeated on courts were: Dan Pike, Andrew Beto, Will Lofgren and Evan Webeler. The league welcomed first time Fall/Winter league players Dan Pike, Kris Soller, John McConnaughey, Jon Pugh, Keith Kleeman, Jimmy Dunseith, Henry White, Kevin Speed, Matt Burns, Randy Underwood, Luke White, Dustin McDulin, Mike McGrath and Mike Haehnle. Click for complete week #1 court results or updated standings.