Going forward for the rest of the 2014-15 season, there will be two large flights instead of three. The results from Flight Three matches were incorporated into the new Flight Two standings.
Several Flight Two players qualified to move up to Flight One. This is reflected in the Flight Two standings - the players below the solid line are now full time Flight One players. This means they will predominately play Flight One matches. As before, there will still be commingling and the schedule will indicate in which flight the results will be recorded. Typically, if at least two players from the higher flight participate, the match is recorded in the higher flight. Click to view the new flights and standings.
This is the way the flights will remain until the end of the season. Major awards will be given to the winner of each flight. To qualify for flight titles, players must play at least 13 total sessions within the flight by the end of the season. An exemption for players moving up to Flight One - these players only have to play a total of 7 sessions within Flight One. Keep in mind the 26th week is the A/B Tournament and will not count in the season standings.
There will be no league matches the next two weeks due to holidays. We will resume league play on Thursday, January 8. This will be week number 14, thus there will be 13 weeks remaining.
Flight One: Todd Makes Move in Standings with 6-0 Night
Michael Todd improved his record to 17-8 (68%) with a 6-0 night. He won all three on his 6:00 court with Dan Mott, Rex Cabrera and guest Bob Stratton (Atlanta). In his 8:00 session, he won a tiebreaker and a couple of 6-4 sets with Fabian Schmahl, Thorsten Knobloch and Gene Kennedy. Stratton, in town from Atlanta, made his league debut going 3-4 in two sessions. Pete Tarnowski also played for the first time this season. He was also 3-4 in two sessions. Doug Jones, 7-0, and Eric Toth, 3-0, were undefeated for the night. Click for full Flight One results.
Flight Two: Rudell, Turner, Herrel All 3-0
Barry Rudell, Chuck Turner and Mike Herrel each went undefeated for the evening. Marc Pretorius made his season debut going 2-1 on a court with Steve Rafalo, Kyle Wilkins and Scott Vaaler. Andy Taylor also made his PT League debut, going 1-2 on his court. Click for full Flight Two results.
Flight One: Roman Takes Lead, Bakker Streak Snapped at 22
Jeff Roman remained unbeaten for the season (7-0). Playing for the second time this season, Roman won all three on a court with Brian Brockhoff, Pat Gilligan and Vince Prop. In other action, Rob Bakker's 22-set winning streak ended as he partnered with Evan Webeler against Doug Jones and Eric Toth. The 7-5 set was tight the whole way and lasted over an hour. Bakker went 3-0 on his later court and is now 15-1 (93.75%) for the season. He trails only Roman in the standings. Click for complete Flight One results.
Flight Two: Boughton 3-0, Newmans Debut
Bill Boughton went 3-0 to improve his season record to 19-6 in Flight Two. He inched closer to flight leader John Fovel and now trails him by less than one percentage point. Larry and Zach Newman both made their Platform Tennis League debuts. Each went 2-1 on a court that included Jim Stutz and Kyle Wilkins. Click for complete Flight Two results.
Flight Three: Bruder 3-0, Takes Lead in Standings
Bret Bruder went 3-0 to move to the top of the Flight Three standings. Bruder is now 10-5 in Flight Three matches and took over the lead from flight regular Chuck Turner, who went 1-2 on the same court. Click for Flight Three results.
Flight One: Spencer Returns, Jones & Toth 3-0
Returning from injury, Bob Spencer made his season debut. He was 2-1 on a court with Gene Kennedy, Anthony Palmenter and Bill Boughthon. Doug Jones and Eric Toth each went 3-0 and maintained their positions near the top of the standings. Click for full Flight One results.
Flight Two: No Perfect Scores, Fovel Keeps Lead
Nobody went undefeated on any of the five Flight Two courts. John Fovel participated in two sessions and went 6-2 to maintain his lead at the top of the standings (30-9, 76.92%). Seven Flight Two players played two sessions, so there was some movement in the standings. Click for full Flight Two results.
Flight Three: Turner Goes 3-0 and Takes Lead in Standings
Chuck Turner was undefeated for the night and improved his season record to 14-7, 66.67%. That moved him into the Flight Three lead as he only trails higher level players who have played down a flight. Click for full Flight Three results.