The 8th Annual Battle at the Mudhole Columbus, OH Summer Platform Tennis Tournament is Saturday July 10. All teams are guaranteed at least three matches. Balls, beer & lunch are included for $100 per team. Contact 614-873-8749 to register.
Summer play began this week (Week #12 of the Spring/Summer Session). Matt Bolger made his Platform Tennis League debut and Kevin Taylor and Bill Boughton played for the first time in the 2021 Spring/Summer sessions.
Lawre Bonekemper, Harrison Rogers (2), Matt Bolger, Jill Jackson, Todd Wise, Rob Hinkle, Todd Minniear, Ralph Winterhalter, Jonathan Daugherty (2) and Scott Vaaler all won courts.
Results | Standings | Pairings
All levels. Thursdays. Glendale Lyceum.
32 of 50 spots are filled for session #1 of our Summer Platform Tennis League. Play starts Thursday, June 10 and lasts eight weeks until July 29. All match competent Greater Cincinnati platform tennis players and new players with 4.0+ tennis backgrounds are invited to participate in this session.
Harrison Rogers went 4-2 on two upper level courts to finish the Spring Session in third place in the overall standings (players with at least 15 sets played). Rogers finished Spring with a 38-26 win/loss record and carries a 15.83 standings points average in the combined Spring/Summer championship race.
Court winners this week were: Rogers, Doug Jones, Mark Williams, Rob Hinkle, Scott Vaaler (2), Tricia Zeller and Nate Peterson.
The Spring/Summer Leagues have one male and one female champion. The top 10 at the completion of the 11-week Spring session with at least 15 sets played are (player | standings points avg | won-loss record | pairings points):
Summer Platform Tennis League play starts Thursday, June 10. 30 players are registered with a total of 50 available spots. Session #1 will last eight weeks from June 10 to July 29. Play is on Thursday nights with flexible start times, 2x and guaranteed play options. All match competent levels/players are encouraged to participate.
Summit Country Day senior Elizabeth Fahrmeir made Ohio State High School history as she became the first female to compete in the boys individual state tennis tournament. Scott McIntosh, Summit Country Day Boys Tennis Coach and PT Leaguer (335 career sets), weighs in on Fahrmeir's accomplishment:
Todd Wise won two courts this week and was 6-1 overall. Wise went 4-0 on a court with Rob Hinkle, Scott Vaaler, Mark Williams and Michael Guastaferro and 2-1 with Zach Wilson, Stratos Kranias and Scott Vaaler. Wise earned 36 standings points and is currently 21st in the Spring League standings..
In addition to Wise (2), Scott Kiker, Harrison Rogers, Nate Peterson, Tricia Zeller, Mark Williams, Stratos Kranias, Jonathan Daugherty and Ralph Winterhalter all won courts. Click for week #10 court results.
Scott Kiker went 3-0 on a court with Mark Williams, Michael Guastaferro and Scott Vaaler. He is now 8-9 for the Spring season. The court carried a 26 strength of schedule rating. Kiker is 84-93 on courts rated 25 to 29 and this was the third time he has gone undefeated on a court in this range.
Players winning courts this week were: Kiker, Doug Jones, Harrison Rogers, Rob Hinkle, Jill Jackson, Lawre Bonekemper, Todd Wise, Patty Nash, Scott Vaaler and Ralph Winterhalter.
Results | Standings | Pairings
Video: Week #9 Featured Court
To view full point highlights or full sets of this week's featured court click Featured Court: Jackson, Jones, Rogers & Teufel
All levels are invited to participate in our 8th Summer Platform Tennis League. Play is on Thursday nights at Glendale Lyceum and runs eight weeks from June 10 to July 29. Again the league will prioritize competitively compatible pairings and will offer variety, time slot flexibility, guaranteed weekly play and 2x play options.
New Players Can Start This Week
We have two Thursdays remaining in our Spring League with play at Maketewah and Glendale. Those signing up for Summer League are welcome to start play immediately. You will be added to the "In or Out?" list and can opt "In" by Wednesday at Noon if you would like to play this week.
Harrison Rogers went 3-0 on a "5 multiplier" court and 2-2 on a "6 multiplier," scoring 32 total points. Rogers now has a 14.68 average in 14 sessions and is in 7th place in the overall standings. He has a 24-21 won/loss record for the Spring League and a 1,519 pairings rating. His 3-0 win on the court with Josh Greene, Jill Jackson and Mark Williams carried a 26 strength of schedule rating. This was the second time Rogers has gone undefeated on a court rated 25 to 29 (see all-time records by court rating).
This week's court winners were: Rogers, Doug Jones, Stratos Kranias, Nate Peterson, Jill Jackson, Rob Hinkle, Todd Wise, Ralph Winterhalter and Zach Wilson - Week 8 results.