Tyler Fraser (Cincinnati) partnered with Adam Morgan (Chicago) to win this year's Midwesterns APTA Tour event. The duo defeated Pittsburgh's Felip Rams and Mike Wagner 6-4, 6-3 in the final. Fraser/Morgan were the top seeds and did not drop a set in their four matches. Fraser is a former Platform Tennis League champ (2017-18 Fall Winter).
Tyler Fraser also won the Midwesterns 90s event partnering with Dan Mott. The 90s event requires that the two partners ages add up to 90 or more. They defeated Hall-of-Famer Flip Goodspeed (Grand Rapids) and Cullen Malloy (Grand Rapids) in the final. Mott is a Cincinnati City champ (Hertzel Cup) and has played 173 Platform Tennis League sets.
PT Leaguers Ellie Halbauer and Jill Jackson reached the final of the Midwesterns Women's Open event. The duo survived a couple of tough three-setters before falling to top seeds Alison Morgan (Chicago) and Charlotte Sikora (Philadelphia) 6-3, 6-0 in the final. Halbauer is a former pro on the WTA tour and reached a top ranking of 260. Jackson (Buckley) played college tennis for top 10 NCAA teams at Kentucky. Jackson is a two-time Platform Tennis League Champion. She won the 2021 & 2022 Spring/Summer Leagues. Halbauer is the leader in the current 2022-23 Fall/Winter league.
Eric West, the reigning Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter Platform Tennis League champion, partnered with Thomas Christian (Philadelphia) and reached the semifinals of the Midwesterns Mens Open division.
PT Leaguers Olivia Fraser & Marie Matrka lost a tight 6-7, 7-5, 6-2 round of 16 match to eventual finalists Halbauer/Jackson. The pair entered the tournament as the #2 seed. They dominated their backdraw to finish 9th place. Matrka is a 3x Platform Tennis League Champion, winning the 2018-19, 2020-21 & 2021-22 Fall/Winter leagues. Fraser (Capannari) was the 2018 Spring/Summer Platform Tennis League champ.
Wil Lofgren, a 2x Platform Tennis League winner (2017 & 2018 Spring/Summer), partnered with Dan Hansen (Mystic, CT) and reached the quarterfinals of the Mens Open.
No Luck in 110s
A total of fifteen PT Leaguers took their shot at the 110s division. Combined ages need to add up to 110 or more for this event. None could stop the Columbus team of James Davidson and Pete Mudre. Fabian Schmahl and Tim Schraffenberger came closest.