PT Leaguers Win Big at APTA Events
Six Platform Tennis League champions excelled in American Platform Tennis Association (APTA) ranking events Saturday.
Eric West at Philly Open
Eric West is in the final of the Philly Open today with Livestreaming (APTA - Philly Open) set for Sunday at 9:30am. West is partnering this week with former APTA National Champion Juan Arraya (Greenwich, CT). The pair defeated defending national champions Sven Burus (Montclair, NJ) and Mike Irdoja (Verona, NJ) in the semifinals. They also defeated 4-time national champion Drew Broderick (Summit, NJ) and West's recurring partner Tomas Christian (Glenside, PA) in the quarterfinal.
Marie Matrka Wins Bourbon Ball
Marie Matrka partnered with Roopali Hall (Stamford, CT) to win the Bourbon Ball APTA ranking event at Louisville Country Club. Matrka/Hall defeated the #1 seeds Hallie Bodman (Northbrook, IL) and 2x APTA Nationals finalist Chelsea Mittal (Lake Forest, IL) in the semifinals. In the finals they defeated PT Leaguers Ellie Halbauer and Jill Jackson.
Tyler Fraser in Bourbon Ball Finals
Tyler Fraser and partner Adam Morgan (Lake Bluff, IL) have lost just three games in three matches heading into the Bourbon Ball (Louisville) finals. Fraser/Morgan, currently ranked #5 nationally, face Ryan Baxter (Louisville, KY) and Ricky Heath (Carmel, IN) Sunday at 9:00am to decide the title. Baxter/Heath defeated PT Leaguer Wil Lofgren and Dan Hansen (Mystic, CT) in the semifinals.
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