In what has become an annual occurrence, several out-of-towners joined league play the night before playing in the Midwesterns. Among the participants were this year's Midwesterns 90s champions Eric Miller & Nathan Crick (Charlotte, NC). Crick went 3-1 and Miller 2-2 on a court with Wil Lofgren, Evan Webeler and Doug Jones. Players going undefeated on courts were: Kevin Speed, Jeff Hiatt, Rob Hinkle, Eric Toth, Richard Canelas and Marie Matrka. New to league play were Scott McGregor and Alan Cohen. Click for complete week 12 court results or updated standings.
Compton/Kahler Win Open
Cincinnati native Brian Compton (Chicago) teamed with Scott Kahler (Pittsburgh) to win this year's Midwesterns Open division. The event's APTA "Grand Prix" status was restored this year after a 1-year hiatus. Several of the nation's top teams returned. Compton/Kahler defeated the #1 seeds and reigning APTA National Champions Mark Powers (NY) and John Hughes (CT) in the semifinal. They defeated #2 seeds and former Midwesterns champs Juan Arraya (CT) and Max LePivert (CT) in the final. Click Compton/Kahler to see all of their results from the 64-draw tourney.
PT Leaguers Rob Bakker and Tyler Fraser followed last year's championship with another impressive run. Seeded #3, Bakker/Fraser reached the semifinals before losing to Arraya/LePivert. Fraser also reached the finals of the 90s event with partner Hank Brightwell on Friday. For more results click: