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"B" the Best! 01-31-2018
Essex Fells, NJ
written by: marjorie
The day started with misty rain, but by afternoon the skies had cleared and the benches were lined with spectators. The Essex Fells Men's B platform tennis tournament played through it all. Ari Borinsky & Brent Hardy outlasted Matt Snyder & Evan Zimmer in a topsy-turvy final 7-6, 1-6, 6-0. (Congrats on your first championship, Brent!) Other winners include: Consolation - Larry Friedman & Mike Fraser; Last Chance - Tim Perrotta & Gordie Miczak; Reprieve - Jay Grant & Steve Bernt; and Quarterfinal Reprieve - John Holland & Gary Chin. [ read more ]




Another Classic! 12-17-2017
Short Hills, NJ
written by: marjorie
The New Jersey Men's Platform Tennis Association (NJMPTA) League Classic is no doubt the largest single draw tournament in the country. It is also the most fun! The 160 team field saw a lot of good play on Saturday, and the tournament will continue for 2 more days. Backdraw semis and finals are scheduled for Sunday morning. The Main Draw semis and finals will be played on Monday beginning at 5:30 PM. Everyone is invited to come to Essex Fells Country Club to enjoy Vinny's cooking (and a beverage) and watch some great play. Last year's finalists, Champions Jamie Ferriero & Steve DeRose will face p [ read more ]




Busy Bs in Essex Fells 11-17-2017
Essex Fells, NJ
written by: Marjorie
Finalists at the Essex Fells Country Club Women's B Platform Tennis Tournament are all smiles at the end of a full day of play. Lisa Fuydal & Linda Manolis (Runners Up) and Kathy Sprague & Brenda Colvin show off the champagne they are sure to enjoy tonight! Other winners include: Consolation - Susanne Bernt & Diane Foshay; Reprieve - Twins Elissa Cordrey & Andrea Flood; and Lucky Losers - Priscilla McAleney & Kay Sutaria. It was a beautiful fall day filled with a lot of fun! [ read more ]




Essex Fells Women's B 11-21-2016
Essex Fells, NJ
written by: Mikk
The women gathered for another B tournament - this one based at Essex Fells Country club - and a day of fun and friends! By mid-afternoon, Katy Hobbis and Liz Landy had captured the crown, defeating Nancy Leccese and Gina Patterson in the finals. Other bracket winners were Jamie Heckelman and Cassie Burke, Amanda Falk and Christina Melchionni and Suzy Verchick and Andrea Flood. See the draw [ read more ]





Women's 70+ Nationals
10-29-2014
APTA Jack-o-Lantern

Essex Fells, NJ
Helen Garrett and Sandy Simmers have to go down in the record books as one of the most successful teams ever in senior platform tennis play. Once again they claimed the gold medals at the Women's 70+ National Championships, held today at the Essex Fells Country Club. Thanks to Carolyn Tierney for "making it happen" - all who have been involved know that it is a giant juggling feat to end up with 8 teams for this event! Silver medalists were Ginny Sniatkowski & Thelma Huber. Anke Cornell & Gail Condon finished in 3rd place, edging Dolores Krzanowski & Birgit Maio in the playoff match.    


View the complete draw to see the rest of the results.  See some photos


Classic Results
10-19-2014
Atlantic Classic Champs

Essex Fells, NJ
For the second straight week they entered the tournament unseeded, and for the second staright week they claimed the crown! With the loss of only 8 games through 5 rounds of play in the Atlantic Classic, Drew Broderick and Jared Palmer proved themselves to be a team to be feared. Last week they met in the semifinals, and this week in the finals, but Juan Arraya and Lennart Jonason have yet to win a set from the season's hot new team. With many high level teams playing, there was fierce competition throughout the day on Saturday.     Check out the complete draws here.


The Lake
10-18-2014
The Lake Invitational

Franklin Lakes, NJ
Another tournament...another title! Ana Brzova and Viki Stoklasova claimed their second title of the season at the inaugural Lake Invitational, held at the Indian Trail Club. Tournament Director Ana turned the former women's portion of the Atlantic Classic into a Women's Only event that ran simultaneously with the men's tournament being held at Essex Fells Country Club. Ana and Viki defeated Cynthia Dardis and Amy Shay by the score of 6-4, 6-2. Other winners: Quarterfinal Reprieve - Kerri Delmonico and Lauren Gebbia; Reprieve - Karin Kochis and Jaclyn Williamson; Consolation - Michaela Babicova and Marina Ruiz de Gauna and Last Chance - Abigail Burke and Patty Cromie. See the full draws here


Super Seniors
11-20-2013
Women's 70+ participants

Essex Fells, NJ
They conquered the 60s and moved on to the 70s, where they continue to dominate the competition. Helen Garrett and Sandy Simmers once again proved themselves to be Super Seniors by winning the Women's 70+ Nationals again. Through 3 matches, the pair dropped only 2 games, both in the finals, where they defeated Gail Moskow and Anne Beatty. Other winners include: 3rd place, Sharon Hummers and Marie Minnick; 5th place, Anke Cornell and Ginny Sniatkowski; and 7th place, Gail Bradley and Liz Dunn. Many thanks to Carolyn Tierney for making it happen!!     See some photos     View the complete draw



Atlantic Classic Women's B
11-15-2013
Atlantic Classic Women B

Essex Fells, NJ
The Women's B portion of the Atlantic Classic featured great competition among 16 teams. The improved play at this level led to many more long matches than in prior years. In the end, Marian Cunningham and Sue Cecere prevailed over Karen Sussman and Janine Buss in a 3-set final. Other winners include Consolation: Beth Madsen & Marla Kearney; Reprieve: Myla Pridgen & Donna Andretta; Last Chance: Katy Hobbis & Liz Landy.    See the complete draw


Classic Results
10-20-2013
Atlantic Classic Men

Essex Fells , NJ
Something old...something new...the Atlantic Classic featured a little of each. A small but strong women's field saw the same two teams as last year in the finals. In a reversal from the 2012 results, Ana Brzova and Viki Stoklasova downed Cynthia Dardis and Amy Shay by a 6-4, 6-4 score. The men's field was a little less predictable, with 3 upsets in the quarterfinals and the new team of Marco Grangeiro and George Wilkinson making it to the finals. There they met last year's champs, Juan Arraya and Lennart Jonason, who defended their title in a 7-5, 6-4 match.

View Complete Draws:   Men's     Women's


It Was Classic
12-12-2011
League Classic 2011

Essex Fells , NJ
With a larger than anticipated crowd of spectators, the keg was "kicked" by 8:00 PM and the grill was in use only for hand-warming by 9:00, but the action was just starting to heat up as the finals of the NJ Men's League Classic were beginning. The semifinals saw top-seeded Jon Lubow and Steve DeRose drop the first set and then storm back to defeat Clay Bibbee and Mike Stulac 4-6, 6-2, 6-0. Drew Broderick and Pat Kelly, seeded 4th, overwhelmed #2 seeds Anthony Cosimano and Steve Haller 6-2, 6-0. Read more, see some crowd photos and view the complete results of this 128 team tournament.


The Classic
12-10-2011
NJMPTA

Short Hills, NJ
With a full 128-team draw (and many teams on the Wait List), the NJMPTA League Classic was once again a rousing success. This year, the weather cooperated to make it a fun day for the spectators as well! Sunday morning will see the semifinals (followed by the finals) of all four backdraw categories - Consolation, Reprieve, Buckshot and Last Chance. All these matches will take place at the Short HIlls Club, with semifinal play beginning at 8:30 AM and finals to follow. The Main Draw semifinals and finals will be held over until Monday evening. Play will begin at 7:00 at Essex Fells Country Club. Fans, friends, spouses and casual observers are invited to join the festivities that evening.

View the "completed" draw by clicking here.


Atlantic is Classic
10-23-2011

Essex Fells, NJ
The Atlantic Classic moved to a different spot on the calendar, and the fall weather was definitely a benefit for the spectators. The Saturday afternoon tailgate atmosphere was a perfect backdrop for some exciting, athletic play! New partnerships were on display as well. Bobo Delaney and Kerri Delmonico paired to take home the Women's crown with a hard-fought 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 victory over Andrea Noyes and Judy Takach. The Men's semifinals provided great Saturday evening entertainment as newly-paired Scott Estes and Nathan LeFevre withstood the test of current Nationals silver medalists Johan duRandt and Matt Porter by the score of 6-1, 7-5. This was followed by Tournament Director Drew Broderick and Chris Gambino topping Steve DeRose and Jon Lubow in an athletic, fast-paced 7-6, 6-2 match. Sunday morning's Men's final saw Broderick and Gambino prevail over Estes and LeFevre 7-6, 6-2.

View the complete draws: Women's Ranking         Men's Ranking


Atlantic Women's B
10-21-2011

Essex Fells, NJ
The ladies took center stage at Essex Fells Country Club on Friday, with 12 teams competing for the "B" crown. The winners were Jill Collins and Regina Feeney, who defeated Carolyn Vegliante and Katie Bizub in the finals by the score of 6-3, 6-4. The Consolation title went to Kathy Petersen and Nancy Leccese, over Liz Dunn and Gail Bradley. Reprieve Winners were Amy Massa and Patrice Shapiro, who outlasted Jane Parkes and Elizabeth Del Duca 1-6, 6-0, 6-4. Juliet Little-Broderick and Beth Jennings won the Last Chance bracket; Sue Mackie and Regina Kelly won the Reprieve Consolation; and Patty Corn and Gigi Foley-Cox took 3rd Place over Beth Madsen and Marla Kearney by a score of 6-3, 3-6, 6-2. View the complete draw


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