written by: Marjorie
posted on: March 24, 2017 10:46 am.
One of the repeated hallmarks of platform tennis is "camaraderie". This is always on display at the APTA Men's 145 National Championships. Hosted by the "Home of Platform Tennis" (Fox Meadow Tennis Club) once again, and steered by Jo Rogers and Rick Reuter, the event had sixteen teams competing for the coveted medals. Most of the teams playing on Thursday, however, were there for the fun and friendships. The Alph Beane Award, presented annually to a player who exemplifies this spirit of camaraderie, as Alph did so well, was given this year to Bob Brown (pictured).
Tournament results: Scott Estes & Mike O'Donnell repeated as champs, defeating Roy Anderson & Doug Barrow in the finals. Third Place went to Blair LeRoy & Larry Garinger, who topped Alan Goldman & Mark Greene. Hersh Cohen & John Maher edged out Jon Wooten & George Lynch to claim 5th place. Dick Bower & Gary Klein finished 9th, beating Bill Fanning & Peter Keiser, and Bob Bruno & Dean Civitello ousted Vince Greco, the oldest player in the tournament at 90 (in paddle years)& Rick Reuter to claim Last Chance honors.
Keywords: Fox MEadow
, National Championships
, Alph Beane
, bob Brown
, O Donnell