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Region 2 PCQ
02-12-2012
Rob Pierce and Johan duRandt

Longmeadow, MA
 Johan Du Randt and Rob Pierce were crowned as champions at the 22nd annual Western New England Championships, in Region II’s fifth and final President’s Cup event of the season.   The event was held at Longmeadow’s Field Club on February 11, 2012.  Back Draw Division winners included Brad Hoffman and Dan Nash in Consolation event, Jonathan Spencer and Mike Freedman in the consolation reprieve; and Mike Shields and John Hughes in the Reprieve final.  The quarter-final reprieve was won by Jeff Morneau and Bill Power.       Read more       View the complete draw       Photos by Per Nilsson




 


FINAL REGION 2 PCQ

Submitted by Dave Fuller


Johan Du Randt and Rob Pierce were crowned as champions at the 22st annual Western New England Championships, in Region II’s fifth and final President’s Cup event of the season.   The event was held at Longmeadow’s Field Club on February 11, 2012.  Pierce and DuRandt prevailed by scores of 6-4, 6-0 over the Fairfield County team of Juan Pablo Arraya and Mark Fischl before a large crowd.  DuRandt and Arraya traded many creative slices and drives while their partners supplied steadying defense.  After a tightly-contested first set the victors raised their games ever so slightly and dominated a quick second set to secure the championship.  Arraya and Fischl had patiently waited to start their day as first round combatants battled in a marathon match, then methodically advanced to the final by eliminating Jeff Morneau and Bill Power and then Alex Seiler and Chuck Poe in the quarters and semis respectively.  Not even the courtside barbecue smoke swirling around the action interfered with their play.  Du Randt, who had highlighted a local paddle clinic the Friday evening before the event, gave an advanced clinic throughout the tournament Saturday, demonstrating his mastery of the nuances of the racquet game he has played for only a handful of years.  It is no mystery that he has advanced to the #1 ranking in the sport.  Through the aggressive recruitment efforts of new Tournament chair Jeff Morneau the Longmeadow entries grew to 24 teams, and attracted out of towners from as far away as Rochester.  The event also marked the tournament debut of the Field Club’s new fifth court, erected in the fall.  Region II President Rob Coster, an observer throughout the day, commented, when asked to give his impressions of the event, “Jeff runs a first class event, and its encouraging to see Johan’s game develop.  He’s come a long way since that Brae Burn B.  I only wish he could still play President’s Cup.”

Back Draw Division winners included Brad Hoffman and Dan Nash in Consolation event, Jonathan Spencer and Mike Freedman in the consolation reprieve; and Mike Shields and John Hughes in the Reprieve final.  The quarter-final reprieve was won by Morneau and Power over Naren Dhamodharan and Paul Fairchild.

Pierce and duRandt win Western NE PCQ

 

View the complete draws             Photos by Per Nilsson

 

 

 


 
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