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Hail to the Champions!!!
Tom Safford & Nindy Pike
February 12, 2013
- Despite blizzard conditions in the Northeast, winter storm Nemo didn’t stop Junior Nationals from taking place outside of Philadelphia. In all, 85 teams from 5 states converged on the Main Line to crown the future of our sport. Despite the nasty wind chill temperatures, the day was surprisingly bright and sunny. The athletes brought great shots and smiles, and good sportsmanship abounded.
- A big round of applause for finalist Louisa Randazzo (Girls 10 & Under), the first recipient of the “Spirit of the Game” Award.
- In the spirit of the game, an anonymous donor has offered to pay the entry fees into the Men’s and Women’s Nationals to the winners of the Boys and Girls 18s age groups.
- There were three Dardis and Shay teams competing for National titles this past weekend and six medals went home to the Dardis and Shay families .Claire Dardis and Mimi Shay took home the silver in the Girls 12 & Under Nationals and Emily Dardis and Alexandra Shay also captured the silver medal in the Girls 14 & Under Nationals. (Mom’s Cynthia Dardis and Amy Shay won the Women’s 45+ Nationals.)
- Kudos to Tom and Leila Safford and their committee for their flexibility handling the uncertainties created by the storm.
- Tastykake’s contributions were greatly appreciated.
- Our thanks go out to Scott Winters, Vice-President, Prince Americas, and to David Kjeldsen, former Viking CEO, for all of their support in making the APTA Junior Tour a great experience for our junior platform tennis players, and for their continued support as our lead sponsor.
Congratulations to all!
|Girls 10 & Under||Caroline Burt (Newtown Square, PA)
Rachel Mashek (Swarthmore, PA)
|Louisa Randazzo (Summit, NJ)
Mary Margaret Schroeder (Summit, NJ)
|Boys 10 & Under||Jack Ramsay (Darien, CT)
Jack Uhlman (Darien, CT)
|Kiernan Foster (White Plains, NY)
Hunter Essex (New Canaan, CT)
|Girls 12 & Under||Tori Blundin (Madison,NJ)
Cami Harrmann (Mendham, NJ)
|Claire Dardis (Stamford, CT)
Mimi Shay (Wilton, CT)
|Boys 12 & Under||Ben DeLaney (West Chester, PA)
Desmond Papariello (Villanova, PA)
|Francis Randazzo (Summit, NJ)
Billy Schroeder (Summit, NJ)
|Grils 14 & Under||Callie Burkhart (Wayne, PA)
Catie Burkhart (Wayne, PA)
|Emily Dardis (Stamford, CT)
Alexandra Shay (Wilton, CT)
|Boys 14 & Under||Will Cannon (Fairfield, CT)
Henry Fishman (Fairfield, CT)
|Henry DeCoster (Greenwich, CT)
Will Graham (Greenwich, CT)
|Girls 18 & Under||Meghan Foster (White Plains, NY)
Hannah Kratky (Greenwich, CT)
|Ashley Lyon (West Chester, PA)
Stephanie Webster (Berwyn, PA)
|Boys 18 & Under||Brian Faig (Gillette, NJ)
Will Kleeman (Sewickley, PA)
|Gardner Tregellas (New Canaan, CT)
Will Burger (New Canaan, CT)