Juniors Took Rainy Weather in Stride at Winnetka

Matt Garavaglia
December 12, 2011
Winnetka, IL

Philly-Gold-vikinglogoThe rain in Winnetka didn’t appear to impact either the atmosphere or the paddle during our APTA Junior Tour Tournament, sponsored by Viking, held on December 3rd. 

Four teams in both the 12-and-under and 14-and-under brackets battled in one-set round robins to secure seeds in the tournament main draw.  After the seeding round, each bracket played two out of three sets, a semi-final, a third-fourth place match, and a final.

The 12-and-under third-fourth place match was an epic 5-7, 7-6 (6), 7-5 battle. In the finals, big brother “took out” little brother as Jake Freedman and Peter Horne bested Jonny Bowen and Henry Horne. 

WPTCThe 14-and-unders saw great matches as well, with Jack Corrigan and Jack Lunn taking home the gold by defeating Danny Fusco and Joseph Day. 

The six teams in the 10-and-under bracket also played a long day of round robin seeding matches followed by a full draw.  In the end, Henry Freedman and Jakob Travis bested Trevor Hayward and Heidi Bainucci, 9-7, to win the finals. 

Five teams in the 18-and-under bracket battled the elements and each other all day as well.  Ultimately, Coby Kortez and Joey Zemmer bested Clark Hough and Luke Massar in a three-set match to win the finals. 

The day was a huge success in developing great paddle players as well as lots of new friendships for players and parents alike.  Thank you to everyone who came out and gave it their all, both on and off the courts, and to Viking for their continued support of the APTA Junior Tour.

Division Winners Finalists
10 & Under Henry Freedmans & Jakob Travis Heidi Bianucci & Trevor Hayward
12 & Under Jake Freedman & Peter Horne John Bowen & Henry Horne
14 & Under Jack Corrigan & Jack Lunn Joseph Day & Danny Fusco
18 & Under Coby Kortez & Joey Zenner Clark Hough & Luke Massar

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