APTA Men’s 145+ Nationals Kicks Off Four Days of Fabulous Action

March 27, 2013
Sleepy Hollow, NY

2013-Mens-145-Nationals-300Starting on Thursday, March 21, and ending on Friday afternoon, the best elder players from around the country convened under sunny skies and classic platform tennis temperatures for the APTA Men’s 145+ Nationals.

The torch was passed this year, when Mike Hanna and Mike O’Donnell beat out last year’s finalists, Larry Garinger and Blair LeRoy, in the first semifinals, and Roy Anderson and Walt Beatty ousted 2012’s champions Hall-of-Famer Bob Brown and Doug Barrow in the second semis battle. In the final on Friday, Hanna’s wingspan and O’Donnell’s quickness were the difference against much-titled Roy Anderson and Walter Beatty, winning 6-2, 6-2.

(The gold medal count for Hanna and O’Donnell stands at six for Mike O and five for Mike H.)

Miss CongenialityBeach Kuhl, pictured at right, was given the “Miss Congeniality” award at the 145s dinner. (We have also learned that Kuhl has been elected Mayor or his hometown of Ross, CA. Congratulations, Mr. Mayor.)

Rich Lombard, with an assist by Marjorie “Queen of the Draw” Hodson, put on a great tournament at Sleepy Hollow Country Club, in Scarborough, New York. Thanks to the New York Athletic Club, in Pelham Manor, for hosting the final.

Main Draw  Mike Hanna/Mike O’Donnell  Roy Anderson/Walt Beatty  6-2, 6-2 
Quarter Reprieve  Blair LeRoy/Larry Garinger  vs. Bob Brown/Doug Barrow, DNP
Reprieve  George Lynch/Steve Roiter   Scott Estes/Rich Lombard   
Consolation  Alan Goldman/Jim Dey   Herb Hummers/Jim Healy  6-2, 6-4 
Last Chance Round Robin  Vince Greco and Rick Reuter, first place 

Slide Show - Photos courtesy of Bob Considine

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