This Weekend was all about Masters

February 27, 2016
Wilmington, DE

APTA Men's 55+ Nationals

Men's 65+ 

Congratulations to John Adams and Burke Hayes for winning the Men's 65+ Nationals Championship.


Women's 45+ Nationals 

Cynthia Dardis and Amy Shay have claimed their 4th consecutive Women's 45+ Championship, defeating Bobo Delaney and Judy Takach in the championship final. This brings their total of masters titles to eight, including two in the 40+ and two in the 50+.


Men's 45+ Nationals

Scott Estes and Mike Stulac emerged victorious to claim the Men’s 45 Championship. Estes now has a championship in Juniors (2), Open (1) and Masters. Stulac won the title last year with Jeff Morneau. He has also has a Junior title, two Men’s Open titles, one Mixed Nationals and three Husband/Wife titles to his credit. 

Below: Men's 45+ Champs Estes & Stulac, Finalists Cosimano & Hipkins



Men's 55+ Nationals 

Defending National Men’s 55+ Champs Mark Holtschneider of Baltimore and Rusty Wright of Pelham, NY came, saw and conquered for the second year in a row. Facing a game but hobbled Rob Edelstein and fellow Clevelander Dan McLaughlin, they took the final 6-3, 6-4. Edelstein and McLaughlin were surprise (at least on paper) finalists having defeated the #2 seeds Chicagoans APTA President Scott Bondurant and John Hough. 


Tournament Chair Simon Peppiatt said he loved running this tournament because “everyone knows what to do and all enjoy the opportunity to play. It’s a great group to have here.”

Below: Men's 55+ Champs Wright & Holtschneider, tournament director Simon Peppiat, Finalists Edelstein & McLaughlin


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