2009 Men's 50+/60+/70+ Nationals Results

MARCH 20-22, 2009

Under a gloriously sunny sky this weekend, Fox Meadow’s nine courts were filled with senior players contesting the APTA 50+, 60+ and 70+ Nationals. With players from as far away as California and Georgia in the draws, old friends reconnected and great play and good sportsmanship abounded.  Shouts of “good shot” was heard from every court. There were many former champions, both familiar and new partnerships, and men who had just finished up the 145s.

Men's 50+

Congratulations to Tim McAvoy and Scott Bondurant for their 7-5, 6-2 victory over Chip Morrow and Peter Redpath in the finals of the APTA 50+ Men's Senior Nationals. McAvoy was runner-up in this event last year and won the 45+ title in 2004. (1993, 1994). Bondurant also holds a 45+ title (2005) and has been a 45+ finalist three times.  Bondurant and McAvoy also happen to be first cousins whose grandparents played at Fox Meadow.

Men's 50+ Draw

50+ Winners Runners Up Score
Main Draw Tim McAvoy & Scott Bondurant Chip Morrow & Peter Redpath 7-5, 6-2
Consolation Gary Squires & Peter Griffin Clarke Edgar & Clark Wagner 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
Reprieve Tim Brooke & Fred Gumbinner Gary Cochrane & Tom Caputo 6-3, 6-2
Last Chance Steve O'Connell & Al Turner Rick Reuter & Bob Ziegenhagen 6-1, 6-3


Morrow, Redpath, Squires, Bondurant, McAvoy
(l-r) Runners Up Chip Morrow & Peter Redpath, Umpire Gary Squires, Champions Scott Bondurant & Tim McAvoy

Fox  Meadow Tennis Club Sign x300 Men's 60+

In the Men's 60+ tournament, Scott Estes and Dan Galves repeated their 2008 win over Tom Caputo and Gary Cochrane, earning their third straight title. Estes and Galves have also previously won titles in the 45+, 50+ and 55+ tournaments. Caputo and Cochrane are themselves title holders in the 55+ tournament, and have played a number of senior nationals finals. Our is a sport of families, so you won't be surprised to know that Gary Cochrane and Scott Estes are the fathers of Mike Cochrane and Scott Estes who are regular men's open tournament partners and who won the 2007 National title together.

Men's 60+ Draw

60+ Winners Runners Up Score
Main Draw Dan Galves & Scott Estes Gary Cochrane & Tom Caputo 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
Consolation Mark Greene & Gene Rosenberg Walter Krzanowski & John Russo 1-6, 6-2, 7-6
Reprieve Bob Slater & John Maher Wayne Jones & Walter Beatty 6-4, 6-7, retired
Last Chance David Claiborne & Bob Ziegenhagen Bobby Kellman & Paul Fowler 6-0, 6-1

2009 APTA Mens 60+ Nationals Finalists
(l to r) Tournament Dir. Bob Brown, Runners-Up Gary Cochrane & Tom Caputo, Champions Dan Galves & Scott Estes, Tournament Dir. Paul Doyle

Courts Men's 70+

In a 6-3, 6-3 final Joe Holmes & Roy Anderson won the 70+ title over Ray Crosta & George Lynch. Holmes -Anderson add this title to two they've won together in the 60+ tournament (1999, 2000) and one in the 55+ tournament (1995). This is Ray Crosta's second senior's final. George Lynch is also a repeat senior's finalist as well as a 145+ title holder (2006) with Bob Brown.

Men's 70+ Draw

70+ Winners Runners Up Score
Main Draw Joe Holmes &
Roy Anderson
Ray Crosta &
George Lynch
6-3, 6-3
Consolation Alph Beane &
Vince Greco
Larry Habgood &
Joe Davis
3-6, 7-5, 7-6
Reprieve Alan Goldman &
Tom Browne
John Egan &
Ray Lamontaigne
6-2, 6-0
Last Chance Beach Kuhl &
Al Wallach
Henry Dogin &
Richard Dollins
6-3, 6-0

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