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Wright and Mangan Take Gold at Nassau
April 3, 2012
Glen Cove, NY
Rusty Wright teamed up with Tonia Mangan to win the 2012 APTA National Mixed 50 and over Championships held at Nassau Country Club on Saturday, March 31st. It was Tonia’s fourth national championship and Rusty’s third.
With eight teams participating in the event and rain in the forecast, Tournament Director Tim Mangan scheduled an aggressive draw, with the quarters at 9:00, semis at 10:00 and finals at 11:00 am. True to Mangan’s vision, the entire tournament, including all consolations, were wrapped up by 12:30.
Wright and Mangan breezed through this tournament without dropping a set, beating the #1 seed, Tim McAvoy and Diane Tucker, 6-1, 6-3 in the final.
McAvoy/Tucker beat Tim Mangan and Louise Cash in the semis while Wright/Mangan beat Buttons O’Donnell and Tony Ettinger’s in their semi.
Following the action on the courts, it was great to see all 16 participants head over to the Nassau CC grille for lunch and libations. Two and one half hours later, everyone thanked Tim Mangan for a nice event and congratulated Rusty and Tonia on a job well done.
Thanks go to Tim Mangan for volunteering to chair the tournament and to LIPTA for sponsoring the lunch/drinks!!