2009 APTA Men's 45+/55+/65+ Nationals
MARCH 1, 2009
Under the directorship of Scott Estes, the APTA Senior Men's Nationals 45+/55+/65+ took place at Centercourt Athletic Club in Chatham, NJ.
In the 65+ division congratulations go to Doug Russell and Hank Irvine for their 1-6, 6-4, 6-1 victory over Mike Hanna and Jim Bishop. Steve Baird & Scott Estes defeated John Stefanik & Peter Redpath 6- 1, 6-4 in the 55+. Flip Goodspeed & Scott Mansager prevailed over Jim Kaufman & Bob Kleinert in the 45+, 6-3, 6-4.
This group of champions and finalists is impressive. All of them have previous Senior Nationals titles. Five are Hall of Famers. Several have Men's Open and Mixed Championships going back decades. Some have won titles with each other in different combinations. There are too many achievements to list. But if you want to check them out, just jump over to the National Championships Lists and the Hall of Fame page.
Of course, no tournament would make it with just the champions. Most tournament players don't end up as National Champs, but many come home with impressive back draw wins. Congratulations to the finalists in all draws!
|Main Draw||Goodspeed-Mansager||Kaufman-Kleinert||6-3, 6-4|
|Quarter Reprieve||Pierce-Power||Erskine-Gartner||6-3, 6-3|
|2nd Reprieve||Cummins-Colville||White-Lee||6-2, 6-2|
|Last Chance||Gianetti-Feher||Ferriero-Lawrence||6-3, 6-1|
|Main Draw||Baird-Estes||Stefanik-Redpath||6-1, 6-4|
|Consolation Reprieve||Guild-Schmitt||Snyder-Singer||7-6, 6-4|
|Main Draw||Irvine-Russell||Bishop-Hanna||1-6, 6-4, 6-1|
|Consolation Reprieve||Hannigan-Krzanowski||Reuter-Silverman||6-1, 1-6, 6-1|
|Quarter Reprieve||Dey-Spears||Lynch-Rockwell||6-3, 6-3|
65+ Winners Doug Russell & Hank Irvine
65+ Runners Up Mike Hanna & Jim Bishop
45+ Winners Scott Mansager & Flip Goodspeed,
Runners Up Jim Kaufman & Bob Kleinert
55+ Winners Scott Estes & Steve Baird,
Runners Up Peter Redpath & John Stefanik