Short Hills Invitational PCQ/NRT Is Long on Talent

February 6, 2012
Short Hills, NJ

In its 61st year, it is no surprise that the draw was deep and long at the Short Hills Invitational, where play took place at 11 different clubs in the area. This is a major stop on the APTA National Ranking Tournament schedule and it attracts top platform tennis talent.

Women’s Highlights

Unseeded finalists Lauren Cash and Maria Manley upset third-seed Kerri Delmonico and Cindy Prendergast in the quarterfinals and then defeated perennial contenders Bobo Delaney and Tonia Mangan in the semifinals. Delaney and Mangan may have been somewhat battle-weary after surviving a four-hour match in the quarterfinals against Liz Jaffe and Lisa Rudloff. Cynthia Dardis and Amy Shay defeated Sue Tarzian and Kerri Flynn in the other semifinals.

Men’s Highlights

The top two seeds survived to meet in the finals, which had past National Champions on both sides of the net.  The team that stole all the G’s, Marco Grangeiro and Guga Goncalves, also stole into the semifinals. And in the category of not-quite-human, Scott Estes, Jr., also won the Men’s 95+ tournament with his father, Scott Estes, Sr. Additional coverage of the Men's Ranking tournament by Alex Bancila at

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists!

Men’s NRT  Draw
Main Draw Mike Cochrane/Scott Estes Drew Broderick/Mike Stulac 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
Quarter Reprieve Mark Ruppert/Rusty Wright Anthony Cosimano/Steve Haller  
Reprieve David Caldwell/Blake Cordish Denny English/Nathan LeFevre  
Consolation Kevin Smith/Ben Stein vs. Scott Slobin/John Cassas
Last Chance Alex Hume/Juan Jay-singh Andrea Bonfigli/Gerasimos Spyratos  
Women’s NRT Draw
Main Draw Cynthia Dardis/Amy Shay Lauren Cash/Maria Manley 7-5, 6-2
Quarter Reprieve Kerri Delmonico/Cindy Prendergast vs. Laurie Hissey/Cooey Lyon
Reprieve Ana Brzova/Vicki Stoklasova Jane McNitt/Chelsea Nusslock
Consolation Darlene Finnegan/Judy Arden Tina Lum /Liz Cruz
Last Chance Chris McGrath/Martha Sayre Abigail Burke/Louise Cash
Men’s B Draw
Main Draw Ken Flynn/Scott Tripucka Kevin Dillon/Marq Mellor 2-6, 6-2, 6-3
Reprieve Rick Sahlman/Scott Giannetti David McNeff/Gary Chin
Consolation Clark Edgar/Peter Edgar Paul Rippe/Jeff DeSantis
Last Chance Jed Beitler/Andy Tuck Michael Richardson/Guido Graff
Women’s B Draw
Main Draw Barbara Rebak/Shareen Lai Jill Collins/Kim Elander 6-4, 6-3
Quarter Reprieve Molli Dowd/Amanda Dolan vs. Jennifer Binns/Liz Mead
Reprieve Lynne House/Julie Kennedy Clarissa O’Hern/Haleh Shafaie
Consolation Kathryn O’Rourke/Erica Graham Kathleen Smith/Regina Daly
Last Chance Leslie Rubacky/Celine Salvi Corinne Emico/Karen Dorne
Men’s 95+ Draw
Main Draw Estes/ Estes Krauss/Ruppert 6-3, 6-3
Reprieve Atikinson/Ferrierio
Consolation Grant/Bernt Sheer/Braka
Last Chance Giannetti/Peck Dampf/Sanford
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