Angela LaManna and Katie Schneider Win “The Sally”

October 15, 2019
Scarsdale, NY
By Ward Doonan and Jo Rogers

 

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L to R Finalists Carol Power/Melissa Warble Winners Angela LaManna/Katie Schneider

Raising awareness and money for homeless teens in Westchester County

“The Sally” has been held at Fox Meadow Tennis Club in Scarsdale, New York, for over 37 years with help from local clubs (thank you Siwanoy Country Club and Town of Greenburgh). The tournament, now named after Sally Rogers (1947-2004), a long-time Fox Meadow member and past president who assisted with managing the event for dozens of years, helps increase awareness of the unsettling statistic of over 1,400 teenagers living on the streets of Westchester County every night. All proceeds from the raffle and registrations support the Children’s Village Sanctuary, which provides a safe haven for Westchester County teens who are homeless or have run away, often from unsafe or abusive homes. They come to the shelter voluntarily, sometimes after spending weeks or months on the street.

The Sally is a competitive, yet friendly, women’s B paddle tournament for intermediate and advanced players. Its continued success demonstrates that our sport can be both fun and a wonderful platform (pun intended!) to help serve our communities.

This year (with help from Sally) we dodged the expected nor’easter with a beautiful, sunny, warm day with a over-full draw of 33 teams, allowing for lots of competitive play in all the draws and five champion teams! Our new 2019 champions are Angela LaManna and Katie Schneider who won a very competitive match (not reflective in the score) 6-1, 6-1 over Carol Power and Melissa Warble.

Many thanks to Jo Rogers, Ward Doonan, RoseAnn Magdaleno for their efforts in making the event a success. And, a special thanks also go to Fox Meadow members Bella Dalton, Rick Reuter and Bob Brown for their help during the day and to our generous sponsors and Masters Athletics.

Results: Main Draw: Angela LaManna/Katie Schneider def. Carol Power/Melissa Warble, 6-1, 6-1
Quarterfinal Reprieve: Carrie Cochrane/Leslie Gambee def. Heather McCormick/Vaira Von Son
Reprieve: Karen Berkman/Charann Claire def. Jackie Gaines/Kathy McIvor
Consolation: Carolyn Fuller/ Stephanie Tobin def. Lyerly Tuck/Kate Verni
Consolation Reprieve: Emily Grabowski/Kim Hyde def. Katie Robinson/Lisa Sommer

The details on the event can be found at: http://childrensvillage.org/events/thesally/

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