Kelly Fischer/Jessica Guyaux Claim their 12th West Penn Title

December 6, 2019
Pittsburgh, PA

2019 West Penn Women's Final Results (doc) ,  (pdf)

Last month in Cleveland, Chicagoans Chris Maglocci and Denise Murphy came to Region IV and took home the title defeating Kelly Fischer and Jessica Guyaux, 7-6, 7-5. Today’s West Penn final allowed local favorites Fisher/Guyaux to gain revenge by defeating Maglocci/Murphy, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3. This was the 12th time that Fischer/Guyaux have claimed the West Penn title.

The round of 16 saw several upsets with the fourth, seventh and eighth seeds going out to unseeded teams. In the quarters, both Maglocci/Murphy (the number 1 seeds) and second seeds Fischer/Guyaux had titanic battles. Maglocci/Murphy prevailed 2-6, 7-6, 7-6 over Wan Collier and Shaheen Bhanji, a strong team from Cleveland. Newcomers Christy Fraser and Emily Fraser gave the eventual champions everything they could handle but fell 6-7, 7-6, 6-2. The semis were far less dramatic with Janet Mazzola and Vicki Brown from Cleveland losing to Maglocci/Murphy. 6-1, 6-3. and Jill Gilbert from Columbus and Kate Kapanowski from Pittsburgh falling to Fischer/Guyaux, 6-3, 6-2.

Thanks and congratulations go to Kim Cuneo and her team of volunteers from Shannopin Country Club. As always the Shannopin women put on a great spread and a great tournament.

Main Draw: Kelly Fischer/Jessica Guyaux def. Chris Maglocci/Denise Murphy, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
Third Place: Vicky Brown/Janet Mazzola vs. Jill Gilbert/Kate Kapanowski
Quarter Reprieve: Christy Fraser/Emily Fraser def. Sue Lencewicz/Meghan Trombold, 6-2, 6-1
16 Reprieve: Hillarie Parrinello/Dionne Pike def. Sara Aldinger/Cheryl Imo
32 Reprieve: Jacki Connell/Melissa King def. Tiffany Meinert/Bridget Snyder, 6-3, 6-1
32 Reprieve Consolation: Beth Dinapoli/Lauren Fox def. Lisa Phillips-Spiess/Lhea Wiese, 6-3, 6-4
Consolation: Nellie Kraus/Andrea Kusick def. Danielle Gillespie/Beth Pyle, 7-6, 6-1
Last Chance: Karen Nejedlik/Robin Outcalt def. Eileen Lusk/Betsy Segall, 6-0, 6-3


L to R: Finalists Denise Murphy/Chris Maglocci Winners Jessica Guyaux/Kelly Fischer

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