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Who Does it Best? An (unscientific) polling of the players about the players.
March 10, 2017
BEST VOLLEYER: Pretty overwhelming acclamation of the two-time Grand Slam champ Jared Palmer. Johan du Randt takes second.
QUICKEST: The French cat, Max LePivert was the comfortable winner here. Second place again goes to Johan du Randt.
BEST OVERHEAD: This was a tight race, with Johan edging out Juan Arraya.
BEST RETURN OF SERVE: Johan takes this category, too. His partner Mark Parsons took second, with no one else even close.
BEST COMPETITOR: Drew Broderick laps the field; no one else is even close.
BEST BLITZER: Johan wins again, with Steve DeRose a somewhat distant second.
BEST SERVE: This one is a tie between Martin Bostrom and Johan.
BEST LOB: Drew Broderick takes this category easily, although Flip Goodspeed racked up a notable number of votes.
BEST SPIN: Juan Arraya takes this category and Johan is the runner-up
HARDEST HITTER: Johan again, with George Wilkinson in second place.
BEST FOREHAND: Same results as hardest hitter, but George was a little closer to Johan in this one.
BEST BACKHAND: Mark Parsons wins by a mile.
BEST DROP SHOT: Juan and his awe-inspiring, roll back into the net drop shot takes this category handily.
BEST AT DISGUISING SHOTS: Steve DeRose is the clear favorite with Johan in second.
MOST SUCCESSFUL UNORTHODOX GAME: Jeff Morneau wins this one easily.
STEADIEST (makes fewest unforced errors): No surprise here-Drew Broderick wins in a landslide.
BEST SPORTSMAN: In a testament to our sport, many players got votes in this category, but Steve DeRose and Jared Palmer edge out the rest.
NEXT SUPERSTAR: Mark Powers takes this crown easily.
WINNERS OF 2017 NATIONALS: We will find out this weekend if the voters, who picked Drew Broderick and Jared Palmer, are correct.
BEST VOLLEYER: A three-way tie between Keri Flynn, Amy Shay, and Viki Stoklosova
QUICKEST: Dana Parsons squeaks by Gabi Niculescu
BEST OVERHEAD: A close contest, but Kerri Delmonico edges out Amy Shay
BEST ROLLER: Gabi wins this in a landslide
BEST RETURN OF SERVE: Amy Shay by a hair over Gabi.
BEST COMPETITOR: The votes were all over the place, but Gabi takes first over Cynthia Dardis.
BEST BLITZER: Gabi takes this one over Keri Flynn.
BEST SERVE: Martina Ondrejkova gets the nod over Kerri Delmonico and Roxy Enica.
BEST LOB: Amy Shay is the clear winner over Ana Brzova.
BEST SPIN: Roxy blows away the competition; no one else gets close.
HARDEST HITTER: Gabi takes this one over Hallie Bodman.
BEST FOREHAND: Gabi and Roxy share this title.
BEST BACKHAND: Amy Shay beats out Liz Cruz and Keri Flynn.
BEST DROP SHOT: Cynthia Dardis is the undisputed champ here.
BEST AT DISGUISING SHOTS: Kerri Delmonico wins this one, with Viki Stoklosova a distant second.
MOST SUCCESSFUL UNORTHODOX GAME: Jane McNitt beats out Cynthia Dardis.
STEADIEST (makes fewest unforced errors): Lots of different vote getters, but Bobo Delaney gets the most.
BEST SPORTSWOMAN: Many names mentioned, but Heather Prop stands out.
NEXT SUPERSTAR: Most voters agreed, Florentina Hanisch is the next superstar.
WINNERS OF 2017 NATIONALS: Gabi and Martina, undefeated this season, take this one in a landslide.