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League News and Notes-End of Season Playoffs
Greater Boston Platform Tennis Association Men’s League:
Many of the APTA leagues around the country finished their seasons in late February and March with playoffs. Here is a sampling of playoff results and final league standings. League play will continue on April 1-2 at the first APTA National League Championships.
C Division: The Country Club won the regular season and defeated Dedham in the playoffs.Peachtree Paddle League (Atlanta):
B- Division: Winchester won the regular season and opted to play in the B1 playoffs. Brae Burn won the B2 playoff, defeating Wellesley.
B+ Division: Concord won the regular season and defeated The Country Club in the playoffs.
A-Division: Eastern Yacht won the regular season; playoffs start next week.
A+ Division: The Country Club won the regular season; playoffs start next week.
Men’s: Bitsy Green defeated Bitsy White in the championship match. The finals and determining match came down to a third set tiebreaker!Cincinnati Platform Tennis League:
Women’s: Bitsy White made it a clean sweep, winning the regular season title and defeating Bitsy Green in the tournament championship match.
Although not a league playoff, Cincinnati yearly hosts a championship for the it’s paddle players, which was renamed the Herzel Cup in 2012, honoring the memory of Rob Herzel. In this year’s tournament, Tyler Fraser and Luke White defeated Ryan Floth and Thaddeus Reed in the finals. Although predominantly a men’s tournament, Heather Prop joined in the competition this year, winning the quarterfinal reprieve with Brad Pierce.MAPTA:
Women’s League Season Champions:
Division 1: Hyde Park Country Club
Division 2: Four Bridges Orange
Division 3: Cincinnati Sports Club
Division 4: Four Bridges Black
Men’s D1: Philly Cricket def. Waynesborough in playoff tournament, but Waynesborough were the season champions.
The other men’s divisons did not play tournaments; the league champions are:
D2: Merion Cricket Club
D3: Concord Country Club
D4: Manufacturers Golf and Country Club
D5: Radley Run Country Club
D6: Chester Valley Golf Club
D7: Manufacturers Golf and Country Club
D8: Manufacturers Golf and Country Club
D9: Concord Country Club
Chicago Men’s Platform Tennis League:
|Series 1: Midtown def. Salt Creek||Series 17 SW: Ruth Lake II def. Chicago Highlands|
|Series 2: Glen View def. Wilmette||Series 18: South Barrington def. North Shore|
|Series 3: Midtown def. Exmoor||Series 19: Barrington def. North Shore|
|Series 4: Michigan Shores def. Hinsdale PD||Series 20: Lake Bluff def. Hawthorn Woods|
|Series 5: Wilmette def. Tennaqua||Series 21: Birchwood def. Wilmette|
|Series 6: Skokie def. Valley Lo||Series 22: Winter Club def. Skokie|
|Series 7: Northmoor def. Tennaqua||Series 22 SW: Edgewood Valley def. Butterfield|
|Series 9: Butterfield def. Birchwood||Series 23: Lakeshore S&F def. Sunset Ridge|
|Series 10: Lakeshore CC def. Michigan Shores||Series 24: Westmoreland def. Lake Bluff|
|Series 11: Briarwood def. Skokie||Series 25: North Shore def. Wilmette|
|Series 12: Bannockburn def. Exmoor||Series 26: Barrinton def. North Shore|
|Series 13: Saddle&Cycle def. Sunset Ridge||Series 27: Tennaqua def. Briarwood|
|Series 14: Valley Lo def. Prairie Club||Series 27 SW:Glen Ellyn def. Salt Creek|
|Series 15: North Shore def. Skokie||Series 28: Indian Hill def.Westmoreland|
|Series 15 SW: Ruth Lake def. Glen Ellyn||Series 29:Michigan Shores def. Lake Forest|
|Series 16: Green Acres def. Lake Bluff||Series 30: Prairie Club IV def. Prairie Club II|
|Series 17: Lakeshore S&F def. Glen View|
Western Pennsylvania Platform Tennis Association
The D1 playoffs went according to script with the top four regular season teams in the standings meeting in the semifinals. The two North Park teams won and played each other in the finals, with North Park 1 coming out on top.