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2009 Rochester Championships
A record 90 teams participated in the annual Rochester District Platform Tennis Championships last Saturday March 28th in Rochester New York. The event was hosted by Shadow Lake Golf and Racquet Club and chaired by Sandra and Fritz Odenbach.
There were 6 separate tournaments all completed in one day, with a Men’s A/B/C division and a Women’s A/B and a new Women’s C Level tournament which was filled at 16 teams. Teams from neighboring Buffalo and Syracuse were invited also and chipped in with 4 teams.
What a great day for paddle; sunny and 50 degrees, put everyone in a great mood all day. The event included an awesome lunch at Shadow Lake followed by a late afternoon party by the courts for all the finals that included lots of adult beverages, pizza, and some great matches. A large crowd of well over 150 paddle enthusiasts enjoyed a great afternoon.
The previous record for this event was 64 teams so paddle is definitely alive and growing up here in the north. Since hosting the Nationals in 2008 paddle is the hot ticket for winter activity in Rochester.
|Women's A division (l-r) |
Winners Vicky Nagy & Bev Dyminski
Runners-Up Susan Maher & Sandra Odenbach
Here are the winners and finalists:
Men’s C Division: Steve Dwyer-Bob Scura over Mike Claffey-Angelo Ponticello
Men’s B Division: Mike Spaeth-Paul Callahan over Jay Sullivan-Kevin McIntyre
Men’s A Division: Huy Nguyen-Fritz Odenbach over Sky Kalkman-Steve Pike
Women’s C Division: Kati Healey-Ruth McElherny over Anne Schuler-Valerie Upson
Women’s B Division: Carrie Irvine-Robyn Roberts over Kelly Callahan-Stacy Barkstrom
Women’s A Division: Bev Dyminski-Vicky Nagy over Susan Maher- Sandra Odenbach