Schwartz & Sheldon and Engel & Martin Snag Milwaukee

OCTOBER 25, 2010

Chicagoland starts its tournament season by joining with Wisconsin players in Milwaukee. A short drive up the tollway, the Milwaukee Open is a perennial favorite for ranking points seekers and tournament junkies alike. This year was no exception.

Women's Draw   Men's Draw

2010 Milwaukee Open WinnersOn Friday it was the women's turn. Although only a 16 draw, this tournament is always extremely strong. How about these numbers: 1 multi-year national champion, 5 top-10 ranked players, 12 top-20 ranked players, and a basket full of recently top ranked and President's Cup players. At the end of the day, it was Christine Schwartz and Chris Sheldon who won the title, defeating Sally Cottingham and Liz Hayward. (Cottingham & Sheldon won the tournament together in 2007).

(Photo at right: Winners Christine Schwartz & Chris Sheldon)

Back draw results:
Consolation: Bodman-Lee def. Taylor-Vinson 7-6, 6-2
Qtr. Reprieve: Lemery-Ohlmuller def. Hoch-Williams 6-0, 6-4
Cons. Reprieve: Rogers-Schmidt def. Compall-Kenney 7-5, 6-7, 6-1

Saturday it was the Men's turn. In a complete 16 daw, 2009 champs Marty Engel  and Wade Margin reprevailed over Chris Gambino and Jim Kozak, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 to take the title.

Back draw results:
Consolation: Neave-Smith def. Noble-Garavaglia 6-3, 7-6
Qtr. Reprieve: Lemery-Barnes def. Byrnes-Schwartz
Cons. Reprieve: O'Connell-Sullivan def. Foster-Zipp

Women's Open Side Show - Photos by Amy Rogers & Sally Cottingham

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