Pittsburgh Teams Sweep Cleveland Masters

NOVEMBER 15, 2011

Cleveland Masters Men's Finalists
(l-r) Winners Brett Englesberg & Jeff McMaster
Finalists Matt Riva & Scott Kahler

After multiple years of reaching the semi-finals and finals of the 32-team Cleveland Masters tournament, the 2nd seeded team of Brett Englesberg and Jeff McMaster finally pulled out a win at the 2011 Cleveland Masters, an NRT/PCQ event. Both McMaster and Englesberg have won the event previously with different partners.

Men's Draw   Women's Draw   Men's 90+

McMaster and Englesberg were victorious this year over fellow Pittsburgh natives and 4th seed Matt Riva and Scott Kahler. It was the first time Riva and Kahler made the finals of the tournament, which first started in 1970. As for the back draws, Scott McFaden and Paul Stulac of Pittsburgh and Toronto, respectively, won the quarter reprieve, Fayez Bhanji and Eric Miller of Cleveland won the main reprieve, Dan Hersh and Walt Willoughby of Pittsburgh won the consolation and Jonny Nook and Eric Meyer of Cleveland won the consolation reprieve.

Women's Finalists
(l-r) Finalists Kelly Brown & Jennifer Schneider,
Winners Kelley FIscher & Jessica Guyaux 

On the women’s side, Jessica Guyaux and Kelly Fischer of Pittsburgh withstood the onslaught of newcomers Kelly Brown and Jennifer Schneider from Buffalo to win. This was Brown and Schneider’s second consecutive final, having won in Rochester last month.

The Cleveland Racquet Club served as tourney central with additional play at the Country Club, Chagrin Valley Country Club, the Wembley Club, and Canterbury Golf Club. Marriott's Residence Inn provided discounted hotel accommodations for the players. The depth of the tournament continues to build year after year and we welcome everyone back next year.

2011 Cleveland Masters
Finalists with Tournament Director Andy Sikorovsky

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