Todd and Lawson Claim the 2008 "Games on the James" Title

DECEMBER 11, 2008

Platform tennis weather was certainly in evidence on Saturday, December 6. The Country Club of Virginia was the host site for the 5th annual “Games on the James” platform tennis championships, and the temperatures hovering in the low 30s had paddle enthusiasts smiling and spectators shivering.

Fourteen teams squared off for the multiple-consolation tournament, which included some very experienced teams and some game newcomers. Richmonder Andy Todd and CCV’s Peyton Lawson claimed the title over Carolina’s team of Rich Green and Greg Archer. The third place playoff was an epic battle, as Charlie Cobb and his brother, Mike, took a third-set tie-breaker over Charlottesville’s Forrest Butler and Mark Tulenko. Mike Cobb unleashed an enormous forehand winner as the first snowflakes made their appearance.

Other players in the draw representing CCV included Steve Loderick, Ruddy Rose, John Mason Antrim, Tom Bryan, Sandy Gullquist, Massie Meredith, Blake Gayle, Will Ferrell, Todd Oney, Chris Snow, Hampton Bargatze, Randolph Trow, and Tom Wallace.

Games on James 2008 Finalists
Picture: (l-r) Rich Green, Greg Archer, Tom Wallace, Andy Todd, Peyton Lawson.

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