Heath and Bender Circle the Wagons at Pioneer Valley 95+

November 21, 2016
Longmeadow, MA

A full draw of 28 teams and participants came from New Hampshire, Vermont, Boston, Cape Cod, Connecticut and Rhode Island to play in Western Massachusetts at the Pioneer Valley Men’s 95+. The winning team of Steve Heath and Darryl Bender upset last year's tournament champion Bill Durfee and Geoff Cartier in a three-set second round match. The weather was great for paddle and the Longmeadow Field Club was crowded all day with spectators watching the action. The last match did not end until after 6:00 PM. Fittingly, it was the Last Chance final, with the crowd chanting, "We want one more set."

Main Draw: Steve Heath/Darryl Bender def. Marc Porter and Dan McCormick, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
Quarter Reprieve: Glenn Marshall/Andy Lovejoy def. Mark Willis/Ryan Byrnes, 6-4, 6-4
Consolation: Travis Lytle/Dan Joseph def.  Steve McKenna/Rick Steele, 6-3, 6-7, 6-3
Reprieve: Bill Durfee/Geoff Cartier def. Robert Pease/David Cox, 6-3, 6-1
Last Chance: Josh Kress/Curt Robinson def. Gary Weiner/Kent Griffiths, 6-4, 6-4

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