League News and Notes-End of Season Playoffs

Many of the APTA leagues around the country finished their seasons in late February and March with playoffs. Here is a sampling of playoff results and final league standings. League play will continue on April 1-2 at the first APTA National League Championships.

Greater Boston Platform Tennis Association Men’s League:
C Division: The Country Club won the regular season and defeated Dedham in the playoffs.
B- Division: Winchester won the regular season and opted to play in the B1 playoffs. Brae Burn won the B2 playoff, defeating Wellesley.
B+ Division: Concord won the regular season and defeated The Country Club in the playoffs.
A-Division: Eastern Yacht won the regular season; playoffs start next week.
A+ Division: The Country Club won the regular season; playoffs start next week.
Peachtree Paddle League (Atlanta):
Men’s: Bitsy Green defeated Bitsy White in the championship match. The finals and determining match came down to a third set tiebreaker!
Women’s: Bitsy White made it a clean sweep, winning the regular season title and defeating Bitsy Green in the tournament championship match.
Cincinnati Platform Tennis League:
Although not a league playoff, Cincinnati yearly hosts a championship for the it’s paddle players, which was renamed the Herzel Cup in 2012, honoring the memory of Rob Herzel. In this year’s tournament, Tyler Fraser and Luke White defeated Ryan Floth and Thaddeus Reed in the finals. Although predominantly a men’s tournament, Heather Prop joined in the competition this year, winning the quarterfinal reprieve with Brad Pierce.
Women’s League Season Champions:
Division 1: Hyde Park Country Club
Division 2: Four Bridges Orange
Division 3: Cincinnati Sports Club
Division 4: Four Bridges Black
MAPTA:
Men’s D1: Philly Cricket def. Waynesborough in playoff tournament, but Waynesborough were the season champions.
The other men’s divisons did not play tournaments; the league champions are:
D2: Merion Cricket Club
D3: Concord Country Club
D4: Manufacturers Golf and Country Club
D5: Radley Run Country Club
D6: Chester Valley Golf Club
D7: Manufacturers Golf and Country Club
D8: Manufacturers Golf and Country Club
D9: Concord Country Club

Chicago Men’s Platform Tennis League:

Series 1: Midtown def. Salt Creek    Series 17 SW: Ruth Lake II def. Chicago Highlands 
Series 2: Glen View def. Wilmette    Series 18: South Barrington def. North Shore
Series 3: Midtown def. Exmoor   Series 19: Barrington def. North Shore   
Series 4: Michigan Shores def. Hinsdale PD  Series 20: Lake Bluff def. Hawthorn Woods
Series 5: Wilmette def. Tennaqua    Series 21: Birchwood def. Wilmette 
Series 6: Skokie def. Valley Lo Series 22: Winter Club def. Skokie
Series 7: Northmoor def. Tennaqua   Series 22 SW: Edgewood Valley def. Butterfield
Series 9: Butterfield def. Birchwood    Series 23: Lakeshore S&F def. Sunset Ridge
Series 10: Lakeshore CC def. Michigan Shores    Series 24: Westmoreland def. Lake Bluff
Series 11: Briarwood def. Skokie Series 25: North Shore def. Wilmette
Series 12: Bannockburn def. Exmoor Series 26: Barrinton def. North Shore
Series 13: Saddle&Cycle def. Sunset Ridge Series 27: Tennaqua def. Briarwood
Series 14: Valley Lo def. Prairie Club Series 27 SW:Glen Ellyn def. Salt Creek
Series 15: North Shore def. Skokie Series 28: Indian Hill def.Westmoreland
Series 15 SW: Ruth Lake def. Glen Ellyn Series 29:Michigan Shores def. Lake Forest
Series 16: Green Acres def. Lake Bluff Series 30: Prairie Club IV def. Prairie Club II
Series 17: Lakeshore S&F def. Glen View  

Western Pennsylvania Platform Tennis Association
The D1 playoffs went according to script with the top four regular season teams in the standings meeting in the semifinals. The two North Park teams won and played each other in the finals, with North Park 1 coming out on top.
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