Marjorie's Militia was out in force at Canoe Brook Country Club on Friday, December 4. In support of friend Marjorie Hodson, Pam Randazzo conceived of the Marjorie Matters Platform Tennis Tournament to raise funds for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. Along with all those who played and/or donated, special thanks to Drew Broderick; Dave Sprague, graphic designer; Sally Tracy, cake baker and decorator; and Viking Athletics for their donation of professional services or product. Congratulations to Brenda Colvin and Karen Proscia in their win over Theresa Hellmuth and Jenna McClintock.
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Kids Kickoff the Paddle Season
Another season is here and several dedicated teaching pros have volunteered their time to get kids pumped for play by offering two hours of drills and thrills and tricks and treats. Hosted by Drew Broderick and the Canoe Brook Country Club, this free event will run from 2:00 - 4:00 pm on Sunday, October 26. All junior players - from beginner to advanced levels - who are at least 8 years old are invited to attend. Patty Hogan, Mike Gillespie, Ana Brzova and other local teaching pros will be joining in the fun. If your junior paddle player would like to participate, or if you have questions about the event, please contact Patty Hogan at email@example.com. (Note: Plan to be there by 1:45 PM, and no jeans, please!)
Essex Fells, NJ
For the second straight week they entered the tournament unseeded, and for the second staright week they claimed the crown! With the loss of only 8 games through 5 rounds of play in the Atlantic Classic, Drew Broderick and Jared Palmer proved themselves to be a team to be feared. Last week they met in the semifinals, and this week in the finals, but Juan Arraya and Lennart Jonason have yet to win a set from the season's hot new team. With many high level teams playing, there was fierce competition throughout the day on Saturday. Check out the complete draws here.
As much as things change, the more they remain the same! And the Patterson Open 2014 edition certainly showed that. Ana Brzova and Viki Stoklasova continued their dominance with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over the new team of Kerri Delmonico and Lauren Gebbia to retain the women's crown. Two new teams faced off in the finals of the Men's Open draw. Drew Broderick defended last year's title, this time teaming with Jared Palmer to beat newcomers Mark Innes and Mikk Irdoja 6-2, 6-1. The Men's B crown went to Dave and Zach Rosenfeld, who took out last year's finalists Larry Garinger and Alain DeCoster before defeating Keith Komline and Scott Swinarton in the finals by a score of 6-0, 6-1. Complete draws: Men's OpenWomen's OpenMen's BSome photos
Lehigh Valley Classic
They came from north, south, east and west to play in the Lehigh Valley Classic. Most of the top players participated, although many switched up partnerships for the day. When one of the #2 seeds was a late scratch due to illness, it wasn't hard finding a replacement - the players really enjoy coming to this event, and it is an easy commute for most. Those from Chicago, Virginia, Washington, DC and Massachusetts had longer journeys, but were all willing to make the effort to earn Region 3 Presidents Cup points and to vie for the best prize out there - a stay at tournament director Chip Morrow's Dominican Republic villa. Drew Broderick and Steve DeRose continued their winning ways (3 tournaments - 3 titles). They ousted Jeff Morneau & Johan duRandt in an exciting semifinal and then, in an all-American final, topped Mike Marino & Dane Schmidgall. Backdraw results: Bostrom & Bredberg finished 5th; Levanat & Rhazali won the Conso; Kahler & Grangeiro won the 16 Reprieve and Furman - McGrath claimed Last Chance honors. View the complete draw here
Sound Shore Invitational
The Sound Shore Invitational tournament returned to Manursing Island Club after a year away due to Superstorm Sandy and featured some of the most exciting play of the season. For entertainment value, the semifinal between Juan Arraya and Alex Bancila and Drew Broderick and Anthony Cosimano and the final between Arraya-Bancila and top seeded Mark Parsons and Johan du Randt would be hard to top! In the end, Parsons-du Randt prevailed 6-3, 5-7, 6-3.
Congratulations to Drew Broderick and Chris Gambino, 2013 Chicago Charities Men's Open champions. They defeated Steve DeRose and Jon Lubow 6-4, 7-5 in a very exciting final. This was Drew's third title of the year...with 3 different partners.
The Rochester Open recently celebrated its 35th year. The Men's NRT Draw saw George Wilkinson in his second straight final, this time pairing with Drew Broderick to win the crown over Brett Englesberg & Jeff McMaster by the score of 6-0, 6-1. It was a good weekend for the Broderick family, as Juliet Broderick paired with Jill Feher to reach her first final, in the Women's PCQ event. The two lost to the experienced team of Kelly Fischer & Jessica Guyaux 6-1, 6-2.
Mark Parsons Johan du Randt crowned 2103 National Champions
Franklin Lakes, NJ
Johan du Randt (Weston MA) and Mark Parsons (Norwalk, CT) left no doubt as to who the top team in the country is winning the 2013 National Chanpionship without dropping a set. Semi final against Juan Arraya and Lennart Jonason was decided by 2 tie breakers. New Jersey favorites Steve DeRose and Jon Lubow beat 2012 National Champs Drew Broderick and Chris Gambino in the Semis but even with heavy support from the crowd were unable to overcome Parsons and du Randt Full Mens Draw Photos from 2013 Nationals
2012 National Champions
Cold Spring Harbor NY
Jersey Boys - Drew Broderick and Chris Gambino
defeat Johan du Randt and Matt Porter 7-6, 6-3 to win 2012 Nationals title.