Irvine, Russell are crowned once again as national champions!
This time, as senior champions, at Sleepy Hollow Country Club
in Scarborough, NY. on Sunday, March 2, 2003.
Dyer becomes a first time national champion as he teams with
Steve Baird to win the 45s Nationals defeating Steve Nycum
& Bob Bolling 6-3, 6-2 . Legendary Hank Irvine and Doug
Russell took the center court next, to out-play the defending
champions Gary Cochrane & Tom Caputo 6-0, 6-4, to win
the 55s Nationals title. In the 65s, first time nationals
participant Rich Fogerty, teamed up with past 3 time 60s nationals
title holder Roy Anderson. They won the title over Gene Hannigan
& Phil Calitre 6-4, 6-3.The 145s finals were postponed
due to rain.
Steve Baird & Chip Dyer
Hank Irvine & Doug Russell
Rich Fogerty & Roy Anderson
were played under steady rain. However, fine racquets skills
and outstanding athletisism were under display by all players;
as the good crowd of spectators were very much entertained
by the high caliber play.
60 team 3 day Senior Championships were expertly produced
by Richard Lombard of Sleepy Hollow who also competed in two
of the events.
Saturday evening's elegant tournament dinner was the perfect
venue to induct two very deserving new members to the APTA's
Platform Tennis Hall of Fame; Dick Squires and Bob Kingsbury.
of the Sr Nationals at Sleepy Hollow:
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