Fox Meadow redifines what many would call a member-guest tournament.
With over 25 players being Nationally ranked this tournament should
be titled a Pro-Am event. Dave
Ohlmuller is quoted as saying "It's harder to win the FMI
than it is the Nationals."
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The Fox Meadow Invitational
(also dubbed the MCI - Mike Cochrane Invitational) has become known
as the best member/guest (pro-am) in the country. This years draw
was possible the strongest yet.
The QUARTER-FINALS were
Gillespie def. Andrew Canning/Rusty
Brad Walsh/Jim Kaufman def. Eric Taylor/Chris
Chris Cochrane/Russ Jellinek def. Gary Cochrane/David Caldwell (3rd
Jim Borho/David Ohlmuller
def. Mike Cochrane/Brendan O'Rourke (3 sets)
Borho/Ohlmuller def. C. Cochrane/Jellinek
Ohlmuller and Jim Borho (#3 seed) defeated Brad "Punxsutawney
Phil" Walsh and Jim Kaufman (#2 seed) in straight sets on a
beautiful sunny, action-packed day. David Caldwell (future star
of paddle) flew in from Baltimore to play in what he KNEW was the
highlight of the paddle tourney. Ohlmuller is quoted as saying "It's
harder to win the FMI than it is the Nationals." It seems the
APTA should take a good look at making this tournament a 3.0 ranked
tourney next year.
James Borho manned the
bar-b-que all day (in between wins) and flipped amazing black angus
burgers and cheeseburgers to the delight of all. The 70 degree day
made for exciting paddle, sunburns, and a most refreshing COLD KEG
There were no sprained
ankles, but there indeed was lots of FLESH shots as Jim Borho should
have worn a flak-jacket (some say straight-jacket) but nonetheless,
it made for exciting and fun paddle.
Thanks to all the guests
who participated this year and we hope more can join the festivities
List of Guests:
- David Ohlmuller,
Chris Gambino, Mike
Gillepsie, Jim Kaufman, David Caldwell, Brad Easterbrook, Reed Newhall,
Mark Ruppert, Chris Fitzgerald, John Sohmer, Brian Zevnik, Rusty
Wright, Brendan O'Rourke, Chris Gilroy, Tim Heath, Jason Pinkernell,
Rob Lebuhn, Russ Jellinek.
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