Cleveland, OH In what could be regarded as the deepest draw in recent memory, 26 teams from all over Region IV and Chicago battled for the top spot in the 2007 Cleveland Masters Men's Open. The team of Fritz Odenbach (Rochester, NY) and Doug Jones (Cincinnati, OH) defeated the #3 seed of Scott McFaden (Pittsburgh, PA) and Paul Stulac (Toronto, ON) 7-5, 6-1. view story and draws
Paul Stulac, Scott McFaden, Fritz O, Doug Jones
Mr. Odenbach last won the tournament in 1997 with Mike Stulac beating Scott Mansager and Tom Sullivan.
Mr. Odenbach was a runner-up in 1993, 1995, and 2006. This was Mr. Jones first Masters victory after a runner-up appearance last year with Mr. Odenbach.
14 players of the top 32 ranked teams from the 2006-07 year-end APTA rankings competed. The top seeds were:
1. Peter Berka and Ed Granger (Chicago, IL) APTA #6
2. Denny English / Brian Heil (Columbus, OH) APTA #11
3. McFaden / Stulac APTA #12
4. Brett Englesberg / Brad Kelly (Pittsbugh, PA) APTA #16
This was without a doubt a most impressive tournament for Mr. Odenbach and Mr Jones having to beat out the #1, #3 and #4 seeds for their championship. An elated and tired Mr. Odenbach commented, "it was a great tournament and we hope to be back next year." Cleveland hopes they and the rest of the field will return!
Linda Guyaux,Kelly Fischer,Holly Peck, Linda Thompson
Women's Open (PCQ)
Holly Peck and Lynn Thompson from Pittsburgh, PA defeated Kelly Fischer and Jessica Guyaux from Pittsburgh, 6-4, 7-5.
Ms. Peck has won the Masters four previous times 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004 and runner-up in 2006. This is Ms. Thompson's first Masters victory.
New to the Cleveland Masters this year was the Men's 90+ tournament. The team of Danny McLaughlin (Cleveland, OH) and Billy Sullivan (Columbus, OH) defeated Greg Aten (Cleveland, OH) and John Schloss (Cleveland, OH) in the finals.