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Gambino / Ohlmuller
David Ohlmuller Chris Gambino

Born: November 1969 in Montclair, NJ
Current: Single and resides in Chatham, NJ
Occupation: National Sales manager Viking Athletics

As a child, David grew up as a junior tennis tournament player. In college, he continued his tennis as the #1 player for Loyola college.
David was introduced to paddle in 1989 by his mother, then acting APTA secretary, Ginny Ohimuller. From 1990 to 1995, David earned his first three National Titles. All were Mixed Opens with Patty Hogan. In 1995, David (and his partner, Bruce Kelsey) also won his first Men's Open National Championship.
This year, David and Chris showed why they were the #I -ranked team in the country, dropping only 26 games in six rounds, including a 6-2, 6-4 final win over the 5-time defending champs, Scott Mansager and Flip Goodspeed

Born: October 1969 in Matawan, NJ
Current: Single and resides in Fair Haven, NJ Occupation: Assistant Trader -Sherwood Securities

Chris Gambino might have been the best junior tennis player to come out of New Jersey He was #1 in the USTA Eastern U.S. Boys 12's, 14,'s, 16's, and 18's. By his senior year, Chris was recognized by Arizona State after winning the New Jersey State Singles title. At ASU,
In his college years, Chris had wins over Todd Martin, John Stark, Alex Obrien, and Brian McPhie. Chris was on his way to the pros until a car accident ended his tennis career with a broken shoulder and wrist. Chris was a senior at the time. Five years later, in 1996, John Milbank introduced Chris to platform tennis at the Navesink Country Club in New Jersey. Since then, Chris has dramatically improved each season, culminating with the Men's Open National Championship in 2001.

Cosimano / Haller

Anthony Cosimano / Steve Haller
Allendale, New Jersey
Both play out of Brookside Racquet Club

Steve lives in Mahwah while Anthony lives in Hoboken, N.J.
They have been paddle partners for 7 years. Their best paddle has been their wins at the Connecticut Classic, N.J. States and the New Jersey League Classic. They have also been to the semifianls at the 2001 Nationals, Chicago Charities and Short Hills Invitational.

Anthony is an avid weight-lifter and fitness guru, while he also is the reigning beer pong champion in the State of New Jersey - go figure. Steve's other sports accomlishments are vast, yet confidential. Both of their favorite foods are Italian. Coz's is Mom's eggplant parmesan, and Steve's is Pizza. Steve enjoy's spending time with Tara and Kyle (their new baby), while Anthony enjoys spending time with his girlfriend Michelle. Anthony and Steve have been one of the top ranked teams for the past few years.

Cochrane / Wright

Chris Cochrane / Rusty Wright
Fox Meadow Tennis Club Scarsdale, NY/ New York Athletic Club / Pelham NY

Chris and Rusty have been playing for 5 years, but I'm sure it feels like 10 when you play with Rusty. Chris gave up his dream in the NFL to play on the Platform Tennis tour, which he says is more fun. Chris loves the Cajun Ribeye at Smith & Wollensky's or the Post House. When not playing paddle Chris enjoys playing golf, tennis and spending time with his wife Suzan and 2 1/2 year old daughter Morgan.

Rusty was recently wed at the home of platform tennis - Fox Meadow. His new wife Daniella is also an avid paddle player. The wedding consisted of cake, paddle, and dancing (at least until Rusty tore his ACL on the dance floor) - TRUE. Rusty enjoys skeet-shooting, croquet, and tennis in his spare time.

  John Schmitt / Gerard Smith
Garden City, NY Both Play out of Cherry Valley Club

John Schmitt and Gerard Smith have been teamates for a LONG 10 years.
Their paddle accomplishments begin with their recent victory in the Long Island Invitational as well as finalists in the Rye Tournament last year.
They are currently #2 on the Platform Tennis Money List. Other sports accomplishments are a-plenty as Gerard played on the satellite tennis tour in Poland while water ski jumping over sharks (like the Fonz in Happy Days).
John Schmitt was formerly ranked 350 in the ATP Tour. John participated in the U.S.Open tennis tournament in 1989. He also won USTA Men's 25 and over doubs in 1999 and was ranked #1 ETA in both doubs and singles. John is also very proud of being the 2000 Husban-Wife champion with wife Tara.
Gerard likes a good T-Bone steak while John likes Ice Cream. They are both avid golfers while John also plays Chess against Big Blue and Kasparov.

Mike Cochrane / Martin Sturgess
Fox Meadow Tennis Club Scarsdale NY / Fox Chapel Racquet Club Pittsburgh PA

Mike is a member of the Home Of Platform Tennis - Fox Meadow Tennis Club. He lives in White Plains, NY (which some feel is a dump). Mike is considered by some to be the Anna Kournikova of paddle because he has never won a big tournament. Mike and Martin have been playing paddle together only a few tournaments this year and have a Semifinal in Rochester, and a quarterfinal in Philadelphia and Connecticut. In Philadelphia, Gambino/Ohlmuller were down a set to Mike and Martin when Martin Sturgess' hamstring was hit by a sniper hired by Gambino and he went down hard. If not for this incident Gambino/Ohlmuller would have surely lost. Mike's accomplishments in paddle are limited to a few semifinals in tournaments, but has claim to fame of puting Bonderant/Fielder into retirement. Holds or tied 7 place-kicking records at Cornell University. Was tied for 3rd in nation in field goals per game in '91. Played professional baseball in Independent Leagues for manager Paul Blair in '95. Mike's favorite food is lobster. In his spare time he likes to play golf, baseball, tennis, and spend time with wife Robin and 13 month old Emily.

Martin's best paddle accomplishments are winning the 45 National's with Steve Baird Martin has won over 20 APTA tournaments (mostly in the Pittsburgh area). He is a 3-time NAIA ALL-American in college. He also won the NAIA national doubles (Tennis). Martin was in "faces in the crowd" Sports Illustrated for a 76-0 dual match record in High School and college in tennis (we think Martin just didn't report any of his losses). His favorite food is Bacalhau. Martin loves to fish for great white sharks and loves to travel.

Bill Anderson / Chuck Poe
Concord Country Club Boston MA / Schuyler Meadow Albany NY

Bill and Chuck have been partners for 3 years where they have enjoyed good success. Anderson/Poe have maintained at least a top-8 National ranking over the past 3 years. They went to the semifinals of the 2000 Nationals and also won the 2000 Long Island Invitaional. In 2001, so far, they have a semifinal in Connecticut and semifinal in L.I. Bill gets better with each year, while Chuck gets older, yet wiser. Bill played #1 on the Babson College Tennis team. Bill also enjoys golf and basketball.

Chuck plays out of Schuyler Meadows where he ran a low-end tournament. Chuck attended Cornell University where he played #1 singles and doubles. Chuck earned 1st team All-Ivy honors for all 3 years he attended. Chuck left Cornell early to pursue a very lucritive professional tennis career. He returned later to obtain his degree. Fellow paddle enthusiast Charlotte Gillete "razor", has improved Chucks paddle fashion sense. Chuck now flaunts hip sunglasses and looks cool, while playing his favorite sport. Chuck has a beautiful wife Amy and daughter Michelle. Chuck likes pizza so much, he eats ONE a day.


Scott Mackesy / Scott Estes Jr.
Scott Mackesy (aka: Dennis) plays out of Siwanoy Country Club

Estes and Mackesy have been a team for 6 years They were #1 on the Platform Tennis money list for 2000 Their best paddle accomplishments are: Winners at Rye 2001, Short Hills 2001, Semis of Nationals 2000 Scott Mackesy's other sports accomplishments are: 2 time Canadian National Doubles Champion - Tennis #1 at William & Mary singles and doubles NCAA doubles tournament 1987. Top 25 in nation division I singles, beat #1 and #15 in nation. ATP Tour 1987, 1991. Scott Mackesy is a lso a 2 handicap in golf Mackesy likes Sushi and spending time with his wife and 8 month old - Tyler

Scott Estes aka "Joe" currently resides in Madison, New Jersey and plays out of Noe Pond. Scott and his father Scott Estes Sr. play in Father/Son tennis tournaments and were National Champs in 1992. This year they also won Philadelphia over Gambino/Ohlmuller. They are currently #1 in the Platform Tennis Money List. Estes favorite foods are steak, tuna, and tacos. When not playing paddle Scott Estes enjoys golf and spending time with his wife Margo and 2 young boys George and 2-month old, Will.

Mike McEvoy / Bob Considine
Mike plays out of Orienta Beach Club / Bob plays out of the New York Athletic Club

John Hough / Brian Uihlein
John Hough John is a resident of Lake Forest, Illinois where he is a member of Onwentsia Club.

John and Brian have been partners for 5 years where they have had some very impressive tournament victories. Last year they won Milwaukee, Detroit and also Cincinnati where they beat the 5-time National Champions Goodspeed/Mansager in impressive fashion. Last year they were ranked #5 in the Nation. John was a outstanding athlete in high school - lettering in soccer and hockey. John also went on to play college hockey...but we don't know where. John favorite foods are burgers and sushi, but not sushi on his burger. John very much enjoys playing and coaching sports with his children when he's not excelling in platform tennis.


Mike Gillespie / Bob Conkiln
Wilton, CT Wilton Riding Club

Mike Gillespie Wilton, CT Wilton Riding Club 1st season playing with Bob Conklin although won LI Inv with him in 1996 Men's national finalist in 1992 & 1994 Mixed National Champ 1989 Former world ranked squailai player(currently insufficient data) Rare tuna steak Watch movies


William F Taubner / Kevin Walter
New York Athletic Club / Pelham Country Club

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James "Smoke" Borho

Jim Borho is an avid paddle player and plays out of Fox Meadow Tennis Club where he is highly respected by a couple of members (who wish to remain nameless). Jim is the chairman of Entertainment for the SSI 2002 as we look forward to seeing Jim flipping burgers. Mr. Borho is an avid golfer at Mahopac where he is a 3 handicapp. Jim's recent accomplishments consist of shooting an 83 at one of the best golf courses in the World - Pine Valley. Jim will be umpiring the semifianls and finals at the SSI 2002.



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