What do you get if you run a seniors tournament on a long weekend in February with the finals played on Monday? A record entry of more than 180 players, that's what.
The 2nd senior ITF was played on Family Day weekend and the winners and finalists were
MS35 Brian Ahlberg, Giovanni Schiavo
MD35 Jason Lee & Omer Rashid, Steven Rumazza & Robert Husain
MS 40 Omer Rashid, Jason Christie
MS 45 Karl Hale, Garry Nadebaum (Australia)
MD 45 Garry Nadebaum & Ken White (USA) Martin Lemay & Mike O’Neill
MS 50 Ken White (USA), Denis Dumas (QU)
MS 55 Mike Rose (USA), David Anderson
MD 55 David Anderson & Abbas Khiltash, Len Baziuk (USA) & Mike Rose (USA)
MS 60 Toby Crabel (USA), Sergey Borodulin
MS 65 Fernand Martin, Terry Redvers
MD 65 Don Snith & John Payne,Terry Redvers & William Deluce (see photo L to R)
WS 35 Maureen Drake, Kanta Murali
WD 35 Lianne Marr & Kanta Murali, Nancy Huang & Nakyung Kim
WS 45 Erin Boynton, Julie Dybendahl (Australia)
WD 45 Erin Boynton, & Julie Dybendahl , Cathy Litton & Kathy Mueller
WS 50 Cathy Litton, Stephanie Myles
WS 55 Susanna Sekely, Michelle Karis
WD 55 Susanna Sekely & Janice Hebert, Patricia Babcock & Michelle Karis
WS 60 Susan Bye, Frances Critchley
Congratulations and good luck to the following players from Ontario who will be representing Canada in ITF Young Senior Team competition in Turkey in March.
Jennifer Bishop (Young Cup O40), Brian Ahlberg & Cameron Cross (Italia Cup O35), Jason Christie & Robert Husain (Tony Trabert Cup O40), Mike O’Neill (Dubler Cup O45)
Don’t forget these dates for your calendar!
Mar 18-22 Eastern Indoor Nationals - Senior Men (35 to 55), Donalda Club, and Senior Women (all ages) Toronto Lawn.
Apr 1-5 Western Indoor Nationals , Victoria, British Columbia.
Apr 8-12 Eastern Indoors Nationals Super Senior Men (60 and up), Cote de Liesse, Montreal
Aug 16 -22 Steve Stevens Senior Outdoor Nationals, Mount Royal & Cote St. Luc Tennis Clubs, Montreal.