Monday, November 22, 2004

Usher Dynasty Reigns at Intermediates

Bill O'Brien says:

Look into and click on "Tournaments" and then, under "Tournament Draws" you will find the Results for the Intermediates Tournament.

Ed and Pat Usher won the main draw in a 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 marathon match against the #1 seed -- Jay Woldenberg and Jeff Martin -- a TERRIFIC win for Ed and Pat. To get to that final, they had to beat Scott Meyer and Marc Veverka in the semis. Scott and Marc had played VERY well leading up to that semi -- and they continued that great play in their match with Ed and Pat -- but Ed and Pat finally prevailed 9 to 7 in a third-set tie-breaker to move on to the finals (next year, I have to set up the draw such that Hinsdale teams never meet until the finals).

The team of Wing (Terry paid me to list his team in counter-alphabetic order), Schaefer and Concklin made it into the quarter-finals of the main draw which is another great accomplishment for the Hinsdale players.

Jim Chadwick and Donn York won their first match, lost their second to a very tough team, then beat a team in the consolation round that went on to win the Consolation Reprieve -- and then finally lost to the tennis pro from Lake Forest. I know they are not thrilled with the outcome, but I think they played well given what they were up against.

And Jay Pollitt / Bob Schultz / Paul Wiggin lost in the first round to that same tennis pro from Lake Forest (who eventually slew the Chadwick / York team) -- and then continued to run into buzz saws until they were eventually out of the tournament. They played well, but they just need somebody who is a little kinder than I was constructing the draws next year.