Results for 2014 Fall Tournament — Sponsors
(Alex Hobson & Steve Binninger)
The short story is that the old guard champion (Jay Woldenberg) continued to triumph in Men’s Open Singles. (At least his fourth time in the fall.) But once again, we also had a nice influx of fresh blood with former D-1 players at All-American level in the open category. Not to be overlooked, the 3.5 category likewise had solid fresh players.
Jay Woldenberg defeated Steve Binninger in Open Singles. Other players of note in the round robin and into the semis were Alex Hobson, Rey Nano and Tom Nacher.
In the Men’s 3.5 Singles, Blake Horwitz prevailed over Dan Gill after a series of marathon matches that went to tie-breaks with Romil Sood thrown in the mix.
Doubles heated up mostly on Sunday after a couple of late summerish rain squalls on Saturday. There the duo of Alex Hobson and Steve Binninger powered through the draw, but not after a number of competetive and draining matches leading up to the final.
Alex Hobson and Steve Binninger triumphed over perennial doubles favorites Rey Nano and Gene Huh. Other teams including Dan Stollar, Romil Sood and Blake Horwitz and Mark Fessler gave gallant performances.
In the Mixed/ Open Draw, newcomers Carmen Schneider and Ken Sitar defeated Deb Cassell and Karen Topp.
Plus a Big Thanks to our sponsors and Northwestern University for the use of the Vandy Christie site.
Prairie Moon, Firehouse, Buffalo Joe’s JT’S Grill, Clarke’s, Evanston Athletic Club, Cosi, Murphy’s Fit, Steve Albertson Massage Therapy, Pilates Connection, Fit + Frisky, Duxler, EGEA Spa, Piron Belgian Chocolatier, Dave’s Italian Kitchen, NU.
Lastly, a nice shout out to the volunteers on site and behind the scenes who helped run the event. Allison Cohen, Deb Cassell, Richard Bell, Alan Soell, Chuck Friedl, Don Walton.
(posted by George Nelson)
(Rey Nano & Gene Huh)