Fall Tournament — Results — 2015

For the fall tourney we had fantastic weather, a very nice turnout across the board and some top notch play, especially in the doubles fields.

First, A BIG SHOUT OUT to our Sponsors, who came through again in great form — from NU letting ECTA use the courts (alas, the Vandy Christie “Hut” is scheduled for demolition) to very generous gift certificates from these companies and organizations.

Prairie Moon    Firehouse    Bluestone    BAT17

Ten Mile House    Murphy’s Fit    Piron Belgian Chocolatier

Buffalo Joe’s    Così    Fit & Frisky    Agora Spa

SOOD Physical Therapy Services    Evanston Athletic Club

(CAC)     Duxler    Northwestern University

The Men’s singles saw Jay Woldenberg triumph once again, this time over George Thomas in the final, 10 – 1. George T. prevailed over a game Ray Nano in his marathon semis, 10 – 9 (10 – 8). Jason Mantzouranis rounded out the semis bracket. For the Men’s 3.5 singles, Chad Anderson was in solid form all weekend and won over Paul Frischer (who subbed in for Ken Rattner, a victim of a tender achilles heel, but not before getting through round robins and delivering more delicious home baked goods.)

Asiya Roland was the top in Women’s singles, 10 – 5 in the final over Christine Frank. Sally Riessen-Hunt and Keiko Anno were able to valiantly scramble out the round robin section.

Men’s Open Doubles saw a number of highly competitive matches. The finals witnessed a rematch of sorts in that the team of George Thomas and Tim Fisher edged out Jay Woldenberg and Mark Oreskevich 10 – 8. Very solid teams comprised the semis with Matt Wakeknight & Mark Fessler thwarted by Thomas/Fisher and Anders Klein & Louis Aurichio running into the brick wall of Woldenberg/ Oreskevich. Men’s 3.5 Dubs had the favorites in this bracket, Ray Boyer and David Fenn hang on in the second set for a 6-1, 7-5 victory in their finals.

Ironically, in a mirror image of numbers, the favorites in Women’s Doubles, Regina Wooten and Regina Lookis (known as the Regii) triumphed 7-5, 6-1 over Theresa Whittington & Carol Chiles.

Thanks also to Ten Mile House for hosting our get together on Saturday evening where more than 25 players and friends showed up.

Look for info on ECTA Thanksgiving event next month.


Men’s Singles – Open

Jason Mantzouranis*
Ray Nano*
Dennis Hoelzle*
Baird Smart
George Thomas*
Russ Needler
Jay Woldenberg

Men’s Singles – 3.5

Ray Boyer*
Chad Anderson
Paul Frischer*
Ken Rattner

Men’s Doubles – Open

Mark Fessler / Wakeknight
Richard Rykhus / Jason Mantzouranis*
Ray Nano* / Kirby Dospiljulian
Anders Klein / Louis Aurichio
George Thomas* / Tim Fisher
Darryl Henderson / Roger Allen
John Broderick / Dennis Hoelzle*
Jay Woldenberg / needs partner

Men’s Doubles – 3.5

Ray Boyer* / David Fenn
Kevin Lookis / Steve De Alcala
Paul Frischer* / Needs Partner
Alexandros Nathan / Albert Berahas

Women’s Singles

Cathy Witt*
Keiko Anno*
Sally Riessen-Hunt*
Mitra Hartman*
Asiya Roland
Christine Frank*

Women’s Doubles

Theresa Whittington / Carol Chiles
Cathy Witt* / Keiko Anno*
Sally Riessen-Hunt* / Christine Frank*
Mitra Hartman* / Needs Partner
Regina Wooten / Regina Lookis