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Individual match results: 5/19/02 APL at Cheverly (Win 4-3)
#1 Mike Kane Jeremy Gibney 5-7,1-6 L #2 Ralph Brown Jeff Barnes 6-7,1-6 L #3 Pat Newell Bill Barnes 6-2,6-0 W #4 Rob Sevick Ricky Sanders 6-2,6-1 W #1 Mike Kane/ Jeremy Gibney/ 4-6,6-3,(8-10) L Rob Sevick Jeff Barnes #2 Allen Neyman/ Aaron Carter/ 6-2,6-2 W Tom Brady Jim Murphy #3 Ralph Brown/ Bill Barnes/ 6-2,6-1 W Pat Newell Jim Samsky
Commentary: The APL Inter-Club Team picked up where they left off last year, winning another match by the minimum margin, 4-3. Torrential rains from the day before left the Cheverly courts in a swamp. The hard-working crew was able to prepare one red clay, two har-tru and one hard court for the matches. It takes more than a tornado to stop Sunday league play.
It's funny as we play the same opponents each year how they get bigger
and stronger and we just get older. Our team depth, such as it was with only
six players available, paid off as we won the team match even though the top
courts were lost at singles and doubles. There were some creative excuses for
not being available to play this week, such as: "I'd like to play but I'm in
Thailand" and "I have a broken bone in my foot." Captain Mike Kane normally
does not accept those as valid reasons however he was lenient because he can't
play the next match, claiming "the dog ate my tennis racquet."
6/2/02 Montgomery Village at APL (Loss 2-5)
#1 Pat Newell Jon Boustany 1-6, 0-6 L #2 Ralph Brown Dave Kruckoff 7-6, 4-6, 6-4 W #3 Justin Figel Jerry McClellan 2-6, 1-6 L #4 Gary Gerber Odell Hawkins 6-3, 7-5 W #1 Ralph Brown/ Jerry McClellan/ 2-6, 4-6 L Gary Gerber Jim Heskett #2 Pat Newell/ Jon Boustany/ 1-6, 3-6 L Joe Scheulpner Reisiend #3 Harry Chiu/ Wollard/ 2-6, 0-6 L Dennis Kershner Beltrano
Commentary: Looks like MVTA beefed up their team for this year. New member Gary Gerber debuted with a win at #4 singles and Ralph toughed it out for five sets and got the #2 singles win. We'll keep rotating players through the #1 singles until somebody wins.
6/9/02 Westleigh at APL (Win 5-2)
#1 Ralph Brown Joe Cassidy 6-4,6-1 W #2 Justin Figel Tion Jin 3-6,6-2,3-6 L #3 Gary Gerber Joe Price 6-2,6-0 W #4 Mike Kane default default W #1 Mike Kane/ Dan Kenshalo/ 6-2,6-3 W Tom Brady Shozo Takagi #2 Harry Chiu/ J. Gorrinson/ 6-4,6-7,6-7 L Rob Sevick Egan Skinner #3 Ralph Brown/ Tom Lawson/ 6-2,6-3 W Gary Gerber Lowell Phillips
Commentary: Except for losses at #2 singles and #2 doubles, the APL team
continued their dominance over the Westleigh club. One of our losing teammates
was overheard saying "In that third set I played like [number two]. " I'm not
sure what they meant. We have a bye for Father's Day and then begin the meaty
part of our schedule. You may check out the complete standings and results for
the league at MCTA
Tennis. Our next opponent is using one of our former ringers. Is that
6/23/02 BAE Systems at APL (Win 4-3)
#1 Chris Chiu Alex Chi 6-1,6-1 #2 Mike Kane Alfredo Cerrotis 4-6,6-0,7-6(7) #3 Ralph Brown Raul Tran 4-6,3-6 #4 Justin Figel Dat Vu 6-3,6-1 #1 Mike Kane/ Alex Chi/ 1-6,2-6 Tom Brady Phouy Sengsourinh #2 Tamra Payne/ Alfredo Cerrotis/ 6-0,6-1 Rob Sevick Steve Kerschenbaum #3 Ralph Brown/ Allen Bladen/ 2-6,4-6 Dennis Kershner Raj Bharwani
Commentary: C League move-ups BAE Systems (a.k.a. Vitro, Tracor, Marconi,... why doesn't Lockheed just buy them and get it over with?) were great sports, allowing us in advance to use Chris. Captain Kane wishes he had told Chris to take it easy as BAE #1 Alex wasted no time getting revenge in the doubles. Mike's singles tie-break win was the highlight as he faced down a couple of match points at 4-6 in the breaker. Justin came out with renewed determination and took no prisoners this week. He even repeated one of the captain's quips that #4 Singles is more pressure than 1, 2 or 3 because there is no place to drop after 4. Captain Kane was surprised that people actually listen to some of the things he says -- that realization could change everything! Tamra and Rob came through to seal the victory. Special thanks to all of the doubles teams who had to wait for the singles to finish.
7/14/02 APL at Edgemoor (Postponed -- Rain)
#1 #2 #3 #4 #1 #2 #3
7/28/02 APL at Norbeck Country Club (Loss 1-4)
#1 Chris Chiu Neale Castillo 7-5,6-2 #2 Mike Kane Carl Vail 0-6,1-6 #3 Ralph Brown Paul Levine 1-6,3-6 #1 Chris Chiu/ David Geier/ 5-7,4-6 Greg Chambers Mark Geier #2 Steve Greif/ Paul Levine/ 4-6,0-6 Mike Kane Phil Blum
Commentary: Norbeck Country Club (7-0) completed their domination of the B League with a 4-1 victory over APL (3-2). At least nobody lost love-and-love.
8/4/02 (Rescheduled from 6/30/02) Quince Orchard at APL (Win 5-2)
#1 Ralph Brown Christian Jordan 2-6,0-6 L #2 Tamra Payne Brian McIntee 2-6,2-6 L #3 David Lario Randy Sharshan 6-1,6-0 W #4 Mike Kane (default) 6-0,6-0 (def) W #1 Tom Brady/ Doug Dembling/ 7-5,3-6,3-3 (ret) W Allen Neyman Larry Spaccasi #2 Steve Greif/ Tony Cornish/ 6-3,6-3 W Pat Newell John Sze #3 Mike Kane/ Christian Jordan/ 7-5,6-4 W Tamra Payne Dwight Muhlbradt
Commentary: The quality of play at the top singles positions is getting stronger every year. Lucky we have depth. Ralph volunteered to play singles (although he wasn't aware that it was at #1 or that his opponent played varsity tennis at both Notre Dame and William & Mary) -- Okay, maybe the captain forgot to mention it. The rest of the first year Quince Orchard team was in our strike zone and we welcomed them to the league.
Last Updated: August 5, 2002
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