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You may check out the complete standings and results for the league at MCTA Tennis.
Individual APL match results:
6/6/04 APL-B vs. BAE Systems
APL-B BAE Systems #1 Tamra Payne Dave Shefsky 0-6,0-6 L #2 Rob Kober John Hoffman 3-6,0-6 L #3 Justin Figel Tom Lang 6-0,6-1 W #4 Mike Kane Bryant Nelson 6-2,6-3 W #1 Mike Kane/ Tom Griest/ 3-6,4-6 L Marc Kolodner John Chin #2 Tamra Payne/ Dave Shefsky/ 6-3,4-6,6-2 W Rob Kober Aye Thein #3 Justin Figel/ Bruno Mauprivez 6-1,6-3 W Ralph Brown Steve Kerschenbaum APL-B 4 BAE Systems 3
Commentary: The APL Interclub 'B' Team started the season by winning a close 4-3 match. Actually, it was the best type of close match, where the players who lost at singles achieved immediate vindication by winning the deciding match at doubles. The hard courts at Wood Middle School played remarkably well in spite of a little humidity and a few bad bounces off of cicada corpses. We took our lumps on a few of the courts but it's always good to win only the matches you need to win and save some victories for later in the season.
6/13/04 APL-B vs. Quince Orchard -- Rained Out
6/27/04 APL-B vs. Potomac Valley
APL-B Potomac Valley #1 Rob Kober Mike Farrell 4-6,1-6 L #2 Tamra Payne Kenny Stewart 6-7,6-3,4-6 L #3 Justin Figel Tom Armstrong 6-3,6-3 W #4 Ralph Brown George Coakley 6-2,6-0 W #1 Mike Kane/ Mike Farrell/ 2-6,7-6(3),1-6 L Marc Kolodner Tom Armstrong #2 Justin Figel/ Jim Willard/ 6-3,6-0 W Rob Kober Mike Greaber #3 David Lario/ Carlos Cabrera/ 6-1,6-0 W Ralph Brown George Coakley APL-B 4 Potomac Valley 3
Commentary: It was deja vu as the APL Team won 4-3 in the same style as the previous match -- losing all the top courts and winning all of the bottom. Is it tremendous depth or brilliant captaining? The captain remarked "The strategy of using the first six players who say yes seems to be working!" The related strategy of so far only playing the teams we are capable of beating might also be a factor (even though it was only luck of the draw and timely rain outs). Nevertheless, winning these early matches puts us in the position to upset the power teams later. Justin played a revenge match, beating the opponent he had lost to last year. Hopefully Ralph is keeping things in perspective despite a 6-2,6-0 singles win and a 6-1,6-0 doubles victory.
7/11/04 APL-B vs. River Falls
APL-B River Falls #1 Mike Kane Mark Daniels 4-6,3-6 L #2 Justin Figel Mike Charness 7-5,6-3 W #3 Ralph Brown Abe Kader 0-6,7-5,1-6 L #4 David Lario Mark Plevin 6-3,6-0 W #1 Marc Kolodner/ Bill Tennis/ 6-2,6-2 W Bud Kessler George Allen #2 Mike Kane/ Barry Hart/ 2-6,6-3,6-3 W Justin Figel Paddy Hart #3 Ralph Brown/ John Holahan/ 6-0,6-0 W David Lario Dave Handey River Falls 2 APL-B 5
Commentary: In our first ever visit to River Falls the APL-B team prevailed 5-2. The team was prepared by the captain for a tough clay court slugfest. Upon arrival the captain wondered why a clay court club would have squeegees hanging on the fence -- turns out River Falls has hard courts. Was it incompetence or a clever ploy to motivate the team? The results speak for themselves! Balance and depth won the day again. After three matches the APL-B team is an even 6-6 at singles and 7-2 at doubles. We are 0-3 at #1 singles but 3-0 at #4. Apparently the correct strategy this day was to get behind early and come back. Mike was up 4-0 in the first and 3-2 in the second and lost 4-6,3-6. David was down 0-3 in the first and swept the next 12 games (actually, 24 games if you count the doubles). Justin improved his record to 6-0! Marc and Bud got the team's first win of the season at #1 doubles and Ralph figured out that on a hot day it is better to have decisive sets rather than close ones.
7/18/04 APL-B vs. Edgemoor-1 -- Rained-out
7/25/04 APL-B vs. Montgomery Village
Commentary: Ralph won a singles 3 setter and Rob and Tamra won a doubles match in the post-rain-out confusion.
8/1/04 APL-B vs. Capitol Hill -- Default
Commentary: Capitol Hill defaulted.
8/8/04 APL-B vs. Edgemoor-2
Edgemoor-2 APL-B #1 John Olsen Marc Kolodner 6-2,6-2 W #2 Henry Kennedy Justin Figel 3-1 retire W #3 Steve Ornstein Ralph Brown 6-2,6-3 W #1 Dave Fitzgerald/ Tamra Payne/ 6-2,4-6,6-3 W Mike Waldman Rob Kober #2 Lee Rawls/ Bud Kessler/ 6-2,6-1 W George Arner Mike Kane Edgemoor-2 5 APL-B 0
Commentary: Well it had to happen sometime. We were finally forced to play one of the better teams. Where's that rain when you need it? This was a tough opponent as all three of their singles players have played #1 for them in the past. The highlight for our team was a spirited and entertaining match at #1 doubles. There were lots of bang-bang exchanges at the net, lobs, powerful overheads, angles, you name it. Several Edgemoor club member spectators seemed genuinely disappointed to learn that Tamra and Rob were on the opposing team. In the #2 doubles, sure they beat us 2 and 1, but they only got one lob over our heads the entire match. Ha!
You may check out the complete standings and results for the league at MCTA Tennis.
5/23/04 APL-C at Westleigh
Westleigh APL-C #1 Tian Jin Dane Alder 6-1 , 6-1 L #2 Max Gibiansky Hyon Park 6-1 , 6-2 L #3 Joe Price Andy Calloway 6-2 , 6-3 L #1 Default Dane Alder (default) W Andy Calloway #2 Default Hyon Park (default) W Mike Lucks Westleigh 3 APL-C 2
6/6/04 APL-C at Edgemoor
Edgemoor APL-C #1S Jonathan Krasner Dane Alder 6-3, 6-1 (L) #2S Michael Klaus Duncan Brown 7-5, 6-0 (L) #3S Lars LaTourette Richard Haywood 6-2, 6-3 (L) #4S Stephen Mandell Ian Martins 6-0, 6-1 (L) #1D Michael Klaus/ Dane Alder/ 6-3, 6-1 (W) David Klaus Tim Battaglia #2D Chris Klose/ Duncan Brown/ 6-3, 6-3 (W) Bob Biggar Craig McDonald #3D Greg Wetstone/ Paul Bohn/ 6-1, 6-2 (L) David Nathan Richard Haywood Edgemoor 5 APL-C 2
Commentary: The Edgemoor team hosted our match this weekend on really nice Har-Tru courts. We were swept in singles. We had some close games, even though the scores don't reflect it. However we did manage two impressive victories in doubles. It was good to get our first individual wins of the season.
6/13/04 APL-C at Darnestown
Darnestown APL-C (Played 8/1/04) #1 Nick Sernyi Tim Battaglia 6-4,7-5 W #2 Dave Durham Duncan Brown 5-7,5-7 L #3 Mike Edison Ben Bussey 2-6,3-6 L #1 Rich Wailes/ Tim Battaglia/ 6-2,6-3 W Jim Rost Duncan Brown #2 Pete Rose/ Ben Bussey/ 6-0,3-6,2-6 L Chris Heslin Ian Martins Darnestown 2 APL-C 3
6/27/04 APL-C at Carderock played 7/10
Carderock Springs APL-C #1S Jean-Louis Feve Dane Alder 2-6, 2-6 (W) #2S David W. Andy Calloway 3-6, 1-6 (W) #3S Darrell T. Ian Martins 6-3, 7-6 (L) #1D Bill E./ Dane Alder/ 3-6, 1-6 (W) Ken B. Andy Calloway #2D Richard D./ Craig McDonald/ 2-6, 6-3, 3-6 (W) Lou Goodman Dale Wilson Carderock 1 APL-C 4
Commentary: The Carderock team hosted our match this weekend in a make-up match originally scheduled for 6/27/2004. We pulled out our first victory of the season! Dane and Andy did double duty in singles and doubles thanks to some continued injuries and scheduled travel by many on our team. We swept in doubles and came oh so close in singles. Way to go team!
7/11/04 APL-C at Flower Valley
Flower Valley APL-C #1S Wayne Randolph Dane Alder 6-0, 6-1 (L) #2S John Vlahakis Tim Battaglia 6-1, 6-0 (L) #3S Barry Gallagher Andy Calloway 6-1, 6-1 (L) #4S Rich Dudley Ian Martins 6-0, 6-4 (L) #1D Gene Sheskin/ Dane Alder/ 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 (L) Rick Bradley Tim Battaglia #2D Rod Shakley/ Craig McDonald/ 3-6, 6-1, 6-0 (L) Jim Jarret Paul Bohn #3D Steve Reed/ Andy Calloway/ 6-2, 6-1 (L) Bob Coleman Ian Martins Flower Valley 7 APL-C 0
Commentary: The Flower Valley team hosted our match this weekend on really nice Har-Tru courts. Unfortunately we did not continue our momentum from our victory on Saturday. We were swept in singles and doubles. We had some close matches in doubles but were just not able to pull it out. Regardless, we got in some good tennis and had a chance to enjoy the company of our gracious hosts.
7/18/04 APL-C at Bretton Woods (Played 8/15/2004)
#1 Ichiro Otani Dane Alder 4-6,6-2,7-6 (L) #2 Jorge Delgado Duncan Brown 6-0,6-0 (L) #3 Chris Towe Andy Calloway 7-5,6-4 (L) #4 Alex Ameli Ian Martins 6-0,6-1 (L) #1 Jorge Delgado/ Dane Alder/ 6-4,2-6,4-6 (W) Ichiro Otani Tim Battaglia #2 Chris Towe/ Duncan Brown/ 2-6,2-6 (W) Kal Wajid Craig McDonald #3 Bahram Ameli/ Andy Calloway/ 6-4,4-6,3-6 (W) Alex Ameli Rich Dragonette Bretton Woods 4 APL-C 3
Commentary: The Bretton Woods team hosted our match this weekend on Har-Tru courts. Unfortunately we came up just short in the match. We managed to drop all four of our singles matches but claimed supremacy in doubles, winning all three. Our chance at a team victory was stopped short by two close singles matches. Regardless, we got in some good tennis and had a chance to take a rather scenic drive to the end of River Road.
7/25/04 APL-C at Cheverly
Cheverly APL-C #1 Ricky Samsky Andy Calloway 7-6,7-5, W #2 Rob Barnett Ben Bussey 6-2,6-0, W #3 Phil Barnett Ian Martins 6-2,3-6,6-2 W #1 Bill Barnes Andy Calloway 6-1,6-3, W Rob Barnett Ben Bussey #2 Unknown Craig McDonald 3-6,0-6, L Unknown Dale Wilson Cheverly 4 APL-C 1
Last Updated: August 20, 2004
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