The tournament got off to an exciting start with the opening match on court 12 pitting Steele Defazio and Anna Pedjase against Bob and Caroline Orchard with the Defazio and Pedjase duo pulling out a hard fought 8-7 (9-7) win.
Following this match, the first sextet of matches took place with the Orchards involved in the second longest match, losing a tightly contested match 8-5 to father-daughter duo of Roman and Nora Cooper. The longest opening match went to Reichenbach/Berman vs Springstead/Smail with the latter pulling it out 8-6.
The second sextet of matches saw the ironman team of the Orchards losing another tough match, 8-5 this time to Becky and David Hawkes. The night ended with the team of Heinermann/Iler knocking of Reichenbach/Berman 8-3.
DAY 2 -In Group A, Springstead and Smail finished atop the group with a 3-0 record after defeating Iler and Heinermann 8-7 who finished second. Third place went to Reichenbach/Berman who defeated Sutcliffe/Gorman and finished at 1-2 with a +/- of -2.
In Group B, the Mahoneys also claimed top spot beating Jenny and Steve in a tiebreak who finished in 2nd spot. 3rd place went to Shaw and Chad who finished at 1-2 with a +/- of -6.
Group C was the most highly contested with three teams (Defazio-Pedjase; Coopers; Hawkes) tied on points with identical 2-2 records. The +/- was used to rank the teams who were 1-1 against each other with the Coopers claiming 2nd place with a +/- of -1 and Defazio-Pedjase finishing third with a +/- of -2. The Hawkes fell to 4th place with a +/- of -4.
Based on the final RR results, the seeds were as follows:
- Pompura-Floch (4-0 and +20)
- Mahoneys (3-0 and +13)
- Springstead-Smail (3-0 and +9)
- Jenny and Steve (2-1 and +12)
- Huiping and Peter (2-1 and +9)
- Roman and Nora (2-2 and -1)
- Steele and Anna (2-2 and -2)
- Ingrid and Rob (1-2 and -2)
The Quarter finals were all highly contested with one upset as #8 Ingrid and Rob defeated Group C powerhouse team of Bill and Kristina 8-5. The Mahoneys defeated Steele and Anna who were playing their 4th match of the day 8-4. Huiping and Peter defeated Jenny and Steve (score to be confirmed). Finally, Lawrence and Sheila were taken to the limit by Roman and Nora before holding them off 7-4 in a tiebreak.
#8 Ingrid and Rob vs #3 Lawrence and Sheila
#5 Huiping and Peter vs #2 John and Karen
AND THE WINNER IS…
Congratulations to Lawrence Springstead and Sheila Smail for winning the 2015 Intermediate Mixed Doubles Tournament. Lawrence and Sheila went undefeated in the weekend tournament (6-0) winning a hard fought final against John and Karen Mahoney 6-2, 3-6, 6-2.
Congratulations to the Finalists as well as everyone who participated in the event!!