Local Tournament Scene – September 2012

Ryan Schmitz

This weekend saw two local tournaments – a $3,000 Adult money tournament at Sportime and a Level 2 Open Junior tournament at Emma Willard.

The big bucks were won by local pro Larbi Lamzouri. Larbi won the singles by a score of 6-2, 6-0 over Gregory Schweitzer of Florence, Mass.  Larbi’s closet match was against Luke Granger – formerly captain of the Skidmore Men’s team (6-4, 7-5).  Larbi beat doubles partner and Siena star Ryan Schmitz of Scotia 6-2, 6-4.  Ryan and Larbi teamed up to win the Men’s Open Doubles by a score of 6-1, 6-4 over the team of Peter Czajka (Clifton, NJ) and Tony Wilkey of Vero Beach, Florida.

Caitlin Crowley of Burnt Hills beat Niskayuna star Nisha Detchprohm 6-3, 4-6, 10-2 in the Womens Open finals.  Donna Barvoets and Dee Fallati took the Womens Open Doubles 7-6, 6-2 over Mia and Patti DiCaprio.

In the age group draws Nick Zacharczenko won over Players Choice owner Terry Cassilo 6-0, 6-0 in the Mens 35’s.  The 45’s was won by Scott Bellcourt in a walkover due to an injury.  In the 65’s, Shenendehowa Head Coach Bill MacArthur took out Stephen Sudarsky of East Hartford, Conn.

Now on to my tournament at Emma Willard.  We had a lot of great kids.  The Boys 12’s was won by Evan Wagle (6-3, 6-1 over Alex Demoly).  The 14’s went to Alex Demetreus (a 6-1, 6-2 winner over Jon-Robert Corasanti of New Hartford).  Ethan Baker of Burnt Hills took the Boys 16’s and top seeded Alexander Ojugbeli of Chittenango bested Matt Bunch of Burnt Hills 6-3, 7-6 (4).

On the Girl’s side Victoria O’Leary of Lake Placid took the 12’s and her sister Georgia took the 16’s with a win over Emma Willard’s Ziqian Feng 7-5, 6-1.  Sarah Corasanti took the Girls 14’s while Hannah Friend – Academy of the Holy Names – bested Emma Willard’s Grace Smith 7-6 (4), 6-2.

There are no results in yet for the Frances Greenburger Adult tournament at the Old Chatham Tennis Club.

Colonie Country Club is running a Level 1B tournament, the weekend of September 29 (CLICK HERE for more information)

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Coming up next month is the Indian Summer Level 2 Open Junior tournament at Sportime (starts October 6th) and the Tri City Columbus Day Championships – Adult.

Indian Summer Level 2


Tri City Columbus Day Adult


$3,000 Sportime Adult Tournament


Emma Willard Level 2 Open


One response

  1. Thank you for covering another great tournament. Helps keep the players conditioned and good practice for those in the the middle of their Varsity Tennis season

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