With a record number of 32 teams, the 2013 New York State Mixed Championships held in Rochester, NY this past Saturday kicked in the 2013 year in style. Weather was perfect with clouds and 30 degree temps. Players from as far as Long Island, Westchester, Buffalo and Rochester rounded out the field.
All the seeds progressed as planned with the #2 seed Dionne Bothner – Steve Pike beat #1 seed Sandra Odenbach – Fritz Odenbach in the final by 6-0, 1-6, 6-1.
On their way to the final, the semis featured two fantastic matches. The Odenbachs defeated Kelly Brown – Huy Nguyen in a hard fought 3 set battle, while Bothner – Pike had an amazing 3 set match over Lori Considine -Miguel Cobbs by 6-4, 6-7, 7-6. Considine – Cobbs led 4-1 in the last set tiebreaker, only to get edged out 7-5 to lose the match.
Much fun was had at the Shadow Lake Bar afterwards… so much fun that around 25 players went out and invaded Taylor’s Nightclub to show off their moves on the dance floor.
This is truly a New York State Mixed Tournament full of fun New York State only players.As Tournament Director and APTA Vicepresident later said:
“Hopefully this will continue to grow bigger and bigger each year.”
Pictured players above: Left to right…Fritz Odenbach, Sandra Odenbach, Dionne Bothner, Steve Pike