It was not the first time that Drew Broderick wins The Patterson Club Open. Last year he was victorious with Steve Derose as a partner. It was, however, the first time that former #1 Doubles ATP player Jared Palmer wins a platform tennis tournament.
Broderick is used to playing with different partners (and winning). Last season he won tournaments with three different guys (Derose, Wilkinson and Gambino). This time around, Jared Palmer was the perfect combination for the 2012 National Champ. For the ones who have not seen Palmer play paddle, he makes the right decision almost every time, has a very solid back court game with great lobs and, of course, one of the best volleys in the game. He looks like a seasoned veteran although has played only a handful of paddle tournaments.
On the way to the final, they beat Happgood-Lindsay 6-2, 6-0, Kahler-Montalbano 7-5, 6-2, Morneau-Stulac 6-1, 6-4, and Arraya-Jonason 7-6, 6-3. Their opponents in the final were Mark Innes and Mikk Irdoja. A new young team that will surely continue making an impact this season. Innes-Irdoja took down two of the top teams with their wins over Derose-Lubow in the 16s and Bostrom-Bredberg in the semis.
The final match was all Broderick-Palmer. Their opponents seemed to run out of gas and looked a bit overwhelmed by the situation. A 6-2, 6-1 for Drew and Jared at The Patterson Club Open. Once more, a great show organized by Tournament Director Scott Slobin and the NRT season is off to a great start.
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