Submitted by Todd Hiscox
With frigid temperatures moving into the single digits for morning play, it was yet again, another true paddle test for our New England ladies. However, sunshine and minimal wind helped as the ladies showed no signs of giving into the elements.
Finalist’s Amy Hutter and Kathleen Buckley who had overcome fellow Weston teammates Carolyn McCoy and Paula Fazli in a close semifinal, winning 6-4 in the third. Our other semifinal match included an upcoming local team, Ellen Cook and Christie Domoracki who tested the number one seeds, Tina Lum and Jennifer Demsey. This match proved to be another three set thriller with Tina and Jennifer claiming a third set victory.
Tina Lum and Jennifer Demsey, who are both prominent President’s Cup players for Region II, should be commended on not just their outstanding paddle skills but also their fun spirited attitude throughout the whole day. It was a true joy to watch them play and everyone in the paddle hut had their paddle notebooks out!
Part of the tournament proceeds will be given to The Depression Clinical and Research Program at Mass General Hospital in Memory of Edward F. Dwight. Edward was the brother of a fellow paddle player. She lost him to mental illness about this time last year. A special thank you goes out to Myopia Hunt Club member Sandra Duryea and the clubs members and staff for their support of this event.
Other results included:
Quarter Reprieve: Gretchen Biggs/Heather Mahan def. Deirdre Clark/Sarah Sherwood
Consolation: Hilary Meyers/Tracy Welling def. Ruthy Corcoran/Holly Stowe
Consolation Reprieve: Erica Curtis/Christine McNamara def. Alyce Dwyer/Meg Myles