This year’s CT State Mixed took place in sunny weather unlike previous years and saw many competitive matches. Starting in the quarters 1st seed DJ Geatz and partner Patty Raskopf dispatched Aspetuck’s Ann and Lyle Garvey. Wendy Harris and MC Visser had to fight off Sheila and Dave Muller in a close first set before eventually winning the match 7-6 6-4.
On the bottom half of the draw, Melissa Straub and Patrick Eagan won a close three set match against former Yale tennis player Marc Powers and Denise Giordano. The last quarter saw local favorites Maurice Sanchez and Flor Hanisch beat Fiona and Eric Andrens.
In the semis Straub and Eagan ran out of gas against Sanchez and Hanisch who made almost no unforced errors. Visser and Harris played a terrific match against Raskopf and Geatz with points lasting 30 rallies or more and with great shot making all around. The match would go three sets with Visser and Harris eventually winning 6-2 in the third.
As for the finals, Hanisch and Sanchez proved to be too much for Harris and Visser. They would go on to win 6-2 6-2 and secure their first CT State Mixed title.
All results include:
- Quarter Reprieve: Denise Giordano and Marc Powers beat Sheila and Dave Mueller
- Consolation: Shawn and Ben Swett beat Julie Hughes and John Wiseman
- Consolation Reprieve: Trish and Steve Griggs beat Ann and Austin Keyes