This year’s Connecticut State Mixed took place in typical conditions: a SNOWSTORM. It didn’t deter Kallie and Scott Hapgood from playing great paddle all day and taking home their first win at an APTA sanctioned event.

From the time the first ball was struck at 10:30 am to the final point of the tournament at 8:30 pm, snow continued to fall down. Starting in the quarters, 1st seed Katie Adams and Maurice Sanchez had to come up with some magic late in the third set to dispatch newcomers Morgan Melnikoff and Geoff LoConte in a close 6-4 set. Denise Giordano and son Marc Powers struggled with the conditions but eventually beat the Sheila and David Mueller 7-6, 6-2.

In the bottom half of the draw, Shawn and Ben Swett advanced comfortably against 3rd seed Shana Roberts and Nate deKanter; while 2nd seed Kallie and Scott Hapgood beat Fiona Andren and Bennett Trembicki in two-sets entertaining match.

In the semis Giordano-Powers outlasted Sanchez and Adams 6-4 in the third in a match that had it all: blitzes, spin shots, and huge drives. Hapgood-Hapgood continued their steady play and dominance at net with a straight set victory over the Swett-Swett.

In the final match of the day, the Hapgoods proved to be too much for Giordano-Powers and won the match 6-3, 6-2. Kallie’s consistent backcourt play and Scott’s net coverage overwhelmed the mother-son team. Denise and Marc played a great match with Denise hitting terrific lobs and setting up Marc for big drives but in the end the Hapgoods were simply too solid.

All results include:

– Quarter Reprieve: Shana Roberts and Nate deKanter beat Morgan Melnikoff and Geoff LoConte
Reprieve: Amy and Josh Rothman beat Connie and Matt Jones
Consolation: Deb Greenberg and Roy Marchandini beat Christina Hare and Glenn Hutchinson
Consolation Reprieve: Jackie Cameron and Felix Yamasato beat Tammy Jersey and Ricky Sanford

Click HERE to access Main Draw Results

Click HERE to access Reprieve and Quarter Reprieve and Draws Results

Click HERE to access Consolation and Consolation Reprieve and Draws Results

Special thanks go out to everyone who helped make this event a great success:

– TO ALL THE PLAYERS FOR BRAVING THE CONDITIONS
– The Aspetuck Chef for delivering a great lunch
– All the local clubs for loaning us the courts
– Paddletimes and Patricio Misitrano for the tournament support
– Fire Engine Pizza Truck for their amazing pizzas
– Our AMAZING hut commanders Alison Semple, Wendy Harris, Marina Ruiz, and Louis Volclair

 

Connecticut State Mixed Draw Has Been Released

Max LePivert