Monday, April 26, 2010

Arkansas Senior 9.0 Mixed Doubles Team Places 2nd at National League Championships

The Arkansas Senior 9.0 Mixed Doubles Team captained by Joe Murphy placed 2nd in National League Championships in Orlando, Florida over the weekend of April 9-11. The Arkansas Team lost to the Florida Team captained by Dave Gunn 2-1 with Arkansas scoring their one point at #3 doubles. Leslie Jackson and Randy Jackson lost at #1 doubles to Gewan Maharaj and Carolyn H. Franca 7-6, 6-4. Greg Fess and Judi Fess lost at #2 doubles to Chet D. Benson and
Sharon J. Benson 6-3, 7-6. John Bailey and Brenda Jeter won at #3 doubles by defeating Felix Tromp and Leslie C. Godwin 7-6, 4-6,
Forida-Gunn finished the round robin format with an undefeated record of 4-0. With their loss to Florida, Arkansas-Murphy finished 3-1 in the round robin play.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Former Arkansas Razorback Tennis Star Phil Landauer Upsets Top-Seeded Roscoe Tanner at Bocage Sr. Invitational Nat'l Cat. II Prize Money Tournament

Former Razorback Tennis Player Phil Landauer upset former Australian Open Grand Slam Winner Roscoe Tanner in the semi-finals at the Bocage Racquet Club in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Competing in the Men's 55 singles, Landauer played flawless tennis in stopping the big-serving Tanner and forced Tanner into playing a baseline game which he was unaccustomed to executing on the clay courts of Bocage. Later, Landauer lost a heart-breaker to Chris Reynard in the finals.The atmosphere was as festive as always with great Cajun food and entertainment. Not far from the club was a $50,000 USTA Pro Challenger event which was free for all Bocage players, and the crowd witnessed Kevin Anderson of South Africa defeating Tobias Kamke of Germany in a three-set thriller.

Arkansas players that had a successful tournament were Larry Back, a runner-up in the Men's 60s division, Mike Coleman, the consolation winner in the Men's 45s, Kevin Hickey, who played a great Men's 40s match on the stadium court, Steve Duffel, Sharon Adkins, and Myke Loomis, currently a Destin, FL resident and renowned Int'l Senior Tennis Star who won the Women's 45s.