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.


Anonymous said...

Neat story about the colorful Tanner and his reckless lifestyle is available at the link below-

Anonymous said...

Talking about Tanner, there is an Arkansas connection to the developing of Tanner's tennis game in that Jerry Evert, the uncle of Chris Evert and former teaching pro at the Little Rock Country Club, taught Tanner when in Tennessee. Evert also coached Tanner a little on the pro tour.

Anonymous said...

Hey guys,
Read the article above and it looks like Tanner is the John Daly of the tennis world- gambling debts, escort service, etc.