August 20, 1998 |
In a major upset, unseeded Whitney Benik, 13, of Southampton, N.J., defeated 14th-seeded Aimee Smith, 16, of Norcross, Ga., yesterday at the Junior International Grass Court championships at Philadelphia Cricket Club in Chestnut Hill. Benik, who won, 7-5, 6-4, will meet Milangela Morales this morning. Morales, of Miami, the fifth seed, made quick work of Californian Biffy Kaufman, winning by 6-3, 7-5. Morales was one of 18 seeded players to advance to the third round of this weeklong event, which will conclude Sunday afternoon.
August 18, 1998 |
Rain washed out all but eight opening-round matches yesterday as the 80th annual Junior International Grass Court Championships began at the Philadelphia Cricket Club. Tennis players from 18 nations are taking part in this 18-and-under tournament. In yesterday's brief action, Korea's Chul-Dong Lee made an impressive American debut with a straight-set victory over Arizona's Dan Gabrys, 6-1, 6-2. In the girls' draw, Alexis Martire of Marlboro, N.J., edged Lani Worsley of North Carolina, 6-3, 7-6 (6-3)
June 11, 1998 |
Whitford Country Club's Scott and Chris Yard combined for a score of 35-33-68 and captured the gross better-ball-of-partners title yesterday at the Golf Association of Philadelphia's Father and Son tournament at DuPont Country Club's Nemours course. PATTERSON CUP Yardley Country Club's Glen Smeraglio beat Spring Ford's Chris Sekella by 3 strokes at LuLu Country Club to win the Golf Association of Philadelphia's Patterson Cup playoff. Smeraglio and Sekella each played 36 holes in 1-over-par 144 on May 26 to force the playoff.
August 17, 1996 |
Two local players, Traci Green, a recent Friends Select School graduate, and Adam Seri of Audubon, Pa., made it to the semifinals of the girls' and boys' USTA Junior International Grass Court Tennis Championships yesterday at the Philadelphia Cricket Club. The second-seeded Green overcame Erin Niebling of Bay Head, N.J., 6-3, 7-6 (7-5), in the girls' draw after a forecourt duel on slippery, damp turf that permitted low bounces and put an emphasis on the drop shot. In the boys' tourney, the fourth-seeded Seri beat Peeter Handoyo of Indonesia, 6-4, 6-1. Seri, a winner of every set in four matches, broke service to take the first set, won the first three games of the second set, and held Handoyo to two points in running out from 3-1. Green was joined in the girls' semifinals by top-seeded Marissa Irvin of Santa Monica, Calif.
July 10, 1996 |
Jon Rusk of Yardley Country Club won the Pennsylvania Junior Boys' golf championship yesterday with a 3-over-par, 36-hole score of 145 at the Country Club of Hershey (Pa.). Rusk was the defending champion. JUNIOR GIRLS Janice Roberts of Nemacolen Country Club near Pittsburgh expanded her lead to 2 strokes in the second round of the three-round Pennsylvania Junior Girls' championship at Philadelphia Cricket Club.
February 26, 1996 |
Keen Butcher of Philadelphia Cricket Club won the U.S. Hard Court Squash Racquets Championship for the second straight year, 15-6, 15-3, 15-8, over Tom Harrity of the host Merion Cricket Club yesterday. PENNSYLVANIA MIXED DOUBLES Merion Cricket's Jody Law and Andy Nehrbas won the Pennsylvania Mixed Doubles Squash Racquets Championship by 10-15, 15-12, 9-9, retired, over Philadelphia Cricket's Sandy Worthington and Geordie Lemmon at the Cynwyd Club.
January 21, 1996 |
Tom Harrity of Merion Cricket Club yesterday became the first player in the 54-year history of the Atlantic Coast Squash Racquets Tournament to win the open championship for four successive years. After losing the first game at the Resorts Racquet Club, the former Philadelphia champion battled back to take the next three games and defeat Keen Butcher, the current Philadelphia and U.S. champion from the Philadelphia Cricket Club. The 55-minute struggle went 13-15, 15-10, 18-13, 15-11 for Harrity.
December 3, 1995 |
Top-seeded Dave McNeely of Episcopal Academy advanced to the semifinals in defense of his Philadelphia District under-19 softball squash racquets title by beating Will Ruthrauff, 9-1, 9-0, 9-0, yesterday at the Philadelphia Cricket Club. The other seeded contenders also reached the semifinals: Duncan Pearson, Arthur Whitman and Joshua Barenbaum. At the Cynwyd Club, Andy Nehrbas, John Schellenberg, Bill Berlinghof and Gary Yeager advanced in the Philadelphia 35-and-over Squash Racquets Championship.
October 23, 1995 |
Jim Masland, a former Harvard player, defeated Rob Whitehouse, a Racquet Club professional, for the Class A championship of the annual Oktoberfest Squash Racquets Tournament yesterday at the Berwyn Squash and Fitness Club. Masland, who is a Berwyn teaching pro, won, 10-8, 9-1, 9-5. Whitehouse overcame an early disadvantage and barely lost the first game. The winning point came on a drop shot that grazed the top of the board along the front wall. PRO SQUASH RACQUETS Demer Holleran, University of Pennsylvania women's coach, and Alicia McConnell of New York won the Detroit $5,000 Pro Squash Racquets Championship by defeating Joyce Davenport of Berwyn and Julie Harris of Philadelphia Cricket Club, 3-0. In the semifinals, Holleran-McConnell beat Margin Wahl and Kate LeGrand of Portland, Ore., 3-0, and Davenport-Harris defeated New York's Berkley and Mary Belknap, 3-1.
October 7, 1995 |
Sunnybrook's Maisie Barlow and Lynne Thomson reached the final round of the Jane McCullough Hamilton 50th Invitational Golf Tournament after five extra holes and six hours of better-ball-of-partners competition yesterday at Huntingdon Valley Country Club. Barlow's 20-foot birdie putt on the 23d green earned her side a 1-up victory over Barbara Papso of Philadelphia Cricket Club and Cara Swinden of Whitemarsh Valley Country Club. Papso-Swinden staged a remarkable comeback after trailing, 5-down, after nine holes.