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.
August 18, 1995 |
Kerry Rutan of the host course won the Florence Condon Vanderbeck Cup with a 3-over-par 77 in the 56th annual invitational golf tournament yesterday at the Philadelphia Country Club. Rutan scored a birdie 4 on the fourth hole with a 10-foot-putt and birdie 4 on the 10th from 15 feet. She prevailed by 1 stroke over Barbara Papso of Philadelphia Cricket Club and Jan Albert of Green Valley Country Club, who tied for second place. Papso, in her best tournament finish in several years, birdied four holes on the front side.
November 10, 1994 |
Karen Kelso, a former Penn squash player, defeated Gillian Lawrence yesterday, 15-7, 15-12, 15-12, in the opening round of the qualifying tournament for the Women's Philadelphia Open Softball Squash Championship at the Philadelphia Cricket Club.
July 24, 1994 |
Steve Javie of Whitemarsh Valley Country Club and Rob Savarese of Philadelphia Cricket Club prevailed in a three-way playoff on the third extra hole to win the third annual North-South Invitational better-ball-of-partners golf tournament at the Philmont Country Club yesterday. When a storm threatened the tournament on the North Course in the early afternoon, play was abandoned and the format was curtailed from 36 holes to 18. It was decided that the three pairs that had tied for first place at 5- under-par 65 on the South Course in Friday's opening round would meet in a playoff to decide the winner.
June 4, 1994 |
Rolling Green Golf Club won the Ellen Gowen Hood Shield handicap team tournament for the second straight year with an aggregate net score of 374 for five players yesterday at Philadelphia Cricket Club. Rolling Green prevailed by 2 strokes over Gulph Mills on scoring by Meg Devitt (70), Caroline Coleman (74), Carol Fager (76), Judy Kaiser-Wellons (76) and Mary McGeechen (78).
October 17, 1993 |
Jim Kania of Overbrook Golf Club and Mike Gregor of Huntingdon Valley Country Club successfully defended a 1-stroke lead yesterday and won the second annual Harold S. Cross Invitational tournament. Kania and Gregor had a 36-hole better-ball-of-partners score of 4-under-par 66-70-136 on the Flourtown course of the Philadelphia Cricket Club. Huntingdon Valley's Gary Smith and Mike Moffat, who had trailed by one shot in Friday's opening round, finished runners-up at 67-70-137.
July 30, 1992 |
Top-seeded Lilian Peltz-Petow, a lefthander from Revere, Mass., who rarely scored with her first volley stroke, battled from behind to reach the quarterfinals of the national 35-and-over Grass Court Tennis Championship with a 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory over Pat Delaney of New York yesterday at the Merion Cricket Club. Not so fortunate were seeded contenders Shelby Torrance of Corpus Christi, Texas; Mary Mottola of Morganville, N.J., and Kandy Chain of Los Angeles, who all lost close decisions.