2010 Tennis & Socials Event Highlights
Calabasas Tennis Men’s 4.5 USTA League Team Wins Southern California Team Championships. Congratulations!!!
The Calabasas Men’s 4.5 USTA League Fall Doubles team took home the gold as they captured the Southern California Men’s 4.5 Fall Doubles Championships for 2009. After 10 weeks of local league play, the team qualified for the Southern Cal Sectional Championships by winning the San Fernando Valley League. Played at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden over the weekend of January 30 & 31, Team Calabasas won the Sectional Championships. Congratulations to Team Captain, Rich Stanley along with other Calabasas Tennis team members, Jim Wilson, Scott Crandall, Will Landrum, Stephen Wright & Jeff Richards.
2009 Tennis & Socials Event Highlights
June 20th - World Team Tennis Festival
This one day World Team Tennis event fielded 8 teams playing a complete league in JUST ONE DAY! Two teams qualified for the Vegas playoffs. The WTT format uses two courts where a men’s & women’s doubles sets are played. After that, it’s men’s & women’s singles, finally followed by two mixed doubles courts. No-ad scoring is used and substitutions are allowed. A full day of tennis found two teams winning their divisions. Co-captains Jill Rubenstein & Steven Wright led “The Wright Stuff” to the 4.0 division championship. Linda Beisswanger’s “Killer Beez” won the 4.5 division. We hope to see all the winners in Vegas in April to represent! Congratulations to more than 60 players who participated in our first WTT Festival.
June 5th - 7th Calabasas Open & NTRP Championships
Our first annual SCTA sanctioned Open & NTRP event had over 120 participants from all over Southern California, including 23 players from Calabasas Tennis. Calabasas Tennis Club featured several players excelling in their divisions. Joe Ourfalian got to the finals in the Men’s 3.5 Singles. Jonathon Koch made it through to the finals of the Men’s 4.5 Singles. Jason Weisel also made it into the Men’s 5.5 finals. Gary Sacks & Michael Lane won the Men’s Open Doubles Championship, while Ben Murphy and his partner reached the finals of the Men’s 4.5 Doubles. Sabrina Man-Son-Hing and her partner won the Women’s Open Doubles. Congratulations to all the champions and our Calabasas members on a great showing.
May 30th – 31st, Club Doubles Championships
Steve Greenberg & Gary Fuges won the round format to win the Men’s 4.0’s with Dennis Brittain & Aki Okada finishing second. Jonathon Sydes & Richard Lorentz took home the Men’s 4.5 champions’ crown after defeating Ian Gocka & Peter Ray, 7-5, 6-3 in the finals. The 4.5 Consolation winners were Fred Weiss & Alan Berkowitz. The 5.0 champions were Jim Wilson & Michael Lane with their win over Dave Dreben & Scott Crandall, 6-1, 6-2 while Scott Zimmerman & Joel Surnow won the 5.0 consolation. Janet Klebesedel & Andrea Lipschitz captured the Women’s 4.5 title in round robin competition with Linda Beisswanger & Wendy Pillar finishing second.
May 30th, Casino Night
Calabasas Tennis held its annual Casino Night with a Mexican buffet and casino gaming tables along with a poker tournament. We had a couple of hours of social tennis round robin first. Over 60 people took part at the casino tables which included craps, roulette, and blackjack. In addition, we had 20 players in our Texas Hold’em poker tournament, Congratulations to winner Bruce Leibovitch. This is a GREAT event where we use full size, elegant, genuine casino tables for craps, black jack and roulette. Put this on your schedule for 2010!
April 25th - Adult-Junior Tournament
This event is becoming one of our most popular tournaments where an adult teams up with a junior as doubles partners. Parents join their kids and spend a day of tennis with lunch. Juniors don’t always play with their parents as some of our top juniors and adults seek out the best partners. During a day of round robin competition and playoff rounds, 19 teams took part in the event. In our Satellite 2 division round robin play, Katie & Wally Thayne finished ahead of Todd & Zoe Brown. The Satellite 1 group was won by David & Cruz Thayne with Sam & Allan Sokolov second. Eduardo & Eduardo Jr. Nava beat Scott & Jake Yasgoor in the finals of the Open division. Put this event on your calendar for next year.
March 14th & 15th - Century Tournament
24 players participated in this event in two divisions where both doubles partners’ ages must add up to 100 years or more or 120 in the other division. Rich Stanley & Joel Surnow won the 100’s division over Tod Cooper & Bruce Boisclair in the finals. Joe Tomasello & Barry Bierman captured the 120’s title over Richard Rothschild & Erik Balderama. The 100’s Consolation was won by Jonathon Koch & Steve Wright while Stan Davis & Gary Chang won the 120’s Consolation.
February 28th - March 8th
February 13th - Wine Tasting Social
USTA Sanctioned Senior Championships
Our second annual SCTA sanctioned Senior event increased in size this year to 117 participants from all over Southern California, including 43 players from Calabasas Tennis. Once again, Calabasas Tennis and Top Seed, demonstrated that we have some of the toughest tennis around. Starting in the Men’s 40’s, Desi McBride took home the winner’s trophy defeating Michael Lane in the finals. Michael also finished as runner up in the Men’s 40’s Doubles. Bruce Man Son Hing won the men’s 45 Singles crown as well as capturing the Men’s 40’s Doubles championship. Highly ranked Allen Drazen took home the title in the men’s 65 Singles. The Men’s 45 Doubles was a nearly all Top Seed final with Desi McBride & Joe Prado winning over Jonas Wallgard and his partner in the finals. The Men’s 50 Doubles found David Dreben and his partner winning over Top Seed’s Jeff Richards and his partner, Jim Wilson in the finals. Joanie Carlson & Miki Hill were the runners-up in the Women’s 45 Doubles. Linda Beisswanger and David Dreben won the 45 Mixed Doubles title. All in all it was a dominating effort for Calabasas players in the second annual Calabasas Senior Championships. For more results and all the draw sheets click on the following link to take you to the official tournament web site: Calabasas Senior Championships Tournament Web Site
Rain didn’t dampen the enthusiasm for this year’s annual WINE TASTING SOCIAL. The courts were wet and so were the palates of our guests where over 50 people were treated with an assortment of wines from around the world. Woodland Hills Wine Company provided our host, Mark Menchyk, who introduced the wines and served our guests. We also had a special Valentine’s theme with roses for all the ladies and GODIVA chocolates for dessert. Capping off the evening was Sean’s passed hor d’oeuvres and food stations that included baked brie and spinach dip.