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2015 Sam Kromer Flight Doubles

July 22-26, 2015

2015 Kromer Doubles entry form (entry deadline Wednesday, July 15th @ 4pm)

Sam Kromer, former Athletic Director and coach at St. Clair County Community College, came up with this format in 1973. He wanted to see that every player had a chance to win. Every tennis-playing community needs a flight tennis tournament to compliment the traditional tournaments. Because of the established practice of seeding in the traditional tournament most novice players draw a more skilled player, making their tournament exposure brief. Therefore, approximately half of the players in most tennis tournaments play one match, then it’s over.

We have been playing both singles and doubles Flight Tennis in Port Huron since 1974, and it is appealing to a wider spectrum of participants continually. Of course, flight tournaments attract experienced players, but just as important flight tennis appeals to the players who may avoid tournaments in which they could anticipate early termination. The idea is to assign players to flights with players of like ability. Six players (or teams) constitute the ideal flight. A local committee does our flighting and with few exceptions this arrangement works well.

All six players/teams participate in round robin competition. During the round robin phase an 8 game pro set is played. Each flight is assigned two courts twice during the week to play their matches. Time and motion are important. Brief warm-up time, fill the courts quickly, and generally keep things moving. Each flight should play three matches the first night and two matches the second night. The top four players/teams qualify for the semi-finals played on Saturday. The first place player/team plays the fourth place, and the second place player/team plays the third place. The winners play for the flight championship on Sunday. The semis and finals are the best two out of three sets.

Flight Doubles “In the News”

Port Huron Times Herald – Four Champs crowned on Sunday 2015-07-27

Port Huron Times Herald – Wirtz, Brettschneider win Kromer doubles, Semi final results 2015-07-26

Flight Reporting Times

Junior Flights please report on Wednesday 7/22 @ 3pm, Adults please report on Wednesday 7/22 @ 6pm. Thank you!

WOMEN’S   TEAMS   SEMI-FINALS – Saturday 7/25   FINALS – Sunday 7/26
Championship Flight J. Brooks/Sepsey
Whitney/Knust
Flann/Brooks
Bacheller/Smith
C. Brooks/Murray
Whitney/Knust d Flann/Brooks
6-1, 6-2
Brooks/Murray d Bacheller/Smith
6-2, 6-1
Brooks/Murray d
Whitney/Knust
6-2, 6-3
First Flight Leon/Stablein-Brooks
Higgins/Stablein
Latosinsky/Westrick
Watson/Tseng
Leon/Stablein-Brooks d Watson/Tseng
6-4, 0-6, 6-1
Latosinsky/Westrick d Stablein/Higgins
6-1, 6-0
Latosinsky/Westrick d
Leon/Stablein-Brooks
6-3, 6-0
MEN’S
Championship Flight Brettschneider/Wirtz
Makim/Davies
Fuhrman/Donnellon
Tekumulla/Tumma
Brettschneider/Wirtz d Fuhrman/Donnellon
6-1, 6-3
Makim/Davies d Tekumulla/Tumma
6-1, 7-5
Wirtz/Brettschneider d
Makim/Davies
6-4, 3-6, 6-4
First Flight Lilley/Evenson
Johnson/Fodell
Curley/Curley
Miller/Gale
Johnson/Fodell d Lilley/Evenson
6-4, 6-1
Miller/Gale d Curley/Curley
4-6, 6-0, 7-6 (2)
Johnson/Fodell d
Miller/Gale
6-3, 7-6 (5)
Second Flight Anderson/Gorski
Ziegler/Johnson
Kinney/Lee
Wright/Sawdon
Anderson/Gorski d Kinney/Lee
6-1, 6-4
Ziegler/Johnson d Wright/Sawdon
1-6, 6-4, 6-2
Anderson/Gorski d
Ziegler/Johnson
6-1, 6-4

 

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