Ledezma HERB Millro Open Champion (and more results!)
The 2017/18 Herb Millro STA Member Tournament was held over this past New Years' holiday weekend with 29 players completing a combined total of 82 matches that were both fun and competitive. Thanks to the players and volunteers who helped to make the Herb Millro tournament such a great success.
This annual event is named for Herb "Herbie" Millro who was instrumental in the success of the Seattle Tennis Alliance. As one of the original founding members, Herbie could always be found on the Broadway Playfield courts where the STA was born back in 1984. His passion for the game was contagious and he was always willing to develop the skills of the younger players.
Special thanks to tournament director Bayu Sudjono and congratulations to this year’s champions and finalists:
MS Open Champion Jose Ledezma
MS Open Finalist Benjamin Killey
MS 4.0 Champion Brant Lyerla
MS 4.0 Finalist Chuck Pecka
MS 3.5 Champion Jason Herrera
MS 3.5 Finalist Bayu Sudjono
MS 3.0 Champion Johnathan Michael Luster
MS 3.0 Finalist Adam Hasson
MD 8.5 Champions Erik Kraynak & Eric Sean Pickering
MD 8.5 Finalists Alan Draper & Patrick Vichit
MD 7.5 Champions George Cheung & Blaine Inafuku
MD 7.5 Finalists Mark Hanses & Jonathan Robert White
MD 6.5 Champions Adam Hasson & John R Toutonghi
MD 6.5 Finalists Chris Beiter & Gary Renville
STA Men's and Women's Challenge Ladder
The STA Singles Ladder and Grand Prix Race for 2017 is nearing its' end! Want to win $50? All you have to do is challenge your fellow members frequently enough to top the Grand Prix points race! Visit the Ladder and Grand Prix Rules
web page for more details! If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
PAC CUP 2017 Recap
Like most epic stories, the STA Pac Cup team started their 2017 journey with enthusiasm to spare. Co-Captains Mark Hanses and Blaine Inufuku spent months planning and developing a strategy to bring home the cup. And so they traveled, and they played.....
This year's Pac Cup was held September 23-24 in San Diego at the Barnes Tennis Center. Cities who competed this year were San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Portland. Our Vancouver brethren to the north were not able to make the trip this year and were missed.
When the dust finally settled and everyone picked themselves up off the courts, San Diego defended their title and retained the Pac Cup.
While this epic story didn't end the way we hoped, a huge congratulations to our team for competing hard and representing Seattle! Members included: Anthony Aguiluz, Steve Andryszewski, George Cheung, Bruce Choy, Garrett Fisher, Mark Hanses, Brooks Hazen, Blaine Inafuku, Ekko Jirapongpan, Dustin Louie, Gary Renville, Mark Seak, and David Wang.
Seattle will host the 2018 Pac Cup competition. Stay tuned for details on trying out for the team and on when the event is held!
STA Board Election Results
Friday evening, September 29, 2017 the STA Board held the club annual meeting and board elections at the Madison Pub. Thanks to all who attended and took the time to vote!
I'm happy to announce the individuals elected to the following positions:
President - Gary Renville
Secretary - Korland Simmons
Tournament Director - Bayu Sudjono
Director at Large #1 - Christine Neilson
The board would like to thank all those who expressed interest in serving as well as those outgoing board members who have been so generous with their time, service and dedication to the club.