Nothing Middling about the Midwesterns

Women's FinalistsJanuary 22, 2012
Cincinnati, OH

It was cold day with a little picturesque snow in the air, and a heavy chance of a Chicagoan winning the Men's Open.

The men’s semifinals were something to behold. All four seeded teams made the semi-finals. Third-seeded Brett Englesberg and Jeff McMasters of Pittsburgh faced the Chicago duo of Mike Marino and Dane Schmidgall in one semi. Marino and Schmidgall barely made an unforced error in their 6-0, 6-1 dismantling of Englesberg and McMasters.

The highly anticipated semi final match between the team of Scott Estes and Brian Uihlein and Juan Martinez-Arraya and Alex Bancila was a little slow to heat up as Arraya and Bancila needed a set to get comfortable with the extreme spin coming off the racquet of Uihlein. Unfortunately for them they couldn’t quite stretch the match to three sets and so lost 6-0, 6-4.

Midwesterns SpectatorsIn the Women's Open, in the largest ever draw, locals Heather Prop and Lynne Schneebeck, currently ranked #4 nationally, defeated the Chicago team of Missy D'Alise and Katie Queenan to claim the title. (photo at right above: D'Alise, Queenan, Prop, Schneebeck.)

In addition to the Men's 90+ and 110+ events, this year the tournament added a Women's 90+ event, which drew 8 teams.

Men's Open (pdf) 
Women's Open (pdf) 
Men's 90+ (pdf) 
Men's 110+ (pdf) 
Women's 90+ (pdf) 

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists!

Men’s Open
Main Draw Mike Marino/Dane Schmigdall Scott Estes/Brian Uihlein 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 
Quarter Reprieve Denny English/Nathan LeFevre Ryan Baxter/Ricky Heath 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
16 Reprieve Huntley Montgomery/Tommy Croker Rob Bakker/Thaddeus Reed 6-2, 7-6
2nd Round Consolation Eric Miller/Fayaz Bhanji Scott McFaden/Paul Stulac 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
1st Round Consolation Tom Wiese/Jim Welker Brad Pierce/Michael Todd 6-4, 6-1
Last Chance Bob Dorger/Seth Dimling Andy Giannella/Robert Gerwin 6-4, 6-1

Women’s Open
Main Draw Heather Prop/Lynne Schneebeck Missy D’Alise/Katie Queenan 6-2, 6-1
Quarter Reprieve Kelly Fisher/Jessica Guyaux Nanch Budde/Tracy Glassmeyer
16 Reprieve Donna Charlton/Janet Faig Janet Mazzola/ Ann Turner 1-6, 6-3, 6-3
Consolation Lisa Diemart/Erika Watson Kim Cuneo/Julie Kolenda
Last Chance Sue Lancewicz/Amy Stover vs. Debbie Dudley/Maureen Hole 

Women’s 90+
Main Draw Lisa Price/Molly Rogers Karen Herkamp/Cathie Momper
Semi-Reprieve Campbell Jolly/Nancy Reisert Debbie Davis/Donna Grafe  
Consolation Terri Hinkley/Betsy Schmidt vs.  
Consolation Reprieve Emily Kelly/Georgianne Koch  

Men’s 90+
Main Draw Greg Griffey/Slater Hogan Ryan Floth/Vince Prop 7-5, 6-2
Quarter Reprieve Dan Mott/Rusty Schubert Todd Ward/Rick Remitz 6-4, 6-4
16 Reprieve Eric Miller/Paul Stulac Ryan Baxter/Dave Read 6-2, 6-2
Consolation Paul Haffner/John Keating Eric Heil/Frank Heil 6-4, 6-3
Last Chance Robert Gerwin/Chris Hopple Dave McConnaughey/Moser 6-1, 6-1

Men’s 110+
Main Draw John Peckskamp/Colin LeVeque Steve Webster/Greg Lord 7-5, 6-3
3rd Place Dave Read/Will Higgings Bob Birzer/Brian Riddle
Quarter Reprieve Bill Boughton/Ron Visscher Dave Gold/Jay Dollrie 6-3, 6-0
Consolation Jim Martin/Ken Jeffers Bill Walker/David Walker 6-2, 4-6. 6-2
Last Chance Paul Haffner/Ed Terrill Greg Love/DaveGerberick
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