Mid-Atlantic Spring Fling One-Day Shootout Results
by Maddie Melendez & Todd Boss
Thanks to everyone who played in our first outdoor VA tourney at Stratton Woods Park, especially those who travelled from PA and MD. We were supposed to have a one-day event but since the weather was iffy for Saturday afternoon, we decided to start Friday at 6p and everyone except 5 players (who were unable to play) were in attendance and we managed to get a lot of good games on all 7 courts (four 3wall/three 1wall).
The weather was great on Saturday so we started play around 9a(ish) and stopped around 12:15p so everyone could eat some awesome lunch from Mission BBQ, wish our girls (Abril Prado & Veronica Nogales) a happy birthday and take a group pic. And then the real fun began because, thanks to Andy’s great idea, we added a Paddleball division with 10 teams, and it was a success! Will definitely add this division to all future events…brought back a lot of great memories from my days back in NY.
All-in-all everyone had fun with lots of play time, plenty of food/snacks/drinks and the weather held out until the last of us left around 8p. Thanks to all of our sponsors (AGE Solutions, Formula Flow, Splathead, Gearbox, Nurse Sharon McNeill & Mikki Cottet) and especially Aime Brewer and Mike Spiro for all your help! Lastly, thanks to your tournament directors for the event Maddie Melendez and Thao Le for running this great event and for doing this great write-up.
Congrats to all the winners:
- 3W Men's Dubs Elite (1st Pl) Chris Ruano/Suresh Vemulapalli
- 3W Men's Dubs Elite (2nd Pl) Ashok Aleti/Ruben Gutierrez
- 3W Men's Dubs Open (1st Pl) Ben Bleyer/Dylan Pruitt
- 3W Men's Dubs Open (2nd Pl) Sergio Rivera/Ariel Garcia
- 3W Men's Dubs Centurion (1st Pl) Frank McCabe/Brian Turner
- 3W Men's Dubs Centurion (2nd Pl) John Skarin/Anthony Suede Harris
- 3W Mixed Dubs Elite (1st Pl) Frank McCabe/Thao Le
- 3W Mixed Dubs Elite (2nd Pl) Brian Turner/Hallie Rallas
- 3W Mixed Dubs Open (1st Pl) Sergio Rivera/Brenda Laime
- 3W Mixed Dubs Open (2nd Pl) Dylan Pruitt/Amie Brewer
- 3W Women's Dubs Open/Elite (1st Pl) Amie Brewer/T.J. Baumbaugh
- 3W Women's Dubs Open/Elite (2nd Pl) Veronica Nogales/Paola Nunez
- 1W Mixed Dubs Elite (1st Pl) Mike Spiro/Maddie Melendez
- 1W Mixed Dubs Elite (2nd Pl) Mike & Karen Grisz
- 1W Mixed Dubs Open (1st Pl) Ben Bleyer/T.J. Baumbaugh
- 1W Mixed Dubs Open (2nd Pl) Corey Fritz/Amie Brewer
- 1W Men's Dubs Elite (1st Pl) Ashok Aleti/Ruben Gutierrez
- 1W Men's Dubs Elite (2nd Pl) Carl Diaz/Mike Spiro
- 1W Men's Dubs Open (1st Pl) Sergio Rivera/Suresh Vemulapalli
- 1W Men's Dubs Open (2nd Pl) Ben Bleyer/Dylan Pruitt
- 1W Women's Dubs Open/Elite (1st Pl) Hallie Rallas/Maddie Melendez
- 1W Women's Dubs Open/Elite (2nd Pl) Veronica Nogales/Paola Nunez
- 1W Paddleball (1st Pl) Ben Bleyer/Thao Le
- 1W Paddleball (2nd Pl) Andy Gomer/Maddie Melendez
- 1W Paddleball (3rd Pl) Mike Grisz/Suresh Vemulapalli
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Thanks again for all the continued support, we truly appreciate it and hope to see you all in our upcoming June 4-6 event.
Remember…’Winners are not people who never fail, but people who never quit.’
See you all in the courts!