Sunday, February 26, 2012

2012 State 4-Wall Handball Singles Tournament Results

State 4-Wall Handball Singles Tournament 2012

The Genesys Athletic Club was a great venue for Michigan's number one, four-wall, handball tournament, the State Singles.

There were five divisions, each having very competitive, exciting matches.

Pat Meyers of Davison, Michigan, withstood the onslaught of Pat Oliver, Detroit, and Matt Paul of Ann Arbor, Michigan, to win his first State Open Singles Championship. All three combatants displayed amazing two-handed power. But, Meyers's backwall shots and shot placements seemed to be slightly sharper than the others, paving his way to victory. Great entertainment!

Flint's Duane Constanza, displaying driving shots, over and over, with either hand, wore down his opponents, winning the final match over Saginaw's Jim LaFleur. Constanza won the 50+ division.

Rick Graham (Ann Arbor) and Jim Lowe (Temperance), long time opponents, as well as long time doubles teammates, battled for the 60+ crown (as they did last year). Rick, showing off his lack-of-unforced-errors game, along with his super “off-hand”, repeated as 60+ champion!

Randy Eschenroder, Ann Arbor, repeated as 70+ champion, putting his flawless ceiling game into action!

Ted Grammatico, Ann Arbor, won the B-Singles tournament over a tough field, including Presley Sims III (second) and P.K. Sims II (third).

Nice to see long-time handball enthusiasts from Flint and Saginaw, Art Pruitt, Charlie Doyle and Tom Mudd on the scene.

Thanks to Pat Meyers and his son for manning the tournament desk all day!


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