BLUE MOON BUZZ Wed, July 30 by Bruce Nagel
Your one stop shop for wassup at this year's tournament!
Dear Kailua Racquet Club Members and Tennis Fans around the World,
Tonight we began the Quarter-finals and the big guns proved why they are the big guns.
At 6pm, KRC pro Roman Kop and Keven Wong playing brilliantly, taking the first set from the 4th seeded team of Hendrik Bode and Pierre Tafelski. In the second set, Hendrik and Pierre improved their consistency and mixed it up, often playing both back on Roman and Keven's serves. Although the games were close, Hendrik and Pierre advanced 4-6, 6-1, 6-1.
In the second match of the evening, another KRC pro Marcel Chan Jr. and his UH team mate Carter Lam, gave all that the #1 seeded team of Ikaika Jobe and Dennis Lajola could handle. Ikaika and Dennis were up a set and leading 5-3 in the second. Animals are most dangerous when cornered. Marcel and Carter caught fire, broke Ikaika's serve, then held to square the match at 5-all...
Then it started to rain and the players moved for cover. Just as suddenly, the rain stopped. We gave away one door prize and the match resumed. It was less than 5 minutes since they had halted play, but it was enough for Dennis and Ikaika to take control again. Ikaika and Dennis advanced to the semi-finals 6-3, 7-5.
Results from Wednesday, Jul 30
#4 Hendrik Bode/Pierre Tafelski def. Roman Kop/Keven Wong 4-6, 6-1, 6-1
#1 Ikaika Jobe/Dennis Lajola def. Marcel Chan/Carter Lam 6-3, 7-5
Schedule for Thursday, July 31
#5 Jeff Fitch/Andrea Zannoni vs. #3Minh Le/Wei-Yu Su
#2 Mika Maatta/Jan Axel Tribler vs. Eddie Acuna/Doug Hoshaw
1. Fun Shane Cashen Videos!
Click HERE for the player interviews after the Jeff Fitch/Andrea Zannoni vs. Rob Kennedy and Jared Carstenn match.
Click HERE for the player interviews after the #4 Hendrik Bode/Pierre Tafelski vs. Roman Kop/Keven Wong match.
Click HERE for the player interviews after the #1 Ikaika Jobe/Dennis Lajola vs. #7 Marcel Chan Jr./Carter Lam match..
2. Lindsey Keeler of the USTA asked fans to write on a small dry-erase board what they like most about the tournament. Last BLUE MOON BUZZ I promised that if you clicked HERE you'd go to the USTA Pacific Section's facebook page to see this collection of fun photos from the tournament, but I doodn't set the link up right. So, if you still trust me and want to see the photos, click HERE.
Tonight Lindsey hid markers under the bleachers and those who found them won really cool prizes!
3. SPONSORS DRAWINGS Summer Wood of Ocean View Dental and Steve from Oahu Spine and Rehab both won fabulous wine giftpacks from Leonard Loventhal and Honolulu Home Loans, and Jody Allione won a USTA insulated rolling duffle bag!
4.Click HERE for the complete draw! (You will need to scroll down, click on "Draws" and then "choose the event" Click HERE to check out the Triple Crown standings.
Welp, that's all for now sportsfans! I look forward to seeing you at the best tennis club this side of the Mississippi!!!!
GM Kailua Racquet Club