BLUE MOON BUZZ Fri, July 25 by Bruce Nagel
Your one stop shop for wassup at this year's tournament!
Tonight we played the last of the Qualifying Tournament and the fuzz was flying everywhere! Here's the lowdown:
Jeff and Scott Grimmer played tonight on Center Court. Jeff, the older sibling, grew up playing here at the club and developed a smooth, flowing creative style of play. School and work took Jeff away from the club, and it was a joyous day for us when he moved back to Hawaii and re-joined the club. Then, last year his brother moved to Hawaii and joined our forces. Scott is perhaps the most improved player at the club! The brothers faced doubles specialist Keven Wong and KRC pro Roman Kop. Roman and Keven didn't care that Jeff and Scott were brothers. Roman and Keven advanced to the Main Draw, 6-0, 6-2.
In a spectacular display of talent, the KRC member team of Todd Hall and Kevin Peebles advanced to the Main Draw over 15 year old Sage Katayama and Davin Lee 6-4, 6-0.
Then, Eddie Acuna and Doug Hoshaw from Southern California, the team that had won their previous match 7-6, 6-7, 7-6, won easier this time eliminating Scott Nishimura and Kui Ramos, 6-2, 6-1.
The last match of the night was a true see-saw battle. Up 4-2 in the first set, KRC pro Jared Carstenn and KRC member John Robert Kennedy squandered their lead but buckled down to win the first set 6-4. Then, according to Jared, he became over-confident and before you could say "what happened?" Jireh Lin and Jason Perron jumped ahead 5-1 in the second set. But Jared and Rob didn't go away. The next thing they knew they had won 6 games in a row and were shaking hands at the net. Jared and Rob advance to the Main Draw 6-4, 7-5.
Summary of Results from Friday, July 25
Roman Kop/Keven Wong def. Scott Grimmer/Jeff Grimmer 6-0, 6-2
Todd Hall/Kevin Peebles def. Sage Katayama/Davin Lee 6-4, 6-0
Jared Carstenn/Rob Kennedy def. Jireh Lin/Jason Perron 6-4, 7-5
Eddie Acuna/Doug Hoshaw def. Scott Nishimura/Kui Ramos 6-2, 6-1
There are no matches Saturday night OR Sunday night. The Main Draw begins Monday night at 6pm.
Schedule for Monday, July 28
#7 Marcel Chan Jr./Carter Lam vs. David Esteva/Evan Loya
#6 Vladi Sasic/Honza Hroch vs. Roman Kop/Keven Wong
#1 Ikaika Jobe/Dennis Lajola vs. Jace Akagi-Okuma/Ryan Murakami
#4 Hendrik Bode/Pierre Tafelski vs. Quoc Huynh/Phuc Huynh
Schedule for Tuesday, July 29
#5 Jeff Fitch/Anrdea Zannoni vs Jared Carstenn/Rob Kennedy .
#8 Michael Yani/Andrew Yani vs. Eddie Acuna/Doug Hoshaw
#3 Minh Le/Wei Yu Su vs. Aaron Yamato/Gregg Takata
#2 Mika Maatta/Jan Axel Tribler vs. Kevin Peebles/Todd Hall
Parking inside the grounds will be reserved for players, sponsors and KRC members, but even still it will fill to the gills. There will be extra parking at the Church of the Nazarene across the street from the club.
SPECIAL NIGHTLY SPONSOR DRAWINGS! Rufus Venters from Account-Ability Bookkeeping and Ray Heitzman of Ray's Solar Fans won two awesome gift packs from Leonard Loventhal of Honolulu Home Loans.
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!!!!
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