BLUE MOON BUZZ Tuesday, July 29 by Bruce Nagel
Your one stop shop for wassup at this year's tournament!
In the beginning there were 43 teams....now there are 8.
Recap Tue, Jul 29
Kevin Peebles and Todd Hall looked invincible working their way through the qualifying rounds. Then, they played 2 time Champions #2 Jan Axel Tribler and Mika Maatta. The second point was a microcosm of the match. In that one point Kevin crushed a forehand return, barely reached Jan's stinging volley, but managed to hit a beautiful laser low ball, and then an absolutely perfect lob, only to have Jan run down the lob, stall on the hit to wait for the commit, and then ease a down the line winner. Jan and Mika won 6-0, 6-1.
Look out everyone for the southern California team of Eddie Acuna and Doug Hoshaw! They played one of the longest matches in tournament history a few nights ago in the qualifying rounds. Tonight they played one of the shortest, upsetting #8 Andrew Yani/Michael Yani 6-1, 6-1. Last year Michael played Wimbledon and won this tournament with Dennis Lajola. This year he paired with his brother who played division I tennis at U of Michigan. Great win for Eddie and Doug!
#3 Minh Le and Wei-Yu Su, three time champions here, defeated the always smooth Gregg Takata and Aaron Yamato 6-0, 6-1.
The only close match of the night was qualifiers Jared Carstenn and Rob Kennedy taking on #5 Jeff Fitch/Andrea Zannoni. Jared and Rob took the first set 6-3, and looked to be in control up 3-2 with break opportunities. But Jeff and Andrea, who both possess massive serves, were able to claw their way out. Jeff and Andrea won 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.
Tue Jul 29 results,
#2 Mika Maatta/Jan Axel Tribler def. Kevin Peebles/Todd Hall 6-0, 6-1
Eddie Acuna/Doug Hoshaw def. #8 Michael Yani/Andrew Yani 6-1, 6-1
#3 Minh Le/Wei Yu Su def. Aaron Yamato/Gregg Takata 6-0, 6-1
#5 Jeff Fitch/Andrea Zannoni vs Jared Carstenn/Rob Kennedy 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
Wednesday Schedule July 30
6:00p: #4 Hendrik Bode/Pierre Tafelski vs. Roman Kop/Keven Wong
7:15p: #1 Ikaika Jobe/Dennis Lajola vs. Marcel Chan/Carter Lam
Thursday Shedule July 31
6:00p: #5 Jeff Fitch/Andrea Zannoni vs. #3Minh Le/Wei-Yu Su
7:15p: #2 Mika Maatta/Jan Axel Tribler vs. Eddie Acuna/Doug Hoshaw
All matches will be on the Tom Bowman Center Court
Seating on the pool side of Center Court will be reserved for players and sponsors
SPONSORS DRAWINGS Sal Bruno of Blue Moon won a gorgeous Tommy Deir print, Battery Bill won a golf umbrella from American Savings and Libby Tomar of Tomar Realty won a JamsWorld totebag! .
SPONSORS Dinners are served Wednesday through Saturday 5:30-7:30pm
QUARTER-FINALS: Wed July 30
Fish in Papillote. Fresh island fish with vegetable medley and herb butter wrapped in parchment, served with quinoa and salad.
QUARTER-FINALS: Thur July 31:
Beef Wellington. Beef Tenderloin wrapped in puff pastry served with asparagus with brown butter and whipped potatoes.
SEMI-FINALS: Fri Aug 1:
Osso Buco. Veal shanks slowly braised in red wine until it is “fall off the bone” tender with tomatoes and mirepoix, served with creamy polenta and roasted brussel sprouts.
FINALS: Sat Aug 2:
Steak and Crab Cakes. Petite grilled filet accompanied by delicious crabcakes on a bed of mesclun greens.
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