Life Time Eden Prairie Hosts
65 National Indoors
USTA Northern | August 10, 2017
Congratulations to second-seeded David Sivertson (Addison, Texas), who took home the Gold Ball in singles at the 65 & Over USTA National Indoor Championships at Life Time Athletic Eden Prairie. Sivertson won a hard-fought three-setter against fourth seed Tom Smith (Alpraretta, Ga.) 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5). Larry Loeb (Riverside, Calif.) received the Bronze Ball in a walkover as top-seeded Leonard Wofford (Portland, Ore.) could not play because of a back injury.
Smith rebounded to claim the Gold Ball in doubles with partner Phil Landauer (Naples, Fla.). Landauer and Smith, the top seeds, won in a walkover when Loeb and Wesley Jackson (Cathedral City, Calif.) could not take the court due to an injury to Jackson. John Mayotte (Clarksville, Md.) and George Deptula (Boston, Mass.) won the Bronze Ball with a 7-6, 6-2 win over Cecil Martin (Cary, N.C.) and David Schmeer (Apex, N.C.). ADVERTISEMENT
The USTA Northern duo of Hall of Fame Ron York (Eagan, Minn.) and soon to be Hall of Famer Tim Burke (Minneapolis, Minn.) fell just short in the consolation doubles final 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (3) to William Cohon (Shoreline, Wash.) and Tom Reber (Tacoma, Wash.). Brant Bailey (Clearwater, Fla.) won the consolation singles title with the 7-5, 6-3 win over Schmeer.
USTA Northern players fared well in the tournament as Greg Lappin (Chaska, Minn.) and John Wilcox (Edina, Minn.) and John Choiniere (Stillwater, Minn.) and Vern Larsen (Darwin, Minn.) advanced to the quarterfinals in doubles and Lee Nagel (Wahpeton, N.D.) advanced to the Round of 16 in singles. Four USTA Northern players advanced to the second round in singles including Dave Spilseth (Wayzata, Minn.), John Wilcox (Edina, Minn.), York and Burke.
Northern players Scott Borene (Minneapolis, Minn.), Paul Anton (Minneapolis, Minn.), Dick Nelson (Hopkins, Minn.) and Michael Streater (Sunfish Lake, Minn.) also participated in the tournament.
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