2017 Schedules (as of Oct. 15):
Exciting news from Pinehurst as Jimmy Parker is the new all-time winner of Men's National Championships. Parker has now notched his 126th national championship with a third-set tie break win in the Men's 70 Doubles (with longtime partner Ken Robinson). Earlier this year Parker tied Bob Sherman at 125 with his win at the Super-Senior Father-Son Indoor Doubles. Parker, with a new knee, is now the all-time winner despite trailing others in singles wins (Sherman with 95), doubles wins (Duesler & Nelson with 58 and Nelson with 88) and Father-Son wins (Morse-Karzens with 33). It's Parker's consistency over many events and many years that's carried him to the top.
Curiously both of Parker's 2016 finals wins were over Mike Stewart in extended third sets (7-6 at Pinehurst in the 70 doubles and 7-5 at the March Father-Son in Cherry Hills NJ).
Hats off to Tony Franco who's now won back-to-back Grand Slams in Men's 90 singles combined with ten (10!) consecutive doubles titles with longtime partner Grady Nichols (two Men's 85 in 2014 and then Grand Slams in 2015 & 2016). Wow!
Congratulations to the Men's 80 team (Hammes, Hayes, Sack & Van Nostrand) for capturing the Gardnar Mulloy cup and for team member King Van Nostrand for winning both the men's singles and doubles titles in the Individual Championships. Click here for all the team and individual results.