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August 5, 2013

Surprise winners in NCTA Summer Doubles

PLATTSBURGH — Unseeded Martin Drolet and George Stackpole rallied from a first-set loss to defeat the top-seeded team of Thierry Bonnabesse and Johnny McAuliffe, Sunday, in the Men’s Championship Match of the North Country Tennis Association Summer Doubles Tournament.

Drolet and Stackpole won 6-7, 6-2, 6-4.

Bonnabesse, the top singles player in the area, and McAuliffe had dropped only five games in four sets leading up to the final.

Drolet and Stackpole, meanwhile, needed three sets to prevail over Rich and David Gottschall in their opening match before beating the No. 2 seeds, John Nicotera and Rick Batchelder, 6-0, 6-3.

Charag Patel and Dave Ferris downed Ron Garrow and Danny Bushey, 6-4, 6-7 (7-5), 6-4, to capture the Consolation Round.

The women played a round robin with Deb LaPorte and her daughter, Cailee, winning the title with a 2-0 record.

North Country Tennis Association

Summer Doubles Results

Finals

Drolet/Stackpole def. Bonnabesse/McAuliffe, 6-7, 6-2, 6-4.

Semifinals

Drolet/Stackpole def. Nicotera/Batchelder, 6-0, 6-3.

Bonnabesse/McAuliffe def. Higgins/Pickering, 6-3, 6-0.

Quarterfinals

Drolet/Stackpole def. R. Gottschall/D. Gottschall, 3-6, 6-2, 6-1.

Bonnabesse/McAuliffe def. Letourneau/Castine, 6-1, 6-1.

Nicotera/Batchelder def. E. Girard/D. Girard, 6-0, 6-0.

Higgins/Pickering def. J. Daly/P. Daly, 6-3, 6-1.

First Round

Letourneau/Castine def. T. Tetreault/T. Tetreault, 7-5, 6-4.

J. Daly/P. Daly def. Patel/Ferris, 7-5, 2-6, 6-3.

Garrow/Bushey def. R. Gottschall/D. Gottschall, 6-3, 7-5.

Consolation Round

Championship

Patel/Ferris def. Garrow/Bushey, 6-3, 6-3.

Semifinals

Patel/Ferris def T. Tetreault/T. Tetreault, 6-4, 7-5.

Garrow/Bushey def. E. Girard/A. Girard, 6-4, 6-7, (7-5), 6-4.

Women’s Round Robin

Winner

Deb LaPorte and Cailee LaPorte

L. McAuliffe/ M. McAuliffe def. D. LaPorte/C. LaPorte, 6-2, 7-5.

D. LaPorte/C. LaPorte def. T. Duffany/C. Cutaiar, 6-2, 6-3.

T. Duffany/C. Cutaiar def. L. McAuliffe/ M. McAuliffe, 5-7, 6-4, (10-6).

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