PACIFIC NORTHWEST CLASSIC
What’s Up? Lauren Stratman and Jay Devilliers each earned a triple crown, pairing up to win mixed doubles and then each winning gender doubles at the APP’s Pacific Northwest Classic in Bend, Ore. Stratman teamed with Michelle Esquivel in women’s doubles and Devilliers paired with JW Johnson on the men’s side.
Women’s Doubles: No problems for Stratman and Esquivel. The two didn’t drop a game en route to a victory at the Northwest Classic. The two tripped up Susannah Barr and Lee Whitwell in the final, 11-5, 11-4.
Silver: Barr-WhitwellBronze: Megan Hall-Annica Cooper
Mixed Doubles: Stratman and Devilliers earned gold, going undefeated and dropping only two games in a stacked field of some of the game’s top players.
The duo beat Lea Jansen and JW Johnson in the winner’s bracket final, falling in the first game 11-6, before rallying for an 11-3 victory in the second game and then an 11-9 win in the third.
Then Stratman (Electrum) and Devilliers (Vulcan) beat the Johnson and Jansen in the final – again losing the first game before wining the final two – 5-11, 12-10, 11-6.
Susannah Barr and Rob Cassidy earned bronze. The pair won their first match, lost their second and then won four matches in a row and earned a spot on the medal stand.
Silver: Jansen-JohnsonBronze: Barr and Rob Cassidy
Men’s Doubles: Devilliers and Johnson did it the hard way. The team lost the first game of the tournament before winning the match and then dropped a winner’s bracket final to the APP host team of Erik Lange and Wes Gabrielsen in three games – 3-11, 11-9 and 11-1. But when Devillers and Johnson beat Dylan Frazier and Matthew Chou in two games, Devilliers and Johnson got some revenge in the final.
Devilliers and Johnson beat Lange and Gabrielsen 12-10, 11-4 and then dominated in the if-necessary game – 15-5.
Silver: Gabrielsen-LangeBronze: Chou-Frazier
Men’s Senior Doubles: John Sterling and Dayne Gingrich cruised through the bracket in commanding fashion and won gold. The duo didn’t drop a game and outscored their opponents by a combined score of 88-43.
Silver: Kevin Booth-Enrique Ruiz
Bronze: Scott Crandall-Mircea Morariu
Women’s singles:Stratman went undefeated on the way to a gold, wrapping up her triple victory effort in Bend
Silver: Annica Cooper
Bronze: Lee Whitwell
Men’s singles:Devilliers only dropped a single game on the way to a victory in Bend, topping Dylan Frazier in the final 4-11, 11-8, 11-1 for the gold.
Frazier had lost to JW Johnson in the winner’s bracket semifinal 11-8,14-12, but came back and beat Johnson, 11-1, 11-7 to earn the shot in the final.
Senior Mixed Doubles: Well, Dayne Gingrich and his partner Beth Bellamy got to know Julie Johnson and Mircea Moraiu. The teams faced off in the winner’s bracket final that went the way of Johnson and Moraiu in a three-game thriller, 8-11, 11-5 12-10 before the two met again in the final.
This time Bellamy and Gingrich rallied for a 10-12, 11-4, 11-7 win before playing the duo one more time and winning 15-5. That’s seven games in two matches for the foursome.
How bout the team of Jane Paulson and Patrick Williams? The pair won their first match of the day before losing to Jonson and Moraiu, 12-10, 5-11, 11-9. From there, Paulson and Williams rattled off four wins in a row to earn bronze, eventually losing to the champs, 11-3, 11-6.
Senior Men’s Singles: Moraiu swept his three matches in the round robin and won the bracket. Moraiu didn’t drop any games going 6-0. He never gave up more than six points in a game.
Silver: Enrique Ruize
Bronze: Brian Capitani
Senior Women’s Doubles: What a dominating run for Bellamy and her partner Anna Shirley. The pair didn’t lose a game, never allowing more than six points in any game, winning the championship easily.
Silver: Jas Stefanovic-Yvonne Ting
Bronze: Kim Jagd-Paulson
What This Means …
Devilliers holds a massive lead in the Onix-Dura standings. He’s competed in 11 events and will have more than double the amount of points over second-place Pat Smith. Look for JW Johnson to move up as well after a solid showing at the Pacific Northwest Classic..
Stratman, playing in her 11th event on the APP Tour this season, will extend her lead in the standings over second-place Lea Jansen. Esquivel will make a push to get into the top-five after teaming up for gold with Stratman.
Watch for Sperling to close the gap in the senior standings. Sperling entered the Pacific Northwest only about 800 points behind leader Rick Witsken.
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