Quick/Pierrepont Successfully Defend NYC Open Title
Meredeth Quick and Suzie Pierrepont successfully defended their NYC Open title this weekend at the University Club of New York. The current top ranked team faced tour new comers, Elani Landman and her twin sister Lume in the final.
The South African born twins, both currently living and working in Connecticut defeated #3 seeds Emily Lungstrum and Victoria Simmonds in the quarterfinals. The younger pair, both currently playing on the PSA world tour, exhibited excellent court coverage and steady play through out the weekend.
Following their surprise quarter final win the twins were awarded a default into the final when #2 seeds, Dana Betts and Georgina Stoker were forced to withdraw when Stoker sustained a foot injury that left her unable to compete. Stoker/Betts had narrowly beaten Merion teaching pro, Alicia Rodriguez and partner Nabilla Ariffin in the first round.
In the top half of the draw, Quick/Pierrepont met qualifiers Kelsey Engman and former PSA top 10 player, Madeline Perry in the quarterfinals. It was a return to the tour for Engman who has been absent due to graduate school commitments. Engman/Perry proved to be a strong pair and will certainly be ones to watch for the rest of the season.
The semi final that was played more than made up for the lack of a second match with newlywed, Tina Rix Stout continuing the form she displayed a few weeks ago in St Louis. Quick/Pierrepont were lucky to survive the onslaught of winners from both Rix Stout and Rocha with the match being decided by just a few errors towards the end of games 3 and 4.
Thank you to this years main sponsors, Silverpeak, Saratoga Partners, Harrow Sports, Tim George and Artie Schwabe. Thank you also to everyone else who supported the event as well as the University Club of New York and especially tournament chair, Phil Hofmann.
Meredeth Quick/Suzie Pierrepont Bt. Lume Landman/Elani Landman
15-12, 15-14, 15-10
Bill Ullman/Latasha Khan ft. Rob Coakley/Meredeth Quick