01/30/2022 3:06 PM EST
The Connecticut Shoreline Men’s 95+ 2022 tournament was held at the Essex Platform Tennis Club on January 22nd and the event proved to be a great success. Participants from seven different paddle clubs that fielded combined teams of ages ranging from 96 to 123 took part in the tournament. Madison residents Geoff Cartier and John Paternoster, competing for the Essex Platform Tennis Club, could not be stopped and won the tournament title.
Cartier and Paternoster defeated formidable opponents Matt Arciero and Aram Buldoc of Suffield Country Club in the semi-finals. Meanwhile, Essex resident Kevin Joyce and Madison’s Brent Dickman beat Bryan Adinolfi and Glenn Marshall in a grueling battle in the other semi-final. Then Cartier and Paternoster prevailed over Joyce and Dickman in the final to claim the championship again.
The consolation final featured all teams from Longmeadow, Massachusetts. Mike Shields and Jonathan Spencer won a three-set battle against the team of Larry Eagan and Steve McKenna. After losing to Adinolfi and Marshall in the quarter-finals, Guilford’s Phil Johnson and Glenn Ufland earned the reprieve in the quarter-finals. The other Phil Johnson, from Rhode Island, and his partner Dan Stanton were the consolation reprieve champions.
Information courtesy of Brent Dickman