Lineal Group Grand Prix

Platform Tennis News, Spring 1995
Platform Tennis News, Spring 1995

The men’s final was almost anti-climactic and the women’s final was a big surprise as the Lineal Group Grand Prix series of prize money tournaments ended its third season with an action-packed event at Brookside Racquet & Swim Club in Allendale, NJ.

The final on the men’s side saw David Ohlmuller/Bruce Kelsey continue their late-season surge by dumping top-seeded Peter Gruenberg/Art Williams in straight sets. But it was the semi-finals that produced the fireworks with Greg Stipa and George Zink pushing Gruenberg and Williams to a third set tiebreaker, and Jim Kaufman and Scott Staniar to three sets against Ohlmuller and Kelsey.

Some people were starting to complain that women’s tournaments had become too predictable, with the same teams dominating from start to finish. Jersey’s Patti Hogan and Delaware’s Cindy Prendergast helped squelch that attitude at Brookside by knocking off heavy favorites Diane Tucker/Robin Fulton in fairly routine fashion.

Source: Platform Tennis News, Spring 1995