| By Stephen G. Sombrotto

The 2nd Annual North Shore Memorial Open was held May 23-25 at New York Institute of Technology and C.W. Post in Old Brookville, N.Y. This year’s tournament was bigger and better then ever. A singles draw of 21 players and a doubles draw of 12 teams saw some of the best USTA players in the Long Island/metropolitan New York area battle it out over three days.

When the dust cleared, Chris Colesanti stood out as a dominant force, winning the doubles title with his partner Scott Simon, and making it to the singles finals. It was there that only a "master" could take him down, as Steve Hu capped off his improbable run to the title.
There was some spectacular tennis played all weekend long in both singles and doubles. The women held a three-team round-robin which, of course, was so close that it came down to a tie-breaker of “Least Sets Lost,” which was won by the team of Laura Bonacasa and Tricia Jaeger.
Congratulations to all the winners, it was a wonderful way to start the summer tennis season. There is a possibility that Maverick Tennis will be holding a Labor Day tournament, so stayed tuned throughout the summer.


Stephen G. Sombrotto

<p>&nbsp;Stephen G. Sombrotto is Maverick Tennis tournament director. He may be reached by phone at (516) 807-3716 or e-mail ssombrotto@optonline.net.</p>