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Kinetix has Big Names & Big Prizes at Holiday Tournaments!

January 22, 2013 04:26 PM
Kinetix Sports Club hosts the most USTA tournaments out of any club in the Philadelphia area each year, ranging from 10 and under to big level adult tournaments. This past holiday season was no exception!
The club hosted 2 big Prize Money tournaments, and they had a great turnout.
It started in Thanksgiving, with prize money for Men’s Open Singles and Doubles. The Men’s Open Singles Champion received a whopping prize of $500, with the finalist getting $250.
46 Men competed in the Men’s Open Singles division, with Filip Rams from Haddonfield, NJ beating former PATD Junior Standout Chris Racz 6-4, 6-2 in the final.
Rams then teamed with Joe Mirabile to win the Men’s Open Doubles.
In the Women’s Open Singles division, Chelsie Yacks of Cherry Hill defeated Amanda Kaufman of Lancaster, 6-1, 6-1 in the final.
There were also 11 other divisions in the tournament, and results can be found on TennisLink.
Filip Rams (Singles Champion, Doubles Champion), Sean McElroy (Tournament Director), Joe Mirabile (Doubles Champion) from the Thanksgiving Klassic
Next came the Kinetix Holiday Klassic sponsored by Graham Partners with $1000 going to the Men’s Open winner and $500 to the finalist!
Many of the top players from the Middle States section competed, with the #2 ranked collegiate Division 1 player, Matija Pecotic, who plays for Princeton University taking the title with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Samuel Shropshire of Philadelphia.
Pecotic also won the Doubles, teaming up with Ilia Shatashvili, also from Princeton, to defeat Shropshire and Punch Meleka, former ATP Player, in the final. They also had 3 other divisions in this tournament; the results can be found on TennisLink.   For all results, please visit the USTA Tournament Home at http://tournaments.usta.com
Ilia Shatashvili (Doubles Champion), Matija Pecotic* (Singles Champion, Doubles Champion), Sean McElroy (Tournament Director), Samuel Shropshire (Singles Finalist, Doubles Finalist), Punch Maleka** (Doubles Finalist).
*Matija is currently ranked #2 in the Division 1 College Singles Rankings!
**Punch Maleka reached an ATP ranking in the top 600 in the world during his pro career.