Doubles victories push Quincy tennis team to USTA men’s 3.5 state championship

The Quincy Men’s 3.5 USTA team won the state championship last weekend in Glenview, Ill. From left in the front row are Sammy Shumake, Bob Soltys, Martin McCarthy, Troy Fox, Doug Mallett and Rick Crider. From left in the back row are Bryan Fasano, Joe Laws, Travis Friye and Rob Hernandez. | Submitted photo

GLENVIEW, Ill. — The situation was cut and dry. For the Quincy Men’s 3.5 USTA tennis team to win the state championship, it had to beat the Chicago Midtown Athletic Club. Lose the match, lose the tiebreaker and lose the title. None of those three things happened. Rob Hernandez and Troy Fox won their No.…

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Quincy tennis squad qualifies for USTA state championships after winning doubles tiebreaker

The Quincy tennis team in the men's 3.5 division won the Mid-South District championship and will play in the USTA state championships this weekend in Glenview, Ill. From left, celebrating the Quincy victory are Joe Laws, Bryan Fasano, Rick Crider, Martin McCarthy, Rob Hernandez, Troy Fox, Doug Mallett, Bob Soltys and Sammy Shumake. | Submitted photo

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — A group of Quincy tennis players is headed to the USTA state championships in the men’s 3.5 division. The group won the Mid-South District championship last weekend, first going 6-0 against teams from Peoria and Bloomington to win the Western Division and then knocking off the Spin Doctors, a team from the…

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Pair of Quincy doubles teams excel during 55-and-over national tournament in Arizona

Gerry Korb, left, and Rick Crider finished third in the 55-and-over men's 3.5 division national doubles tournament in Surprise, Ariz. | Submitted photo

QUINCY — A pair of Quincy doubles teams recently placed in the top four in their respective division at the United States Tennis Association’s NTRP Nationals at the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex in Surprise, Ariz. Gerry Korb and Rick Crider placed third in the 55-and-over men’s 3.5 tournament, beating fellow Quincyans Joe Laws and…

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Quincy men’s 3.5 tennis team battles to bitter end at USTA state tournament

Left to right holding the banner are Drew Koester, Barney Bier and Sammy Shumake from the Quincy men's 3.5 Mid-South district championship team. Behind them, left to right are Bryan Fasano, Jeff Zellerman, Jim Pitney, Bob Soltys, Joe Laws, Martin McCarthy, Jim Kase, Doug Mallett and Bob Catalpa. Submitted photo

AURORA, Ill. — The Quincy men’s 3.5 tennis team put up quite a fight. Playing in the three-team United States Tennis Association team state tournament at the Vaughan Athletic Center last weekend, Quincy lost both of its duals 3-2 with the winner of each being decided by the final match. Quincy, which won the Mid-South…

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