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With the final tournament approaching, players headed south to sunny Palm Beach and the Breakers Resort for the final stop on the 2016 Charles Evans PCF Pro/Am Tour. Mei Sze and Jeff Greene opened the event with a fantastic meet and greet cocktail and dinner party at their spectacular oceanfront home in Palm Beach.
The tour's long time sponsor, Braman MotorCars Palm Beach, again transported all the players to a lunch at the Flagler Steakhouse before hitting the courts for the first two rounds of competition. By the end of the afternoon's play, accompanied by amazing Florida weather, John Cohlan/Andrei Pavel, Spencer Feldman/Cyril Saulnier, Arik Kislin/Robert Kendrick, Steve Tananbaum/Robby Ginepri, Sammy Herzberg/Jonathan Schneider, Larry Leeds/Ashley Fisher, George Norcross/Alex Bogomolov J.R, Danny Weingeist/Graydon Oliver, Marie Bernstein/Teymuraz Gabashvili, Jeff Greene/Don Johnson, Jerry Katell/Rick Leach and Bob Stiller/Bobby Reynolds all emerged as strong contenders to win the event after the first day of play.
Players and guests then headed to Palm Beach International Airport for a spectacular “Fly Me To The Moon” dinner party held in the hanger of host, Alerion. Guests dined and were entertained surrounded by luxurious private jets and amazing cars!
On Sunday, following a barbeque lunch and a singles exhibition between Alex Bogomolov J.R. and Bobby Reynolds, players headed for the courts for the final 2 rounds of the pro/am. As the dust settled Larry Leeds and Ashley Fisher reached the finals to compete against first time participant Steve Tananbaum and Robby Ginepri. Steve and Robby proved too strong against veteran Larry and Ashley, moving on to claim the title, a first for both players. Up next in the second title match were former tour player, Spencer Feldman and his pro Cyril Saulnier competing against former champions John Cohlan and Andrei Pavel. The formidable pair of Spencer and Cyril went on to defeat John and Andrei in an entertaining match. Congratulations to our champions and all the teams for providing 2 entertaining days of tennis.
As can be seen from the final standings on the leader board, we have our 2 tour champions of the 2016 Charles Evans PCF Pro/Am Tour. Marie Bernstein with strong performances in all three of the other events, wins the title for the first time. Marie is the first woman to win the tour championship in the seven year history of the tour. In the other division, Larry Leeds, a fierce competitor and multiple winner in previous years, in a close battle with Sammy Herzberg and Bob Bales, claims the 2016 tour title. Both are long time supporters of the Prostate Cancer Foundation, congratulations to the champions and the other players for not only providing spectators with so many great matches on the 2016 tour, but also for your generous support of the foundation and the pro/am tour.
On behalf of The Prostate Cancer Foundation, I would like to take this opportunity to thank, one more time, all the players that competed around the country at the PCF Tour events, the Charles Evans Foundation, as well as our sponsors: Movado, Mei Sze and Jeff Greene, The Tidelines Ocean Resort and Spa and Babolat, Braman Motorcars Palm Beach, Alerion, Whispering Angel, Cote de Chic Event Management and Margaritaville.
Wishing everyone the very best for 2017 and looking forward to seeing you on the tour!
Next Stop: Indian Wells, March 17-19, 2017!
Jeff Greene/Don Johnson
John Cohlan/Andrei Pavel
Marie Bernstein/Teymuraz Gabashvili
George Norcross/Alex Bogomolov J.R.
Lucia Nuzzi/Vince Spadea
Sammy Herzberg/Jonathan Schneider
Danny Weingeist/Graydon Oliver
Joel Pashcow/David Schneider
David Salzman/Guillermo Canas
Spencer Feldman/Cyril Saulnier
Larry Leeds/Ashley Fisher
Steve Tananbaum/Robby Ginepri
Arik Kislin/Robert Kendrick
Bob Stiller/Bobby Reynolds
Jerry Katell/Rick Leach
Eric Sugrue/Ellis Ferreira
Fred Luddy/John Lloyd
Joe Jacobs/John Karle
Joe Cipriano/Jim Ault
David Jacobs/Daniil Proscura