Maroscher Wins W.Va. Open
WHEELING – A day after ousting the man who has owned the tournament for the better part of a decade, No. 2 seed Keith Whittingham fell to top-seeded Mitchell Maroscher, 6-2, 6-4, in the Men’s Open Singles finals of the West Virginia Open on Sunday at Oglebay.
Whittingham was coming off a semifinal victory against five-time champion Jeremy McClelland but couldn’t get it going against Maroscher, who won his first W.Va. Open title.
Maroscher, who defeated Garrett Gardner in his singles semifinal a day earlier, turned around Sunday and teamed with Gardner to beat McClelland and Stephen D’Angelo, 6-4, 6-1, to claim the crown in the Men’s Open Doubles.
On the women’s side, Sara Tsukamoto rallied to defeat Yvon Martinez, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, and take home the Women’s Open Singles title.
Pittsburgh’s Jeffrey Layman enjoyed a big day, as he won the Men’s 35 Singles (7-6, 6-7, 6-0, against Bryan Sauer); Men’s 45 Singles (defeating Wheeling’s Mark Panepinto (3-6, 7-6, 6-0), and both the Mixed 35 Doubles and Mixed Open Doubles with partner Summer Wise.
Other winners were Diego Gattesco in the NNTRP Men’s 4.0 singles; Andrew Lach in the Men’s 55 Singles, and partners Charles Taylor and Charles Warner in the Men’s 55 Doubles.
Men’s 35 Singles
Jeffrey Layman d. Bryan Sauer, 7-6, 6-7, 6-0
Men’s 45 Singles
Jeffrey Layman d. MJark Panepinto, 3-6, 7-6, 6-0
Men’s 55 Doubles
C-Taylor-C.Warner d. G.Cannon-G.Rader, Wo, (inj).
Men’s 55 Singles
Andrew Lach d. Jeff James, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
Men’s Open Doubles
G.Gardner-M.Maroscher d. S.D’Angelo-J.McClelland, 6-4, 6-1
Men’s Open Singles
Mitchell Maroscher d. Keith Whittingham, 6-2, 6-4
Mixed 35 doubles
J.Layman-S.Wise d. J.Safar-T.Safar, Wo (inj)
Mixed Open Doubles
J.Layman-S.Wise d. E.Chauvet-C.Gordon, 6-2, 6-3
NTRP Men’s 4.0 Singles
Diego Gattesco d. Joe Ronghi, 7-5, 6-7, 7-5
Women’s Open Singles
PL-Logan Antill d. Elise Eckman, 6-0, 6-3
F-Sara Tsukamoto d. Yvon Martinez, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4