2014 Sam Kromer Flight Singles

June 25-29, 2014

2014 Kromer Singles entry form (entry deadline June 19th @ 4pm)

Sam Kromer, former Athletic Director and coach at St. Clair County Community College, came up with this format in 1973. He wanted to see that every player had a chance to win. Every tennis-playing community needs a flight tennis tournament to compliment the traditional tournaments. Because of the established practice of seeding in the traditional tournament most novice players draw a more skilled player, making their tournament exposure brief. Therefore, approximately half of the players in most tennis tournaments play one match, then it’s over.

We have been playing both singles and doubles Flight Tennis in Port Huron since 1974, and it is appealing to a wider spectrum of participants continually. Of course, flight tournaments attract experienced players, but just as important flight tennis appeals to the players who may avoid tournaments in which they could anticipate early termination. The idea is to assign players to flights with players of like ability. Six players (or teams) constitute the ideal flight. A local committee does our flighting and with few exceptions this arrangement works well.

All six players/teams participate in round robin competition. During the round robin phase an 8-game pro set is played. Each flight is assigned two courts twice during the week to play their matches. Time and motion are important. Brief warm-up time, fill the courts quickly, and generally keep things moving. Each flight should play three matches the first night and two matches the second night. The top four players/teams qualify for the semi-finals played on Saturday. The first place player/team plays the fourth place, and the second place player/team plays the third place. The winners play for the flight championship on Sunday. The semis and finals are the best two out of three sets.

Flight Singles “In the News”

2014-06-30 Champs crowned – Port Huron Times Herald
2014-06-30 Champs crowned PG 2 – Port Huron Times Herald

2014-06-29 Flight singles moves into finals – Port Huron Times Herald
2014-06-29 Flight singles moves into finals PG 2 – Port Huron Times Herald

2014-06-26 Tune up time in tennis – Port Huron Times Herald
2014-06-26 Tune up time in tennis PG 2 – Port Huron Times Herald

2014-06-26 Additional Images – Port Huron Times Herald

2014-06-23 Kromer to open Wednesday, changes coming to Robinson Tourney – Port Huron Times Herald

Newspaper and online coverage of the tournament will be posted as it becomes available.

Championship Flight
Wed/Thur – 6pm, Cts 5 & 6

Danielle Slonac

Rose Green

Maggie Bacheller

Betty Latosinsky

Claire Brooks

C. Brooks d B. Latosinsky- 6-3, 6-4

D. Slonac d M. Bacheller- 6-1, 6-0

D. Slonac d C. Brooks – 7-5, 6-0
First Flight
Wed/Thur – 3pm, Cts 5 & 6

Grace Whitney

Ashley Gregoris**

Andrea Hartman

Layla Samman

Jillian Brooks
**4:30 check in

A. Hartman d L. Samman – 1-6, 6-2, 6-2

G. Whitney d J. Brooks- 6-0, 6-4

G. Whitney d A. Hartman – 6-1, 6-0
Second Flight
Wed/Thur – 3pm
Tennis House Cts 3 & 4

Margaret Smith
Sydney Sepsey
Isabella Murray
Breanna Knust
Marissa Hartman
Jayme Brooks

S. Sepsey d M. Smith – 6-4, 6-2

B. Knust d J. Brooks – 6-1, 6-0

B. Knust d S. Sepsey – 6-2, 6-3
Championship Flight
Wed/Thur – 6pm, Cts 1 & 2

James Hepting

Andrew McGrath

John Vanderheuvel

Matt Lozen

C. Johnston d A. McGrath – 6-0, 6-1

J. Hepting d M. Lozen – 6-0, 6-2

C. Johnston d J. Hepting – 6-2, 6-3
First Flight
Wed/Thur – 6pm, Cts 3 & 4

Greg Gale

Colin Lilley

Terry Curley

Rick Kovar

C. Lilley d R. Kovar – 6-3, 6-3

T. Curley d G. Gale – 6-0, 6-1

T. Curley d C. Lilley – 6-0, 6-4
Second Flight
Wed/Thur – 2pm, Cts 1 & 2
John Semeyn
Andrew Davies
Nishaan Makim
Abhishek Tekumulla 
A. Davies d J. Semeyn – 6-1, 6-0

N. Makim d A. Tekumulla – 7-5, 6-1

N. Makim d A. Davies – 2-6, 6-2, 6-3
Third Flight
Wed/Thur – 3pm, Cts 3 & 4

Tyler Sweppy

Avery Whitney

Ben Morgulec

Griffen Allen**

Jack Norton**

Dominic Nicopolous
Matt Mueller

**4:30 check-in

M. Mueller d B. Morgulec – 6-0, 6-0

J. Norton d A Whitney – 6-2, 6-3

M. Mueller d J. Norton – 6-3, 6-0
Fourth Flight
Wed/Thur – 4:30pm
Tennis House Cts 1 & 2

Ryan Davies

Chris Latosinsky**

Evan Duggal**

**Latosinsky vs Duggal on Wed,
Other matches on Thursday

C. Latosinsky d R Davies – 6-2, 6-4 E. Duggal d C. Latosinsky – 6-0, 6-1