Lyme Shores Wins Thames Valley Men’s A Championship

Lyme Shores Thames Valley Men's A Team

Lyme Shores Thames Valley Men’s A Team

The Lyme Shores team (which includes Lyme Shores pros Jared Pearl and George Ulrich) battled it out against Old Saybrook on Tuesday, July 22nd for the Thames Valley Men’s A Championship.  After four competitive matches, Lyme Shores came out on top, winning 3-1.

Joe Trausch, the captain of Old Saybrook, put together a nice little round-up of the night’s events. He writes:

All of the matches were hard fought and Lyme Shores earned the victory with stellar play. This championship match had everything:

  • It had tremendously competitive matches with high level play at all four positions
  • It had players ranging in age from 18 to 60+ (The combined age of the first singles match was 37!)
  • It had spectators (players’ wives, families and of course Fratoni)
  • It had cursing in Swazili (Jeff Morse was raised in Africa)
  • It had comedy (what else would you expect with George Ulrich and Brian Perzanoski on the same court ?)
  • It had drama (again George and Brian on the same court)
  • It had serves ranging from 125 mph (Jeff) to 50 mph (Joe T)
  • It had tons of pizza for players and guests with great hosts in Lyme Shores

Here are the final results:

Lyme Shores 3, Old Saybrook  1
1S: David Schultz (LS) def. Morgan White 6-4, 7-5
2S: Jeff Morse (OS) def. Steve Gulla 6-2, 7-6
1D: Mike Turdo/Matt Nakagawa (LS) def. Rick Tomasetti/Joe Trausch 6-2, 7-5
2D: Jared Pearl/George Ulrich (LS) def. Mark Bijleveld/Brian Perzanoski 5-7, 6-1, 7-6

Congratulations to all the players for an entertaining and competitive final!

Women’s Thames Valley Final and Party on July 30

The Women’s Thames Valley season is coming to a close. The semifinals will take place on July 28 as follows:

  • Guilford (1) vs. Lyme Shores (4) at Guilford
  • Mysto (2) vs. Ladies of Old Lyme (3) at MIT

The finals will take place at Lyme Shores (winner of 1 v 4 against winner of 2 v 3) on July 30 at 6pm.  The league party and round robin will also be held that evening, so all members of the women’s Thames Valley league are invited to join in!

View all the results from the Women’s Thames Valley 2014 Season here >

Men’s A Thames Valley Final on July 22

The Lyme Shores Men’s A Thames Valley team will be playing in the finals against Old Saybrook on July 22 at 6pm. Come down and watch some great tennis while supporting the home team!


Read about the results of the finals here.

Read our Summer 2014 Newsletter!

Our Summer 2014 Newsletter is out! Learn about Lyme Shores junior players at the ECCs, summer tennis and pickleball opportunities, kids’ tennis programs and swimming classes, and pool memberships!  Read it here >

Summer 2014 Newsletter

If you would like to receive our seasonal e-newsletters, click here to subscribe.

Brothers Alex and Nick Zuczek Make ECC Singles Final

Congratulations to Lyme Shores junior pros Alex and Nick Zuczek of St. Bernard for making the ECC Boys Singles Final a family event! Alex won the 2014 ECC Boys Singles Championship on May 29 after brother Nick retired with an arm injury.

Alex and Nick Zuczek

Alex and Nick with Coach Kolnaski at the ECC Boys Tennis Tournament on May 29.