Braemar Country Club in Tarzana hosted players on January 20-21 in the 2018 NTRP Fast4 Section Championship.
Players in the 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5 divisions competed in a round robin format for the right to represent the Southern California Section at the USTA NTRP National Championships later this year.
Although the temperatures hovered around 60 degrees throughout the day, players warmed up to the Fast4 format very quickly. Players were happy to be able to compete and the round robin format gave players a time to socialize between matches.
The Section introduced this format in 2017 with a Fast4 series in the Inland Empire in July /August and in the Seal Beach/Long Beach area in November/December.
Given the positive comments from the players and tournament directors, several new Fast4 tournaments are planned for 2018.
“Great format! Fun and social!”
“Very intense. A great mental training.”
“Play more styles of players.”
“The format is perfect.”
2018 Winners heading to Nationals:
18 and Over Division
- 3.5 Women’s Singles – Larissa Kazantsev
- 4.5 Women’s Doubles – Serena Davis and Rosa LeClerc
- 3.5 Men’s Singles – Luiz Payne
- 4.0 Men’s Singles – David Leong
- 4.0 Men’s Doubles – TJ St. Marie and Jamie McFarland
- 4.5 Men’s Singles – Evan Chang
50 and Over Division
- 3.5 Women’s Singles- Lisa Otten
- 4.5 Women’s Doubles – Nancy Abrams and Patricia Buchanan
- 3.5 Men’s Singles – Stephen Backus
- 4.0 Men’s Singles – Daniel Pastore
- 4.0 Men’s Doubles – David Goldschlag and John Irizarry
- 4.5 Men’s Singles – Edmundo Soto