1999 US Open Racquetball Championships

4th Annual US Open Racquetball Championships
Memphis, Tennesse
November 17-21, 1999
Congratulations to two of Alaska’s own for bringing home a couple Medals from the US Open. Michelle Poage of Anchorage placed 3rd in the Women’s “A”, And Leo Kouremetis of Kodiak took 1st Place in the Mens 55 C/D Division, Nice going both of you. Eight other Alaskans made the trip south for the Tournament also, they included; Warren Bailey, Jim Derks, Tim Keaveny ll, Chris Kouremetis, Rik Lepine, Jimmy Lowe, Stephanie Munger, and Josh Wood.
Final Results


Women’s Pro (WIRT)
Jacqueline Paraiso, El Cajon, CA def. Christie Van Hees, BC 8-11, 13-11, 11-1, 5-11, 11-2


Men’s Pro (IRT)
Jason Mannino, San Diego, CA def. Cliff Swain, Braintree, MA 11-8, 4-11, 11-8, 11-8

Men’s Singles – Final Results


Men’s Open: Jack Huczek, Rochester Hills, MI def. Chris Crowther, Riverside, CA 15-11, 15-12
Men’s A: Andy Babinchack, Grand Forks, ND def. Sam Ryder, Menomonee, WI 8-15, 15-6, 11-6
Men’s B: Brian Shwer, Memphis, TN def. Kurt Ross, Fargo, ND 15-13, 15-6
Men’s C: Gilbert Sais, Victorville, CA def. Garry Carter, Napa, CA 15-6, 14-15, 11-8
Men’s D: Sid Harshavat, Palatine, IL def.Joe DeRoche’, Chicago, IL 15-11, 15-7
Men’s 24-: Jack Huczek, Rochester Hills, MI def. Brad Hansen, Ames, IA — forfeit
M24- A/B: Justin Jones, Cincinnati, OH def. Brad Jantz, Kenosha, WI 13-15, 15-11, 11-10
M24- C/D:Brandon Cortese, Kentwood, MI def. Sid Harshavat, Palatine, IL 15-5, 15-11
Men’s 25+: Sameer Hadid, Sacramento, CA def. Eugene Coyle, Palatine, IL 15-6,15-8
M25 A/B: Bob Jackson, Ridgeland, MS def. David Leon 13-15, 15-13, 11-3
M25 C/D: Emmanuel Drege, Richardson, TX def. Joe Marfone, Memphis, TN 15-5, 15-14
Men’s 30+: Jim Minkel, Houston, TX def. Jim Frautschi, Prior Lake, MN 15-11, 15-6
Men’s 35+: Tim Hansen, Boynton Beach, FL def. Scot Consoli, Orlando, FL 15-8, 15-3
M35+ A/B: Ron Fowler, Decatur, GA def. Edward Fink, Houston, TX 9-15, 15-12, 11-5
M35+ C/D: Kery Hughes, Springhill, TN def. Bill Branner, Fairfax, VA 15-10, 3-15, 11-2
Men’s 40+: Jeff Hanno, Watertown, NY def. Terry Fluharty, Orlando, FL 15-11, 15-6
Men’s 45+: Mitt Layton, Jacksonville, FL def. Randy Stafford, Memphis, TN 15-3, 12-15, 11-3
M45+ A/B: Steve Conn, River Ridge, LA def. William Cannon, Montevallo, AL 9-15, 15-6, 11-8
M45+ C/D: Donald Acklin, Phil., PA def. Eddie LaCost, Colleyville, TX 15-11, 15-8
Men’s 50+: Mitt Layton, Jacksonville, FL def. Ed Remen, Apex, NC 15-3, 12-15, 11-3
Men’s 55+: Ray Huss, Springboro, OH def. Horace Miller, Chicago, IL 15-9, 15-6
M55+ A/B: Ken Foster, Lewisville, TX def. Tom Fehsel, Chicago, IL 15-4, 15-1
M55+ C/D: Leo Kouremetis, Kodiak, Ak def. Jim Railey, Murray, KY 7-15, 15-5, 11-8
Men’s 60+: Bob Webster, Northport, AL def. Rex Lawler, Terre Haute, IN 15-10, 12-15, 11-10
Men’s 65+: Jerry Holly, Northridge, CA def. Joe Lambert, Dallas, TX Def (unex)
Men’s 70+: John O’Donnell, Champaign, IL def. Hugh Groover, Searcy, AR 5-15, 15-9, 11-4
Men’s 75+: Earl Acuff, Asheville, NC def. Hank Richard, Swannanoa, NC 15-10, 15-3
Men’s 80+: Earl Acuff, Asheville, NC def. George Spear Sr., Venice, FL 15-6, 15-7

Women’s Singles – Final Results


Women’s Open: Josee Grand’Maitre, Longueuil, Quebec def. Lisa Hjelm, Citrus Heights, CA 14-15, 15-8, 11-3
Women’s A: Akiko Saito, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa def. Brenna Bilbrough, Eugene, OR 15-6, 15-6
Women’s B: Kelley Fisher, Centerville, OH def. Nathania Stewart, Doraville, GA 15-13, 4-15, 11-4
Women’s C: Lynn Hiorns, Aurora, IL def. Vicki Leetch, Siloam Springs, AR 15-5, 4-15, 11-3
Women’s D: Jamie Johnson, Berea, OH def. Ramona Vonondarza, Boca Raton, FL 14-15, 15-9,11-8
Women’s 24-: Aimee Roehler, Sterling, NJ def. Shannon Feaster, Silver Spring, MD 15-4, 15-14
W24- A/B: Brenna Bilbrough, Eugene, OR def. Kelley Fisher, Centerville, OH 15-6, 15-7
W25+ C/D: Lynn Hiorns, Aurora, IL def. Michelle Hoagland, Rosemount, MN 15-6, 15-8
Women’s 30+: Lori Lepow, Altamonte Springs, FL def. Jennifer Dering, Cross River, NY 15-3, 15-8
Women’s 35+: Debra Tisinger, Canoga Park, CA def. Holly Remen, Apex, NC 15-4, 15-12
W35+ A/B: Madeleine Edwards, Memphis, TN def. Laura Woodbury, Arlinton, VA 15-7, 15-12
W35+ C/D: Sharon Curran-Wilks, Raleigh, NC def. Julie Wiedis, Princeton, NJ 15-9,15-6
Women’s 40+: Debra Tisinger, Canoga Park, CA def. Linda Moore, Madison, NE 15-2, 15-5
Women’s 45+: Meena Evans, Advance, NC def. Nancy Kronenfeld, Park Ridge, IL 15-4, 15-5
W45+ A/B: Kay McCarthy, Germantown, TN def. Lynne Weisbart, Northbrook, IL 15-9, 15-11
Women’s 50+: Shelley Ogden, Cincinnati, OH def. Sharon Huczek, Rochester Hills, MI 15-2, 15-2
Women’s 60+: Jo Kenyon, Tallahassee, FL def. Lola Markus, Park Ridge, IL 15-8, 15-9
Women’s 65+: Jo Kenyon, Tallahassee, FL def. Lola Markus, Park Ridge, IL 15-7, 15-12
Women’s 75+: Mary Low Acuff, Asheville, NC unchallenged.

Doubles – Final Results


Men’s Open: Alvaro Beltran/Javier Moreno def. Sameer Hadid/Shawn Royster 15-8, 14-15, 11-6
Men’s A: Steven Arizmendi/Jeffrey Huang def. Donnie Hendricks/Mike Sole 15-12, 6-15, 11-1
Men’s B: Bill Sewell/David Sturm def. James Coleman/Vic Riveras 15-8, 7-15, 11-3
Men’s C: Eddie Barber/Eddy Connor def. Allen Ayers/Ryan Kinnaman 15-7, 15-10
Men’s 30+: Tim Hansen/Teddy Koukoulis def. Michael Porter/Sandy Stephens 11-15, 15-10, 11-3
Men’s 40+: Joe Ault/Bill Lyman def. Larry Cashion/Bill Greaney 15-8, 15-13
Men’s 50+: Jim Bailey/Ed Remen def. Richard Bocanegra/Jim Brane 15-10, 11-15, 11-4
M50+ B/C: Michael Barnes/Ken Foster def. Donald Bates/Carl Tabar 15-8, 5-15, 11-8
Women’s A: Bonnie Sanderson/Robin Wiles def. Michael Hill/Johnnie Hill-Hudgins 10-15, 15-9, 11-4
Women’s B: Michael Hill/Johnnie Hill-Hudgins def. Rani Oldenburg/Donna Spano 15-6, 15-7
Mixed A: David Barnes/Esther McNany def. Tadayoshi Kawai/Akiko Saito 11-15, 15-9, 11-1
Mixed B: Ken Joy/Valerie Willis def. Naoko Kato/Koichi Kitamura 15-11, 15-6
Mixed C: Ryan Kinnaman/Vicki Leetch def. Chuck Noll/Sharon Noll 5-15, 15-5, 11-6
Mixed 30+: Jim Leveque/Cintya Salazar def. Vince Griffin/Debra Stefandel 15-6, 4-15, 11-4