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boscarino/theiler (nj) win nj red clay court champs'

Updated: Jun 19, 2019

Tournament: $$ NJ State Red Clay Court Championships

Location: Arlington Players Club, Kearny, NJ

Prize Money Doubles: Champion $600, Finalist $300

Tournament Director: Claudio Urra

Date: 6/8/19 – 6/16/19

Final Result: #3 Federico Boscarino-Alex Theiler (East Brunswick, NJ) def #2 Laza De La Vega-Schalet (Hoboken & Montville, NJ) 6-3, 6-3

Match duration: 1hr 10min

Brunswick Hills Tennis Center Teaching professionals Federico Boscarino (Argentina) and Alex Theiler (Chile) played the prestigious $$ NJ State Red Clay Court Championships last week in singles and doubles.

They won the Men’s Open doubles championship ($600) beating Myles Schalet, who plays for Michigan 2019 and Luis Laza De La Vega who played college tennis for Virginia Intermont 2003.

The points were hard hitting and well played. Federico and Alex break serve twice and win the first set 6-3.

Myles is playing well but his partner is overwhelmed with the pace and spin on the Boscarino/Theiler groundies. The volley errors are mounting up from Luis and it becomes apparent that aiming 80% of the shots to Luis is paying off.

However, at the start of the 2nd set, Myles and Luis break the Boscarino serve and lead 1-0.

Myles holds easily in the 2nd game and leads 2-0.

Alex served and held, the #3 seeds trail 1-2.

Federico breaks the Luis serve, and the score is tied 2-2.

Federico holds serve and leads 3-2. It’s clear that Luis is the target. The spin, pace and nerves are getting to Luis and this match is getting away from the #2 seeds.

Myles is getting frustrated that he can only control his half of the court and can do nothing to help Luis deal with the assault being battered at him from Federico and Alex. Myles is talking to himself and serving quickly without going through his normal service motion. Almost like Nick Kyrgios.

Myles serves and holds after a very long game of 6 deuces. Score tied 3-3.

Alex holds serve quickly with a continued onslaught of heavy groundies to the southpaw Luis. Errors continue to fly from Luis’ racquet, and it is apparent that if this continues there is no way that Myles and Luis are going to win this match. Alex leads 4-3.

Luis trails 3-4 and steps up to the line to serve. I would not fault him if his confidence is near zero. Fede and Alex rip return of serves cross court and Myles poaches to help his partner but it’s to no avail. He’s trying too hard and volley errors are starting to come from his racquet too. Alex breaks Luis and leads 5-3.

Federico is serving for the match. 15 all, 30-15, 40-15. Luis floats a forehand half volley over the baseline. GAME, SET, MATCH!!!!

Federico and Alex win the Match 6-3, 6-3!!!!

First place prize money - $600!!!!

Myles is upset. He turns on his cell phone and walked off the court. Luis however had pleasant conversation with Alex and Federico at the net.

Congratulations to our BHTC HERO’S and good luck to them in future tournaments this summer!!!

I found out later that Luis is a teaching pro and that Myles (Michigan tennis captain) just graduated but has elected not to play the tour. He received his degree in Sports Management.

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