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citiparks 2012 Paul G. Sullivan Tennis Championships
Frick Park Clay Courts, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
July 9-22, 2012

Wednesday, July 4 Men's Future's of Pittsburgh Exhibition Matches: Harry Fowler (Rice University, former top 30 world juniors) vs Jordan Cox (currently 700's ATP (reached 400's in 2011) and 4th seed at this year's Futures), at Fox Chapel Golf Club


Thursday, July 5

Men's Future's of Pittsburgh Exhibition Matches: Jordan Cox and Evan King (University of Michigan, 800's ATP and 7th seed at this year's Futures), , Frick Park Clay Courts
Monday, July 9

Bjorn Fratangelo (600's ATP, 2011 French Open Boy's (<18) Singles Champion) Exhibition with David Fink, Clinic and Award Presentation

Tuesday, July 10 to
Thursday, July 12

Men's Open Singles Qualifying Draw

Friday, July 13 to Sunday, July 15 Men's and Women's Open Singles Qualifying Draws, Men's and Women's Senior (50+) Singles, Men's and Women's Open Doubles, Mixed Open Doubles
Monday, July 16 to Friday, July 20 USTA-Sanctioned Men's and Women's Open Singles Main Draws - continuation of all all events up to QF
Saturday, July 21 Semifinals
Sunday, July 22 Finals



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2012 Tournament Order of Play and Results


2012 Tournament Photos by Peg Heaney updated daily (new link)!

Exihibition Photos with Bjorn Fratangelo from Mon July 9th

Men's Open Singles Final and other July 22 photos by Kambiz Doonboli

2012 Tournament Draws and Results

Men’s Open Singles Qualifying
USTA-Sanctioned Men’s Open Singles

Women’s Open Singles Qualifying
USTA-Sanctioned Women’s Open Singles

Men’s Senior Singles (50+)
Women’s Senior Singles (50+)

Men’s Open Doubles
Women’s Open Doubles
Mixed Open Doubles




All Open singles and doubles matches thru the quarterfinals are best two of three tiebreak sets with standard scoring (weather permitting). All Open semi and final matches are best two of three sets; first two sets are tiebreak sets,  and the third set to completion (weather permitting). All Senior matches are best two of three tiebreak sets with standard scoring (weather permitting).

USTA-Sanctioned Main Draw

The Men's Open Singles Main Draw of 32 and the Women's Open Singles Main Draw of 8 are each USTA-Sanctioned. For 2012, the top ranked 8 Men's Open Singles applicants and top 4 Women's Open Singles applicants are entered directly into the USTA-Sanctioned Main Draws, both of which begin play on the second week of the tournament. Men's Open Qualifying Singles and Women's Open Qualifying Singles players do *not* have to be USTA members to participate in the tournament, but *if* you make it to the Main Draw *and* you are not (yet!) a USTA member, FPCCTC will help sponsor your new USTA membership. NICE!

Trophy 2012 Trophies by Corey Escoto


2012 Paul G. Sullivan Champions and Finalists

USTA-Sanctioned Men's Open Singles
75 Participants
Final match on the new exhibition court - attended by 50 spectators
USTA-Sanctioned Women's Open Singles
16 Participants
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2012 Champion: Mike Wagner (also Champion 2010-2011)
2012 Finalist: David Fink (also Finalist, 2010, 2011,
Champion 2007, 2008, 2009).
Match Result: 6-3, 7-6(6).

Presenting the 2012 trophies: Jose Mieres (Tournament Director), Andrew Stein FPCCTC Member and Outstanding Volunteer, and Kenny Nieser (Men's Open Singles Champion 1981, 1988).

2012 Champion: Johanna Bezjak  (also Finalist 2010).
2012 Finalist: Nafari Vanaski (also Finalist 2009)
Match Result: 6-0, 6-0.

Presenting the 2012 trophies: Jose Mieres (Tournament Director), and Maureen Collins (FPCCTC Board Member and Outstanding Volunteer).

Men's Senior Singles Women's Senior Singles Tournament Referee
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2012 Champion: Daniel Jones (also Champion 2009, 2011).
2011 Finalist: Harry Buss.
Match Result: 7-5, 6-3.

Presenting the 2012 trophies: Allen Baum (FPCCTC Member, Outstanding Volunteer, and Former Board Member) and Dan Kambic (FPCCTC Member, Outstanding Volunteer, and Board Member).
2012 Champion: Joyce Scott (also 2010 Champion, 2011 Finalist).
2012 Finalist: Meg Cooper (also 2009 Finalist).
Match Result: 6-1, 6-1.

Presenting the 2012 trophies: David Vichitthavong (FPCCTC Member and Outstanding Volunteer), and Jose Mieres (Tournament Director).

2008-2012 Paul G. Sullivan Clay Championships Tournament Referee Barb McMullen (USTA).

Chaired the 2011-2 Men's Open Singles finals,
2011-2 Women's Open Singles finals, and 2012 Men's Open Doubles final.

Men's Open Doubles
30 Teams Participating
Women's Open Doubles
6 Teams Participating
Mixed Open Doubles
22 Teams Participating
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2012 Champions: David Creswell and Joshua Smyth.
2012 Finalists:
Tyler Donde and Danny Zemel. Match Result: 6-2, 7-6(4).

Presenting the 2012 trophies: Nafari Vanaski (2011 Women's Single Finalist), and Jose Mieres (Tournament Director).

2012 Champions: Katie Freedline and Marjorie Freedline (also 2008 Finalists)
2011 Finalists: Meg Cooper and Yoko Motoyama.
Match Result: 7-5, 6-2.

Presenting the 2012 trophies: Corey Escoto (Designer and Sculptor of the 2011-12 trophies), and Jose Mieres (Tournament Director).

2012 Champions: Johanna Bezjak and Brad Wade.
2012 Finalists: Brianna Berenson and Ian Steck.
Match Result: 6-1, 6-1.


Tournament Volunteers and Staff

Pittsburgh Parks and Recreation:
Mike Radley (Director)
Matt Delraso (Special Events)
Citiparks Tennis and Tournament Director:
José Mieres

Assistant Tournament Director:
Stephen Hirtle

Tournament Desk Director:
Maureen Collins
Tournament Referees:
Barb McMullen

Tournament Official:
Beth Meier

Promotion and Publicity:
Mary Beth Mueller - Citiparks
Deb Rosen - Tennis Village
Citiparks Tennis - Summer Guide and Website
Regent Square Civic Association.
Online Registration and Webpage:
Stephen Hirtle
Ross Cooperman
Gulshan Sharma

Peg Heaney
Kambiz Doonboli
Bob Gibss

Tournament Ball:
Gamma ProTour Regular Duty

Clay Court and Tournament Desk Volunteers:
Bill Williams, Peg Heaney, Kenny Nieser, Giorgio Isella, Jim Hammond, David Vichithavong, Tim Brown, Melinda Handler, Andrew Stein, Karen Woolstrum, Daniel Dames, Mike Macedonia, John Chatlak, Neal Wadhawa, among others. THANKS!

Corey Escoto
Player Gifts:
Gamma Sports (Pittsburgh)
Seeding and Draw Committee:
José Mieres
Stephen Hirtle
Mike Wagner
David Fink
FPTCCTC Sponsorships:
Howard Engelberg
Deb Rosen
Mark Wallace
José Mieres
Tom Current
Negotiation for FPCCTC Adopt-A-Park Agreement with the City of Pittsburgh:
Joseph Leibowicz
Men's Futures of Pittsburgh Exhibition Matches at Frick Park:
Dan Hackett
Bette Webber
Mario Fratangelo
USTA Allegheny Mountain District Support:
David Diletusso
Fred Crawford
USTA Middle States Support:
Megan Goodwin


All registrations are listed on registered players page.


Men’s Open Singles:
2010-11 Mike Wagner
2007-8-9 David Fink
Women’s Open Singles:
2010-11, 2008 Emma Leibowicz
2009 Katie Freedline
2007 Jackie Hughes
Men’s Senior Singles:
2011 Daniel Jones
2 010 Arthur De Mateo
2009 Daniel Jones
2008 Vince Romito
2007 Jeff Winicour
Women’s Senior Singles:
2011 Yumiko Murai
2010 Joyce Scott
2009 Carroll Roberts
2008 Tammy Tjader
2007 Doe Krug

All Past Results: [2011] [2010] [2009] [2008]


The tournament is open to all amateur players in the Western Pennsylvania area 16 years of age and older. Players 50 years old or above can play either in the Open or the Senior Singles event, but not both. The City does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, sex, sexual orientation, familial status, age (40 and over), or non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, or on any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. All players agree to sign a waiver of claims form before playing their first match. All players agree to abide by tournament rules as specified by tournament officials. All match schedules are weather permitting. Proceeds of this tournament are solely for the benefit of the Frick Park Clay Courts.


In August 1930 the newly constructed Frick Park clay courts first hosted the Pittsburgh Parks Championships.

Paul Sullivan wrote that the Frick Park had “the classiest battery of rectangles in the district.”

Paul Sullivan directed the Pittsburgh Parks Championships held at the Frick Park clay courts from 1930 until 2001.

In 1930 the singles champions were Frank Broida of Frick Park and Jean Artzberger of Olympia Park.

From 1930 until 2001 there were no tiebreaks in any of the matches and there were no age groups in any events.

In 2001 Paul Sullivan directed the tournament for the last time at Frick Park.

In 2002 Paul Sullivan, at 98 years old, put down his racket for the last time and the tournament was renamed the Paul G. Sullivan Tennis Championships.

In 2007 the tournament was relocated back to Frick Park after the volunteer restoration of the red clay courts by the new Frick Park Clay Court Tennis Club.

Participation has increased from less than 30 players in 2006, to 62 players in 2007, and over 100 players in 2008-2010. There were 61 players in the 2010 Men’s Open Singles Draw.

2011 has over 150 registered players, including 68 players in the Men's Open Singles.

Paul G. Sullivan Clay Championships (formerly Pittsburgh Parks Championships)
Men's Open Singles and Women's Open Singles Champions

1930 - Frank Broida - Jean Artzberger
1931 - Frank Broida - Jean Artzberger
1932 - Frank Broida - Jean Artzberger
1933 - Al McCorkle - Jean Artzberger
1934 - Harry Wald - Jean Artzberger
1935 - James T. O'Connor - Jean Artzberger
1936 - Harry Wald - Jean Artzberger
1937 - Dr. John O'Loughlin - Jean Artzberger
1938 - Harry Wald - Miriam Sullivan
1939 - Harry Wald - Miriam Sullivan
1940 - Joe Kristukek - Kay Welch
1941 - Eddie McCullough - Kay Welch Hackett

1942-1945 - No Tournament - WWII

1946 - Robert E. Bennett - Kay Welch Hackett
1947 - Joe Harmuth - Lucy Borelli
1948 - Robert Bennett - Joy Liken
1949 - Joe Short - Carol Meyer
1950 - Robert Bennett - Carol Meyer
1951 - Robert Bennett - Joy Hartman Liken
1952 - Robert Bennett - Carol Meyer
1953 - Eddie McCullough - Joy Hartman Liken
1954 - Joe Short - Carol Meyer
1955 - Joe Short - Carol Meyer
1956 - Joe Short - Joy Liken
1957 - Phil Dehuff - Janet Thomas
1958 - Diek Koscelnik - Margot Riester
1959 - John Bowers - Ruth Martin

1960 - Claus Bode - Ruth Martin
1961 - John Bowers - Janet Thomas
1962 - Ed Kilgus - Janet Thomas
1963 - Bill Colbert - Goldie Edwards
1964 - Bill Colbert - Ruth Martin Haude
1965 - Bill Colbert - Ruth Martin Haude
1966 - Dave Lichtman - Ruth Martin Haude
1967 - Bill Colbert - Ruth Martin Haude
1968 - Salim Khan - Dee Wilden
1969 - Andy Wiegand - Sandra Donahey
1970 - Dave Lichtman - Sandra Donahey
1971 - Pete Kortman - Sandra Donahey
1972 - Bill Colbert - Karen Brumbaugh
1973 - Bill Colbert - Barbara Falkner
1974 - Bill Colbert - Martha Eaton
1975 -                 - Ann Harris
1976 - Tom Loring - Gail Diciccio
1977 -
1978 -
1979 - Jack Cobetto - Kristen Mertz
1980 - Jeff Winicour - Jodi Levine
1981 - Ken Nieser - Gail Diciccio
1982 - Bill Pilardi - Betty Weber
1983 - Terry McClain - Maureen Druga
1984 - Martin Sturgess - Donna Wittmann
1985 - Martin Sturgess - Caroline Clarke
1986 - Jim Welker - Aldene LaCaria
1987 - Bill Dollard - Aldene LaCaria
1988 - Ken Nieser - Ann Harris
1989 - Bill Dollard - Sarah Mott

1990 - Lance Falce - Carolyn C. Kupperman
1991 - Allesandro Battaglia - Aldene LaCaria
1992 - Bill Dollard - Sarah Mott
1993 - Bill Dollard - Aldene LaCaria
1994 - Bill Dollard - Aldene LaCaria
1995 - David Nicholson - Sarah Mott
1996 - Mishel Gabbay - Aldene LaCaria
1997 - Matt Bird - Susan Dorsey
1998 - Michael Sayette
1999 - Mike Mezerski
2000 - Leo Sweeney - Candice Harris

2001-2006 No Tournament at Frick Park

2007 - David Fink - Jackie Hughes
2008 - David Fink - Emma Leibowicz
2009 - David Fink - Katie Freedline
2010 - Mike Wagner - Emma Leibowicz
2011 - Mike Wagner - Emma Leibowicz



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