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Susan Alvy Memorial Tournament at Carefree

“A” Division Winners (4.5-5.0): Brad Shafran & Justin Laible
B Division Winner Gary Simeone and Doug Pierno
January 31, 2019 11:12 AM
A Division Finalist Chris Chan and Casey Schnabel
B Division Finalist Brian Connor and Chris Wolf

Carefree Racquet Club in Merrick hosted the annual Susan Alvy Memorial Tournament in December.  Susan, a former longtime manager of Rockville Racquet, Long Island USTA League Committee member and a great tennis advocate on Long Island, lost her battle to cancer in November 2014, not long after Rockville Racquet closed its doors for good. All proceeds from the tournament were donated to the American Cancer Society in Susan’s name. “We at Carefree are happy to continue the tournament Susan ran for years to keep her name alive in the tennis community,” said Kathy Miller, manager of Carefree.

 The tournament consists of Men’s Doubles with an “A” division for 4.5-5.0 players and a “B” division for 3.5-4.0 players.  All players played in a final round followed by a breakfast and a trophy presentation by Susan’s sister, Judy Weiss.  Each year either Judy or Susan’s daughter, Debbie, have joined Carefree to present the trophies. 

The 2018 winners and finalists are:

“A” Division (4.5-5.0): Brad Shafran & Justin Laible 
“B” Division (3.5-4.0): Brian Connor & Chris Wolf

“A” Division: Chris Chan & Casey Schnabel
“B” Division: Gary Simeone and Doug Pierno