The Antigua Performance Apparel $5,000 Men’s Tournament recently wrapped at Centercourt Athletic Club in Chatham, N.J. The tournament featured very strong draws, with 62 participates in the Men’s Open Singles, 24 in the Men’s 45s singles and 21 teams in the Men’s Open Doubles.
Among the participants, the field consisted of many current and former college players, a few players that had ATP rankings and many tennis enthusiasts. Every player was provided with a gift bag with items provided by Antigua, Wilson and Centercourt.
The results of the Antigua Performance Apparel finals at Centercourt Chatham are as follows:
►Men’s Open Singles: Carles Poch Gradin, the number two seed from Barcelona, Spain with his highest ATP pro ranking of 215th in the world, defeated Victor Pugliese, the number three seed from Paris, France, currently the number one player for Monmouth University, 6-2, 1-6, 6-1 Gradin, as champion received $2,000 and Pugliese, the runner-up, received $800.
►Men’s 45s Singles: Adrian Chirici from Huntington, N.Y., the number one seed and former number one in Men’s 35s, defeated Sadik Sendich, the number two seed from Staten Island, N.Y., current number one in USTA Eastern 45s, 6-3, 6-4. Chirici, as champion, won $600, while runner-up Sendich took home $250.
►Men’s Open Doubles: The team of Jason Prezant & Carles Poch Gradin defeated Steve Capo & Matt Sabo, 6-0, 6-2 to win the Men’s Open Double Championship. Prezant & Gradin took home $600 in prize money, while Capo & Sabo won $250 as runners-up.
Men’s 45s Singles runner-up Sadik Sendich in the championship match
Antigua Doubles Open Champs Carles Poch Gradin (serving) with Jason Prezant (at the net)
Phil Mintz (far left) and Jeff Rothstein (far right) present the winning prizes to Men’s 45s Singles finalists Sadik Sendich (second from left) and Adrian Chirici (second from right)