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Following the hugely successful Hamptons event, players headed south to sunny Palm Beach and the Breakers Resort for the final stop on the 2014 Charles Evans PCF Pro/Am Tour. As in many of the past events, Joel Pashcow graciously hosted a fantastic meet and greet cocktail party at his wonderful waterfront home in Palm Beach.
On Saturday, long time sponsor, Braman MotorCars Palm Beach, again transported all the players to a lunch at the Flagler Steakhouse before hitting the courts for the first two rounds of competition. By the end of the afternoon's play and a wonderful day of weather, Arik Kislin / Robert Kendrick, Larry Leeds / Jared Palmer, Vahan Gureghian / Josh Cohen, George Loesch/Cyril Saulnier, Bill Finneran/Vince Spadea, John Scarpa/Aaron Krickstein, Bob Stiller/Bobby Reynolds, John Cohlan/Andrei Pavel and David Jacob/Jason Pinsky all emerged as strong contenders to win the event after the first day of play.
A glorious south Florida evening greeted players and guests, who were then treated to a Mediterranean feast on the ocean front lawn of Mei Sze and Jeff Greene’s spectacular Palm Beach estate.
On Sunday, following a barbeque lunch and a doubles exhibition between Murphy Jensen, Bobby Reynolds, Jesse Levine and Rick Leach, players headed for the courts for the final 2 rounds of the pro/am. As the competition proceeded, it became evident that George Loesch and his pro Cyril Saulnier, a former French top 50 singles player, were going to reach the finals to compete against last year's winning team, John Cohlan and Andrei Pavel, a Romanian pro and a former 13th world ranked singles player. George, the 2014 national grass courts amateur champion and Cryil went on to defeat John and Andrei in the first final. Our second group final featured two Palm Beach residents, Bill Finneran playing with Vince Spadea, a former 18th world ranked singles player, against John Scarpa and Aaron Krickstein, a former 6th world ranked singles player. John and Aaron ended up defeating Bill and Vince in a fiercely contested match. Congratulations to our champions and all the teams for providing 2 entertaining days of tennis.
As can be seen from the final standings on the leader board, we have our 2 tour champions of the 2014 Charles Evans PCF Pro/Am Tour. Larry Leeds returns to the podium, for the second year in a row, with strong performances in Greenwich, the Hamptons and Palm Beach. Joel Pashcow, a multiple winner in previous years, in a close battle with Arik Kislin for the tour title returns as the other tour champion. Both are long time supporters of the Prostate Cancer Foundation, congratulations to both champions for not only providing spectators with so many great matches on the 2014 tour, but also for your generous support of the foundation and the pro/am tour.
On behalf of The Prostate Cancer Foundation, I would like to take this opportunity to thank one more time, all the players that competed around the country at the PCF Tour events, The Charles Evans Foundation, as well as all of our sponsors: Movado, Mei Sze and Jeff Greene, The Omphoy Ocean Resort and Spa, Joel Pashcow, Babolat, Braman Motorcars Palm Beach, JFI Jets, Cote de Chic Event Management, Thorlo, and Margaritaville.
Wishing everyone the very best for 2015 and looking forward to seeing you on the tour!
Next Stop: Indian Wells, 2015!
David Jacobs/Jason Pinsky
Joel Pashcow/Teymuraz Gabashvili
George Loesch/Cyril Saulnier
Ken Leese/Mikhail Kukushkin
George Norcross/Jonathan Schneider
Rick Stone/Jesse Levine
John Cohlan/Andrei Pavel
Howard Cox/Murphy Jensen
Vahan Gureghian/Josh Cohen
Joe Jacobs/Kaes Van’tHof
Arik Kislin/Robert Kendrick
John Scarpa/Aaron Krickstein
Marie Bernstein/Guillermo Canas
Larry Leeds/Jared Palmer
Sammy Herzberg/David Schneider
Bob Stiller/Boby Reynolds
Jeff Greene/James Cerretani
Jerry Cohen/Ashley Fisher
Jerry Katell/Rick Leach
Bill Finneran/Vince Spadea