We have all heard that the definition of stupidity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome. Well, the DAC can’t be feeling all that ‘smart’ based on the results of the past 4 years. No matter who we place on court, the Birmingham Athletic Club (BAC) has annihilated us… in fact we have lost a total of 50 matches to 14 in that time span.
On the other side of the coin, we have also all heard of the saying, “at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” I am more inclined to take this advice as we front up this January and try to take down the BAC for the first time since 2010. And try we will, I have no doubt about that. Our representatives come from the winners and finalists from the 2014 Club Championships and they will be playing against their BAC counterparts in 14 singles and 3 doubles matches.
Helping us is our home court advantage this year. Anything to give us a little edge. Plus, it would be terrific if we could be just like the Seattle Seahawks when they play at home and use the crowd as the ‘extra man’ on the field… in other words, come on down and cheer on (loudly) our players to encourage and push them through the no doubt difficult task of winning!
After the matches, at approximately 12.30 pm, there will be a coat and tie luncheon for the players and guests where the winning club will be presented with the Farris Cup trophy. If you wish to attend the luncheon, please let me know. ($15 ++)
The event is scheduled for Saturday, January 10 at the DAC. Matches kick off at 9.15am. The Farris Cup is in its 11th year and was created in honor of John C. Farris who was a member of both clubs. He passed away in 2004, a diligent promoter of the sport.
Our proud representatives are:
Singles: Derek Aguirre – Peter Logan – Ryan Covell – Anthony Fracchia – Brien Baker – Scott Adlhoch – Sante Fratarcangeli – Chris Van Tol – Scott Langenburg – Tom MacEachern – Jason Currie – Sean Moran – John Mann – Josh Gershonowicz
Doubles: Kirk Haggarty – Mike Eugenio – John Dunwoody – Bob Burton – Bill Oddo – Rich Stimson