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West 5th St Mix and Match
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Participants in the West 5th St Mix and Match

W5th St Mix & Match Doubles Results
Oct 4, 2003, Coney Island
USHA Red Label

Each year there are dozens of one-wall doubles events throughout New York City where experienced players get together with a partner, often the same person, to take on the competition. The W5th street Mix and Match, organized by Cesar Sala, was designed to shake it up a bit. Instead of having a set group of teams for the event, partners were picked out of a hat EVERY ROUND. You never knew who you were going to get! In addition, prizes were awarded every round.

The weather brought in another variable. It rained on and off throughout the day forcing much of the quarterfinals to be played in a light shower. Luckily the action only need to be stopped once and the rain held up for the remainder of the day.

Most of the matches were competitive and the drawing of new partners, after each round, provided an interesting dynamic to the event. Spectators enjoyed watching new tandems compete against each other. In the semis, Sala and Wright were too strong for Jagnandan and Sanchez while the "sleepers" Angel and Mendez let a 19-7 lead slip away as they finally fell 25-20 to Polanco and Sierra. In the finals, Sala and Sierra took a commanding 7-0 lead but eventually fell 25-12 to Polanco and Wright.

Willie Polanco/Cesar Sala d. Jonathan Lee/Ed Maisonet 25-19
Peter Garcia/Tony Roberts d. Andy Rousseau/Paul Williams 25-12

Willie Polanco/Willie Sanchez d. PeeWee Castro/Dave Sheldon 25-24
Satish Jagnandan./Cesar Sala d. Pete Pelligrini/Dave Rojas 25-21
Paulie Angel/Herman Mendez d. Albert Apuzzi/Carlos Lopez 25-18
Emilio Sierra/Rookie Wright d. Peter Garcia/Tony Roberts 9-5 by default

Cesar Sala/Rookie Wright d. Satish Jagnandan/Willie Sanchez 25-14
Willie Polanco/Emilio Sierra d. Paulie Angel/Herman Mendez 25-20

Willie Polanco/Rookie Wright d. Cesar Sala/Emilio Sierra 25-12

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Rookie, Herman and Willie
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Final Game Action
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Finalists - West 5th Mix & Match

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