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2001 Tennisfax/COGP Players of the Year

Each year after the Masters Championships, TennisFax and the COGP select the Player of the Year awards. Those players who were most outstanding are chosen in the following categories: Male, Female, Senior, Junior, Most Improved, Newcomer and Comeback players

 


MALE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Tom Oliver won seven titles on the 2001 COGP tour and finished on top of the men's singles rankings. For this preformance, he earned his first Male Player of the Year award. Oliver won singles titles at Gahanna, Denison, Dublin and Reynoldsburg and was a finalist at Westland and a quarterfinalist at the Hardcourts. His 2001 singles record was 15-2. Oliver also collected 3 doubles titles winning at Gahanna, Dublin and the Masters. He was also a doubles finalist at Denison and Reynoldsburg and a semifinalist at the Hardcourts. His doubles record for the year was 11-5.

FEMALE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

By earning the #1 ranking in women's singles, women's doubles and women's 45 singles on the COGP tour, Kathy Kinnard was selected as the Female Player of the Year. Kinnard won women's open singles titles at Tennisfax and the Masters and she won the 45 singles title at the Hardcourts. In women's open doubles, Kinnard won the Lakes and was a finalist at the Hardcourts, her only loss last year.

SENIOR PLAYER OF THE YEAR

For his #1 ranking in the men's 45 singles and doubles divisions on the COGP tour, Dave Goins was named the Senior Player of the Year. He won men's 45 singles titles at Whitehall, Groveport, Denison and New Albany. He was also a finalist at Tennisfax and compiled a 14-1 record for the year. Goins was undefeated in men's 45 doubles winning Whitehall and Westland with a 4-0 record. He also was a finalist in these other divisions: men's 35 doubles at Groveport and Denison, open mixed doubles at Gahanna and 35 mixed doubles at the Hardcourts.

JUNIOR PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Justin Philip was a perennial finalist on the 2001 COGP tour. He won boys' 14 singles titles at the Central Ohio, Groveport, Westerville, Dublin and Reynoldsburg. He was also a finalist at Whitehall, Westland, Gahanna and the Masters. In the only event where he did not reach a main draw final, he won the backdraw at Denison. For his 22-5 match record and consistant performance each week, Philip earned the Junior Player of the Year award.

MOST IMPROVED PLAYER

After having won only one singles title in her career on the COGP tour at Hilliard in 1999, Lisa Reisz added three more in 2001 and was named the COGP's Most Improved Player. She won championships at Westland, Westerville and Dublin and was a finalist at Tennisfax. Her 2001 match record was 8-3 and she finished the year ranked #3 in women's singles, up from #11 in 2000.

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR

After a couple of quarter-final appearances, John Arthos finally established himself as a force in the men's 45 singles division on the 2001 COGP tour by winning the title at Dublin. For this performance, he was named Newcomer of the Year. Arthos finished the year ranked #12.

COMEBACK PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Returning to the COGP tour in 2001, John Ballentine won men's 45 singles titles at Gahanna, Tennisfax and the Central Ohio, was a finalist at Groveport and Denison and a semifinalist at Whitehall. For his 15-3 match record and #2 ranking, Ballentine was named Comeback Player of the Year.

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TennisFax invites you to vote for the Player of the Week awards. Each week on the COGP tour, you can help select the Adult and Junior players for that week.

Players who receive this award are not necessarily the winners of the tournament though they might be. It could be someone who won multiple titles. Or it could be someone who gave a performance above and beyond expectations. Or it might be a player showing outstanding sportsmanship.

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You can also vote for the Player of the Year awards. Starting in September, you can help select the outstanding Male, Female, Senior, Junior, Most Improved, Newcomer and Comeback players on this year's COGP tour. You can also nominate a player for the Shane Roush Sportsmanship Award.

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