Frick Park Clay Court Tennis Club


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


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citiparks 2014 Paul G. Sullivan Tennis Championships
Frick Park Clay Courts, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
July 7-20, 2014

2014Tentative Schedule
Wednesday, July 2 and Thursday, July 3

USTA Pro Circuit Men's Futures of Pittsburgh Exhibition Matches.

Monday, July 7 to
Thursday, July 10

Men's Open Singles Qualifying Draw
Weekday matches start at 6:00 pm (or as early at 3:30 pm if all players available)

Friday, July 11 to Sunday, July 13 Men's and Women's Open Singles Qualifying Draws, Men's and Women's Masters (50+) Singles, Men's and Women's Open Doubles, Mixed Open Doubles
Monday, July 14 to Friday, July 18 USTA-Sanctioned Men's and Women's Open Singles Main Draws - continuation of all events up to QF
Saturday, July 19 Semifinals
Sunday, July 20 Final Results


Daily Schedules and Results (subject to change)

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  Jul 7 Jul 8
(rained out)
Jul 9 Jul 10 Jul 11 Jul 12
Jul 13 Jul 14 Jul 15 Jul 16 Jul 17 Jul 18

Jul 19
(rained out)

Jul 20
(Singles Finals & Doubles)

Jul 21
(MOd and WOd Finals)

Jul 22

Jul 23
Jul 24    

Complete 2014 Tournament Draws and Results

Men’s Open Singles Qualifying
USTA-Sanctioned Men’s Open Singles

Women’s Open Singles Qualifying
USTA-Sanctioned Women’s Open Singles

Men’s Masters Singles (50+)
Women’s Master Singles (50+)

Men’s Open Doubles
Women’s Open Doubles
Mixed Open Doubles


2014 Trophies desinged and made
by Corey Escoto

Kambiz Photos

2014 Tournament Photo Album
from Kambiz Doonboli


Registration form link at:

Please confirm your entry by clicking on the list of registered players. For inquires about the tournament, please email Jose Mieres at

Tournament payment ($10 singles, $15 doubles) made be made by:

  • Paypal, when you register
  • Credit Card (MC, Visa, Discover, AE), when you register (just follow the Paypal link, then choose don't have Paypal account)
  • Check or money order, payable to "FPCCTC" and mailed to P.O. Box 81805 Pittsburgh, PA 15217.
  • Cash, check, or money order at the club desk before playing your first match.

You might also consider making a donation or joining FPCCTC to support the ongoing revitalization and improvements to the historic Frick Park Clay Courts. Find us at the Tournament Desk. Thanks! You are very Welcome!"

All registrations are listed on registered players page.


All Open singles and doubles matches thru the quarterfinals are best two of three tiebreak sets with standard scoring (weather permitting). All Open semi and final matches are best two of three sets; first two sets are tiebreak sets,  and the third set to completion (weather permitting). All Master matches are best two of three tiebreak sets with standard scoring (weather permitting).


USTA-Sanctioned Main Draw

The Men's Open Singles Main Draw of 32 and the Women's Open Singles Main Draw of 8 are each USTA-Sanctioned by Middle States for District Ranking. As in 2013, the top ranked 8 Men's Open Singles applicants and top 4 Women's Open Singles applicants are entered directly into the USTA-Sanctioned Main Draws, both of which begin play on the second week of the tournament. Men's Open Qualifying Singles and Women's Open Qualifying Singles players do *not* have to be USTA members to participate in the tournament, but *if* you make it to the Main Draw *and* you are not (yet!) a USTA member, FPCCTC will help sponsor your new USTA membership. NICE!


The tournament is open to all amateur players in the Western Pennsylvania area 16 years of age and older. Players 50 years old or above can play either in the Open or the Master Singles event, but not both. The City does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, sex, sexual orientation, familial status, age (40 and over), or non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, or on any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. All players agree to sign a waiver of claims form before playing their first match. All players agree to abide by tournament rules as specified by tournament officials. All match schedules are weather permitting. Proceeds of this tournament are solely for the benefit of the Frick Park Clay Courts.




2014 Tournament Volunteers and Staff

Pittsburgh Parks and Recreation:
Jim Griffin (Acting Director)
Citiparks Tennis and Tournament Director:
José Mieres
Assistant Tournament Director:
Stephen Hirtle
Tournament Desk Director:
Maureen Collins
USTA Tournament Referees:
Barb McMullen
Al Skorupka
Tournament Ball:
Gamma ProTour Regular Duty
Clay Court Volunteers:
Kenny Nieser, David Dalessandro, Rick Forman, David Vichithavong, Allen Baum, Dan Kambic, among others. THANKS!

1930-2013 Tournament Information, Photos and Results

For inquires about the tournament and its history, please email
Tournament Director Jose Mieres at

See Sullivan Tournament Twitter Feed (above for Daily Updates



In August 1930 the newly constructed Frick Park clay courts first hosted the Pittsburgh Parks Championships.

Paul Sullivan wrote that the Frick Park had “the classiest battery of rectangles in the district.”

Paul Sullivan directed the Pittsburgh Parks Championships held at the Frick Park clay courts from 1930 until 2001.

In 1930 the singles champions were Frank Broida of Frick Park and Jean Artzberger of Olympia Park.

From 1930 until 2001 there were no tiebreaks in any of the matches and there were no age groups in any events.

In 2001 Paul Sullivan directed the tournament for the last time at Frick Park.

In 2002 Paul Sullivan, at 98 years old, put down his racket for the last time and the tournament was renamed the Paul G. Sullivan Tennis Championships.

In 2007 the tournament was relocated back to Frick Park after the volunteer restoration of the red clay courts by the new Frick Park Clay Court Tennis Club.

Participation has increased from less than 30 players in 2006, to 62 players in 2007, and over 100 players in 2008-2010. There were 61 players in the 2010 Men’s Open Singles Draw.

2011 has over 150 registered players, including 68 players in the Men's Open Singles.

Paul G. Sullivan Clay Championships (formerly Pittsburgh Parks Championships)
Men's Open Singles and Women's Open Singles Champions

1930 - Frank Broida - Jean Artzberger
1931 - Frank Broida - Jean Artzberger
1932 - Frank Broida - Jean Artzberger
1933 - Al McCorkle - Jean Artzberger
1934 - Harry Wald - Jean Artzberger
1935 - James T. O'Connor - Jean Artzberger
1936 - Harry Wald - Jean Artzberger
1937 - Dr. John O'Loughlin - Jean Artzberger
1938 - Harry Wald - Miriam Sullivan
1939 - Harry Wald - Miriam Sullivan
1940 - Joe Kristukek - Kay Welch
1941 - Eddie McCullough - Kay Welch Hackett

1942-1945 - No Tournament - WWII

1946 - Robert E. Bennett - Kay Welch Hackett
1947 - Joe Harmuth - Lucy Borelli
1948 - Robert Bennett - Joy Liken
1949 - Joe Short - Carol Meyer
1950 - Robert Bennett - Carol Meyer
1951 - Robert Bennett - Joy Hartman Liken
1952 - Robert Bennett - Carol Meyer
1953 - Eddie McCullough - Joy Hartman Liken
1954 - Joe Short - Carol Meyer
1955 - Joe Short - Carol Meyer
1956 - Joe Short - Joy Liken
1957 - Phil Dehuff - Janet Thomas
1958 - Diek Koscelnik - Margot Riester
1959 - John Bowers - Ruth Martin

1960 - Claus Bode - Ruth Martin
1961 - John Bowers - Janet Thomas
1962 - Ed Kilgus - Janet Thomas
1963 - Bill Colbert - Goldie Edwards
1964 - Bill Colbert - Ruth Martin Haude
1965 - Bill Colbert - Ruth Martin Haude
1966 - Dave Lichtman - Ruth Martin Haude
1967 - Bill Colbert - Ruth Martin Haude
1968 - Salim Khan - Dee Wilden
1969 - Andy Wiegand - Sandra Donahey
1970 - Dave Lichtman - Sandra Donahey
1971 - Pete Kortman - Sandra Donahey
1972 - Bill Colbert - Karen Brumbaugh
1973 - Bill Colbert - Barbara Falkner
1974 - Bill Colbert - Martha Eaton
1975 -                 - Ann Harris
1976 - Tom Loring - Gail Diciccio
1977 -
1978 -
1979 - Jack Cobetto - Kristen Mertz
1980 - Jeff Winicour - Jodi Levine
1981 - Ken Nieser - Gail Diciccio
1982 - Bill Pilardi - Betty Weber
1983 - Terry McClain - Maureen Druga
1984 - Martin Sturgess - Donna Wittmann
1985 - Martin Sturgess - Caroline Clarke
1986 - Jim Welker - Aldene LaCaria
1987 - Bill Dollard - Aldene LaCaria
1988 - Ken Nieser - Ann Harris
1989 - Bill Dollard - Sarah Mott

1990 - Lance Falce - Carolyn C. Kupperman
1991 - Allesandro Battaglia - Aldene LaCaria
1992 - Bill Dollard - Sarah Mott
1993 - Bill Dollard - Aldene LaCaria
1994 - Bill Dollard - Aldene LaCaria
1995 - David Nicholson - Sarah Mott
1996 - Mishel Gabbay - Aldene LaCaria
1997 - Matt Bird - Susan Dorsey
1998 - Michael Sayette
1999 - Mike Mezerski
2000 - Leo Sweeney - Candice Harris

2001-2006 No Tournament at Frick Park

2007 - David Fink - Jackie Hughes
2008 - David Fink - Emma Leibowicz
2009 - David Fink - Katie Freedline
2010 - Mike Wagner - Emma Leibowicz
2011 - Mike Wagner - Emma Leibowicz
2012 - Mike Wagner - Johanna Bezjak
2013 - Mike Wagner - Johanna Bezjak



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