QUEENS, N.Y. — A round of new champions were crowned for all Men’s and Women’s Pro events in the 8th USHA National One-Wall Big-Ball Championships.
An off-and-on drizzle frustrated players and tournament organizers for most of Sunday morning, keeping the courts wet until matches were forced inside at the Elks Club in Queens. Once players weren’t battling the elements, they focused their efforts to putting on an awesome display of handball and athleticism on the courts.
Tywan Cook reached his third-straight finals and was able to win his first singles title over Timbo Gonzalez, 25-23.
Gonzalez regrouped and joined partner Allan Sanchez to win the Men’s Pro Doubles title over defending champions Oscar Cardenas and Gio Vazquez, 25-21
Sandy Ng was arguably the most dominant player in the Women’s bracket as she defeated Danielle Daskalakis handily, 25-9. Previously Ng had found success in playing Small Ball before injuries had sidelined her. Ng and Daskalakis teamed up to win the doubles, just edging past Melissa Sky and Jessica Santiago, 25-24.
Thank you to all the players who braved the elements and were patient to move to a new location for the 8th USHA National One-Wall Big-Ball Championships. Thanks to the members of the One-Wall Committee who put in the long hours, attempted to predict the weather and got all the matches running.