The 2016 Greater Cincinnati Mens Open Platform Championship the "Hertzel Cup" was held on Saturday, February 27, 2016. The number 1 seed Rob Bakker and Tyler Fraser won in three hard fought sets beating number 4 seeds Wil and Randy Lofgren. It was the Lofgren's first Hertzel Cup. It was a warm sunny day for the Hertzel Cup as we played this great game, saw old friends and made new friends while honoring the memory of Rob Hertzel who died of cancer November 11, 2011.
Robby was a long time friend and supporter of Cincinnati Paddle Tennis Community winning this Championship twice and Chairing the tournament for a number of years. His passion for paddle, horses, golf and life was only surpassed by his love for his family.
Robby was diagnosed with cancer on February 15, 2010, the Monday after the 2010 GCPTA Championship, and played in the 2011 GCPTA Championship even though challenged by the disease. It will be our goal to honor Robby's memory and courage by promoting the Hertzel Cup and continue to cultivate its rich history and tradition into the future.
Hertzel Cup Championship - 2016 Contestants
2016 Hertzel Cup Winners - Bakker and Fraser