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The 21st Annual Turkey Bowl presented by Raymond James

January 11, 2007 09:40 AM

December 1, 2006 - Boca Raton, FL 

Great tennis action came to an exciting finish at the 21st Annual Raymond James Turkey Bowl on Nov. 26, 2006.  The Swim & Racquet Center of Boca Raton played host to over 120 men’s open players and more than 20 women who competed for the coveted Turkey Bowl Trophy.
Men’s No. 2 seed Victor Estrella, ATP ranked 565 took the $2,100 winners check and Irina Falconi upset No. 1 seed and WTA ranked #301 Anna Tatishvili to claim the women’s championship.


The Turkey Bowl showcased world ranked juniors, local talented players and ATP and WTA ranked players on
the courts of the Swim & Racquet Center.

The men’s final was fantastic as former Florida Gator No. 1and the tournament’s 5th seed, Vladimir Obradovic, served big and gave Estrella all he could handle.  However, the No. 2 seed from the Dominican Republic prevailed with great speed and brilliant shotmaking to win the match 7-6, 6-4.
All four of the men's semifinalists hold ATP rankings and Estrella and Salifu Mohammed from Ghana have represented their countries in Davis Cup.  On his path to the finals, Estrella knocked out Oliver Sajous who won the event held in Delray Beach that earned him a spot in the qualifying of the ATP event there in January 2007.

Check out all results online at:



In addition to the men’s open division, the first annual SmartWater Invitational Round Robin was played.  The event was a collection of 30 and over players who regularly compete in USTA Florida events. 

Todd Rubenstein took the White group and Martin Voit claimed the Blue group.  Rubenstein won the match over Voit 6-2, 3-6, 6-2.

Blue Group:
Martin Voit def. Tom Fowkes 7-6,7-6
Fowkes def. Greg Brusey 7-5,7-5
Voit def. Brusey 6-3,6-4
Brusey def. Bob LaRoca 6-2,6-2
Voit def. LaRoca unknown

White Group:
Todd Rubenstein def. Selim Benhabides 6-3, 6-1
Atif Raouf def. Tom Fallarino 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
Benhabides def. Fallarino 6-2, 6-3
Rubenstein def. Raouf 6-3,6-2
Benhabides def. Raouf 6-4, 6-3

For more Information about the Turkey Bowl contact:

-Turkey Bowl Tournament Hotline (561) 860-0569 
-Keith Dunlop (561) 702-5763 
-Steve Sheer (954) 931-1221 
-David Sellar  (561) 638-5773

The Raymond James Turkey Bowl is also sponsored by Koolik Realty, SmartWater, Dr. David Kirsch, D.C., P.A of the Mizner Park Chiropractic Center, Florida Tennis, The Swim & Racquet Center Boca Raton, and New Balance.






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