Taylor Two for Two
New England Women’s Tour / Uxbridge, MA
by Lea Andrews
Liz Taylor, who dominated last month’s Northeast Women’s Tour event, remains the only winner this season after plowing through an 18-lady field on June 28. The revamped tour, now under the direction of player Nicole Christie, stopped into The Green Room, located in Uxbridge, MA, for its second event.
Taylor’s opponent in the winners’-side final four was none other than WPBA player Candi Rego, whom Taylor had faced in two sets of the true-double elimination finals at the last tour stop. Taylor persevered yet again, sending Rego west with a score of 7-4 and moving on to face former tour director Bonnie Saritelli, who had just edged past Janet Tycks 7-5. A comfortable 7-2 win over Saritelli put Taylor, who had won the hot seat match last month, into familiar territory.
On the one-loss side, tour hotshot Stacie Borbeau was being stingy with the games, shutting out Taylor Christie 7-0 and going on to a 7-1 win over Norma Corneau and a 7-2 win over Tycks before meeting her demise at the hands of Rego. Fresh from the winners’ side, Rego met up with Amanda Parhiala, who’d finished off Lena Lavoie 7-5 and Wendy Snow 7-3, and glided past her 7-2 to face a tough battle with Borbeau. The hill-hill match left Borbeau in fourth and Rego up against Saritelli.
Though both women were fighting for the rematch, Saritelli was also fighting to get to the finals for her very first time on the tour, and it was Saritelli who prevailed 7-4 to find herself facing Taylor once again. Taylor, though, was not about to give up her crown. After a very strong 7-3 win, Taylor remained the queen of the tour.
1st Liz Taylor $230
2nd Bonnie Saritelli $150
3rd Candi Rego $100
4th Stacie Borbeau $50