Coyle comes from the loss side to take Tri-State stop

Kevin Coyle and Serrafin Serrano
Kevin Coyle came back from a winners' side semifinal defeat to take down hot seat occupant Serrafin Serrano and claim his first Tri-State Tour victory. The March 15, $1,000-added event drew 14 entrants to Rockaway Billiards in Rockaway, NJ.
Coyle ran into Juan Bombino in the winners' side semifinal, as Serrano was taking on Steve Kaminow. Coyle moved over on the heels of a 6-4 Bombino win, while Serrano was sending Kaminow west 7-1. Serrano claimed the hot seat over Bombino 8-3, chalking up what would prove to be his final win of the day.
Coyle went to work on the loss side, immediately, chalking up a 6-4 win over Mike Strassburg, who'd previously gotten by Bob Dorfman and Martin Carducci, both 6-4. Kaminow got back to work, too, with a 7-3 win over Gary Murgia, who'd eliminated Freddy Garcia 7-3 and survived a double hill match versus Paul Madonia.
Coyle took the quarterfinal match over Kaminow 7-4 and then allowed Bombino only two racks in his 6-2 semifinal victory. Coyle completed his first trip to the Tri-State Tour winners' circle with a 9-6 win over Serrano in the finals.
Tour representatives thanked the ownership and staff of Rockaway Billiards, as well as sponsors Sterling-Gaming, Ozone Billiards, Qpod Cues, Kamui Tips, Phil Capelle, BlueBook Publishing, and Human Kinetics.