NEWS

Action heats up on Day 1 at 4.5 Senior Nationals

October 19, 2012 12:15 PM
The Missouri Valley women's team got off to a fast start in Indian Wells on Day 1.
The men from Northern California beat Middle States 2-1.
By J. Fred Sidhu, special to USTA.com
 
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- After an exciting day of highly-competitive tennis at the 2012 USTA League 4.5 Senior National Championships, play has come to a close on Day 1 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.
 
Highlights from today’s action:
Flight 1 – The New England Section women’s team from Boston is in first place with a 2-0 record. The will play Pacific Northwest (0-2) in their final flight match at 9 a.m. (PDT) on Saturday.
 
Flight 2 – The Southern Section women’s team from Charlotte, N.C. is in first place with a 2-0 record. They will play Florida (0-2) in their final flight match at 7:30 a.m. (PDT) on Saturday.
 
Flight 3 – In the most competitive flight of the tournament, each of the four teams finished the day with identical 1-1 records and still have a chance of reaching the semifinals. At 7:30 a.m. (PDT) on Saturday, the Eastern Section women’s team from Syracuse, N.Y. will play the Mid-Atlantic Section from Washington, D.C. and the Intermountain Section team from Park City, Utah, will face the Midwest Section team from Chicago.
 
Flight 4 – The Middle States women’s team from Philadelphia is in first place with a 2-0 record. They will play the second place Texas Section team (1-1) at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday.
 
Flight 5 – The Southern California Section men’s team from Fountain Valley, Calif. leads the flight with a 2-0 record. They will play Eastern (1-1) in their final flight match at 9 a.m. (PDT) on Saturday.
 
Flight 6 – The Midwest Section men’s team from Cleveland and the Texas Section men’s team from Houston are tied for first place with 2-0 records. They will face-off against each other at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. The winner will advance to Sunday’s semifinals.
 
Flight 7 – The New England Section men’s team from Boston is in first place with a 2-0 record. They will play their final flight match at 10:30 a.m. (PDT) on Saturday against Hawaii (0-2).
 
Flight 8 – The Northern California Section men’s team from Danville, Calif. is in first place with a 2-0 record. The will play their final flight match versus the Intermountain Section (1-1) at 9 a.m. (PDT) on Saturday.
 
Play continues on Saturday at 7:30 a.m. (PDT) with the remaining men’s and women’s flight matches. The women’s semifinals are scheduled to begin later in the afternoon at 2 p.m. (PDT).
 
The men’s semifinals and women’s final are scheduled for 7:30 a.m. (PDT) on Sunday. The men’s final will take place at approximately 10 a.m. (PDT).
 
Women’s Flight Standings
Flight 1
New England 2 0
Northern 1 1
Missouri Valley 1 1
Pacific Northwest 0 2
 
Flight 2
Southern 2 0
Northern California 1 1
Southwest 1 1
Florida 0 2
 
Flight 3
Eastern 1 1
Intermountain 1 1
Mid-Atlantic 1 1
Midwest 1 1
  
Flight 4
Middle States 2 0
Texas 1 1
Southern California 1 1
Hawaii 0 2
  
Men’s Flight Standings
Flight 5
Southern Cal 2 0
Eastern 1 1
Northern 1 1
Florida 0 2
 
Flight 6
Midwest 2 0
Texas 2 0
Mid-Atlantic 0 2
Southwest 0 2
 
Flight 7
New England 2 0
Missouri Valley 1 1
Pacific Northwest 1 1
Hawaii 0 2
 
 
Flight 8
Northern California 2 0
Intermountain 1 1
Southern 1 1
Middle States 0 1
 
 
 

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