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New England Women and Inter-Mountain Men take USTA League 2.5 Adult National Championships

March 26, 2009 10:43 AM
2008 Men's Champion - Intermountain Section
2008 Women's Champion - New England Section

After three days of hard fought competition in Las Vegas, the men's and women's champions have been crowned.

The men’s team from Salt Lake City, representing the USTA Intermountain Section, captured the national title at the USTA League presented by Chrysler 2.5 Adult National Championships held at the Amanda & Stacy Darling Tennis Center in Las Vegas.

The Salt Lake City team defeated a team from Gurabo, P.R., 2-1, in the Championship match. Earlier in the day, the Salt Lake City team defeated a team from Tyler, Texas, 2-1, in the semifinals. They advanced this far by winning their round-robin flight contested Friday and Saturday.

The team is captained by Carey Durrand Johnson and features Cameron Lee Beckham, Clinton Arnell, Mauricio Serafin Cuellar, Camron Comish and Hal H. Crimmel.

The top four men's teams in order of finish are: Salt Lake City (Intermountain), Gurabo (Caribbean), Seattle (Pacific Northwest) and Tyler (Texas).

The women’s team from Haverhill, Mass., representing the USTA New England Section, captured the national title at the USTA League presented by Chrysler 2.5 Adult National Championships held at the Amanda & Stacy Darling Tennis Center in Las Vegas.

The Haverhill team defeated a team from Pensacola, Fla., 3-0, in the Championship match. Earlier in the day, the Haverhill team defeated a team from Belgrade, Mont., 2-1, in the semifinals. They advanced this far by winning their round-robin flight contested Friday and Saturday.

The team is captained by Igor Korik and features Juliann Murphy, Sheryl Rose, Natalie J. Bojas, Lyuba Michel, Madeline Kelly, Janet Nork, Liz Morin, Jacquelyn Santini and Merritt S. Clancy and plays at the Willows Racquet Club.

The top four women's teams in order of finish are: Haverhill (New England), Pensacola (Florida), Belgrade (Intermountain) and Guaynabo, P.R. (Caribbean).

This year’s USTA League presented by Chrysler 2.5 Adult National Championship has drawn the top 29 teams, 12 men’s and 17 women’s, from throughout the nation. The USTA League program celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2005. Established in 1980, it has grown from 13,000 participants in a few parts of the country in its first year, to over 665,000 players across the nation today, making it the world’s largest recreational tennis league. Chrysler is entering its third year as the presenting sponsor and official vehicle of USTA League. Head Penn Racquet Sports is in its 21st year as official ball of USTA League.



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