TEAMS WIN BIG
AT JTT SECTION CHAMPIONSHIPS
Mid-Atlantic | August 8, 2017
The local Junior Team Tennis season wrapped up and gave way to the Section Championships held August 5 and 6, 2017 in Richmond, Va. More than 270 tennis players from throughout Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., came to Sectionals vying for a chance to be crowned Section Champion – and earn a gold medal on the ever-popular tie-dye lanyard. In some divisions, a berth to the USTA Junior Team Tennis National Championships was on the line.
Nearly 35 teams rolled into Richmond representing various clubs, parks, recreational departments and organizations. Teams in the 10U, 12U, 14U and 18U divisions hit the courts with enthusiasm and put their best game forward on the courts.
“The Section Championships give the players an opportunity to compete for a title while bonding with other players on and off the court,” said Elizabeth Fratt, Junior Team Tennis Manager, USTA Mid-Atlantic. ADVERTISEMENT “We wish to celebrate all of the teams who participated and wish our champions the best of luck at the National Championship.”
USTA Mid-Atlantic is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Junior Team Tennis Section Championship.
10U Rookies Champion: Churchville from Hartford County, Md.
10U Intermediate Champion: JTCC Overhead Smashers from College Park, Md.
12U Rookies Champion: Courtplay Athletics from Burke, Va.
12U Intermediate Champion: Churchville from Hartford County, Md.
14U Rookies Champion: St. Mary’s Air Attack Ospreys (St. Mary’s Park and Recreation) from Leonardtown, Md.
14U Intermediate Champion: 4Star Jr Aces from Fairfax, Va.
14U Advanced Champion: Tuckahoe Eagles from Richmond, Va.
18U Rookies Champion: St. Mary’s Return of the Ninja Sloths (St. Mary’s Park and Recreation) from Leonardtown, Md.
18U Intermediate Champion: NERRC Ballers from Baltimore County, Md.
18U Advanced Champion: DMV Elite from Washington, D.C.
Teams listed in bold will now head to the USTA Junior Team Tennis National Championships held at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla., in September. Each year the nation’s top teams compete for a national champion title in two age divisions (14U and 18U) in both the Intermediate and Advanced play divisions.
With more than 85,000 players competing nationwide, USTA Junior Team Tennis brings players together to enjoy camaraderie and teamwork, providing a fun environment for kids to learn that succeeding is really more about how they play the game – win or lose.