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Mid-Atlantic

Ready For League Nationals

October 07, 2021

Excitement is in the air! USTA League National Championships are back and teams from all 17 sections are gearing up for weekends of competition and fun. 

 

Here in the Mid-Atlantic, the journey to nationals was fierce. Teams played their way through local leagues, Regional Championships, and Sectional Championships with the goal of winning an opportunity to represent the Section in national events in Arizona, Florida and Oklahoma. Ultimately, 36 teams from around the region advanced to the National League Championships. 

 

As exhilarating as the road to nationals has been for everyone, winning teams didn’t just show up with racquet in hand, and start playing. For every moment played in a match, players put in hours of preparation for regionals and sectionals. 

 

How teams get ready for competition is as varied as the sneakers they wear on the court. 

 

Danielle Davis from Loudoun County, Virginia said she “took lots of lessons” from her coach. Team captain and player Logan Gruhl of Richmond, Virginia, had his team participating in weekly team practices and off-court team building activities. According to Logan “It is equally important to prepare off the court as a team, as it is on the court.” Ester Wang of Howard County, Maryland would agree. Her team hung out together and enjoyed the moment of what the team accomplished. 

No matter what shape preparations took, being ready for a match is a key to success as teams advance and take on more variety of competition. 

 

Now that 36 squads have won sectionals, rest assured that they are prepared, pumped up, and ready to hit the courts at Nationals. Kenny Callender of Washington, D.C. sums it up, “all the guys are excited to go to nationals. Arizona is going to be exciting!”  

 

USTA Mid-Atlantic congratulates all Mid-Atlantic league participants for a season well played. We celebrate the teams that advanced to the League National Championships and wish them the best of luck and will be cheering every team and player on! We are #MidAtlanticProud.

 

Scroll down to see the teams attending USTA League Nationals and representing the USTA Mid-Atlantic Section.

 

USTA League Nationals began October 1, 2021, and will continue each weekend until November 14. To stay up to date on Mid-Atlantic teams competing at League Nationals, make sure to subscribe to USTA Mid-Atlantic’s YouTube Channel and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

 

USTA Mid-Atlantic is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to promoting tennis and its physical, social, and emotional health benefits. Learn about our impact in the Section and how USTA Mid-Atlantic creates community, character, and well-being.

 

Adult 18 & Over

Loudoun

2.5 Women

Captain

Ella

McManus

Richmond Weekend

3.0 Men

Captain

Jim

Maxwell

Shenandoah Weekday

3.0 Women

Captain

Kathy

Morehouse

NOVA

3.5 Men

Captain

Kevin

Mckeel

Howard-Columbia

3.5 Women

Captain

Debra

MacDonald

Baltimore County

4.0 Men

Captain

Donald

Crawley BC

Montgomery County

4.0 Women

Captain

Angel

Batkins

Richmond Weekend

4.5 Men

Captain

Richard

Godsey

Richmond Weekend

4.5 Women

Captain

Jackie

Berens

Richmond Weekend

5.0 Men

Captain

Logan

Gruhl*

DC MTL

5.0 Women

Captain

Laura

Honig*

 

Adult 40 & Over

Howard-Columbia

3.0 Men

Captain

Tim

Munshell

NOVA Summer #2

3.0 Women

Captain

Stephanie

Bozarth

Richmond Weekend

3.5 Men

Captain

Matt

Sebetic

Loudoun

3.5 Women

Captain

Lisa

Zimmerman

DC

4.0 Men

Captain

Christopher

Lee

DC

4.0 Women

Captain

Ami

Chastain

Montgomery County

4.5 Men

Captain

Reginald

Tull

NOVA Summer

4.5 Women

Captain

Wendy

Carvajal

 

Adult 55 & Over

Anne Arundel

6.0 Men

Captain

Tom

Walsh

Anne Arundel

6.0 Women

Captain

Joy

Epstein

DC

7.0 Men

Captain

Yvonne

Mayo-Anderson

Shenandoah

7.0 Women

Captain

Kim

Leas

Virginia Beach

8.0 Men

Captain

Ricky

Stevens

Forty West

8.0 Women

Captain

Pamela

Baker

NOVA

9.0 Men

Captain

Sam

Lieber

Norfolk

9.0 Women

Captain

Laura

Stone

 

Mixed 18 & Over

Howard-Columbia

6.0 Mixed

Captain

Johnny

Hsiung

Virginia Beach

7.0 Mixed

Captain

Shunsuke

Araki

Howard-Columbia

8.0 Mixed

Captain

Jessica

Lee

NOVA

9.0 Mixed

Captain

Patrick

Yi

DC MTL

10.0 Mixed

Captain

Lauren

Smyczek

 

Mixed 40 & Over

Howard-Columbia

6.0 Mixed

Captain

Johnny

Hsiung

NOVA

7.0 Mixed

Captain

Jackie

Lluy

Montgomery County

8.0 Mixed

Captain

Ele

Pratt

DC MTL

9.0 Mixed

Captain

Grace

Kim

 

*2021 League National Champions

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