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Road to Nationals: 55&O 6.0 Team

Judi Jacobi Mowry | October 29, 2021



 

Our Adult 55 & Over 6.0 women's team hit the courts at the 2021 USTA League National Championships! Read on for a first-hand account of the team's day-to-day action on the courts in Orlando, Florida.

 

The Beginning

 

It was a rough night at the rental house as neighbors partied loudly throughout the night. However, we were up early to prepare for our expected 6 a.m. departure. Unfortunately, intermittent rain delayed our scheduled match at 7:30 a.m. by several hours — first to 8:30 and then to 9:30. These are summer league conditions we all face — hurry and wait.

The Campus
 

The USTA campus has a nice cafe and that was a good place to hang out. The Tennis Channel was on TV and the ProShop did well during the delays with a great variety of tennis clothing, shoes and equipment. Teams gathered there and we even had a chance to greet some of our opponents.

 

The Matches

 

Matches finally started and we faced a tough Florida team, unfortunately losing 1-2. That pretty much ended our hopes for Sunday's competition. So we played all team members in the last round. 

We finished 12 of 16 teams and feel absolutely honored to have been here for the Nationals.

 

After the Competition
 

The Wheelchair Masters tournament started Sunday and the athletes were amazing — we watched their practices.

 

This has been an exciting experience — participating on three teams for Nationals, with wonderful teammates. I hope it's not a “once” in a lifetime experience, but I will treasure it. On to the next tennis season!

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