Missouri Valley

2022 USTA Missouri Valley League Section Championship Winners

It’s that time of year where USTA Missouri Valley Section League champions will be crowned. The most wonderful time of the tennis year, indeed! Who will punch their ticket to USTA National Championships?


Please stay tuned to this page for full results as USTA Missouri Valley Section Championships are completed. For more details about all section championships, click here. 


USTA Missouri Valley 65 & Over Invitational
July 15-17, Overland Park, Kansas


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A total of 34 teams showed up to compete for the USTA Missouri Valley 65 & Over Section Championship at Overland Park Racquet Club. Five teams punched their tickets to the National Championships, representing three different districts. 


The winners will advance to Surprise, Arizona to compete in the National Championships in 2023. Congratulations to all teams who competed. The winning teams are listed below.


Women Men
6.0 - Team Sacra (USTA Oklahoma) 7.0 - Team Langwell (USTA Oklahoma)
7.0 - Team Bennett (USTA Heart of America) 8.0 - Team Constance/Bealke (USTA St. Louis)
8.0 - Team Tipton (USTA Oklahoma) 9.0 - Team Jackson (USTA Heart of America)



USTA Missouri Valley 18 & Over 3.0, 4.0, 5.0 and 55 & Over 7.0, 9.0
August 5-7, 2022, St. Louis, Missouri

Both the temperature and the tennis were hot at Dwight Davis Tennis Center for this League Section Championship. District winners from around the section descended on St. Louis to play for their chance to advance to the National Championships this October. 


The 18 & Over Nationals will be in Arizona, while the 55 & Over Nationals will be contested at the USTA National Campus in Orlando. Congratulations to all teams on a great season! Please read below for the teams advancing to National Championships.


18 & Over


Women Men
3.0 - Team Vawter (USTA Oklahoma) 3.0 - Team Daniels (USTA Oklahoma)
4.0 - Team Norman (USTA Heart of America) 4.0 - Team Leahy (USTA Nebraska)
5.0 - Team Chao (USTA Heart of America) 5.0 - Team Barlow (USTA Nebraska)



55 & Over


Women Men
7.0 - Team Johnston (USTA Oklahoma) 7.0 - Team Wanless (USTA Kansas)
9.0 - Team Karnowski (USTA Heart of America) 9.0 - Team Billingsley (USTA Oklahoma)


USTA Missouri Valley 18 & Over 2.5 (W), 3.5, 4.5 and 55 & Over 6.0, 8.0
August 19-21, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Oklahoma City Tennis Center, the host of three USTA League National Championships later this year, got a warm-up in hosting two levels of USTA Missouri Valley Section Championships in mid-August. There was no shortage of action over the weekend, from matching team uniforms to interesting costumes to hotly contested matches.


Rain forced the dinal day of play indoors, but that didn't dampen the level of play from all teams involved. In all, eight teams punched their tickets to Nationals over the weekend. Congratulations to all teams who participated and the teams below for advancing.


18 & Over


Women Men
2.5 - Team Ward (USTA St. Louis) 2.5 - N/A
3.5 - Team Allen (USTA Oklahoma) 3.5 - Team Tabor (USTA Oklahoma)
4.5- Team Sanvig (USTA Oklahoma) 4.5 - Team Hartig/Rigby (USTA St. Louis)



55 & Over


Women Men
6.0 - Team Sacra (USTA Oklahoma) 6.0 - Team Langwell (USTA Oklahoma Local League)
8.0 - Team Jacelone (USTA Heart of America) 8.0 - Team Lane (USTA Oklahoma)



USTA Missouri Valley 40 & Over 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5
August 26-28, Tulsa, Oklahoma & Topeka, Kansas

The winners of the 40 & Over USTA League District Championships descended upon Tulsa and Topeka over the weekend to challenge for the Section Championships. LaFortune Tennis Center in Tulsa hosted the men's and women's 3.0 and 4.0 competitions. Kossover Tennis Center in Topeka welcomed in the 3.5 and 4.5 competitors from each gender. Congratulations to all competitors and teams from the weekend and good luck to the following teams at Nationals!


Women Men
3.0 - Team Ernst (USTA Nebraska) 3.0 - Team Dickason (USTA Oklahoma)
3.5 - Team Vitha (USTA Heart of America) 3.5 - Team Kinney/Davis (USTA Oklahoma)
4.0 - Team Valdez (USTA Heart of America) 4.0 - Team Heil (USTA Iowa)
4.5 - Team Henry (USTA Iowa) 4.5 - Team Allen (USTA Heart of America)


USTA Missouri Valley Mixed 18 & Over 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0, 10.0
September 9-11, Topeka, Kansas

It was another incredible weekend of tennis at Kossover Tennis Center in Topeka. The Mixed 18 & Over teams brought the heat in some tightly contested matches throughout the Section Championship. Rain forced play inside for part of Saturday, but players didn't let that affect their attitudes or play. The following teams will be moving on to play in the National Championships in Surprise, Ariz. The 6.0, 8.0 and 10.0 teams will get their chances at the championship October 28-30, while the 7.0 and 9.0 teams play the following week from November 4-6.


Level Champion
6.0 Mixed Team Schmidt (USTA Oklahoma)
7.0 Mixed Team Studts-Erwin (USTA Nebraska)
8.0 Mixed Team Jones (USTA Kansas)
9.0 Mixed Team Walker (USTA Oklahoma)
10.0 Mixed Team Blatt-Vietzer (USTA Nebraska Local League)


USTA Missouri Valley Mixed 40 & Over 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0
September 23-25, Omaha, Nebraska

As we wind down the USTA League Section Championship season, the 40 & Over Mixed teams descended on Koch Tennis Center in Omaha, Nebraska for a great weekend of competition. Rain on Friday morning forced the first few rounds of matches indoors, but play returned outside by the afternoon rounds of matches. Congratulations to the following teams for coming out on top in their respective divisions. The 7.0 and 8.0 National Championships will be November 11-13 in Surprise, Arizona, while the 6.0 and 9.0 championships will be the same weekend in Orlando, Florida.


Level Champion
6.0 Mixed Team Schmidt (USTA Oklahoma)
7.0 Mixed Team Kim (USTA Missouri)
8.0 Mixed Team Erwin/Redding (USTA Nebraska)
9.0 Mixed Team Fleming (USTA Iowa)



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