USTA Missouri Valley
Eight teams in 40&Over
Divisions win Championships
USTA Missouri Valley | September 11, 2017
With League Section Championships in the rearview mirror for the 18+ and 55+ divisions, it was the 40+ divisions' turn to earn a spot in USTA League National Championships. The competition in this past weekend's USTA Missouri Valley League Section Championships was split between Omaha, Nebraska and St. Louis with nearly 500 players competing between the two sites during the weekend.
The champions and the home district are as follows:
40+ 3.0 Women: Heart of America (Melanie Cohavi)
40+ 3.5 Women: Oklahoma (Gina Tuell)
40+ 4.0 Women: Heart of America (Kim Hanson)
40+ 4.5 Women: Oklahoma (Laura Grooms)
40+ 3.0 Men: Oklahoma (Brett Williams)
40+ 3.5 Men: St. Louis (John Brinkmeyer)
40+ 4.0 Men: Heart of America (Thomas Ohnemus)
40+ 4.5 Men: St. Louis (Kyle Laramie)
Winning teams from this weekend’s event will receive the title of USTA Missouri Valley Section Champions and advance to the USTA League Tennis Championships in Alabama and Florida.
The teams, which represent various clubs, parks, recreational departments and organizations, have finished at the top of their local leagues and the winning teams will represent the USTA Missouri Valley at the USTA League National Championships. Over 400 players participated in the event over the weekend.
USTA League Tennis is a competitive, team-based match play format designed for all players 18 and older and of all skill level. Teams are generally made up of approximately eight players, depending on the division played and all matches are played against those of a similar skill level.
Two more League Section Championships are scheduled the remainder of September in Topeka and Springfield.