Missouri Valley / Heart Of America

Congrats to the Winners of these USTA Missouri Valley Adult Tournaments!

Sydney Hamilton | August 03, 2022

The historic Plaza Tennis Center in Kansas City, MO, played host to the 2022 L4 Open USTA Missouri Valley NTRP 40+ Section Championship July 22-24, and to say the competition was intense is an understatement! Players from around the Kansas City metro area and beyond (some came from as far as Florida and Texas!) hit the courts for a shot at the title, and we’re excited to share with you the winners of this year’s tournament:


Men’s Event Winners:


  • NTRP 3.5 Men’s 40 & Over Doubles: Jason Bonet, Kansas City, MO/Shahzad Shafique, Kansas City, MO

  • NTRP 4.0 Men’s 40 & Over Doubles: Ravi Sriram, Waco, TX/Butch Mogavero, Robinson, TX

  • NTRP 3.0 Men’s 40 & Over Singles: Andre Curiel, Riverside, MO

  • NTRP 3.5 Men’s 40 & Over Singles: Paul Spears, Overland Park, KS

  • NTRP 4.0 Men’s 40 & Over Singles: Kevin Cue, Newalla, OK

  • Men’s Open Singles: Shayan Najam, Washington, D.C.


Women’s Event Winners:


  • NTRP 3.5 Women’s 40 & Over Singles: Susan Schatz, Kansas City, MO

  • NTRP 4.0 Women’s 40 & Over Singles: Susan Palmer, Topeka, KS


We’re so proud of all who competed in this fun-filled tournament. Way to go, everyone!


Plaza Tennis Center was again the host of another USTA Missouri Valley tournament in July, the USTA Heart of America Closed Adult Championships. From July 29-31, players in the 18 & Over division brought their A-Games to the courts, with fierce competition and, of course, plenty of displays of excellent sportsmanship. 


Please join us in congratulating the following players on their wins in their respective draws:


  • NTRP 3.5 Men’s 18 & Over Singles: Randall Nadolny, Kansas City, MO

  • NTRP 4.0 Men’s 18 & Over Singles: Brian Vo, Kansas City, MO

  • NTRP 3.5 Women’s 18 & Over Singles: Cara Lonergan, Overland Park, KS

  • NTRP 4.0 Women’s 18 & Over Singles: Kandice Thurman, Overland Park, KS

  • NTRP 3.5 Mixed 18 & Over Doubles: Arthur de Waleffe, Kansas City, MO/Emily Hybl, Kansas City, MO


Fall Tournaments Coming Soon


While the summer tournament season wraps up, it’s time to start gearing up for fall! The following USTA Missouri Valley tournaments will be taking place through the rest of the year, so make sure you register for the one (or both) that interests you!


L4 Open: USTA Missouri Valley NTRP 18+ Indoor Section Championship

September 2-4, 2022

Overland Park Racquet Club, Overland Park, KS

Click the link to register: https://playtennis.usta.com/Competitions/OPRC/Tournaments/Overview/6215f788-e9fc-49e6-8000-9c73ff61ee86


L4 Open: USTA Missouri Valley NTRP 40+ Section Championships

September 23-25, 2022

Kossover Tennis Center, Topeka, KS

Click the link to register: https://playtennis.usta.com/Competitions/kossover-tennis-center/Tournaments/Overview/e38f033a-e7b9-4023-8d5b-546a5b3eda91


L1: National 30s Hardcourts

September 30 - October 2, 2022

Plaza Tennis Center, Kansas City, MO

Click the link to register: https://playtennis.usta.com/Competitions/plazatenniscenter/Tournaments/Overview/ec9eaa3e-9044-465a-a19d-24a260b0001b




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