Take 2nd Place
October 9, 2018
The women’s tennis team from Topeka, Kan., representing the USTA Missouri Valley Section, finished second at the USTA League Adult 18 & Over 4.0 National Championships held at the Arlington Tennis Center in Arlington, Texas.
The Topeka team lost to a team from Jeffersonville, Ind., 4-1, in the championship match. Earlier in the day, the Topeka team defeated a team from Oxford, Miss., 3-2, in the semifinals. They advanced this far by winning their round-robin flight contested Friday and Saturday.
The team is captained by Michelle Bettis and features: Lynn Hunt, Valerie Glotzbach, Sarah Knight, Rebekah Berkley, Linda Crandall, Brittany Osborne, Teresa O'Neal, Jodi Gee, Sara Neiswanger and Heather Fay and plays at the Genesis Health Club-Topeka.
Established in 1980, USTA League has grown from 13,000 players in a few parts of the country in its first year to more than 310,000 players across the nation today, making it the world’s largest recreational tennis league.ADVERTISEMENT
USTA League was established to provide adult recreational tennis players throughout the country with the opportunity to compete against players of similar ability levels. Players participate on teams in a league format, which is administered by the USTA through its 17 sections. The league groups players by using six National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) levels, ranging from 2.5 (entry) to 5.0 (advanced). USTA League is open to any USTA member 18 years of age or older.
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