Eight Teams Win
August 27, 2018
Heat and high drama were a couple of the themes during the League Section Championship in Oklahoma City, August 24-26. Over 400 matches were played by dozens of teams at the Oklahoma City Tennis Center and Earlywine Tennis Center. Several of the matches late on Saturday afternoon and once again on Sunday came down to pivotal deciding courts in which exciting third set tiebreakers.
The champions and the home district are as follows:
18+ 2.5 Women: Oklahoma (Amber Leonard)
18+ 3.5 Women: Oklahoma (Jordan Lusnak)
18+ 4.5 Women: Heart of America (Dawna McCulloch)
55+ 6.0 Women: Oklahoma (Michelle Bryan)
55+ 8.0 Women: Missouri (Tracy Nicholas)
18+ 3.5 Men: Heart of America (Doug Schwabauer)
18+ 4.5 Men: Nebraska (Robert Weber)
55+ 8.0 Men: Heart of America (Chris Cox)
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 at locations varying from Las Vegas to Orlando. This year, League Tennis Championships will have a colorful aspect as each section has been assigned a color to represent them at the events. This year, USTA Missouri Valley will be represented by pink.
The teams this weekend, which represent various clubs, parks, recreational departments and organizations, 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 600 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.
Five more League Section Championships are scheduled over the next few months. The action returns to Kansas City and Springfield on Sept 6-8.. League Section Championships will also be hosted in Omaha and Tulsa.