USTA Missouri Valley
Ten Teams Earn
USTA Missouri Valley | August 14, 2017
Teams dodged rain drops all weekend in Oklahoma City at the first League Section Championship, but in the end, ten teams earned trips to USTA League National Championships. The weekend included over 400 matches, many of which were moved indoors due to rain.
The champions and the home district are as follows:
18+ 3.0 Women: Heart of America (Jody Holsinger)
18+ 4.0 Women: Heart of America (Romy Carlson)
18+ 5.0 Women: Oklahoma (Jennifer Linn Howard)
55+ 7.0 Women: Kansas (DeAnn White)
55+ 9.0 Women: St. Louis (Linda Woodard)
18+ 3.0 Men: Kansas (Ben Seitz)
18+ 4.0 Men: Iowa (Darren Bullard)
18+ 5.0 Men: Heart of America (Daniel Dezamacona)
55+ 7.0 Men: Kansas (Bob Bundy)
55+ 9.0 Men: Heart of America (Terry Jackson)
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 Arizona and Florida.ADVERTISEMENT
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 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 Oklahoma City, Aug. 24-27. League Section Championships will also be hosted in Topeka, Omaha, St. Louis and Springfield. With nearly 1,000 tennis players expected to travel to Oklahoma City for the two separate events in August, the economic impact is expected to be greater than $700,000 with players and spectators coming from a five-state area.