Six Sections Win at
League 65 & Over Invitational
Victoria Chiesa | February 12, 2020
Some of the best USTA League teams gathered at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla. over the past two weekends to crown a new set of national champions at the 65 & Over National Invitational.
A total of six USTA sections won titles across the eight men's and women's events, with the 6.0 and 8.0 championships taking place from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, and the 7.0 and 9.0 championships taking place from Feb. 7 to Feb. 9.
Overall, seven USTA sections were represeted in the championship matches, with the Middle States and Pacific Northwest sections each doubling up to win two titles. Middle States was victorious in the women's 8.0 and the men's 9.0 divisions, while PNW teams in the women's 6.0 and 9.0 brackets took home titles back to the West Coast.
Middle States reached a total of five finals, finishing runner-up in the men's 7.0 and 8.0 divisions, and the women's 7.0 division. ADVERTISEMENT The Pacific Northwest reached three finals, and finished in second place in the men's 6.0 division to the Northern section.
The rosters of the winning teams, and the sections they represent, are listed below.
6.0 Women's Champions - Pacific Northwest
Della McCleary - co-captain
Janice Brennan - co-captain
Mary Jo Leonardson
6.0 Men's Champions - Northern
Eric Narvaez - co-captain
Patrick Ledray - co-captain
7.0 Women's Champions - Southern
Laura Brown - captain
7.0 Men's Champions - New England
Jim Bisceglia - captain
8.0 Women's Champions - Middle States
Carol Vukelich - captain
8.0 Men's Champions - Mid-Atlantic
Cliff Berstein - captain
9.0 Women's Champions - Pacific Northwest
Gay Hart - captain
9.0 Men's Champions - Middle States
James Cappiello - captain