Texas, Intermountain Prevail at 18 & Over 5.0 Nationals

Erin Maher | October 08, 2017

The USTA National Campus at Lake Nona in Orlando, Fla., was abuzz with excitement on Sunday as the Intermountain section men's team from Denver and the Texas section women's team from Houston proved their mettle on the courts, taking home the USTA League 18 & Over 5.0 national titles. 


The Intermountain men's team, based out of the Washington Park Tennis Club in Denver, defeated the Southern section men's team from Atlanta to take home the crown. Earlier in the day, Intermountain managed a win against the Texas section team from Dallas, 2-1, securing its spot in the final. 


Captained by Jared Jerad Harbaugh, the Texas team features members Julian Seelan, Chris Celechovsky, Cary Hodges, Chris Jenkins, Jeff Loehr, Bart Scott, Bryan Knepper, Dietz Fry and John Hereford.

The Texas women's team, based out of the Jewish Community Center of Houston, took home the title after defeating the Missouri Valley section women's team from Tulsa, Okla., in a tightly contested battle, 2-1. The Texas women punched their ticket to the finals by defeating the Southern section team from Nasvhille, Tenn., 2-1, in the semifinals. 


The Texas team is captained by Tawn Vo and features members Megan Wnuk, Audrey Wooland, Jordan McCombs, Paloma Escobedo and Jo Schneeweiss.


In the women’s third-place match, the Southern section team defeated the Mid-Atlantic section team from Richmond, Va., 2-1. 





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