50 & Over Winners
Erin Maher | April 23, 2018
18 tennis players from across the country were named the true NTRP Champions on Sunday at the 50 & Over NTRP National Championships.
This inaugural event crowned winners in men’s and women’s singles and doubles at the 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5 levels at the at the Academia Sanchez-Casal Florida in Naples, Fla.
For 2018, the USTA launched a new national adult tournament that leverages the NTRP rating system as a way to create level-based competition at the 18 & over and 50 & over age groups.
The National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) is the official system for determining the levels of competition for the USTA League Tennis Program. The USTA NTRP Computer Rating System assigns ratings based on play in the local league and at championship level during the current league year.
The championships were round robin draws that led into non-elimination playoffs. A best of three short sets format was played with no-ad scoring and a tiebreak at three all. If a tiebreak came into play it was the first to five points, win by one.ADVERTISEMENT
Winners in each 50 & over division are below:
Men’s 3.5 Singles – Kent Talcot – Sebastopol, Calif.
Men’s 4.0 Singles – Tony Beaujon – Castle Rock, Colo.
Men’s 4.5 Singles – Brant Benun – Augora Hills, Calif.
Men’s 3.5 Doubles – Donald Crawley (Columbia, Md.) & Emad Nekoo (Fulton, Md.)
Men’s 4.0 Doubles – Gregg Mills (McKinney, Texas) & Chris Burton (Keller, Texas)
Men’s 4.5 Doubles – William Heuer (Munster, Ind.) & Leon Brenneman (Warsaw, Ind.)
Women’s 3.5 Singles – Hilary Noden – Bordentown, N.J.
Women’s 4.0 Singles – Pam Muncy – Vilas, N.C.
Women’s 4.5 Singles – Donna Wyse – Omaha, Neb.
Women’s 3.5 Doubles – Jennifer Quinton (Miami) & Raegan Hanson (Miami)
Women’s 4.0 Doubles – Renee Baca (Rio Rancho, N.M.) & Amanda Cooper (Corrales, N.M.)
Women’s 4.5 Doubles – Laura Grooms (Arcadia, Okla.) & Stacy Williams-Lilley (Edmond, Okla.)