Erin Maher | April 9, 2019
Thirty-two tennis players from across the country were named NTRP champions on Sunday at the 18 & Over and 50 & Over NTRP Doubles National Championships.
Winners were crowned in men's and women's doubles at the tournament, which was held at the Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex in Surprise, Ariz., and at the Academia Sanchez-Casal in Naples, Fla.
The NTRP Nationals leverage the NTRP rating system as a way to create level-based competition in 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 the championship level during the current league year.
The NTRP Nationals featured 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.
Women's 3.0 Winners: Stephanie Harbell & Karen Walker, USTA PNW
Women's 3.5 Winners: Jennifer Wysocki & Jenna Richardson, USTA Florida
Women's 4.0 Winners: Alison Kirschenbaum & Heather Vogt, USTA Midwest
Women's 4.5 Winners: Lauren Gremminger & Kristen Remeza, USTA Texas
Men's 3.0 Winners: James Bush & Daniel Ferrand, USTA Texas
Men's 3.5 Winners: Jonathan Cobb & Johnny Marin, USTA Texass
Men's 4.0 Winners: Mark Benak & Michael Torres, USTA Texas
Men's 4.5 Winners: Mathew Dreher & Taylor Wilson, USTA Southern
Women's 3.0 Winners: Pam Armas & Karen Williams, USTA NorCal
Women's 3.5 Winners: Jennifer Quinton & Raegan Hanson, USTA Florida
Women's 4.0 Winners: Judy Cummins & Kelly Estes, USTA NorCal
Women's 4.5 Winners: Sharon Coudert & Stephanie Rodriguez, USTA Texas
Men's 3.0 Winners: John Garza & Troy Merklin, USTA Texas
Men's 3.5 Winners: Jason Sage & John Van Campen, USTA Southern
Men's 4.0 Winners: Gary Cain & Anthony Kim, USTA NorCal
Men's 4.5 Winners: Marty Briesach & James Greig, USTA NorCal
Check out all the action from the NTRP National Championships second weekend!