Erin Maher | April 2, 2019
Seventeen tennis players from across the country were named NTRP champions on Sunday at the 18 & Over and 50 & Over NTRP Singles National Championships.
Winners were crowned in men's and women's singles 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. ADVERTISEMENT 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 Singles: Kerri Robinson, USTA Florida
Women's 3.5 Singles: Margie Davis, USTA Mid-Atlantic
Women's 4.0 Singles: Kinuyo Kanamaru, USTA New England
Women's 4.5 Singles: Victoria Bravo, USTA Northern
Men's 3.0 Singles: Stephen Meardon, USTA Texas
Men's 3.5 Singles: Ara Toroyan, USTA Florida
Men's 4.0 Singles: Yero Saponjian, USTA New England
Men's 4.5 Singles: Alex Arrezola, USTA Texas
Men's 5.0 Singles: Steve Pillon, USTA Midwest
Women's 3.0 Singles: Lori Bieniek, USTA Midwest
Women's 3.5 Singles: Elizabeth Shadigian, USTA Midwest
Women's 4.0 Singles: April Austin, USTA Missouri Valley
Women's 4.5 Singles: Teal Lang, USTA Texas
Men's 3.0 Singles: Don Rodrick, USTA Mid-Atlantic
Men's 3.5 Singles: Tino Dibattista, USTA Midwest
Men's 4.0 Singles: Thomas Roller, USTA USTA Southwest
Men's 4.5 Singles: Milan Norgauer, USTA Intermountain
Check out all the action from the NTRP Nationals Championships first weekend!
The 18 & Over and 50 & Over NTRP National Doubles Championships will take place April 5-7 at the Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex and the Academia Sanchez-Casal.