Second-Annual Adaptive National Championships Serve Up Success

USTA Adaptive Tennis Committee | March 01, 2020

Ten of the 17 USTA sections were represented in October at the second-annual Adaptive National Championships held at the USTA National Campus. 


On Friday afternoon, 20 unified doubles teams from Eastern, New England, Texas, Missouri Valley, Midwest, Southern, Northern, Florida, Northern California and Middle States arrived in Orlando for a welcome dinner and evening of camaraderie with friends both old and new. 


Saturday was filled with early morning practices, intense round robin tennis competition and a bus trip to Disney Springs for the team dinner at Planet Hollywood. Based upon the results from Saturday, each team was placed in a new round robin groups for the next phase of competition.


The top-five teams vied for the championship trophies on Sunday. Although the competition was fierce, it was also fun and fair. Sportsmanship was clearly on display, and after the final four hours of heated competition, the winners were determined.


First Place:  Brittany Tagliareni & Liam Gomez, Florida

Second Place:  Nick Brozek & Jaimie Oppenlander, Midwest

Third Place:  Aaron Stern & Juan Pablo Perez Rios, Eastern

Fourth Place:  Brett Williams & Howard Chodak, Florida

Fifth Place:  Michael Capone & Gwen Guidice, Middle States


Plans are already underway for the 2020 Championship in October at the USTA National Campus. To learn how your program might have an opportunity to participate, please contact your USTA Section representative for adaptive tennis.

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