Fourth Weekend Wraps Up at League Nationals
James Maimonis, Communications and Engagement Coordinator | October 30, 2017
WESTBOROUGH, MA- New England sent five Section Champions to the USTA League Nationals from October 27-29 in Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, FL. Men’s and women’s teams from the Adult 40 & Over and 55 & Over divisions competed for a shot at the National Championship.
The top New England finish of the weekend came from the Men’s 55 & Over 8.0 team from Rally Point Racquet Club in Greenville, RI. John Mannix and Russell Steere’s team finished third in their five-team flight in Orlando going 2-2 with a position record of 5-7. New England picked up wins against teams from Dayton, OH and Honolulu, HI.
Other New England results are below:
Adult 40 & Over
Women’s 3.5- Team Simply Smashing, out of Chelsea Piers in Stamford, CT, was led by captain Emily Catto. The team finished 0-3 (6-14) in their five-team flight in Fort Lauderdale.
Men’s 3.5- Randy Law captained his Chip 'n Charge squad out of Solaris Racquet Club in Stamford CT. The team went 0-3 (5-10) in its four-team flight in Fort Lauderdale.
Adult 55 & Over
Women’s 8.0- Catherine Arkins led her squad from Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly, MA to Orlando for the 55 & Over Nationals. The team finished third in a four-team flight that was separated by one position win from top to bottom. The top two teams finished 2-1 (5-4) while New England and a team from Scottsdale, AZ went 1-2 (4-5) overall. Arkins’ team picked up its lone win against Arizona.
Women’s 6.0- The Women’s 6.0 team also competed at the USTA Nationals Campus in Orlando. Sonja Mason captained her team from Berkshire West Athletic Club to a 1-2 (2-7) record, good for third place in the flight. New England picked up its win against a team from Illinois.
The next League Nationals will take place from November 3-5 in Mobile, AL. New England will send all its Mixed 18 & Over teams ranging from NTRP Ratings 6.0-10.0.