Mixed Success Continues at 40 & Over Nationals
James Maimonis, Communications and Engagement Coordinator | November 14, 2017
MOBILE, AL- New England continued its Mixed success at the 2017 USTA League Nationals with another top-four finish in Mobile. Gary Innes led his Mixed 40 & Over 7.0 team from the Weymouth Club in Weymouth, MA to a third-place finish—the third Mixed team that has advanced to the national semifinals and fourth League team overall.
The Weymouth team split its first two matchups, beating New Jersey and falling to Amarillo, TX. Owning a 1-1 record, Weymouth faced then division leader Oklahoma City, who was 2-0. Weymouth cruised 3-0 in the match, to pass OKC and finish 2-1 (6-3) and advance to the semifinals.
In the semifinals, Weymouth fell to Hawaii, 0-2. There was no third-place match played, so Weymouth shared a tie of third place with Puerto Rico.
Weymouth Club also sent an 8.0 team to Mixed 40 & Over Nationals. ADVERTISEMENT Captained by Alicia and Paul Stansbury, the Weymouth team finished second place in its four-team flight. With wins over Hawaii and Mississippi and a loss to Maryland, Weymouth ended with a record of 2-1 (5-4), just behind Maryland, whose position score was 7-2.
Four other teams competed at League Nationals from November 10-12. They are as follows:
Mixed 40 & Over
9.0- Elizabeth Campbell captained her team from Mid-Cape Athletic Club in Yarmouth, MA to a second-place finish in flight play. The team went 3-1 with a position record of 8-4. The team’s lone loss came to flight winner, Scottsdale, AZ, which finished 4-0. Mid-Cape defeated teams from Albany, NY, Indiana and Denver, CO.
6.0- Cedardale Blue finished 0-4 (1-11) in flight play in the 6.0 division. Laura Naismith captained the team from Cedardale Health and Fitness Club in Haverhill, MA.
Adult 18 & Over- Orlando, FL
4.5 Men- Lawrence Lebatique and Michael LaPierre captained their team to a third-place finish in flight play. The team out of Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly, MA played to an identical match record to first and second-place finishers Washington D.C. and Los Angeles respectively. Bass River went 8-7 in individual matches, while D.C. went 10-5 and LA went 9-6. Bass River won its two matches against Los Angeles and Wichita, KS.
4.5 Women- The Middlebury Menace, led by Ann Kuegler, reached Nationals in the Women’s 4.5 division. The team out of Middlebury Racquet Club in Middlebury, CT finished 0-4 (6-14) overall.