New England Grabs Two More
Top Finishes At League Nationals
James Maimonis, Communications and Engagement Coordinator | October 17, 2018
WESTBOROUGH, MA- We’re two weekends into USTA League Nationals, and New England has already notched three semifinal finishes. The two latest teams to place in the top four of the new no-flight format, were Terminetters, the Women’s 2.5 team from Weston Racquet Club in Weston, CT and Woburn Blue, the Women’s 4.5 team from Woburn Racquet Club in Woburn, MA.
New England sent seven Adult 18 & Over teams in total to Orlando, Las Vegas and Arlington, TX during the second weekend of Nationals, all decked out in lavender, New England’s designated color for USTA’s Color Wars.
The Terminetters finished fourth out of 17 teams after their first four matches, going 3-1 with a 9-3 individual position record. Suzanna Quinn’s team earned their trip to the semifinals by defeating teams from USTA Hawaii, Mid-Atlantic and Southwest Sections. ADVERTISEMENT In the semifinals, Anna Lui picked up a singles win for New England, but their opponents from Pacific Northwest were too strong, grabbing both doubles points and the match. New England came up just short once again in the third place match, with Jamie Mais taking the lone singles spot and Midwest winning the doubles positions.
“I'm so happy and excited for this team and their accomplishment. They should be so proud of themselves. It's truly a special achievement that they will cherish forever," said Angelo A. Rossetti, Director of Tennis at Weston Racquet Club. “Their motto has been ‘win as a team, lose as a team,’ and I'm glad they chose the former. They were prepared, valued the outcome, and most importantly, loved the process.”
The 4.5 Women out of Woburn Racquet Club were led by Lindsay Ebbert and Katherine MacDonald. The team finished in a six-way tie for the final three spots behind Texas to advance to the semifinal flight. With a 3-1 record, New England earned the third spot, boasting a 12-8 position record with 16 sets lost. Woburn had the unfortunate task of matching up with the eventual champions, Southern, in the semifinals. Andrea Wagner picked up a singles win and the team of Liesel Sitton/Aleta Cebere won at No. 1 doubles. Southern took the No. 1 singles and No. 2 doubles spots in straight sets and outlasted Captains Ebbert and MacDonald in a three-set thriller to advance to the finals. New England fell just short in their battle for third place, falling narrowly to Texas, 3-2.
Other New England finishes include:
3.0 Men (6th), Rally Point Racquet Club, captained by Robert Goldstein
3.0 Women (7th), Milford Indoor Tennis, captained by Jeanne Consiglio
3.5 Women (8th), Old Greenwich Tennis Academy, captained by Brenda Gordon
3.5 Men (10th), Rally Point Racquet Club, captained by Phillip Green
4.5 Men (15th), Shrewsbury Health and Racket Club, captained by Chris Terpko
League Nationals continues from October 19-21 with Adult 40 & Over 3.5 and 4.5 and Adult 55 & Over 6.0 and 8.0.
For complete results from the Adult 18 & Over Championships, click here.
For a schedule of the remaining League Nationals dates, click here.