USTA Northern | April 9, 2018
USTA Northern had 16 players compete at the inaugural 18 & Over NTRP National Championships April 6-8 at the Surprise Racquet and Tennis Club in Surprise, Ariz. Representing Northern were:
3.5W Doubles: Carolynn Biven (Rapid City, S.D.)/Jeanne Wagner (Rapid City, S.D.)
4.0W Doubles: Yuliya Grassby (Rapid City, S.D.)/Tsende Parkin (Rapid City, S.D.)
4.0W Singles: Mia Robillos (Minneapolis, Minn.)
4.5W Singles: Kaitlyn Dennis (Minneapolis, Minn.); Rachel LaTour (Edina, Minn.)
3.5M Doubles: Derek Fermstad (Burnsville, Minn.)/Lucas Tesh (Lakeville, Minn); Jason Hall (Minneapolis, Minn.)/Jon Kruse (St. Paul, Minn.)
4.0M Doubles: Derek Beiningen (Mound, Minn.)/Andrew McIntyre (St. ADVERTISEMENT Paul, Minn.)
3.5M Singles: Paul Kotz (St. Paul, Minn.)
4.0M Singles: Chad LaTour (Edina, Minn.)
The highest finisher for Northern was the team of Grassby and Parkin who were fourth in the 4.0 Women’s Doubles division. The Rapid City duo was undefeated in round robin play, before falling in the semifinals and third-place matches.
For complete results, click here.
The NTRP National Championships is a new national adult tournament that leverages the NTRP rating system as a means to create level-based individual competition at the 18 & Over and 50 & Over age groups. In all, 650 tennis players from across the United States are participating in this first-time event and the USTA Northern players were selected based on the 2017 Adult Tournament NTRP Rankings within the Section.
Each participant plays at least six matches over the course of three days using the Fast Four scoring format in which sets are played to four.
The 50 & Over competition will be held April 20-22 at the Academia Sanchez Casal in Naples, Fla. USTA Northern has six players competing in that event including:
3.5M Singles: Michael Streater (Sunfish Lake, Minn.)
4.0M Singles: Tim Theisen (Maple Grove, Minn.)
4.0M Doubles: Matt Bartell (Waconia, Minn.)/Aaron Rosenbery (Lakeville, Minn.)
3.5W Singles: Lisa Bennett (Rapid City, S.D.)
4.0W Singles: Ginny Kuberski (St. Paul, Minn.)