Junior Team Tennis
Northern Wins Title
Daniel Borgertpoepping | November 12, 2018
Life Time Bloomington South, a USTA Northern Junior Team Tennis squad, brought home the title at the 2018 USTA JTT National Championships in Orlando this weekend.
Two USTA Northern 18U teams participated in the event: Life Time St. Louis Park represented USTA Northern in the 18U Advanced division while Life Time Bloomington South represented the section in the 18U Intermediate division.
Bloomington South went 3-0 in Flight B before notching wins over Mid-Atlantic and Texas in the National Championship playoff bracket. The championship weekend started with a routine win over New England Friday morning before a stiffer test from Eastern later in the day. Bloomington South finished its unbeaten performance in the flight with a win over Northern California on Saturday, moving them into the National Championship playoff bracket.ADVERTISEMENT
Later Saturday, Bloomington South won a tight match over Mid-Atlantic before defeating Texas on Sunday to capture the title.
Coach: Spencer Jones
St. Louis Park also went 3-0 in flight play, advancing to the National Championship playoff bracket in the 18U Advanced division following wins over Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Southwest. They were knocked out of the playoff bracket by a different Midwest team who would ultimately take second place. St. Louis Park lost a tight match against Southern for third place.
In addition to a fourth-place finish, St. Louis Park had a member of their team selected to receive a sportsmanship award. Congratulations to Andrea Jansson on winning the award!
St. Louis Park
Coach: Brian McCoy
Samantha Van Ert