Ten Teams Crowned Section Champions At Usta League Adult 18 And Over Section Championships
NorCal Staff | August 30, 2017
For Immediate Release: Wednesday, August 30, 2017
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TEN TEAMS CROWNED SECTION CHAMPIONS AT USTA LEAGUE ADULT 18 AND OVER SECTION CHAMPIONSHIPS
ALAMEDA, Calif. — August 30, 2017 — Ten teams captured titles at the 2017 USTA Northern California Adult 18 & Over League Section Championships August 25-27, in the Monterey area. The Women’s 2.5, Women’s 2.5+ Daytime, and Men’s 2.5 Divisions season culminated respectively at the District Championships. The championships brought together the top 56 teams with over 780 players of various ability levels throughout Northern California. The winners will represent the USTA Northern California Section at the 2017 USTA National League Championships in October and November 2017, in Surprise, Ariz., Orlando, Fla., and Mobile, Ala.ADVERTISEMENT
Men’s 2.5 Division:
The San Francisco team representing the Gay and Lesbian Tennis Federation won their match against the Gay and Lesbian Tennis Federation (College of Alameda) to win the title.
The 11-person team is captained by Jeffrey Jacob and co-captained by Christopher Stephenson and plays at the San Francisco State University.
Men’s 3.0 Division:
The Sacramento team representing Johnson Ranch Racquet Club won their last two matches after their day one loss to secure its title.
The 14-person team is captained by Chad Nadler and co-captained by John Welch.
Men’s 3.5 Division:
The San Francisco team representing the Bay Club SF Tennis keeps their undefeated season alive (19 matches winning streak) as they swept through the competition to take the title home.
The 28-person team is captained by Greg Roberts and co-captained by James Dorsch.
Men’s 4.0 Division:
The San Francisco team representing the Bay Club SF Tennis also swept the competition and stayed undefeated to finish in first place.
The 25-person team is captained by Greg Roberts and co-captained by Kelemen Papp.
Men’s 4.5 Division:
The San Francisco team representing the Bay Club SF Tennis hasn’t lost a match yet out of 18 to qualify for the USTA League National Championships.
The 25-person team is captained by Greg Roberts and co-captained by Samuel Pleasure.
Men’s 5.0+ Division:
The Alameda team representing the Harbor Bay Club only lost one match throughout the season and post season to take the Section title home.
The 12-person team is captained by Hein Tu.
Women’s 2.5 Division:
The Danville team representing the Danville Tennis Club swept the competition to claim the section championship title.
The 12-person team is captained by Madeline Ahern and co-captained by Allison Hickinbotham, and plays at the Monte Vista High School.
Women’s 2.5+ Daytime Division:
The Sunnyvale team representing the Sunnyvale Tennis Club went undefeated all season and during the playoff to be crowned section champions.
The 17-person team is captained by Kelly Uyema and plays at the Sunnyvale Municipal Tennis Center.
Women’s 3.0 Division:
The Vacaville team representing the In-Shape Vacaville Browns Valley only lost 1 match overall after a tough first day loss to claim the title.
The 21-person team is captained by Jan Reid and co-captained by Katharine Salling.
Women’s 3.5 Division:
The Marin County team representing the Bay Club Ross Valley battled through their four matches to qualify for the USTA League National Championships.
The 25-person team is captained by Lauren Federgreen and co-captained by Ross Wisser.
Women’s 4.0 Division:
The Oakland team representing Mills College swept the competition to advance to the USTA League National Championships.
The 21-person team is captained by Dora Dome and co-captained by Mai Angsupanich.
Women’s 4.5 Division:
The Aptos team representing the Imperial Courts Tennis Club battled against teams from Piedmont, Foster City, and Sunnyvale to claim the title.
The 15-person team is captained by Jodi Andrews and co-captained by Lisa Tripp.
Women’s 5.0+ Division:
The Menlo Park team representing Nealon Park, beat teams from Gold River, Berkeley, and Golden Gate Park, to take the title home.
The 19-person team is captained by Susan Lynch and co-captained by Pratima Rao, and plays.
USTA League was established 37 years ago to provide adult recreational tennis players throughout the country with the opportunity to compete against players of similar ability levels. Players participate on teams in a league format, which is administered by the USTA through its 17 sections. USTA League groups players by using six NTRP levels, ranging from 2.5 (entry) to 5.0 (advanced). USTA League is open to any USTA member 18 years of age or older.
USTA League, the United States’ largest recreational tennis league, helps hundreds of thousands of participants get on the court, have a good time and step up their game. Take part in the fun for an unmatched team experience!
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