TWELVE TEAMS CROWNED SECTION CHAMPIONS AT
USTA LEAGUE ADULT 40 AND OVER SECTION CHAMPIONSHIPS
USTA Norcal Staff | May 23, 2018
For Immediate Release: Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Contact: Mylene Mukhar | Tel: 510-263-0470 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ALAMEDA, Calif. — May 22, 2018 — Twelve teams captured titles at the 2018 USTA Northern California Adult 40 & Over League Section Championships May 18-20, in the Sacramento area. The championships brought together the top 56 teams with over 750 players of various ability levels throughout Northern California. The Men’s and Women’s, 3.0 to 4.5+ levels, will represent the USTA Northern California Section at the 2018 USTA National League Championships in October 2018 in Arlington, TX, Mobile, Ala., and Las Vegas, NV. You can see the champions’ pictures here.
Men’s 2.5+ Division:
The Alameda team representing Laney Tennis Association won all their matches in the playoffs to secure its second sectional title in a row.ADVERTISEMENT
The 14-person team is captained by Henry Chang and plays at Alameda High School.
Men’s 3.0 Division:
The San Francisco team representing Bay Club SF Tennis won all but one of their matches all year to take home the title.
The 18-person team is captained by David Sternberg and co-captained by Gary Levenberg.
Men’s 3.5 Division:
The Sunnyvale team representing the Sunnyvale Municipal Tennis Club fought against teams from Elk Grove, Fresno, and Roseville to be crowned sectional champion.
The 22-person team is captained by Dongning Ma and co-captained by Alan Liang.
Men’s 4.0 Division:
The Richmond team representing Salesian High School went undefeated during the Sectional Championships to finish in first place.
The 20-person team is captained by Hoc Vu and co-captained by Eric Lee.
Men’s 4.5+ Division:
The Piedmont team representing Davies Tennis Stadium went undefeated throughout the playoffs to qualify for the USTA League National Championships.
The 24-person team is captained by Jeff Machle and co-captained by Michael Rennels.
Women’s 2.5 Division:
The Danville team representing the Crow Canyon Country Club overcame the team from Alameda to claim the title.
The 12-person team is captained by Karen Picht and co-captained by Anita Roth.
Women’s 3.0 Division:
The Roseville team representing Roseville Life Time Athletic overcame teams from San Francisco, Walnut Creek and Aptos to claim the title.
The 13-person team is captained by Ana Klein and co-captained Kim Watson.
Women’s 3.5 Division:
The Alameda team representing the Laney Tennis Association went undefeated throughout the regular season and the playoffs to take the title home.
The 19-person team is captained by Caroline Hauck and co-captained by Julie Lowe, and plays at Alameda High School.
Women’s 3.5 Daytime Division:
The Walnut Creek team representing the Walnut Creek Racquet Club only lost three individual matches all year long to claim the title.
The 17-person team is captained by Krisztina Kohlhaas and co-captained by Susan Sovik, and plays at the Walnut Creek Tennis Center.
Women’s 4.0 Division:
The Walnut Creek team representing the Walnut Creek Racquet Club went undefeated to qualify for the USTA League National Championships.
The 15-person team is captained by Tina Sorensen Berman and co-captained by Wyler Collo, and plays at the Walnut Creek Tennis Center.
Women’s 4.0 Daytime Division:
The Walnut Creek team representing the Walnut Creek Racquet Club finished with a perfect 4-0 record to take the title home.
The 19-person team is captained by Myrl Kan, and plays at the Walnut Creek Tennis Center.
Women’s 4.5+ Division:
The Moraga team representing Saint Mary’s College of California Club Tennis overcame teams from Los Gatos, Gold River, and Portola Valley to claim the title.
The 24-person team is captained by Dana Greason and co-captained by Helen Potter.
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!
For more information about USTA NorCal adult leagues, visit norcal.usta.com/adultleagues.
# # #
USTA Northern California, headquartered in Alameda, is the fourth largest section of the United States Tennis Association. With 50,000 individual members, hundreds of organizational members, volunteers, and a professional staff, USTA NorCal is devoted to promoting and developing the growth of tennis as an inclusive and inviting lifetime activity in Northern California and Northwest Nevada. For more information on USTA Northern California, log on to norcal.usta.com, “like” the official Facebook page, facebook.com/ustanorcal, or follow @ustanorcal on Twitter.