EIGHT TEAMS CROWNED SECTION CHAMPIONS AT
USTA LEAGUE ADULT 55 AND OVER SECTION CHAMPIONSHIPS
September 25, 2018
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For Immediate Release: Tuesday, September 25, 2018
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ALAMEDA, Calif. — September 25, 2018 — Eight teams captured titles at the 2018 USTA Northern California Adult 55 & Over League Section Championships this past weekend in the Sacramento area. The championships brought together the top 88 teams with more than 1,000 players of various ability levels throughout Northern California. The matches consisted of three doubles lines and each team competed in round robin flights. ADVERTISEMENT Join our Facebook USTA NorCal Leagues group to view pictures from this event.
Men’s 6.0 Division:
The team representing the Walnut Creek Racquet Club, beat teams from Sunnyvale, Napa Valley, and Oakley to secure its title.
The 15-person team is captained by Alan Roth, and plays at the Walnut Creek Tennis Center.
Men’s 7.0 Division:
The team representing the Sunnyvale Tennis Club won four out of their five matches to take the title home.
The 23-person team is captained by Robert Brown and co-captained by Larry Hayes and plays at the Sunnyvale Municipal Tennis Center.
Men’s 8.0 Division:
The team representing the Gold River Racquet Club, went undefeated through the Section Championships to win the title.
The 14-person team is captained by Maurice Smith.
Men’s 9.0 Division:
The team representing the Canon Swim and Tennis Club bounced back after their first round loss to claim the title.
The 18-person team is captained by Paul Dobkowski.
Women’s 6.0 Division:
The team representing the Gold River Racquet Club went undefeated during the Section Championships to secure its title.
The 18-person team is captained by Pam Armas and co-captained by Kindra Root.
Women’s 7.0 Division:
The team representing the Clovis Tennis Club also swept the competition to be crowned section champions.
The 15-person team is captained by Nancy Kraus and plays at the Clovis North High School.
Women’s 8.0 Division:
The team representing the Walnut Creek Racquet Club only lost two matches all year to clinch the title.
The 18-person team is captained by Maria Chiang and co-captained by Mary Conversano, and plays at the Walnut Creek Tennis Center.
Women’s 9.0 Division:
The team representing the Gold River Racquet Club only lost one match all season to qualify for the USTA League National Championships.
The 14-person team is captained by Amanda Walker and co-captained by Karla Hawe.
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 www.usta.com/en/home/play/play-as-a-member.html.
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