WINNERS CROWNED SECTION CHAMPIONS
AT USTA LEAGUE 2018 ADULT 18 & OVER
August 23, 2018
For Immediate Release: Thursday, August 23, 2018
Contact: Mylene Mukhar | Tel: 510-263-0470 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ALAMEDA, Calif. — August 23, 2018 — USTA Northern California 2018 Adult 18 & Over League Section Championships concluded August 17-19, in the Monterey area. The Adult league started with 1100+ teams of various ability levels in our traditional and daytime programs throughout Northern California. The traditional league winners will represent USTA Northern California at the 2018 USTA National League Championships to be held in October and November 2018, in Arlington, TX, Orlando, Fla., Mobile, Ala, and Las Vegas, NV. Join our Facebook USTA NorCal Leagues group to view pictures from this event.
The Oakland team representing the Laney College Tennis Association won all their matches against the GLTF to win the title.ADVERTISEMENT
The 8-person team is captained by Henry Chang and plays at the College of Alameda.
The Sacramento team representing In-Shape Eldorado won all their playoff and District matches to secure its title.
The 18-person team is captained by Billy Duran and co-captained by Thomas Wesley.
The San Jose team representing the Backesto Park went undefeated throughout the entire playoff season to take the title home.
The 13-person team is captained by Cuong Nguyen and co-captained by Vincent Ha.
The Clovis team representing the Clovis Tennis Club only lost two matches all year to finish in first place.
The 13-person team is captained by Nickson Aninon and co-captained by Jason Maranan and plays at Clovis East High.
The Fresno team representing the Fig Garden Swim & Racquet Club went undefeated all year to qualify for the USTA League National Championships.
The 15-person team is captained by Darren Woo and co-captained by Kenneth Bennett.
The Mill Valley team representing the Harbor Point Tennis Club only lost two matches throughout the season and post season to take the Section title home.
The 17-person team is captained by John Wong.
The Danville team representing Blackhawk Country Club beat teams from Napa, Redding, and San Francisco to claim the section championship title.
The 14-person team is captained by Rebecca Hayton and co-captained by Joan Leone.
The Alamo team representing the Round Hill Country Club went undefeated (19 matches overall) all the way through Sectionals to claim the title.
The 17-person team is captained by Stephanie Buhalis and co-captained by Trish Nornhold.
The Sacramento team representing the Gold River Racquet Club battled through their last two matches to qualify for the USTA League National Championships.
The 17-person team is captained by Christine Hatch and co-captained by Sharon Gaebler.
The Folsom team representing Broadstone Racquet Club swept the competition to advance to the USTA League National Championships.
The 16-person team is captained by Lanie Steers.
The Sunnyvale team representing the Sunnyvale Municipal Tennis Center swept the competition all year and throughout the playoffs to claim the title.
The 28-person team is captained by Lorraine Randall.
The Berkeley team representing the Berkeley Tennis Club, beat teams from Sacramento, Portola Valley, and Sunnyvale to take the title home. The title came down to head-to-head with Sacramento.
The 14-person team is captained by Erika Smith and co-captained by Lisa Cheng.
Women’s 2.5+ Daytime
The San Carlos team representing the San Carlos Tennis Club only lost one match all season and during the playoff to be crowned section champions.
The 12-person team is captained by Nancy Sakamoto and co-captained by Akiko Lip, and plays at Arguello Park.
Women’s 3.5 Daytime
The Sunnyvale team representing the Sunnyvale Tennis Club only lost one match all year to lift the Sectional trophy.
The 12-person team is captained by Kelly Uyema and plays at Sunnyvale Municipal Tennis Center.
Women’s 4.0 Daytime
The Sacramento team representing the Gold River Racquet Club came back strong after losing their first match to take the title home.
The 13-person team is captained by Irene Stafford and co-captained by Irenessa Oliva.
Men’s 3.5 Daytime
The Sacramento team representing Roseville Life Time Athletic overcame the Sunnyvale Tennis Club team to claim the title.
The 9-person team is captained by Rubin Sandhu and co-captained by Matt Goodman.
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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