USTA League Tennis National Championships took place this past weekend in Surprise, Ariz., and two teams from Middle States came home with plenty to show off.
With Super Senior competition wrapping up on Sunday, the 6.0 women’s team from York, Pa., won the championship with a 2-1 win over a team from Annapolis, Md., while the 8.0 Delaware County squad also had quite the showing.
Captained by Rita Ward, the York team roster includes Linda Fitz, Anna Mae Schriver, Ermie Conner, Nancy Yohn, Deb Waltimyer, Deborah Ann Mitzel, Carol Shapiro and Carol Gongola. The team plays out of the Wisehaven Tennis Cent er in York.
Meanwhile, Delaware County’s 8.0 team finished in second place after a 2-1 defeat in the championship match. The team is captained by Madeline Raffaele and features team members Bonnie Bellino, Mary Williams, Sharyn Grim, Evelyn Davidson, Val Woodley, Gail Cleveland, Judy Dimaggio and Robbie Dimond. The team plays at the Idle Hour Tennis Club in Chester Heights, Pa.
USTA League Tennis celebrated its 30th Anniversary in 2010. Since its inception in 1980, USTA League has grown from 13,000 participants in its first year, to over 820,000 players across the nation today, making it the world’s largest recreational tennis league. Players have a chance to compete at section-wide and national events in a friendly, team-based setting.
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