Middle States was the host section for the 2015 Addie Cup, which took place last week at Wilmington Country Club. Eastern, Mid-Atlantic, Middle States and New England all took part in the tw0-day, women’s tournament.
The tournament format features four different age categories: 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s. Team matches consist of four singles matches and two doubles matches in each of the 40s and 50s, plus three singles and two doubles matches in the 60’s, plus one singles and one doubles matches in the 70s for a total of 19 matches.
Participants on the Middle States team included USTA past President and Middle States Hall of Famer, Judy Levering. Levering was the first female president of the USTA. 2014 Middle States Hall of Fame inductee, Leslie Pixley, also played for Middle States.
Middle States ended up finishing the tournament in third place, only one point behind the second place team. Eastern won the championship.
The year was the 35th year for the tournament. The Addie Cup is named for Pauline Betz Addie, a world champion in the 1930’s.
To learn more about Intersectional competition or for information about how to join a team, visit the Middle States website.
Visit the Middle States Facebook page for a photo gallery from the event.