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Vegas Women Place 2nd at Nationals

October 8, 2009 03:39 PM

LAS VEGAS (Oct. 4) – The women’s team from Las Vegas, representing the USTA Intermountain Section, finished second at the USTA League 4.0 Adult National Championships held at the Darling Tennis Center in Las Vegas.
The Las Vegas team lost to a team from Los Angeles, 3-2 in the Championship match.  Earlier in the day, the Las Vegas team defeated a team from Orlinda, Calif., 4-1 in the semifinals.  They advanced this far by winning their round-robin flight contested Friday and Saturday.

The team is captained by Hillary Wolfson (Las Vegas, Nev.), Caroline Lee (Las Vegas, Nev.), Elizabeth Lundstrum (Las Vegas, Nev.), Trucki Marasco (Las Vegas, Nev.), Mindy Curnutt (Las Vegas, Nev.), Kathy Pederson (Las Vegas, Nev.), Deena Dia (Las Vegas, Nev.), Mary Stengel (Henderson, Nev.), Crystal Flaton (Henderson, Nev.), Kelli Jorgenson (Las Vegas, Nev.). Dena Deluca (Las Vegas, Nev.), Margaretha Breytenbach (Las Vegas, Nev.), Stacey Carney (Las Vegas, Nev.) and Amanda Comtois (Henderson, Nev.) and plays at the Darling Tennis Center.

The top four teams in order of finish are: Los Angeles (Southern California), Las Vegas (Intermountain), Orlinda, Calif. (Northern California) and Franklin, Mich. (Midwest).

This year’s USTA League 4.0 Adult National Championship has drawn the top 34 teams (17 men’s and 17 women’s) from throughout the nation.

Established in 1980, the USTA League program has grown from 13,000 participants in a few parts of the country in its first year, to over 711,000 players across the nation today, making it the world’s largest recreational tennis league.

USTA League was established 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.  The league groups players by using six National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) levels, ranging from 2.5 (entry) to 5.0 (advanced).  USTA League is open to any USTA member 19 years of age or older.  It features Adult and Mixed Doubles divisions, as well as a Senior Division (age 50 or older) and a Super Senior Division (age 60 or older).

Head Penn Racquet Sports is in its 22nd year as official ball of USTA League. 

For more information about USTA League or the USTA as a whole, visit www.usta.com.

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The USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the U.S. and the leader in promoting and developing the growth of tennis at every level -- from local communities to the highest level of the professional game.  A not-for-profit organization with 730,000 members, it invests 100% of its proceeds in growing the game. It owns and operates the US Open, the highest attended annual sporting event in the world, and launched the Olympus US Open Series linking 10 summer tournaments to the US Open. In addition, it owns the 94 Pro Circuit events throughout the U.S., is a minority owner and promotional partner of World TeamTennis, and selects the teams for the Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Olympic and Paralympic Games. The USTA philanthropic entity, USTA Serves, provides grants and scholarships and through tennis, helps underserved youth and people with disabilities to improve academics, build character and strive for excellence. For more information on the USTA, log on to usta.com.

For more information, contact:
Doug Drotman (631-462-1198 or doug@drotmanpr.com)




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