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Jacksonville Finishes 4th at USTA League Mixed National Chps.

November 22, 2009 06:00 PM

The mixed doubles team from Jacksonville, Fla., representing USTA Florida, finished fourth at the USTA League 6.0 Mixed Doubles National Championships held at the Randolph Tennis Center in Tucson, Ariz. from Nov. 20-22, 2009.
The Jacksonville team lost to a team from Covington, La., 2-1 in the Third Place match. Earlier in the day, the Jacksonville team lost to a team from Honolulu, Hawaii, 2-1 in the semifinals. They advanced to the semifinals by winning their round-robin flight contested Friday and Saturday.

The team was captained by Jeff Dao and featured Caroline Elizabeth Morris, Brenda Sy, Lemuel Viacrucis, Hanz Konrad Tabora, Jeff Dao, Shirley Hargrove, Susan Rowe, Tony Nguyen, Casey Gibson, Mary Hautala, Ray Hautala, Travis Roy, Andre Anthony Millet, Darcy Smith, Paul Michael Asuncion, Amelia Acco, Phong Le, and Pamela Sue Boers, and plays out of Boone Park Tennis.

The top four teams in order of finish were: USTA Middle States, USTA Hawaii, USTA Southern and USTA Florida.

This year’s USTA League 6.0 Mixed Doubles National Championship drew the top 41 mixed doubles teams 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).

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






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