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Brevard Team Representing USTA Florida Finishes 3rd at 5.0 Nationals Tennis

October 4, 2010 12:40 PM
mediawall-brevard-50The Brevard County team representing USTA Florida at the USTA League 5.0 Adult National Championships over the weekend in Indian Wells, Calif., finished third after defeating the USTA Mid-Atlantic team in the 3rd/4th place playoff.
 
Hailing from the Kiwi Tennis Club in Satellite Beach, Fla., in Brevard County, the Florida men lost in the main draw semifinals to eventual champion USTA New England (Manchester, Mass.) by the match score of 3-0.
 
The Florida squad was comprised of captain Michael Phelipa, Paul Davis, Ronny Gould, Ryan McGill, Richard Boysen, Kurt Pessa, and James Roesch.
 
The top four teams/sections in order of finish were USTA New England, USTA Missouri Valley, USTA Florida, and USTA Mid-Atlantic.
 
Orlando represented USTA Florida in the women’s 5.0 championships, losing in round robin play.
 
This year’s USTA League 5.0 Adult National Championship drew the top 30 teams (16 men’s and 14 women’s) from throughout the nation. USTA League is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Since its inception in 1980, USTA League has grown from 13,000 participants in its first year, to over 750,000 players across the nation today, making it the world’s largest recreational tennis league.
 
USTA League provides 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 USTA Florida league information or to sign-up for a league, go to www.ustaflorida.com.
 
 

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