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Tennis Briefs: Gainesville 2nd at USTA League Nationals; Orlando Grand Prix

October 11, 2010 02:31 PM
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The 2010 USTA League 3.5 Senior National Championships runners-up from Gainesville, left to right: Patricia Chonin, Lisa Clary, Jane Ryals, Lisette Staal, Rebecca Bates (captain), Terry Lynn West, Janet Ellard, Ivette Ramos-Reyes, Shirley Clark, Jacqueline Ferber
(photo: Jennifer Pottheiser /USTA)
Gainesville Finishes 2nd at USTA League Nationals in California
 
The women’s 3.5 USTA League senior squad from Gainesville finished second at the 2010 USTA League 3.5 Senior National Champions, held Oct. 8-10, 2010 in Indian Wells, Calif.
 
Representing USTA Florida as the section’s league champion, Gainesville defeated the USTA Midwest Section (the team from Naperville, Ill.) 3-0, but were edged 2-1 in the final by the USTA Northern California Section, represented by the squad from Lake Tahoe, Nev.
 
Playing out of the D.B. Racquet Club in Gainesville, the team was comprised of captain Rebecca Bates, Lisette Staal, Dina Treloar, Ivette Ramos, Janet Ellard, Terry Lynn West, Patricia Chonin, Jacqueline Ferber, Shirley Clark, Lisa Clary, Jane Ryals, Kim Greer, Cindy Austgen, and Joyce Carter.
 
USTA League groups players by six National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) levels, ranging from 2.5 (beginner) to 5.0 (advanced). For more info on USTA Florida leagues, go to www.ustaflorida.com.
 
 
Orlando Junior Grand Prix Series – 2010-11 Schedule
 
The Orlando Junior Grand Prix, a series of tournaments created to expose young players to entry-level tournament play, will hold seven events between late October 2010 and March 2011.
 
Entry fees are $25 per tournament, with deadlines at 6 p.m. on the Wednesdays prior to the event, and participants receive a t-shirt at their first event of the series played. Age groups are for boys and girls in the 8, 10, and 13 divisions.
 
Remaining events are: Oct. 30 – Sanlando; Nov. 13 – WPTC; Dec. 4 – Orlando Country Club; Dec. 18 – Orlando Tennis Center; Jan. 15 – Winter Park High School; Feb. 5 – Lake Cane Tennis Center; and March 19 – Tuscawilla Country Club.
 
For more information go to www.jrgrandprixtennis.com.
 
 
 

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