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2010 Jr. Club Champions: Arrowhead & Surprise

Arrowhead Country Club & Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex take the Titles 
2010 Jr. Club Champs 005Scottsdale, Arizona, August 22, 2010 – Scottsdale Ranch Park hosted the 2nd Annual USTA Central Arizona Jr. Club Championships on Sunday, August 22. Fifteen teams of almost 90 players competed in the intermediate and advanced divisions for their clubs from around The Valley. The clubs represented were Arrowhead Country Club, Scottsdale Ranch Park, Gene Autry, Red Mountain Ranch Country Club, Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex, the Southwest Tennis Academy and the Paseo Racquet Center. The juniors, ranging in age from 8-18 years old, competed in a World Team Tennis Format: boy’s singles, girl’s singles, boy’s doubles, girl’s doubles, and mixed doubles. A team victory was determined by which team won the most games.
The teams arrived early at Scottsdale Ranch Park to warm up, while coaches checked into the tournament with Taylor Cochrane (USTA CAZ Community Tennis Manager & Tournament Director), Sally Grabham (USTA CAZ President & Tournament Director) and Karen Weir (Manager of Scottsdale Ranch Park). Each player received a tournament t-shirt and pizza lunch for participating in the team event.  
The advanced teams played a round robin amongst themselves, while the intermediate teams were divided into pools to compete in a round robin. The top team from each pool competed in the championship round to win the title of Jr. Club Champion. In the end, the Surprise Tennis & Racquet Facility was named the champion in the advanced division with 91 games, beating the second place Scottsdale Ranch Park #1 team by 5. In the intermediate division, both Arrowhead Country Club/Paseo Racquet Club teams won their pools, with the Arrowhead Aces winning 74 games (beating the second place Surprise Inferno team by 2 games) and Arrowhead/Paseo Team winning 53 games (beating the second place Scottsdale Ranch Park #1 team by 2 games). Due to heat, both Arrowhead teams decided to play the championship match in Arrowhead the following weekend.
Advanced Division Champion:  Surprise @TAK of Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex, Coach Mario Celarie (91 games)
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Players:  Joelle Grande, Mikayla Morgan, Hailey Morgan, Ben Oestner, Jonathan Olivas, Garrett Maier
Coach:  Mario Celarie
2nd Place:  Scottsdale Ranch Park #1, Coach Felicia Wong (86 games)
3rd Place:  Red Mountain Ranch Country Club #1, Coach Ray Kheshvadjian (76 games)
4th Place:  Red Mountain Ranch Country Club #2, Coach Ray Kheshvadjian (59 games)
5th Place:  Southwest Tennis Academy, Coach Josh Basha (47 games)
6th Place:  Scottsdale Ranch Park #2, Coach Greg Alice (43 games)
Intermediate Division Champions: 
Pool A:  Arrowhead Aces of Arrowhead Country Club, Coach Gwen Schulz (74 games)
Pool B:  Arrowhead/Paseo of Arrowhead Country Club & Paseo Racquet Club, Coach Steve Schulz (53 games)
Arrowhead Aces Players:  Michael Schulz, Griffin Sauer, Andre Bordeleaux, Lena Sweiss, Sara Hileman, Alexis Turley, Samantha Cole
Arrowhead/Paseo Players:  Andrew Hom, Jayden Williams, Ethan Prost, Corinne Prost, Jasmine Williams, Autum Prudhomme, Tatum Prudhomme
Pool A:
  2nd Place:  Surprise Inferno, Coach Vince LaRocca (72 games)
  3rd Place:  Total Surprise, Coach Vince LaRocca (51 games)
  4th Place:  Scottsdale Ranch Park #2,  Coach Greg Alice(33 games)
  5th Place:  Scottsdale Ranch Park #3,  Coach Greg Alice(32 games)
Pool B:
  2nd Place:  Scottsdale Ranch Park #1, Coach Kim Davis (51 games)
  3rd Place:  Team Neon of Gene Autry, Coach Ana Boxrud (26 games)
  4th Place:  Surprisenators, Coach Vince LaRocca  (18 games)
USTA Central Arizona is the local governing body for the sport of tennis in the Greater Phoenix Area 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 5,000 members, it invests 100% of its proceeds in growing the game of tennis. USTA Central Arizona provides grants and scholarships through private donations which helps underserved youth and people with disabilities to improve academics, build character, and strive for excellence. For more information on USTA Central Arizona, log on to www.phoenixtennis.com
For more information, contact:
Taylor Cochrane, Interim Managing Director, Community Tennis Manager, USTA Central Arizona