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Men's 9.0 Team Places Third at the USTA League Super Senior National Championships

April 27, 2009 09:47 PM
A men's 9.0 NTRP team from USTA Central Arizona fared well recently at the 2008 USTA League Super Senior National Championships held at the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex. The team finished third, losing to eventual champion Southern from Little Rock, Ark., in flighted play. The CAZ men's team finished 4-2 on the weekend, beating a team from Syosset, N.Y., 2-1 in the third place match. The CAZ team was captained by Ray C. Price of Phoenix and includes Myron L. Snow of Scottsdale, Mickey J. Burke of Phoenix, Thomas A. Kenney of Mesa, Bill Austin of Phoenix, Gary M. Widdup of Apache Junction and Tim R. Moman of Paradise Valley. Philip J. Anderson of Monument, Colo., was also on the team. The group played out of Phoenix Tennis Center.
See complete 9.0 men's standings and results
HERE. There was not a 9.0 women's division at the championships.

This year’s USTA League Super Senior National Championship drew the top 34 teams (17 men’s and 17 women’s) from throughout the nation.

*The event was technically considered a "2008 national championship" event, as teams began their early start leagues or regular league seasons in the 2008 year.


2008 USTA League 9.0 Super Senior National Championship 3rd Place: Southwest (Phoenix, Ariz.) (L to R): Ray C. Price, Myron L. Snow, Philip J. Anderson, Mickey J. Burke, Thomas A. Kenney, Bill Austin, Gary M. Widdup. Not Pictured: Tim R. Moman

The USTA League program is now in its 29th year of existence. Established in 1980, it has grown from 13,000 participants in a few parts of the country in its first year, to over 665,000 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) and a Super Senior Division (age 60).

 

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