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CAZ Team Places Third at Adult 8.0 Mixed National Championships

(TUCSON, Ariz.) (Nov. 21) – The mixed doubles team from Phoenix, Ariz., representing the USTA Southwest Section, finished third at the USTA League 8.0 Adult Mixed Doubles National Championships held at the Hilton El Conquistador Resort in Tucson, Ariz., from Nov. 19 to Nov. 21.
The Phoenix team lost to a team from Dallas, Texas, 2-1 in the semifinals on Saturday, but rebounded for third place, defeating a team from Memphis, Tenn., 2-1.  The Phoenix-area squad had advanced that far by going a perfect 3-0 in their round-robin flight contested Friday and Saturday.
The team is captained by Aaron Gomez and features Steve Bishop, Stuart Finn, Barry Norton, Carlos Rivas, Scott Peltin, Karen Peltin, Jacqui Pinkham, Amy Rhoden, and Kristin Morgan plays out of the Phoenix Tennis Center.
The top four teams in order of finish are: Texas, Northern California, Southwest and Southern.
This year’s USTA League 8.0 Adult Mixed Doubles National Championship had drawn the top 16 teams 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 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).
Head Penn Racquet Sports is in its 23rd year as official ball of USTA League. 
For more information about USTA League or the USTA as a whole, visit www.usta.com.