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Phoenix Squad Wins 9.0 Super Sr. Nats

 2010 USTA League National Super Senior Championships
Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex - Surprise, Ariz.
April 29-May 1, 2011
 
 
9.0Champs_GoldKey_PRICEThe men’s team from Phoenix, Ariz.,representing the USTA Southwest Section, captured the national title at the 2010 USTA League 9.0 Super Senior National Championships held at the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex in Surprise, Arizona, April 29-May 1.
 
The team was captained by Ray Price and features Peter Bronson, Philip Anderson, Myron Snow, Bill Austin, Mickey Burke, Thomas Kenney, Tim Moman and John Smallfield and plays out of Gold Key Racquet Club.
 
The Phoenix squad defeated a team from Torrance, Calif., 2-1 in a tight championship match that came down to a third-set tiebreaker on the last court. Earlier Sunday, the Phoenix team defeated a team from Beverly, Mass., 2-1 in the semifinals.
surprise_0501_action1_-56In their pool play, the Phoenix men had faced little opposition, advancing to the final day after posting three straight blowout wins over Florida (Naples), Midwest (St. Clair Shores, Mich.) and the same Southern California team that ended up making it back to face them in the final.
 
The Phoenix team finished with a 12-2 team record for the season, including local play, the Southwest Section Championships and Nationals.
 
The top four teams in order of finish at the national championships were: Southwest, Southern California, New England (Beverly, Mass.) and Pacific Northwest (Mercer Island, Wash.).
 
This year’s USTA League 9.0 Super Senior National Championship had drawn the top 22 teams (12 men’s and 10 women’s) from throughout the nation. Other teams from USTA Southwest had also competed at the event, including a USTA Northern Arizona 7.0 men’s team and a 7.0 women’s team from USTA Central Arizona
 
Congratulations to our newest league champions from Phoenix!

Even though the event is held in spring 2011, the event is called a 2010 USTA League National Championship event because it represents the culmination of the 2010 league season. 
 
 
Team Photo caption: (L-R): Myron Snow, Bill Austin, Ray Price (Captain), Philip Anderson, Peter Bronson, Thomas Kenney, Tim Moman, John Smallfield and Mickey Burke (not pictured)
 
Action photo: Phillip Anderson serves during the final match. 
 
ABOUT USTA LEAGUE
USTA League celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2005. 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.
 

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