The women’s tennis team from Tualatin, Or., representing the USTA Pacific Northwest Section, captured the national title at the USTA League Adult 18 & Over 4.0 National Championships held at the Darling Tennis Center, Las Vegas, Nev.
The Tualatin team defeated a team from Chandler, Az., 4-1 in the Championship match. Earlier in the day, the Tualatin team defeated a team from Santa Cruz, Ca., 4-1 in the semifinals.
The team is captained by Babette Zielinski and features: Linda Graham, Toni Kidd, Leslie OBrien, Kori Montpas, Allison Schenk, Mary Hlady, Donna Feuerherdt, Jamie Slonaker, Suzanne DeLea, Raini Spitze, Launi Smith, Bonny Carlson, Mary Bullard, Allison Reid and Debbie Smith and plays at the Stafford Hills Club.
Established in 1980, USTA League has grown from 13,000 players in a few parts of the country in its first year to more than 310,000 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 18 years of age or older.
Head Penn Racquet Sports is in its 32nd year as the official ball and Adidas is in its third year as an official sponsor of USTA League.
For more information about USTA League or the USTA, visit www.usta.com.