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North Carolina Team Places Third At USA League National Championship

October 4, 2004 09:37 AM

The women’s team from Durham, NC., representing the USTA Southern Section, captured third place at the USA League Tennis presented by Lincoln 4.0 Adult National Championships held at the Randolph Tennis Center.

Durham, NC., defeated Daytona, Fla., (4-1) in the third and fourth place playoff match. Earlier in the day, Durham, NC., was defeated by Seattle, Wash., (5-0) in the semifinals. They advanced to the final four by winning their round-robin flight contested Friday and Saturday.

The team was captained by Della McDowell and team members include: Anne Duvoisin, Kathryn Pollak, Sandy Johnson, Angela Allen, Diana Denny, Mai McLean, Kathryn Brown, Heather Miller, Laura Loehr, Lynise DeVance.

“Our team showed a tremendous amount of heart and camaraderie,” McDowell stated. “It really takes everybody to win. We’re pleased to have placed 3rd at the National Championships!”

This year’s USA League Tennis 4.0 Adult National Championships have drawn the top 34 teams (17 women’s and 17 men’s) from throughout the United States.

USA League Tennis presented by Lincoln is the world’s largest recreational tennis league with more than 530,000 participants throughout the country. Players participate on teams in a league format, which is administered by the United States Tennis Association through its 17 sectional associations. The league groups players by ability using six National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) levels, from 2.5 (beginner) to 5.0 (advanced). Players progress through a series of championships at the area and sectional levels culminating with the national championships. USA League Tennis is open to any USTA member age 19 and older. The league provides players with the opportunity to improve their skills, have fun, meet other players, travel throughout the country and compete in a USTA national championship.

 

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