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Atlanta Men Take Second at USTA Presented by Chrysler 5.0 Adult National Championships

October 1, 2007 09:31 AM
The men’s team from Atlanta, GA, representing USTA Southern, finished second at the USTA League presented by Chrysler 5.0 Adult National Championships held at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, CA.

The Atlanta, GA team lost to a team from Redondo Beach, CA (2-1) in the championship match. Earlier in the day, the Atlanta team defeated a team from Kansas City, MO (2-1) in the semifinals. They advanced this far by winning their round-flight contested Friday and Saturday.

The team is captained by Bob Hennessey and features: Robert Stratton; Jaime Dockter; Damien Costner; Sven Thiemo Plass; Greg Anderson; Matt Harvie; Tyler Faulkner; Robert Cizek and Jay Torrence.

If you wish to do a follow-up story on this team, the team captain can be reached through the USTA and a team photo can be provided.

This year’s USTA League presented by Chrysler 5.0 Adult National Championship drew the top 15 women’s and top 16 men’s teams from throughout the nation.

2005 marked the 25th Anniversary of USTA League. Established in 1980, it has grown from 13,000 participants in a few parts of the country in its first year, to over 625,000 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).

Chrysler is entering its second year as the presenting sponsor and official vehicle of USTA League. Head Penn Racquet Sports is in its 20th year as official ball of USTA League.

For more information about USTA League presented by CHRYSLER program or the USTA as a whole, visit www.usta.com.




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