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Louisiana Men Take third at USTA League Presented by Chrysler 4.5 National Championships

October 30, 2007 09:24 AM

The men’s team from Monroe, LA, representing the USTA Southern Section, finished third at the USTA League presented by Chrysler 4.5 Senior National Championships held at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Palm Springs California.

This Monroe, LA team defeated a team from Florida, 3-0 in the semifinals. All three doubles matches were won in straight sets with only one tiebreaker which went to the Monroe, LA team.

The team members include Padg Bolton (Monroe, LA), Rushing Green (Rayville, LA), Wilson Campbell (Monroe, LA), Karminder Dhaliwal (Monroe, LA), team captain Philip Trahan (Monroe, LA), Mark Taylor (Monroe, LA), Mike McNulty (Lake Charles, LA) and Dave Minninger (Monroe, LA).

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 4.5 Senior National Championship has drawn the top 31 teams (15 men’s and 16 women’s) from throughout the nation.

The USTA League program celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2005. 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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