Charlotte Team Finishes Second at 2007 Jr. Team Tennis 14 & Under Advanced National Championship

October 15, 2007 09:59 AM

A team from Charlotte, representing the USTA Southern Section, finished second at the 2007 USTA Jr. Team Tennis 14 & Under Advanced National Championships, held at the El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort in Tucson, Ariz., Oct. 12-14.

The 2007 USTA Jr. Team Tennis 14 & Under National Championships brought together the top 30 recreational teams at the 14 & Under Intermediate and Advanced levels from throughout the country, and representing all 17 USTA Sections.

The Charlotte team lost to a team from Salt Lake City (USTA Intermountain Section), in the Championships.

The team is coached by Robby Edge and the roster includes: Niall Farrell Achmar, Samantha Forienza, Kyle Johnson Jr., Brian Perez, Jessica Perez, Alice Song and Justin Taylor.

USTA Jr. Team Tennis is a recreational tennis league for ages 8 – 18. It was established in 1991 to provide youth with all of the health and social benefits of tennis in a co-ed, fun and competitive team environment. USTA Jr. Team Tennis allows for participants to compete with and against individuals of similar skill and age levels. Players participate in a league format administered and run by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and its 17 Sections.

USTA Jr. Team Tennis had over 76,000 participants taking part across the United States, in all 17 USTA Sections in 2006. The program is broken down into three age divisions: 10 and under; 14 and under; 18 and under. For the 14 and 18 year-old divisions, players are broken down into two skill categories using the USTA’s National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP). Players with an NTRP of 3.0 and below compete in the Intermediate division. Players with an NTRP of 3.5 and above compete in the Advanced division.

To find out more about USTA Jr. Team Tennis or the USTA, visit