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Knoxville, TN Women Runner-up At USA League Tennis 3.0 Senior National Championships

October 28, 2002 04:46 PM

The women’s team from Knoxville, Tenn., representing the USTA Southern Section, captured second place at the USA League Tennis presented by Lincoln 3.0 Senior National Championships held at the Barnes Tennis Center.

Knoxville, Tenn., lost to a team from Kennewick, Wash., (3-0) in the championship match. Earlier in the day, Knoxville, Tenn., defeated City of Industry, Calif., (2-1) in the semifinals. They advanced to the final four by winning their round-robin flight contested Friday and Saturday.

The team is captained by Lynn Wardley and team members include Helen Barker, Gloria Ditmore, Antonieta Haralson, Catherine Hiddleston, Joy Ingram, Gayle McNutt, Mary Oran, Helen Sunshine, Nancy Tucker, Linda Underwood, Lynn Wardley and Jonelle Wooldridge.

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 USA League Tennis 3.0 Senior National Championships have drawn the top 34 teams (17 women’s and 17 men’s) from throughout the United States including teams from Hawaii, California, Texas, New Jersey and Puerto Rico.

USA League Tennis presented by Lincoln is the world’s largest recreational tennis league with 360,000 players 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.

Lincoln is the presenting sponsor and official vehicle of USA League Tennis. Penn Racquet Sports, the world’s leading manufacturer of tennis balls, is in its 15th year as the official ball of USA League Tennis. The Citizen Watch Company celebrates its seventh year as a USTA Corporate Champion and as sponsor of USA League Tennis.




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