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Shreveport, LA Men Capture 3rd Place at USA League Tennis 4.5 Senior National Championships

October 30, 2002 11:52 AM

The men’s team from Shreveport, LA, representing the USTA Southern Section, captured third place at the USA League Tennis presented by Lincoln 4.5 Senior National Championships held at the Riviera Resort & Racquet Club and Moore Tennis Academy in Palm Springs, CA.

Shreveport lost to a team from Minneapolis, MN, (3-0) in the semi-final round of play. Later in the day, they defeated Tucson, AZ, (2-1) to take third place. They advanced to the final four by winning their round-robin flight contested Friday and Saturday.

The team is captained by Danny Roemer and team members include Larry Back, Walter Paz, Tomislav Poljak, Stephen Duffel, Hugh Rodriquez, Lance Dreyer, Kenneth Jantz, Richard Verzaal and Mike McNulty.

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.

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.

Shreveport, LA Team: Standing (l-r): Larry Back, Walter Paz, Tomislav Poljak, Danny Roemer, Stephen Duffel, Hugh Rodriquez, Lance Dreyer and Kenneth Jantz. Kneeling (l-r): Richard Verzaal and Mike McNulty. © Copyright



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