The women’s team from Lynbrook, NY representing the USTA Eastern Section, captured the national title at the USTA League 7.0 Super Senior National Championships held at the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex in Surprise, Arizona
Hard work and dedication paid off for the Lynbrook Ladies, who finished third place at Nationals last year.
The Lynbrook team defeated a team from Honolulu, Hawaii 2-1 in the Championship match. Earlier in the day, the Lynbrook ladies defeated a team from Virginia Beach, Va. 2-1 in the semifinals. They advanced this far by winning their round-robin flight contested Friday and Saturday.
The team is captained by Cathy Caldwell and features Karen Guendjoian, Dale Conway, Nancy Johnson, Patricia Daly, Rose Staselis, Karen Rennus, Mary Cecil, Leslie Wecksler, Catherine Merrick, Diane Pellechia and Evelyn Morales. The team plays at the Sportime Lynbrook Tennis Facility and is coached by Tina Buschi.
This year’s USTA League 7.0 Super Senior National Championship has drawn the top 34 teams, with 17 men’s teams and 17 women’s teams from all of the United States.
USTA League celebrated its 30th Anniversary in 2010. Since its inception in 1980, USTA League has grown from 13,000 participants in its first year, to over 820,000 players across the nation today, making it the world’s largest recreational tennis league.
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