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Baltimore Women Crowned National Champions at USTA League Presented by Chrysler 3.0 Senior National Championships

LAS VEGAS (NOVEMBER 2) - The women’s team from Baltimore, Md., representing the USTA Mid Atlantic section, captured the national title at the USTA League presented by Chrysler 3.0 Senior National Championships held at the Darling Tennis Center in Las Vegas, Nev.

The Baltimore team defeated a team from Rocky River, Ohio, 3-0 in the Championship match. Saturday evening, the Baltimore team defeated a team from San Juan, Puerto Rico, in the semifinals. They advanced this far by winning their round-robin flight contested Friday and Saturday morning.

The team is captained by Marcia Dysart and features: Susan Basch, Wendy Day, Carol McCarra, Elizabeth Deford, Joyce Matoska, Irene Baker, Janice Lemoine, Paulette Barnett, Ann Hubard, and Carol Purcell.

The top four teams in order of finish are: USTA Mid Atlantic (Baltimore, Md.), USTA Midwest (Rocky River, Ohio), USTA Middle States (York, Pa.), and USTA Caribbean (San Juan, Puerto Rico).

This year’s USTA League presented by Chrysler 3.0 Senior National Championship has drawn the top 33 teams (17 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 665,000 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 third year as the presenting sponsor and official vehicle of USTA League. Head Penn Racquet Sports is in its 21st 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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