Family tennis teams compete for Championship
NEW YORK, NY — More than 20 of the top family tennis teams from 14 different states qualified to play for a national title in the 2013 National Family Tennis Championships from August 23-26, 2013 at Sportime Randall’s Island New York City. Teams receive travel, hotel accommodations as well as tickets to see the best in the game play at the USTA/Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. For more information visit www.FamilyTennis.com.
After winning NFTC tournaments at their local tennis facilities, teams traveled to one of three regional playoffs including: The Plaza Tennis Center in Kansas City, MO.; The Copeland-Cox Mobile Tennis Center in Mobile, AL.; and The Tennis Center at College Park in MD. Winners and wild card teams were invited to compete at the National Championships.
The schedule for the finals includes: Friday, August 23rd @ 4 PM-7 PM; Saturday, August 24 @ 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM; Sunday, August 25th @ 9:30 AM - 1 PM.
Here’s a look at the finalists in the six divisions of play. (Hometown of players, age of child and name of facility listed):
MOTHER/DAUGHTER: Natalie & Kennan Johnson (age 17) (Baton Rouge, LA - Northwood Club); Karen & Lauren Simeone (age 17) (Collegeville, PA. - Frog Hollow Racquet Club); Kay & Martha Williams (age 12) - (Mobile, AL - Orange Beach Tennis Center); Shelly & Brennan Foreman (age 14) (Austin, TX - Grey Rock Tennis Club)
MOTHER/SON - Michele Haggerty & Jackson Cobb (age 14) (Austin, TX - Grey Rock Tennis Club); Wen Li & Ryan Zu (age 17) (Rochester, NY - Tennis Club of Rochester); Hallet & Brooks Green Jr (age 14) (Mobile, AL - Orange Beach Tennis Center); Kristin & Kyle Wogahn (age 16) (Eau Claire, WI - Eau Claire YMCA)
FATHER/DAUGHTER - Lance & Sadey St. Amant (age 18) (Ocean Springs, MS -Diamondhead Tennis World); Aime Ngounoue & Malkia Menguene (age 12) (Washington, DC - Montgomery TennisPlex); Chris & Sophie Farmer (age 16) (Eden Prairie, MN - Reed-Sweatt Family Tennis Center); Juan & Nina De Luna (age 14) (Coopersburg, PA - Frog Hollow Racquet Club)
FATHER/SON: Jon & Tristan Stitt (age 16) (Dallas, TX - Northwood Club); Derrick & Austin Racine (age 16) (Pensacola, FL - Diamondhead Tennis World); Ken & Will Persson (age 17) (Leonia, NJ - North Jersey CTA); Scott & Jacob Baehr (age 13) (Pensacola, FL - Orange Beach Tennis Center)
HUSBAND/WIFE -Jack & Kim Bastable (Leawood, KS - Plaza Tennis Club); Jonathan & Michele Drucker (Coral Gables, FL - Weston Tennis Club); Dan & Cristina Chen (Forest Hills, NY - NJCTA); Javier Easton & Itshel Rabi (Edmond, OK - McClendon Tennis Center)
BROTHER/SISTER - Nick & Amber Cruz (Foley, AL - Orange Beach Tennis Center); Ben Ward & Lucy Stevens (Pass Christian, MS - Diamondhead Tennis World); Shyam & Shruti Srinivassan (Ashburn, VA - Regency Sports & Health)
The 2013 National Family Tennis Championships is being produced by Oasis Sports Ventures/Family Tennis, LLC. Promotional support is provided by Tennis.com, Tennis15-30 and the USTA. Official sponsors include Dunlop Sports, Grand Slam Tennis Tours and Orbitz Partner Network.
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