It was an incredible year for USTA Adult Leagues in San Diego. Top honors were earned by nine teams recently at the Southern California Sectionals, and they qualified to represent So Cal at USTA Nationals.
Congratulations to Rancho Bernardo Summit, who became the 6.0 Mixed Doubles National Champions. Big high fives go to the Tierrasanta Tennis Club Tri-level Ladies Team captained by Debbie Fitzgerald. They won the Southern California Section Championships in Claremont, CA. The team format combines players at the 4.5, 4.0 and 3.5 levels competing as a team against players at the same level. Tierrasanta’s win was the first season San Diego teams competed in this league.
Final four honors went to the 3.0 level ladies teams from StoneRidge Country Club, and the 9.0 level 55-and-over ladies team from Rancho Valencia. Great performances at the national event were logged by the 4.0 Coronado Men and 4.0 Coronado Ladies, as well as the Del Rayo Downs Ladies. In 55-and-over division, the North County ladies teams swept all levels including 6.0 Stone Ridge Country Club, 7.0 Rancho Penasquitos Tennis Club, and the 8.0 Kit Carson Park.
South Area Playoffs will be hosted at Barnes Tennis Center in January. Also the Winter Season will kick off in 2018 from January to March offering USTA Mixed Doubles 18-and-over division and the USTA Adult Men’s and Women’s 40-and-over category. For more information, please contact USTA San Diego League Coordinator Randie Lettington. at SanDiegoUSTA@gmail.com.
Special thanks to Ali Ordonez, the SCTA Adult League Coordinator, and SCTA San Diego Area League Coordinator Randie Lettington for contributing to this report.