The Broward County women from Midtown Athletic Club in Weston, Fla., are USTA League tennis national champions after last weekend finishing on top at the USTA League 18 & Over 3.5 National Championships, held Oct. 6-8, 2017 at the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex in Surprise, Ariz.
In the final the Weston women rolled past the USTA Intermountain Section (Colorado Athletic Club Monaco from Denver) 4-1. Earlier in the day the Weston team defeated a squad from Bellevue, Wash., 3-2 in the semifinals. They advanced to the semifinals after winning their round-robin flight contested Friday and Saturday.
In August the Weston women advanced to nationals by winning the USTA Florida 18 & Over 2.5/3.5/4.5 Sectional Championships contested at the USTA National Campus in Orlando. In that sectionals final they defeated Miami-Dade South (Crandon Park, Key Biscayne) 4-1.
The teams season roster was comprised of Maria Brozzi (captain), Elizabeth Gordillo, Evelyn Daniels, Ivy Touchstone, Ann Jerred, Nancy Marcus, Patricia Nolan, Natalia De Gregorio, Anne Katan, Radmila Itria, Ana Cruz, Sara Contreras, Victoria Sujoy, Oya Ozdogan, Sally Hernadez, Patricia Rodriguez, and Alicia Dominguez.
The result is the best for Weston’s Midtown Athletic Club at the USTA League National Championships since the club’s 18 & Over Men’s 3.5 team finished fourth in 2016.
Established in 1980, USTA League has grown from 13,000 participants in a few parts of the country in its first year to more than 915,000 players across the nation today, making it the world’s largest recreational tennis league.
The 2017 USTA League season will be the fifth season with the updated structure and format which offers four age categories (Adult 18 & Over, Adult 40 & Over and Adult 55 & Over and Mixed 18 & Over) to better align participants with players their own age. The Mixed 40 & Over division also celebrated its fourth anniversary.
For more information about USTA Florida Leagues go to www.ustaflorida.com/league.