A mixed doubles tennis team from Tallahassee, representing the USTA Florida Section, finished in third place at the USTA League Mixed 18 & Over 7.0 National Championships, held Nov. 14-16, 2014 at the Hilton El Conquistador Resort in Tucson, Ariz.
The team, which played out of Forestmeadows Park in Tallahassee during the regular season, defeated a team from the USTA Missouri Valley Section (St. Louis, Mo.) 2-1 in the 3rd/4th place playoff.
Earlier in the day in the semifinals the Tallahassee squad was edged 2-1 by the USTA Caribbean Section (San Juan, Puerto Rico) which went on to win the championship, defeating the USTA Hawaii Section (Honolulu) in the final.
The regular-season Tallahassee team roster was comprised of Denean Sykes (captain), Kenneth Seymore, Lori Elliott, Victoria Heuler, Sachin Murthy, Clark Kuntz, Renee Howard, Tracy Propp, Kevin Warner, Corey Howard, Tom Propp, Bobbie Rushing, Travis Sykes, and Libby Thomson.
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 820,000 players across the nation today, making it the world’s largest recreational tennis league.
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 18 years of age or older.
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