The women’s 55 & Over 9.0 team from Winter Park narrowly finished runner-up over the weekend at the USTA League 55 & Over National Championships, held Nov. 17-19, 2017 at the USTA National Campus in Orlando.
In the final the Winter Park women, who play out of the Azalea Lane Tennis Center, fell to USTA Middle States (Newton Square, Pa.) 2-1. Earlier in the day the Winter Park team defeated a team from Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., 2-1 in the semifinals. They advanced to the semis by winning their round-robin flight contested Friday and Saturday.
The team’s season roster is comprised of Tami Florin (captain), Katherine Foulk, Allegra Campos, Elizabeth Street, Sharon Benson, Denise Agnew, and Angela Robinson.
In May the Winter Park women booked their ticket to nationals by sweeping to the USTA Florida Sectionals title without dropping a match.
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.
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