With the summer flying by, the USTA leagues are finishing up. At the time of this article being due, the 18 & Over League has its winners that will be advancing to the Sectional Championship in Albany, N.Y.. The winners include:
18 & Over
►Women 2.5: Huntington Indoor, captained by Lorena Trabucco
►Women 3.0: Sportime Lynbrook, captained by Rosalynn Steele & Diana Hensley
►Women 3.5: Sportime Lynbrook, captained by Nayana Brahmbhatt
►Women 4.0: Sportime Syosset, captained by Gigi Banks & Dawn Schosberg
►Women 4.5: Sportime Lynbrook, captained by Suzanne Markowitz & Katie Figgie
►Women 5.0: Sportime Syosset, captained by Hali Katz & Meredith Steigman
►Men 3.0: Deer Park, captained by Ed Sinn
►Men 3.5: Christopher Morley, captained by Adam Moramarco
►Men 4.0: Christopher Morley, captained by Joseph Bullaro & Frank Fattizzi
►Men 4.5: Long Beach, captained by Mitchell Low & Fayez Malik
►Men 5.0: Carefree Racquet, captained by Ben Marks
40 & Over
►Women 3.0: Point Set, captained by Dena Stein & Melissa Kotcher
►Women 3.5: Christopher Morley Tennis, captained by Marcia Rosenkranz & Loretta Marcoux
►Women 4.0: Sportime Roslyn, captained by Seema Imberman & Constance Feiner
►Women 4.5: Sportime Lynbrook, captained by Tina Buschi & Suzanne Markowitz
►Men 3.0: Deer Park Tennis, captained by Ed Sinn
►Men 3.5: Long Beach Tennis Center, captained by Andrew Camacho
►Men 4.0: Eastern Athletic Blue Point, captained by Steve Subject
►Men 4.5: Sportime Syosset, captained by Andy Ross & Lance Kaufman
The 55 & Over Leagues are in full swing, with playoffs starting the end of August. We also have our 65 & Over League, which has grown quite a bit. We have the Men’s 7.0 and 8.0 Divisions again and for the ladies, we have 6.0, 7.0 and 8.0 Divisions this year. Hoping to continue the growth! We also have a 65 & Over Mixed Doubles League, which is a social league that continues to grow. Al Silverstein and Sue D’Alessandro organize this particular League and would love for more players to join. If interested, e-mail Al at ASilver1118@aol.com and Sue at SueDAless10is@optonline.net.
We will be getting the Tri-Level League off the ground at the end of September and will again run the 4.5, 4.0 & 3.5 League in addition to the 4.0, 3.5 & 3.0 League. Matches consist of three courts of doubles, one court at each level. If you have a team, please let me know so I can get you a registration number and get you on the schedule.
In the beginning of November, we will start getting the 18 & Over and 40 & Over Mixed Doubles Leagues organized. Both Leagues will offer teams at the combined levels of 6.0 7.0, 8.0, 9.0 and 10.0. The matches for the Mixed League also consist of three courts of Mixed Doubles and will play on weekends. The 18 & Over League will begin mid-December, with the 40 & Over League beginning in February. If you would like to get involved with your own team or would like to join a team, please let me know.
I will be putting together a non-advancing competitive Men’s 8.0 League which will start in October. Players at the 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5 Levels will be able to join a team and matches will be three courts of doubles. This is a pilot program for this year to see how it goes with the hope that we can add to it in the future. If you are interested in playing, please let me know.
That’s it for now! As always, we wish all of our advancing teams luck at Sectionals and hope to see you all go to Nationals!
Kathy Miller is the manager at Carefree Racquet Club and is also the Adult League Coordinator for USTA/Long Island. She may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.