| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The USTA 2.5 Women's team from Carefree Racquet Club in Merrick, N.Y., who first won their Long Island Regional, and then traveled to Syracuse and won their Sectional, headed out to Palm Springs, Calif. for the Nationals. At the 2010 Nationals, they represented Long Island very well by finishing fourth in the nation.

“I am very proud of what they have accomplished,” said Gabe Raneses, coach of the Women’s 2.5 team from Carefree. “They are a great bunch of ladies to work with on and off the court. The team could not have gotten this far without the support of their friends and family."

Congratulations again to the Women’s 2.5 team from Carefree (pictured here, from left to right): Debra Lehman, Debbie Pinciotto, Ann Marie Conniff, Coach Gabe Raneses, Liz Schiff, Mara Mazza and Captain Carrie Alfano in Palm Springs at the Nationals.