| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The USTA Eastern Long Island Region is proud to congratulate several local USTA League teams who achieved great things this season. Two Long Island teams, the 3.5 Men’s team from Rockville Racquet, captained by Don Rodgers and the Eastern Athletics 3.5 Women’s team, led by captain Tricia Livingston, are going to Nationals! Additional teams from Rockville Racquet, Carefree and Sportime Lynbrook won their respective Long Island Championships and went to Sectionals.


Rockville Racquet Men’s 3.5
A group of 12 men from the Five Towns and other local communities will be headed to Nationals on October 5th after finishing the regular season undefeated, with a 14-0 record. This 3.5 team out of Rockville Racquet – captained by Don Rodgers -- won Nassau County, Long Island and the Eastern Sectional Championships and will take their 22-0 record to the National Championships being held in Tucson, Ariz. Team members are: Rodgers, Earl Chin, Miguel Gordon, Ahearn, Prakash Pisipati, Jose Rosa, Robert Neuguth, Joseph Seplow, Jemal Creary, Rich Dacosta, Johan Lood, Gabe Moreira, Ravi Lam and Bruce Stegner.

Eastern Athletics Women’s 3.5
The Eastern Athletic USTA 3.5 ladies’ night tennis team recently captured the Eastern Section Championship in Albany and will be heading to Nationals in October. The team is led by Captain Tricia Livingston and Coach Michael Hoffner. After winning the Suffolk County title with a 12-0 record, the team continued to dominate in Nassau County to win the Long Island Championship. Their winning streak continued in the Eastern Sectional tournament in Albany, ending with an undefeated season with a record of 20-0. Pictured here is Tricia Livingston, captain of the USTA Ladies 3.5 Team from Eastern Athletic.


Long Island Champs
Congratulations to the following teams who won Long Island and went to Sectionals: Rockville Racquet Men’s 4.0 captained by Ian Shapiro and Mike Pavlides; the Men’s 5.0 Long Island champions from Carefree, led by Scott Chesney and Andy Schwartz; and the Sportime Lynbrook Women’s 5.0 team captained by Tina Buschi.

The Rockville Racquet Men’s 4.0 captained by Ian Shapiro and Mike Pavlides


The Men’s 5.0 Long Island Champions from Carefree, led by Scott Chesney and Andy Schwartz


The Sportime Lynbrook Women’s 5.0 team, captained by Tina Buschi