| By Kathy Miller

Mixed-doubles results
The teams that advanced to Sectional Championships are:

►6.0 Hempstead Lake Indoor (captained by Darlene Sotomayor)
►7.0 Eastern Athletic Melville (captained by Jamie Stickney)
►8.0 Eastern Athletic Blue Point (captained by Kara Parker)
►9.0 Sportime Lynbrook (captained by Chris Colesanti)

Although none of the Long Island teams advanced to Nationals, a great time was had by all. Players from the four levels supported each other, experienced Long Island camaraderie, and they all went to dinner together. So happy to hear that players of different levels whose paths may not have crossed, came together the way they did. This is what the Adult League is about!

The 2013 Summer League started in May for the men’s and women’s teams using the new USTA format of 18 & Over, 40 & Over, and 55 & Over. Playoffs and Regional & Sectional Championships are as follows as also stated on the roster you received in your packet:

For the 18 & Over League, playoffs begin the week of July 28. Divisional playoffs are still local and will still be played in the three-court format. Regional championships will be played using the five-court format going forward, two courts of singles and three courts of doubles. The dates are as follows:

Level Regionals Sectionals
2.5 Women Saturday, Aug. 3 at 9:00 a.m. Aug. 9-11
3.0 Women Saturday, Aug. 3 at 11:00 a.m. Aug. 16-18
3.0 Men   Aug. 16-18
3.5 Women Saturday, Aug. 3 at 1:00 p.m. Aug. 9-11
3.5 Men   Aug. 9-11
4.0 Women Friday, Aug. 2 at 7:00 p.m.  Aug. 9-11
4.0 Men Thursday, Aug. 1 at 9:00 p.m. Aug. 9-11
4.5 Men & Women   Aug. 23-25
5.0 Men & Women    Aug. 9-11


For the 40 & Over League, playoffs begin the week of July 28.

Level Regionals Sectionals
3.0 Women Sunday, Aug. 4 at 9:00 a.m. Aug. 24-35
3.0 Men   Aug. 23-25
3.5 Women Sunday, Aug, 4 at 11:00 a.m. Aug. 16-18
3.5 Men   Aug. 16-18
4.0 Women Sunday, Aug. 4 at 1:00 p.m.  Aug. 23-25
4.0 Men Friday, Aug. 2 at 9:00 p.m. Aug. 23-25
4.5 Men & Women   Aug. 16-18


For the 55 & Over League, playoffs begin the week of Aug. 19. The winning Long Island teams then advance to the Sectional Championship, set for Sept. 20-22 for all the levels, 6.0, 7.0, 8.0 and 9.0.

All of the regional matches are played at Carefree Racquet Club and all the Sectional matches are played in Schenectady, NY.

Please check the league standings on www.litennisscores.com. The USTA site does not reflect the point system so the standings are not correct on the USTA site.

Please remember that while it is nice to win your match, being fair, pleasant and displaying good sportsmanship, both on and off the court, shows so much more of your true character!

Good luck to all the teams.

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 kathym65@aol.com.