| By Kathy Miller

Good luck to all of our Long Island winning teams at the Sectional Championship in Albany! At the time this article was due, the 55 & Over Division was playing the last week of their season. Final results will appear in the next edition.

Final standings
18 & Over League (Women)
►2.5 Division Blue Point (captained by Kiersten Arata & Jane Kelly)
►3.0 Division Carefree (captained by Donna Hallas)
►3.5 Division Carefree (captained by Bonnie Kolenberg)
►4.0 Division Jericho Westbury (captained by Alyssa Bonadonna & Suzanne Putnam)
►4.5 Division Robbie Wagner (captained by Akiko Tohmatsu & Dawn Bernstein)
►5.0+ Division Jericho Westbury (captained by Akiko Tohmatsu)

18 & Over League (Men)
►3.0 Division Rockville Racquet (captained by Kevin Gray & Saahil Brahmbhatt)
►3.5 Division Sportime Lynbrook (captained by Arik Yochai)
►4.0 Division Blue Point (captained by Gerald Henline & Lars Gustafson)
►4.5 Division Jericho Westbury (captained by Devang Parmar)
►5.0+ Division Jericho Westbury (captained by Sean Worth & Phil Castellano)

40 & Over League (Women)
►3.0 Division Glen Head (captained by Geri Verola & Heather Knoft)
►3.5 Division Sportime Lynbrook (captained by Marlaina Teich & Lisa Tabman)
►4.0 Division Carefree (captained by Ilene Sommer)
►4.5+ Division Sportime Lynbrook (captained by Ginger Wade)

40 & Over League (Men)
►3.0 Division Hempstead Lake (captained by Lawrence Ham)
►3.5 Division Huntington Indoor (captained by Ron Marsh & Robert Wendt)
►4.0 Division Blue Point (captained by Steve Subject)
►4.5+ Division Sportime Syosset (captained by Andy Ross)

As many of you know, this was a tough season with the new age format that the USTA imposed upon us. We ask that you bear with us as we try to work out the kinks. We knew this would be a “learning” year for us and appreciate those who went with the flow. When this article comes out, the Long Island League Board have met to discuss ideas to help improve the League for next season. The Board consists of seven individuals who all care tremendously about this League. We have to consider the rules of the USTA League that we must abide by, the limited court time and time constraints along with what is best for ALL involved. There were 40 Divisions within the 18 & Over, 40 & Over, and 55 & Over Leagues this past season and we must consider what will work with all of them. We appreciate your understanding and hope to see you back next season!

Next up is the Mixed-Doubles and Tri-Level Leagues. If you are interested, please e-mail me at kathym65@aol.com.

Look forward to seeing you on the courts!

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.