| By Kathy Miller

Congratulations to the Long Island teams that won at the Sectional Championship and are now advancing to the National Championship! The local winners include:

Women’s 18 & Over League
3.0 Blue Point (captained by Jenn Suh-McCormack)
4.0 Sportime Kings Park (captained by Michelle Stoerback

Women’s 55 & Over
6.0 Sportime Massapequa (captained by Lori De Costanzo)
7.0 Point Set (captained by Ann McGrath)

Men’s 55 & Over
9.0 Jericho Westbury (captained by Ed Wolfarth)

The Tri-Level League is being run as a weekend event. The women, with eight teams, are playing the weekend of Oct. 17, and the men, with 10 teams, are playing the weekends of Oct. 24 and Oct. 31. The winning women’s team and men’s team will advance to a Sectional Championship in Albany, N.Y. the weekend of Jan. 18.

Next will be the Mixed-Doubles League. Play is on weekends and will take place from November-April. Teams are at combined levels of 6.0 (two 3.0 players or a 2.5 & 3.5), 7.0 (two 3.5 players or a 3.0 & 4.0), 8.0 (two 4.0 players or a 3.5 & 4.5), and 9.0 (two 4.5 players or a 4.0 & 5.0). The deadline to add players to teams is Jan. 1, so if you are interested in a mixed team, contact me by e-mail at kathym65@aol.com.

Final ratings will be available right after Thanksgiving once all of the National Championships have been completed, and can be found online at www.usta.com.

The Men’s and Women’s 18 & Over, 40 & Over and 55 & Over Leagues will run from May 2015 thru August 2015. Organizing this League will begin in February. If you are interested in being placed on a team, contact me in March when I will then know which teams are in need of players.

Looking forward to a great 2015 of USTA Leagues on Long Island!

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.