At the time this article was written, playoffs for the Mixed-Doubles League were about to begin. At the 6.0 Level, first place Christopher Morley, captained by Darlene Sotomayor, will be playing second place Blue Point, captained by Jenn McCormack & Henry Winnicki. The 7.0 Division 1 Level will feature first place Sportime Syosset, captained by Dawn Schosberg, playing second place Christopher Morley, captained by Darlene Sotomayor. In the 7.0 Division 2 League, it will be first place Sportime Syosset, captained by Gabe Moriera, playing second place Point Set, captained by Jenn Jaeger.
The 7.0 Suffolk Division will feature first place Blue Point, captained by Jenn McCormack & Henry Winnicki playing second place Blue Point, captained by David Reid & Evangeline Boutin.
In 8.0 Division 1 action, first place Carefree, captained by Daniel Burgess will play second place Point Set, captained by Adele Mancuso & Dan Bindler. Division 2 at the 8.0 Level is first place Long Beach Tennis, captained by Andrew Camacho & Brian Connor, playing second place Nassau Indoor, captained by Julia Adwar, while the Suffolk Division will feature first place Sportime Massapequa, captained by Ann Reid playing second place World Gym Setauket, captained by Wayne Freeman.
The 9.0 Division will see first place Hempstead Lake, captained by Roz Chua, playing second place Sportime Lynbrook, captained by Ginger Wade.
Good luck to all teams!
The 7.0 and 8.0 Level will have had a Regional Playoff to get one winner at each level. The winning teams at the 6.0, 7.0, 8.0 and 9.0 Levels will be playing in the Section Championship the weekend of June 5 in Westchester, N.Y.
The Summer Adult League will have teams in the Men’s and Women’s 18 & Over, 40 & Over, and 55 & Over Leagues this summer. The 18 & Over and 40 & Over Leagues will be starting in May, while the 55 & Over League will begin in June. The 18 & Over League has teams at the 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 and 5.0+ Levels. The 40 & Over League has teams at the 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5+ Levels and the 55 & Over League has teams at the combined levels of 6.0, 7.0, 8.0 and 9.0 Levels. We have 260 teams this year and players can join teams until Monday, June 1. If you would like to join a team, please contact Kathy Miller by e-mail at email@example.com and I will try to find a spot for you. Spots do fill up fast though!
The 18 & Over League at the 2.5 and 5.0+ Levels are one court of singles and two courts of doubles. The remaining levels of 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5 play two courts of singles and three courts of doubles. The 40 & Over League plays two courts of singles and three courts of doubles at all the levels and the 55 & Over League plays three courts of doubles. All the leagues play other teams of the same level on Long Island with a playoff at the end of the season. Some levels then have a Regional Championship if there is more than one flight at their level to get one Long Island winner. The winning teams from Long Island then go and compete in a Section Championship against teams from the other five sections that make up the Eastern Section of the USTA. The Section Championships will be held on different weekends throughout August and September in Greenburg, N.Y. The winners from this then attend the National Championship, which will be held in Indian Wells, Calif.; Rancho Mirage, Calif.; and Tucson, Ariz. in October and November.
We look forward to a great season of USTA tennis on Long Island!
Scenes From the 2015 Captain’s Cocktail Party
Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, N.Y.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.