WTT Rec League National Finals Field Set for Indian Wells
National Championships in nine divisions to be determined, Nov. 2-4
Indian Wells, Calif. (November 1, 2012) --- This weekend, 51 teams and almost 450 players will compete for the national championships in nine divisions when the WTT Rec League National Finals take place Nov. 2-4, at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, Calif. View Day 3 Results, Day 2 Results, Day 1 Results!
After a competitive national qualifier season between February and October of this year, teams advanced by winning regional titles in their respective divisions at eight tournaments across the country. Squads from 15 states and Puerto Rico will be traveling to Nationals, some first-time regional titlists and other returning national qualifiers.
Titles in the following divisions will be up for grabs: 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, Senior 3.5, Senior 4.0, Senior 4.5, Super Senior 3.5 and Super Senior 4.0. Unlike last year, the Corporate Nationals are not being held in conjunction with the Rec Nationals, as they were played earlier this fall at the Family Circle Tennis Center in Charleston, S.C.
The field includes a host of teams from California, including the local Roadrunners, of Indio, Calif. Team members are Alan Chevrefils (captain), Indio, Calif.; Debbie Galeazzi, Cindy and Larry Le Roy, all of La Quinta, Calif.; and Rosalinda Benotti and John Jensen, both of Rancho Mirage, Calif. There are also two teams from Orange, Calif., in the 3.5 Division; teams from Encinitas and Irvine in the 4.0 Division; teams from Rancho Santa Fe and Aliso Viejo in the 4.5 Division; and several other California-based teams in the Senior and Super Senior Divisions as well.
Tennis competition will kick off at 8 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, with a Wilson clinic for tournament participants and player party being held later that evening. Play resumes on Saturday at 8 a.m. with final matches set for Sunday morning beginning at 8 a.m. Admission to all WTT Nationals matches is free.
All matches will be played using the WTT format, a fun, fast-paced coed team format that encourages equal contributions from both genders. A team has a minimum of four players, two men and two women. The WTT format uses five or six no-ad sets: men’s and women’s doubles, men’s and women’s singles and one or two sets of mixed doubles.
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2012 WTT REC LEAGUE NATIONAL FINALS -
Nov. 2-4 Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, Calif.
participant list (as of Nov. 1, 2012)
Avatar (Whippany, N.J.)
Stephanie Chang (captain) and Jian Liu, both of Whippany, N.J.; Ed Dequina, Joe Zheng and Yuanmei Liu, all of Montville, N.J.; and Angel Liu, Hackettstown, N.J.
Conquistadores (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
Hector Baez-Ramos (non-playing captain), San Juan, Puerto Rico; Aurelio Garcia Medina and Adalberto Ramirez, both of Ponce, Puerto Rico; Ingrid Cordero and Mariela Antomattei, both of Bayamon, Puerto Rico; Mildred Gonzalez, San Sebastia, Puerto Rico; and Matthew Lee Lebron, Humacao, Puerto Rico.
Ohio Players (Columbus, Ohio)
Regina Lukich (captain), Columbus, Ohio; Shawn Ransom, Grove City, Ohio; Becky Savage, Worthington, Ohio; and Ed Doersam, Gahanna, Ohio.
Strung Over (Raleigh, N.C.)
Pam Weis, Wake Forest, N.C.; and John Van Campen (captain), LaDonna Lee, Matthew Kirchhoff, Jamie Kirchhoff, Gayle Williams and Beth Shelly, all of Raleigh, N.C.
Vamos (St. Louis)
Bob Samples, Bridgeton, Mo.; and Ron Gossen (captain), Peggy Taylor, Cara McJunkin, Krista Fisher and Erick Prado, all of St. Louis.
VBFATA (Virginia Beach, Va.)
Pat Tapia (non-playing captain), Ryan Holland, Carmelita Tapia, Elizabeth Karney, Nancy Asa and Teodoro Asa all of Virginia Beach, Va.; and Chris D’Surney, Norfolk, Va.
Cary Firearms (Cary, N.C.)
Jenny Koeppen (captain), Steve Koeppen, Eric Zoetmulder and Juliann Zoetmulder, all of Cary, N.C.; and Tom Morrow and Marelise Boshoff, both of Raleigh, N.C.
I’d Hit That (Kansas City, Mo.)
Scott Hanover (captain), Kansas City, Mo.; Margaret Wiens, Manhattan, Kan.; Alyssa Breese, Mission, Kan.; Brett Martin, Lee’s Summit, Mo.; and Jon Carenza and Allison Carenza, both of Blue Springs, Mo.
Miller (Delmar, N.Y.)
Kelly McGeever (captain), Delmar, N.Y.; Kim Miller, Rexford, N.Y.; Dylan Davis, Selkirk, N.Y.; Deborah Davis, Selkirk, N.Y.; and George Bearese, Jupiter, Fla
MixMasters (Fredericksburg, Va.)
Everett Diederiks, Jr., Nokesville, Va.; Saeed Minhas, Woodbridge, Va.; Matt Haney (captain), Tracey Smalls and Suzanne McInteer, all of Fredericksburg, Va.
Naptown Swingers (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Frank Winegar, Noblesville, Ind.; Andrea Wilson, Brownsburg, Ind.; Mark Petro, Fishers, Ind.; and Toby Gaynor (captain), Heidi Yates and Paula Frederick, all of Indianapolis, Ind.
Puerto Rico Coconuts (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
Henry Carrion (captain) and Beatriz Rivera, both of San Juan, Puerto Rico; Miguel Sanchez, Toa Baja, Puerto Rico; Giselle Vidal, Bayamon, Puerto Rico; Carolina Lebron, Guanica, Puerto Rico; Raymundo Roman, Toa Alta, Puerto Rico; and Axel Carrillo, Rio Grande, Puerto, Rico.
SGV Take Over! (Orange, Calif.)
Sophie Lam (captain), Orange, Calif.; Met Chau, Mission Viejo, Calif.; Jon Mak, Glendale, Calif.; Josephine Chow, Rowland Heights, Calif.; Joanna Aguinaldo, Covina, Calif.; Jefferson Law, Corona, Calif.; Mike Mon, Fullerton, Calf.; and Tu Huynh, Rosemead, Calif.
True Lies (Irvine, Calif.)
Thor Johnson (captain), Orange, Calif.; Jerry Lesser and Greg Mittenhuber, both of Irvine, Calif.; Kari Keese, Tustin, Calif.; Megan Woods, Anaheim, Calif.; Forrest Morrow, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.; Hellen Nguyen, Santa Ana, Calif.; and Michael Keese, Mission Viejo, Calif.
Almost Angels (Fredericksburg, Va.)
Curtis Gaskins, Beaverdam, Va.; Mark Critchfield, Orange, Va.; Leslie Caliri, Stafford, Va.; and Alice King (non-playing captain), Angel Santiago, Tracey Smalls, Suzanne McInteer and Widna Benitez, all of Fredericksburg, Va.
Beach Breakers (Virginia Beach, Va.)
Leetsa Nottingham (captain), Beverly Farley, Deborah Brewster, Brandon Beavers, Doug Atkins, Kim Wood and Frank Manugo, all of Virginia Beach, Va.; Sarah Heppe, Thomas Kuhrt and Louis Manugo, both of Norfolk, Va.
Crane Fighters (Cary, N.C.)
Allison Ostrander, Apex, N.C.; Michael Fekete and Josh Krasner, both of Holly Springs, N.C.; and Marti Crane (captain), Jeffrey Madia and Laura Hiller, all of Cary, N.C.
Pachauri (St. Louis)
Chris Hahn and Elissa Ford, both of Saint Peters, Mo.; Tracey Tebbe, Aviston, Ill.; Judy Sindecuse, Weldon Spring, Mo.; Suvit Nopachai, Centralia, Ill.; Amit Pachauri (captain) and Trina Ngo, both of St. Louis.
Iowa39 (Grimes, Iowa)
Leslie Shipp (captain), Grimes, Iowa; Brandon Willet, Des Moines, Iowa; Dennis Lonzarich, West Des Moines, Iowa; Janet Johnson, Urbandale, Iowa; Kristen Johansen, Boone, Iowa; and Ben Lehnen, Windsor Heights, Iowa.
Raimi Reisen, Mililani, Hawaii; Rob Jaeckel, Kailua, Hawaii; Pom Luxton (captain), Jeffrey Grimmer, Janelle Ng, Devin Kutara, Gammon Miura and Jodi Tanabe-Hanzawa, all of Honolulu.
Survivors (Encinitas, Calif.)
Allison Sterett (captain), Encinitas, Calif.; Barry Sterett, Rancho Mirage, Calif.; Debbie Fitzgerald and Troy Merrill, both of Coronado, Calif.; James Boone, La Mesa, Calif.; and Judy Rockland, Deborah Fitzgerald and Joshua Kaye, all of San Diego.
What The Fuzz (Irvine, Calif.)
Joyce Kim (captain), Michael Zhang, Raymond Ng, Aya Sakoda and Jenny Hua, all of Irvine, Calif.; Heather Baker, Tustin, Calif.; Gary Bird, Newport Beach, Calif.; and Sophie Lam, Orange Calif.
Absolute Turtles (Exton, Pa.)
Cindy Basile (captain), Exton, Pa.; Stacy Voelker, Ardmore, Pa.; Scott Melideo, Dix Hills, N.Y.; Jimmy Yen, Paoli, Pa.; and Tania Sawack, Wayne, Pa.
Carmel Valley Tennis (Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.)
Jeff Ray, Robyn Leong and Karly Given, all of San Diego; Becky Kuba (captain), Alan Chang and Eddie Acuna, all of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
FTC (Ormond Beach, Fla.)
Jane Fountain, Deland, Fla.; Dorian Porada, Daytona Beach, Fla.; and John Hudson (captain), Sirikit Press and Kristen Okarski, all of Ormond Beach, Fla.
Kinder (Ballwin, Mo.)
Erin Kinder (captain), Ballwin, Mo.; Lynda Betz, Chesterfield, Mo.; Jimmy Walley, Wichita, Kan.; and Michael Doyle and Todd Parker, both of St. Louis.
Spin Doctors (Aliso Viejo, Calif.)
Kenji Bakuya (captain), Aliso Viejo, Calif.; Tina Mortensen, Bonsall, Calif.; Terry Wong, Tustin, Calif.; Indrani Jackson, Costa Mesa, Calif.; Andy Nguyen, Garden Grove, Calif.; Natalie Loria, Irvine, Calif.; and Adam Clark, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
SENIOR 3.5 DIVISION:
ACES (Miami, Fla.)
Siriporn Burke (captain) and Bill Mixon, both of Miami, Fla.; Lavenia Ferguson, Novelty, Ohio; and Gregory Perrin, Maple Heights, Ohio.
NY State Silver Streaks (Troy, N.Y.)
Sherry Best, Rensselaer, N.Y.; Thomas Fashour and Martha Fashour, both of Schenectady, N.Y.; George Schlottner, Delanson, N.Y.; Michael Luttman, Niskayuna, N.Y.; Douglas Doherty, Averill Park, N.Y.; Suzanne Hauber (captain) and David Hauber, both of Troy, N.Y.
Racquet Mountain (Diamond Bar, Calif.)
Harlan Hayashida (captain), Montebello, Calif.; Gary Kitagawa, Santa Monica, Calif.; Robert M. Carrera and Aurora Carrera, both of Monterey Park, Calif.; Molly Cortez, Chino Hills, Calif.; Amelia Iniguez, West Covina, Calif.; Ann Tsugawa, Westminster, Calif. Bruce McEachen and Manuel Valenzuela, both of Temple City, Calif.
Roadrunners (Indio, Calif.)
Alan Chevrefils (captain), Indio, Calif.; Debbie Galeazzi, Cindy and Larry Le Roy, all of La Quinta, Calif.; and Rosalinda Benotti and John Jensen, both of Rancho Mirage, Calif.
SENIOR 4.0 DIVISION:
Balboa Bombers (Coronado, Calif.)
Albert Alagata, Chula Vista, Calif.; Jack Autry, Lakeside, Calif.; Debbie Fitzgerald (captain), Beatriz Vega, Jane Pulliam, Craig Macdonald and Brad Hasper, all of San Diego.
Bologna’s Big Shots (Schenectady, N.Y.)
Patrick Bologna (captain) and Donna Casso, both of Schenectady, N.Y.; Suzanne Bush, Scotia, N.Y.; Michael Luttman, Niskayuna, N.Y.; Marianne Mahr, Troy, N.Y.; and Diane Friedman and Pete Rinaldi, both of Voorheesville, N.Y.
Carol’s Crew (St. Louis)
Carol Schwent (captain), William Dannevik, Jana Goeke and Kathy Wennemann, all of St. Louis; Debbie Hogan, Eureka, Mo.; Bob Faust, Roberstville, Mo.; James Dixon, Manchester, Mo.; and Liz Gordon, Chesterfield, Mo.
Intrepids (North Miami, Fla.)
Norflett Harris (captain), Sylvinia David and Joell Palmer, all of North Miami; and Arthur Givens, Robin Connell and
Debra Simonson, all of Miami.
Old Strokes (La Mesa, Calif.)
Mike Yaldo and Alissa Weiss, both of El Cajon, Calif.; Dennis Navarro, Chula Vista, Calif.; Cindi Boogaard, Bontia, Calif.; Steven Kavy (captain), Ann Kavy, Celia Lukomski, Javier Sandoval and Kim Stromberg, all of La Mesa, Calif.
Sierra Serves & Curves (Fresno, Calif.)
Jeff Klippert (captain), Alan Greulich, Ted Reynoso, Bill Hancock, Gayle Merritt and Patti Rose, all of Fresno, Calif.; Candace Egan, Coarsegold, Calif.; and Michiko English, Clovis, Calif.
The Young and the Rest (Bethesda, Md.)
Ivan Teelucksingh (captain), Bethesda, Md.; Nancy Trimble, Frederick, Md.; Kathleen Castro, Leesburg, Va.; Geoff Montgomery, Kensington, Md.; Esther Burgess, Herndon, Va.; Gerald McClellan, Clarksburg, Md.; Sharon Tennyson, Ellicott City, Md.; and Bridget Gauer, Gaithersburg, Md.
WTT Senior Crew (Virginia Beach, Va.)
Leetsa Nottingham (captain), Claudette Sealy, Jerry Scott, Beverly Farley, Doug Atkins and Karen Adcock, all of Virginia Beach, Va.; Derric White, Chesapeake, Va.; and Thomas Kuhrt, Norfolk, Va.
SENIOR 4.5 DIVISION:
Diehards (Long Beach, Calif.)
Liz Wood (non-playing captain) and Mike Vieane, both of Long Beach, Calif.; Pino Marzola, Fountain Valley, Calif.; Dave Thompson, Huntington Beach, Calif.; Mary Meister and Susie Bunzey, Laguna Woods, Calif.; Colleen Scanlon, Newport Beach, Calif.; Mickey Castagna, Irvine, Calif.; Mark Mihalco and Daren Collins, both of Seal Beach, Calif.; and Britta Hurst, Long Beach, Calif.
PT Kruzers (Clovis, Calif.)
Carole Heinrichs (captain), Clovis, Calif.; Candace Egan, Coarsegold, Calif.; Norma Jean Fernandez, Alfred Cuadros, William English, Marilyn Watts, Camilla Sutherland and Alberto Perez, Fresno, Calif.
St. Louis Strings (St. Louis)
Denise Inman (captain), Columbia, Ill.; Thomas Wheeland, University City, Mo.; Bill Schlueter, Mehlville, Mo.; Debbie Hogan, Eureka, Mo.; Gerry Goeke, Des Peres, Mo.; Don Galbraith, Foristell, Mo.; and Vicki Wright and Becky Roesch, both of St. Louis.
Short Skirts Long Racquets (Virginia Beach, Va.)
David Sloane (captain), Toby Fanney, Kathy Courage, Laura Stone and Florence Deaton, all of Virginia Beach, Va.; Mike Heisler and Tom Winter, both of Chesapeake, Va.; and Marcus Crawford, Newport News, Va.
Texas Twisters (Plano, Texas)
Jan Bulls (captain), Plano, Texas; Cathy Carter, Whitehouse, Texas; Dicksie Walker, Bullard, Texas; Ronnie Blake, Bruce Carter and Mike Murphy, all of Tyler, Texas
SUPER SENIOR 3.5 DIVISION:
Aces4Kid’s (Beverly Hills, Calif.)
Ronita Elder (non-playing captain), Beverly Hills, Calif.; Lawrence Mortorff, Playa del Rey, Calif.; William Oder, Rancho Mirage, Calif.; Joyce Corrigan and Sue Brezina, Glendora, Calif.; George Surratt, Santa Monica, Calif.; and Ruth Heise, Upland, Calif.
Smashers (Lancaster, Pa.)
Carol Gleiberman (captain), Thomas Weik and Margaret Weik, all of Lancaster, Pa.; Garry Bashore, Hummelstown, Pa.; Mel Eckhaus, Elliottsburg, Pa.; and Linda Witmer, Millersville, Pa.
SUPER SENIOR 4.0 DIVISION:
Team Davis (Encino, Calif.)
Cora Davis (captain), Gordon Davis and Tina Clarfield, all of Encino, Calif.; Alan Hersh and Connie Benveniste, both of Calabasas, Calif.; Gerald Tarlow, Marina del Rey, Calif.; Diane Sexton, Valencia, Calif.; Michael Gardner, Westlake Village, Calif.; and Eric Book, Woodland Hills, Calif.
The Texans (Lubbock, Texas)
Elaine Gentry (captain), Jim Phillips, Judy Mainord, Daniel Kuss, Kaye Juss, John Anthony and Ronald Smith, all of
Lubbock, Texas; and Pat Brashears, Brownfield, Texas.
Winning Shots (Lancaster, Pa.)
Elaine Walsh (captain), Joyce Baker and Jim Walsh, all of Lancaster, Pa.; Dennis Keller, Mount Joy, Pa.; Jay Witmer, Millersville, Pa.; Bob Woods, East Earl, Pa.; Lois Anderson, York, Pa.; and Linda Witmer, Millersville, Pa.