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10 Teams Earn Division Championship at 2016 WTT Nationals

Palm Desert, Calif. (November 9, 2016) – In the culminating tournament of the 2016 Mylan WTT Rec League season, 10 teams earned Nationals titles during competition this past weekend at Palm Valley Country Club in Palm Desert, Calif. There were a total of 69 teams and 500 players that competed in 10 divisions, with players making the trip from 18 states.

Those teams winning their division were Asian Danger, of Irvine, Calif.; Hot Fuzz, of Orange, Calif.; Kick Aces, of Clark, N.J.; The Bain Train, of Latham, N.Y.; Babes and Boomers, of Miami; EverGreen, of Long Valley, N.J.; Jungernauts, of San Diego; Victorious Secret, of San Diego; LOV2PLA, of Virginia Beach, Va.; and Some Other Team, of Palm Desert, Calif.

For more information on WTT Rec League programs, visit www.WTT.com/RecLeagues or visit the official Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/wttrecleague.

3.0 DIVISION
In the six-team 3.0 Division, teams played five round-robin matches to determine a 2016 champion. In their first two matches on Friday, Asian Danger, of Irvine, Calif., set the tone with two double-digit wins over In2Tennis, of Cary, N.C, and Team Jedrzejczyk, of O’Fallon, Mo. Continuing their winning streak on Saturday, Asian Danger dismissed Freak Show in their closest contest of the weekend, followed by a 33-20 win over Raffa Let’s do this! In their final matchup at Nationals, Asian Danger outscored Fresno Tennis Club, of Kingsburg, Calif., 29-20 to earn a 5-0 record for the weekend and claim the 3.0 Division title. Led by captain Ray Xie, other winning team members included Bryan Hung and Mijung Won, all of Irvine, Calif.; Cecilia Kim, Gardena, Calif.; and Kim Tang, Tustin, Calif.

3.5 DIVISION
To capture the 3.5 Division title, you had to make it through the weekend without a loss. With six teams vying for the championship, Hot Fuzz, of Orange, Calif., did exactly that by starting off hot in a 32-21 victory over Star Lord, of Shiloh, Ill. In their second match, Hot Fuzz managed to survive a closer contest with Wasabi Gingers, of Honolulu. Then on Saturday, Hot Fuzz met their closest competition in Casual Sets, of Des Moines, Iowa, and scraped by 27-26 to keep their championship dream alive. They bounced back against Kit’s Kommandos, of Lancaster, Pa., and Racquetship, of Virginia Beach, Va., to finish the weekend undefeated in their five matches. Led by captain Nick Thipavong, other titlist team members included Jim Chao, Irvine, Calif.; Peter Cheng, Hacienda Heights, Calif.; Duong Dang and Minh Le, both of Westminster, Calif.; Jenna Kane, Costa Mesa, Calif.; FeiBi Liu, Chino Hills, Calif.; and Tram Ly, Caroline Tran and Darlena Tran, all of Garden Grove, Calif.

4.0 DIVISION
With a 2016 championship on the line, six teams suited up to try to win the 4.0 Division title. On Friday, Kick Aces, of Clark, N.J., played a tight match against The Miss Hits, of Blue Springs, Mo., but ended up losing 28-25. In their second contest, they rebounded with a 33-26 win over Pachauri, of St. Louis. In their matches on Saturday and Sunday, Kick Aces went on to dismiss three more teams to finish up the weekend 4-1. Similarly, Pachauri ended with the same 4-1 record, but lost to Kick Aces in their head-to-head matchup, therefore awarding the title to the New Jersey team. Led by captain Adel Elsekhily, other first-time champions included Karen Ellis, Manalapan, N.J.; Nancy Jurczak-Benson, Brick, N.J.; Mostafa Moamen and Safieeldin Moamen, both of Morganville, N.J.; Julie Monahan, Avon, N.J.; Karen Potaski, Toms River, N.J.; Andrew Rosenbloom, Lincroft, N.J.; and Nancy Selph, Bound Brook, N.J.

4.5 DIVISION
Six teams faced off over the weekend in pursuit of the 4.5 Division title. Starting off the weekend on a three-match hot streak, The Bain Train, of Latham, N.Y., handed losses to Kansas City, Smash & Dash and Capital District Smash. But in their second match on Saturday, The Bain Train was challenged by Holy Gruhl, of North Chesterfield, Va., which ended up handing them their one and only loss of the weekend. In order to win the championship, The Bain Train had to score the win over another 3-1 team – Sets on the Beach, of Cardiff, Calif. In the end, The Bain Train edged out their opponent 28-26 to win their match and their first division title. Led by captain Tom Bain, other championship team members included Susan Bernardi, both of Latham, N.Y.; Mike Amico, Albany, N.Y.; Jim Axford, Glenmont, N.Y.; Christine Cary, Selkirk, N.Y.; Regina Lindsay, Schenectady, N.Y.

SENIOR 3.5 DIVISION
Babes and Boomers of Miami, Fla., won their first Senior 3.5 title behind captain Peter Roscia. The Florida-based squad scored the win over Purple Rain of St. Louis, 35-19 in the championship match. Both teams advanced to the finals with 3-0 round robin records. Other team members of Babes and Boomers are Paula Barth, Miami, Fla.; Madataili Panjwnai, Davie, Fla.; Filomena Cantillana, Key Biscayne, Fla.; Nordine Lalani, Mirarmar, Fla.; and Simon Onabowale, Cutler Bay, Fla.

SENIOR 4.0 DIVISION
EverGreen of Long Valley, N.J. took home their first Senior 4.0 championship with a 31-17 win over Gut It Out of San Diego in the championship match. EverGreen advanced to the finals with a 3-1 round robin record when they met the previously undefeated Gut It Out squad. This is the first national WTT championship for EverGreen. Team members include Dean Chan, Fair Lawn, N.J.; Lucy DiCostanzo, New York; Sunny Kim, Livingston, N.J.; Yoko Kokabu, Wyckoff, N.J.; JoAnn Purdy, Westfield, N.J.; Sherry Shan, Montville, N.J.; and Ping Yu, Fort Lee, N.J.

SENIOR 4.5 DIVISION
The Jungernauts of San Diego, Calif., repeated their 2015 success with another national title in 2016. Team captain Peggy Jung took her team to the Senior 4.5 championship match where they dispatched VA Acers of Fredericksburg, Va., 36-16, for the win. Both teams had a perfect 3-0 mark in round robin action but the Jungernauts were too strong in the finals. Team members include Sandy Anderson, Ron Beck, Libby Jaehnig, Romeo Matias, Tony Perez, Jim Winters and Roberto Ancira, all of San Diego; Patricia Matsuoka, Poway, Calif.; and Ruth Young, El Cajon, Calif.

SUPER SENIOR 3.5 DIVISION
Victorious Secret of San Diego, Calif., is taking home their first national title after capturing the top spot in the Super Senior 3.5 Division. Victorious Secret upended the defending champion Sandstorm, 24-20, in the championship final. Both teams advanced to the finals with 3-0 records in round robin action. Victorious Secret is captained by Lynda Jackson, and other team members include Doc Burke, Paivi Burke, Ed Jackson, Joe Juhasz and Judy Rockland, all of San Diego.

SUPER SENIOR 4.0 DIVISION
LOV2PLA of Virginia Beach, Va., captured their second consecutive Super Senior 4.0 championship with a 5-0 run through round robin action. Led by captain Doug Atkins of Virginia Beach, Va., LOV2PLA outscored opponents 158-76 during their five matches. Team members include Manny Bagtas, Barbara Langbord, Phil Meadows, Lynn Utecht, Brenda Wexel and Judith Wirsing, all of Virginia Beach, Va.; Roy Loehr, Chesapeake, Va.; and Carolyn Ware, Norfolk, Va. Diehards of Long Beach, Calif., finished second with a 4-1 record after losing 32-24 to LOV2PLA.

OPEN DIVISION
In the tournament’s Open Division, five teams played four round-robin matches each to determine a champion. For their first contest on Saturday morning, local favorites Some Other Team, of Palm Desert, Calif., defeated Ironman Crew, of Irvine, Calif., 32-20. The Palm Desert-based team, which were first-time players who had never played the WTT format before, then went on to win their next three matches against Vandelay Industries, Adolf & Associates and Spin City over Saturday and Sunday. Led by captain Adam Jasick, additional winning team members included Andy Scorteanu, Dan Lempa, Ini Ghidirmic, Marcin Rozpedski and Morgan Mcintosh, all of Palm Desert, Calif.; Krista Cole, San Diego, Calif.; Pam Montez, Beverly Hills, Calif.; and Alexa Lee, Bermuda Dunes, Calif.

MEDIA CONTACT:  Rosie Crews, WTT (rcrews@wtt.com) PH: 817-684-0366

Full results to follow:


RESULTS FROM THE 2016 WTT REC LEAGUE NATIONAL QUALIFIER – Palm Desert, Calif. November 4-6, 2016

3.0 DIVISION
Asian Danger posts a 5-0 record to win the 3.0 Division Championship.

1) Asian Danger (finished with a 5-0 round robin record)
Ray Xie (captain), Bryan Hung and Mijung Won, all of Irvine, Calif.; Cecilia Kim, Gardena, Calif.; and Kim Tang, Tustin, Calif.

2) Freak Show (finished with a 4-1 round robin record)
Doyt Duncan (captain), Natalie Carrico, Erica Duncan, Adam Hannaford, Christa Hessen, David Martin, Troy Redmon, Divina Roman and Kristen Ross, all of Tulsa, Okla.

3) Raffa Let’s do this! (finished with a 3-2 round robin record)
Jo-Anne Raffa (non-playing captain), Tim Brennan, David Liebschutz and Judy Pittz, both of Clifton Park, N.Y.; James Best, Rensselaer, N.Y.; Linda Dygert, Penny Hill and Jessica Lorusso, all of Schenectady, N.Y.; Shridhar Nath, Niskayuna, N.Y.; Jill Sullivan-Keating, Selkirk, N.Y.; and Charles Zarriello, Voorheesville, N.Y.

4) In2Tennis (finished with a 2-3 round robin record)
Michael Hiller (captain), Wendy McMillan, Debra Combos, Spencer Combos, Arthur Gloer and Vanessa Gloer, all of Cary, N.C.

5) Team Jedrzejczyk (finished with a 1-4 round robin record)
Leeza Jedrzejczyk (captain) and Matthew Richardt, both of O’Fallon, Mo.; Kristina Mehner, Jim Schwartz and Kimberly Hammond, all of St. Louis.

6) Fresno Tennis Club (finished with a 0-5 round robin record)
Dave Colby (captain), Kingsburg, Calif.; Raquel Arroyo, Shirley Stockton, Susana Talamaivao and Ramona Turner, all of Fresno, Calif.; and Prisco Ramirez, Clovis, Calif.

 

3.5 DIVISION
Hot Fuzz posts a 5-0 record to win the 3.5 Division Championship.

1) Hot Fuzz (finished with a 5-0 round robin record)
Nick Thipavong (captain), Orange, Calif.; Jim Chao, Irvine, Calif.; Peter Cheng, Hacienda Heights, Calif.; Duong Dang and Minh Le, both of Westminster, Calif.; Jenna Kane, Costa Mesa, Calif.; FeiBi Liu, Chino Hills, Calif.; and Tram Ly, Carline Tran and Darlena Tran, all of Garden Grove, Calif.

2) Wasabi Gingers (finished with a 4-1 round robin record)
Kazuhiro Kurokawa (captain), Naoto Miyazaki, Mary Ann Esteban, Donald Geil, Daisuke Takagi and Atsuko Sato, all of Honolulu; Hanao Ishikawa and Yohei Tanaka, both of Kapolei, Hawaii; Natsumi Fujii, Oralndo, Fla.; and Cody Kobayasi, Kailua, Hawaii.

3) Casual Sets (finished with a 3-2 round robin record)
Brandon Willett (captain) and Robert Stinnett, both of Des Moines, Iowa; Wayne Goedken, Matthew Morgan, Rachel Rowely, Dawn Ver Steeg, all of Ankeny, Iowa;  Lee Johnson, West Des Moines, Iowa; and Barb Sedgley, Urbandale, Iowa.

4) Star Lord (finished with a 2-3 round robin record)
Sam Shouldis (captain), Shiloh, Ill.; Julie Johnson and Elizabeth Stedelin, both of Centralia, Ill.; and Dwayne Upson, Columbia, Ill.

5) Racquetship (finished with a 1-4 round robin record)
Brian Sweitzer (captain), Mark Forster, Justin McDaniel, Russell Smith, Carmelita Tapia and Jessica Waldron, all of Virginia Beach, Va.; Chelsea Courtney, Norfolk, Va.; and Lauren Saft, Chesapeake, Va.

6) Kit’s Kommandos (finished with a 0-5 round robin record)
Kathleen Schlager (captain), Lancaster, Pa.; Jeff Arters, Leola, Pa.; Angela Cox and Brandon Cox, both of Landisville, Pa.

 

4.0 DIVISION
Kick Aces posts a 4-1 record to win the 4.0 Division Championship.

1) Kick Aces (finished with a 4-1 round robin record)
Adel Elsekhily (captain), Clark, N.J.; Karen Ellis, Manalapan, N.J.; Nancy Jurczak-Benson, Brick, N.J.; Mostafa Moamen and Safieeldin Moamen, both of Morganville, N.J.; Julie Monahan, Avon, N.J.; Karen Potaski, Toms River, N.J.; Andrew Rosenbloom, Lincroft, N.J.; and Nancy Selph, Bound Brook, N.J.

2) Pachauri (finished with a 4-1 round robin record)
Amit Pachauri (captain), Santiago Beltran, Ben Lam, Miranda Lopez, Felice Rolnick, Judy Sindecuse and Bobby Vodicka, all of St. Louis.

3t) Aceholes and Deucebags (finished with a 2-3 round robin record)
Bryant Ung (captain), Britney Bond, Lindy Wong, Xiaobin Wu, all of San Francisco; and Kaisen Chen, Daly City, Calif.

3t) The Miss Hits (finished with a 2-3 round robin record)  
Krista Shelton (non-playing captain), Blue Springs, Mo.; Lori Ambroske, Daniel Berkland and Kyle Cumberland, all of Kansas City, Mo.; Aimee Claassen, Parkville, Mo.; Stacie Macy, Overland Park, Kan.

3t) The Panhandlers (finished with a 2-3 round robin record)  
Cody Crouch (captain), Mario Hernandez and Brady Holmich, all of Amarillo, Texas; Dalton Dodson, Dumas, Texas; Averye Ferris and Tiffany Jesko, both of Hereford, Texas.

6) Kick My Ace (finished with a 1-4 round robin record)
Kimberly Perla (captain), Moid Alwy, Elizabeth Graven and Nicholas Kolell, all of Minneapolis; lauren Mattingly and Michael Mattingly, both of Golden Valley, Minn.; and Megan Wrobel, Saint Louis Park, Minn.

 

4.5 DIVISION
The Bain Train posts a 4-1 record to win the 4.5 Division Championship.

1) The Bain Train (finished with a 4-1 round robin record)
Tom Bain (captain) and Susan Bernardi, both of Latham, N.Y.; Mike Amico, Albany, N.Y.; Jim Axford, Glenmont, N.Y.; Christine Cary, Selkirk, N.Y.; Regina Lindsay, Schenectady, N.Y.

2t) Holy Gruhl (finished with a 3-2 round robin record)
Logan Gruhl (captain) and Albert Thomas, both of North Chesterfield, Va.; Doug Bond, Henrico, Va.; Sheela Damle and Nathalia Esteves, both of Richmond, Va.; Christina Shifflett, Mechanicsville, Va.; and Todd Williams, Midlothian, Va.

2t) Sets on the Beach (finished with a 3-2 round robin record)
Allison Sterett (captain), Cardiff, Calif.; Stepanka Hastings, Lakeside, Calif.; Jason Hom, Katherine Nguyen, Matt Previdi and Jesse Steinberg, all of San Diego; and Tiffany Kellogg, La Jolla, Calif.

2t) Smash & Dash (finished with a 3-2 round robin record)
Jeff Wollmershauser (captain), Daniel Archer, Kelly Mason and Galina Semenova, all of Tulsa, Okla.; and Carrie Powers and Thomas Powers, both of Bixby, Okla.

5) Kansas City (finished with a 2-3 round robin record)
Kelli Alldredge (captain), Overland Park, Kan.; Michael Baumer and Megan Klauser, both of Lee’s Summer, Mo.; and Adam Schere, Kansas City, Mo.

6) Capital District Smash (finished with a 0-5 round robin record)
Patrick Bologna (captain), Schenectady, N.Y.; David Clay and Rachel Hodnett, both of Cohoes, N.Y.; Beverly Swim, Clifton Park, N.Y.; Matthew Vaughan, Albany, N.Y.; and Kristen Ackerman, Stratford, Conn.

 

SENIOR 3.5 DIVISION
Babes and Boomers of Miami, Fla., defeated Purple Rain of St. Louis, Mo., 35-19 to win the Senior 3.5 Division.

1) Babes and Boomers (posted a 3-0 round robin record to advance to the Finals where they defeated Purple Rain for the title)
Peter Roscia (captain) and Paula Barth, both of Miami; Madataili Panjwnai, Davie, Fla.; Filomena Cantillana, Key Biscayne, Fla.; Nordine Lalani, Mirarmar, Fla.; and Simon Onabowale, Cutler Bay, Fla.

2) Purple Rain (posted a 3-0 round robin record to advance to the final where they were defeated by Babes and Boomers)
Roy Taylor (non-playing captain), Darrell Ballwin, Arthur Banks, Jerry Horsford, Roger Horton, Betty Jan Richardson, and Victoria Tomlin, all of St. Louis; Beverly Morris, Ballwin, Mo.; and Ray Drummond, Midlothian, Va.

3) Raffa Living the dream! (finished third with a win over Match Point)
Jo-Anne Raff (captain), Tim Brennan, Andrew Matthews, Kathy Moran, and Judy Pittz, all of Clifton Park, N.Y.; Bruce Clements, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; Jane Gottlieb, Albany, N.Y.; and Al Walton, Nassau, N.Y.

4) Match Point (finished fourth, losing to Raffa Living the Dream! In the 3rd place match)
Donald Yee (non-playing captain) and Lulu Liu, both of Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; JoAnn Purdy, Westfield N.J.; Sherry Shan, Montville, N.J.; Ying Fang Tsai, Old Tappan, N.J.; Fenghai Xu, Ridgewood, N.J.; and Hongfa Zhu, Paramus, N.J.

5) Chip N Aces (finished fifth with a win over Sets in the City)
Carla Stoddard (captain), Harrison Lazarus and Bruce Tucker, all of Salt Lake City; Sharon Larkin, Fruit Heights, Utah; Kevin Schlangen and Leah Schlangen, both of Sandy, Utah.

6) Sets in the City (finished sixth, losing to Chip N Aces in the 5th place match)
Lisa Shirley (captain), Anthony Shirley, Jim Hartman, Helen Tuliback, Donna Dube and Mike Hasan, all of San Diego.

7) RPTC Long 4 Shots (finished seventh with a win over Ancient Aces)
Charlie Pittman (non-playing captain), Daniel Griff, Susan Hill, Whit Hill, Judy Isak, Margaret Pittman, Rosanne Simon, William Simon, Carolyn Werner and Tom Werner, all of Virginia Beach, Va.; and David Cline, Chesapeake, Va.

8) Ancient Aces (finished eighth, losing to RPTC Long 4 Shots in the 7th place match)
Elizabeth Duke (captain), Elaine Auslander, Faith Bowling, Bonnie Delmar, Kevin Fitzgerald, John Krasnick, Ray Kwiatek, David McDaniel and Harriet Wilson, all of Cary, N.C.

 

SENIOR 4.0 DIVISION
EverGreen of Long Valley, N.J. defeated Gut It Out of San Diego, 31-17 to win the Senior 4.0 Division.

1) EverGreen (posted a 3-1 round robin record to advance to the Finals where they defeated Gut It Out for the title)
Dean Chan (captain), Fair Lawn, N.J.; Lucy DiCostanzo, New York; Sunny Kim, Livingston, N.J.; Yoko Kokabu, Wyckoff, N.J.; JoAnn Purdy, Westfield, N.J.; Sherry Shan, Montville, N.J.; and Ping Yu, Fort Lee, N.J.

2) Gut it Out (posted a 4-0 round robin record to advance to the Finals where they were defeated by EverGreen)
Elizabeth Ebisuzaki (captain) and Robyn Leong, both of San Diego, Calif.; Celia Lukomski, La Mesa, Calif.; Roy Seta, Concord, Calif.; and Don Seta, Lexington, Mass.

3t) Indian Wells or Bust (tied for third with a 3-1 round robin record)
Steven Kavy (captain), Ann Kavy and Kimberly Stromberg, all of La Mesa, Calif.; Albert Alagata, John Flowers, Annette Howell and Beatriz Vega, all of San Diego; John Cockrell, Palm Springs, Calif.; and Suzanne Hollingsworth and Dennis Navarro, both of Coronado, Calif.

3t) Purple Reign (tied for third with a 3-1 round robin record)
Yolanda Smith (captain), Compton, Calif.; Teresa Campbell, Huntington Beach, Calif.; Greg Frampton and Kirk Kay, both of Los Angeles; Alison Latiolait, Pasadena, Calif.; Laura Lohnes, Torrance, Calif.; Armando Michael, Inglewood, Calif.; and Iris Van Sciver, View Park, Calif.

3t) Iowa (tied for third with a 3-1 round robin record)
Leslie Shipp (captain), Grimes, Iowa; Kim Gillum and Dawn Ver Steeg, both of Ankeny, Iowa; Dennis Lonzarich, West Des Moines, Iowa; Clifford Stroh, Clive, Iowa; Ron Bradfield, Fairfield, Iowa; and Georgianna Waters, Fosters City, Calif.

6) Intrepids Senior (finished sixth with a 2-2 round robin record)
Norflett Harris (non-playing captain), Miami Gardens, Fla.; Sylvina David, North Miami, Fla.; Ashley Chung, Rochester, N.Y.; Willie Marshall, Miramar, Fla.; Cynthia Poellnitz, Bufford, S.C.; and Eleasa Thompson, Miami.

7t) Woodstock (tied for seventh with a 1-3 round robin record)
Ariff Sumar (captain), Ephrata, Pa.; Terry Farley, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Kristin Schlageter and Linda Scott, both of Lancaster, Pa.; Cathy Wood, Pequea, Pa.

7t) LoneJack (tied for seventh with a 1-3 round robin record)
Marcia Jacelone (captain), Overland Park, Kan.; Kris Chatrathi and Bob Hoog, both of Lee’s Summit, Mo.; Katherine Kaster, Leawood, Kan.; Molly Mithcell Danciger and Greg Oborny, both of Prairie Village, Kan.; and Michelle Schaffer, Raytown, Mo.

9t) Clean Winners (tied for ninth with a 0-4 round robin record)
Karen Sipe (captain), New Oxford, Pa.; Cindy Crowley, Wes Hawk and Eva Hess, all of York, Pa.; Roxy Koch, Ephrata, Pa.; and Craig Martin and Scott Phillips, both of Dover, Pa. 

9t) Last Second Servers (tied for ninth with a 0-4 round robin record)
Manny Bagtas (co-captain), Brenda Wexel, Linda Cedo, John Demosthenes, Gaye Makin, Jun Manuel and Ben McCoy, all of Virginia Beach, Va.; and Rose Blackmon, Carrollton, Ga.

 

SENIOR 4.5 DIVISION
Jungernauts of San Diego, Calif., defeated VA Acers of Fredericksburg, Va., 36-16 to win their second consecutive Senior 4.5 national title.

1) Jungernauts (posted a 3-0 round robin record to advance to the finals where they defeated VA Acers for the title)
Peggy Jung (captain), Sandy Anderson, Ron Beck, Libby Jaehnig, Romeo Matias, Tony Perez, Jim Winters and Roberto Ancira, all of San Diego; Patricia Matsuoka, Poway, Calif.; and Ruth Young, El Cajon, Calif.

2) VA Acers (posted a 3-0 round robin record to advance to the finals where they were defeated by Jungernauts)
Suzanne McInteer (captain), Widna Benitez, Brenda Christoforatos, Jerry Christoforatos, Mae King and Jack Tracy, all of Fredericksbug, Va.; Maureen Blackwood, Henrico, Va.; Timothy Waters, Alexandria, Va.

3) Hi-Cal (finished third with a win over Racketeers)
Roberta Donetti (captain), Vallejo, Calif.; Kevin Ching, Honolulu; Thea Horii, Walnut Creek, Calif.; Jeff Nomi and Margaret Nomi, both of Issaquah, Wash.; and Lisa Snowden, Concord, Calif.

4) Racketeers (finished fourth, losing to Hi-Cal in the 3rd place match)
Bill Schlueter (captain), Mehlville, Mo.; Steve Cabler, Kirkwood, Mo.; Gary Goodman, Chesterfield, Mo.; Antoinette Kovar, Libby Sharp, Anne Sutter and Victoria Wright, all of St. Louis.

5) Pump Up the Volley-ume! (finished fifth with a win over NitJays)
Teresa Chavez (captain), Robert Chavez, Marina Lainer, Jim Willsie, Amanda Briggs and Jeff Cummings, all of Albuquerque, N.M.

6) NitJays (finished sixth, losing to Pump Up the Volley-ume! In the 5th place match)
Edward Conway, Landisville, Pa.; John Hufnagel, MaDonna Hufnagel, Linda Scott, Kirk Thoma, and Bonnie Westheaffer, all of Lancaster, Pa.; Eric Weitzel, Reinholds, Pa.; and Cathy Wood, Pequea, Pa.

7) Early Bird Specials (finished seventh with a win over Short Skirts/Long Rackets)
Jeff Madia (captain), Dori Matthews, Marti Crane and Laura Hiller, all of Cary, N.C.; David Chiu, Garner, N.C.; Sue Baer, Apex, N.C.; and William Carter, Holly Springs, N.C.

8) Short Skirts/Long Rackets (finished in eighth place)
Leetsa Nottingham (non-playing captain), Kathy Courage, Melody Harris, Thomas Kuhrt, Miki Mizuki, Virginia Beach, Va.; Maura Mitchell, Norfolk, Va.; Sheryl Raulston, Franklin, Va.; and Derric White, Chesapeake, Va.

 

SUPER SENIOR 3.5 DIVISION
Victorious Secret of San Diego, Calif. defeated the defending Super Senior 3.5 champions Sandstorm of Brownfield, Texas, 24-20 to win the national title.

1) Victorious Secret (posted a 3-0 round robin record to advance to the finals where they defeated Sandstorm for the title)
Lynda Jackson (captain), Doc Burke, Paivi Burke, Ed Jackson, Joe Juhasz and Judy Rockland, all of San Diego.

2) Sandstorm (posted a 3-0 round robin record to advance to the finals where they were defeated by Victorious Secret)
Carey White (captain) and Sandi Richardson, both of Brown, Texas; Jerry Chapman, Marianna Chapman, Larry Hertel, Paxton Rautis and Roberta Thompson-Meador, all of Lubbock, Texas.

3) Aces (finished third with a win over RPTC Tried & Shot)
Siriporn Burke (captain), Chie-Kyoung Hoban, Peter Roscia and Carlos Serran, all of Miami; and Lavenia Ferguson, Novelty, Ohio.

4) RPTC Tried & Shot (finished fourth, losing to RPTC Tried & Shot in the 3rd place match)
Charlie Pittman (captain), Donna Bosze, Mike Hayes, Linda Mixner and Walter Wexel, all of Virginia Beach, Va.; and Debi Karst and Daniel Weckstein, both of Chesapeake, Va.

5) NY Silverstreaks (finished fifth with a win over Sets in the City San Diego)
Suzanne Hauber (captain) and David Hauber, both of Troy, N.Y.; James Best and Sherry Best, both of Rensselaer, N.Y.; Leonard Buchakijan, N.Y.; Terry DiLeva, Mechanicville, N.Y.; Thomas Fashour, Albany, N.Y.; B.J. Olesen, Stillwater, N.Y.; and Norman Steele, Scotia, N.Y.

6) Sets in the City San Diego (finished sixth, losing to NY Silverstreaks in the 5th place match)
Donna Dube (captain), Jeff Greenwald, Joel Bergsma, Mike Hasan, Patsy Greenwald and Susan Curtin, all of San Diego.

7) Hot Shots (finished seventh with a win over LOL)
Linda Witmer (captain), Millersville, Pa.; Steve Berkley, Landisville, Pa.; Carl Just, Newmanstown, Pa.; Bonnie Nolt, Mountville, Pa.; Susan Rebert, Honver, Pa.; Greg Stauffer, Columbia, Pa.; and Elaine Walsh and James Walsh, both of Lancaster, Pa.

8) LOL (finished eighth, losing to Hot Shots in the 7th place match)
Lori Sui (captain), Diane Sugahara (non-playing captain), Frank Chee, Vicky Chee, Rodney Ching, Madeline Chun, Bill Ogawa, May Ogawa and Lori Siu, all of Honolulu; and Lily Kamikihara and Jimmy Kobashigawa, Aiea, Hawaii.

 

SUPER SENIOR 4.0 DIVISION
LOV2PLA of Virginia Beach, Va., defended their title by winning the Super Senior 4.0 division for the second consecutive year. LOV2PLA posted a 5-0 round robin record.

1) LOV2PLA (finished with a 5-0 round robin record)
Doug Atkins (captain), Manny Bagtas, Barbara Langbord, Phil Meadows, Lynn Utecht, Brenda Wexel and Judith Wirsing, all of Virginia Beach, Va.; Roy Loehr, Chesapeake, Va.; and Carolyn Ware, Norfolk, Va.

2) Diehards (finished with a 4-1 round robin record)
Liz Wood (captain), Steve Eperthener and Sue Leopold, all of Long Beach, Calif.; Al Jasinskas, Irvine, Calif.; Vicki Mingus, Seal Beach, Calif.; Bob Ng, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.; Barry Peek, La Habra, Calif.; Nick Soon, Lakewood, Calif.; and Kathy Thurston, Newport Beach, Calif.

3) High Rollers (finished with 3-2 round robin record)
Larry Anspach (captain), Phil Aurbach, April Giuffria, Donna Hoffman-Anspach and Melanie Cortez, all of Las Vegas; Amy Audino, Joseph Audino, Jon Jannotta, Donna Roulias and Bill Terry, all of Henderson, Nev.

4) 18 (with 42+ Years Experience) (finished with 2-3 round robin record)
Steve Osborne (non-playing captain) and Gayle Osborne, both of Gladstone, Mo.; Ann Crampton, Mission Hills, Kan.; Vernon Shand, Parkville, Mo.; Elaine Schulze and Michael Shinn, both of Kansas City, Mo.; and Tim Cowick, Shawnee, Kan.

5) Net Force (finished with a 1-4 round robin record)
Linda Witmer (captain) and Jay Witmer, both of Millersville, Pa.; Jeffrey Kauffman, Kathleen Kauffman, Cindy Irwin and John Irwin, all of Lancaster, Calif.; and Pam Kaylor, Manheim, Pa.

6) Intrepids Super Senior (finished with a 0-5 round robin record)
Norflett Harris (non-playing captain), Miami Gardens, Fla.; Ashely Chung, Rochester, N.Y.; Susan Culligan, Miramar, Fla.; and Jessie David, Mindy Rodney, James Winston, all of Miami.

 

OPEN DIVISION
Some Other Team posts a 4-0 record to win the Open Division Championship.

1) Some Other Team (finished with a 4-0 round robin record)
Adam Jasick (captain), Andy Scorteanu, Dan Lempa, Ini Ghidirmic, Marcin Rozpedski and Morgan Mcintosh, all of Palm Desert, Calif.; Krista Cole, San Diego, Calif.; Pam Montez, Beverly Hills, Calif.; and Alexa Lee, Bermuda Dunes, Calif.

2) Adolf & Associates (finished with a 3-1 round robin record)
Jeff Adolf (captain), Eric Linskens, and Kelsey Frechette, all of Minneapolis; and Niltooli Wilkins, Burnsville, Minn.

3) Spin City (finished with a 2-2 round robin record)
Jeff Ng (captain), Ashley Newell, Frideric Prandecki, Lindsey White, Ric Newell and Rymma Maslova, all of Las Vegas; Maika Adair, San Diego; and Matthew Mims and Nikki Newell, both of Lakeside, Calif.

4) Vandelay Industries (finished with a 1-3 round robin record)
Timothy Chang (captain), Montville, N.J.; Celene Chang, Little Neck, N.Y.; Daniel Chang and Sarah Huah, both of Somerset, N.J.

5) Ironman Crew (finished with a 0-4 round robin record)
Phong Vu (captain) and Niraj Desai, both of Irvine, Calif.; Erynne Oku, Aliso Viejo, Calif.; Luciano Rodriguez, Santa Ana, Calif.; Tina Mortensen, Corona, Calif.

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