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¡Campeones Super Seniors!

May 4, 2009 03:21 PM

SAN JUAN MEN CROWNED NATIONAL CHAMPIONS AT

USTA LEAGUE PRESENTED BY CHRYSLER 6.0 SUPER SENIOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Surprise, Ariz. 4/29/09 – The men’s team from San Juan Puerto Rico representing the USTA Caribbean, captured the national title at the USTA League presented by Chrysler 6.0 Super Senior National Championships held at the Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex in Surprise, Ariz.

The San Juan team defeated a team from Middles States, 2-1 in the Championship match. Earlier in the day, the team defeated a team from New Jersey,2-1 in the semifinals. They advanced this far by winning their round-robin flight contested Monday and Tuesday.

The team is captained by Ernesto A. Agosto (San Juan, Puerto Rico),and features Jose Collazo (San Juan, Puerto Rico), Manuel Montoto (Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico), Alejandro A. Hernandez (San Juan, Puerto Rico), Dennis Gonzalez (San Juan, Puerto Rico), Enrique A. Vera (San Juan, Purto Rico), Fernando Munoz-Vilella (Caguas, Puerto Rico), William Rodriguez (San Juan, Puerto Rico), Rogelio Munoz (Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico), Arturo Villanueva (Guaynabo, Puerto Rico) and and plays at the Arraq Tennis Club .

The top four teams in order of finish are: Caribbean, Midwest, Florida and Eastern.

This year’s USTA League presented by Chrysler 6.0 Super Senior National Championship has drawn the top 32 teams (16 men’s and 16 women’s) from throughout the nation.

The USTA League program celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2005. Established in 1980, it has grown from 13,000 participants in a few parts of the country in its first year, to over 665,000 players across the nation today, making it the world’s largest recreational tennis league.

USTA League was established to provide adult recreational tennis players throughout the country with the opportunity to compete against players of similar ability levels. Players participate on teams in a league format, which is administered by the USTA through its 17 Sections. The league groups players by using six National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) levels, ranging from 2.5 (entry) to 5.0 (advanced). USTA League is open to any USTA member 19 years of age or older. It features Adult and Mixed Doubles divisions, as well as a Senior Division (age 50) and a Super Senior Division (age 60).

Chrysler is entering its third year as the presenting sponsor and official vehicle of USTA League. Head Penn Racquet Sports is in its 21st year as official ball of USTA League.

For more information about USTA League presented by CHRYSLER program or the USTA as a whole, visit www.usta.com.

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The USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the U.S. and the leader in promoting and developing the growth of tennis at every level -- from local communities to the highest level of the professional game. It owns and operates the US Open, the largest annually attended sporting event in the world, and launched the Olympus US Open Series linking 10 summer tournaments to the US Open. A not-for-profit organization with more than 725,000 members, it invests 100% of its proceeds in growing the game. In addition, it owns the 94 Pro Circuit events throughout the U.S., and selects the teams for the Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Olympic and Paralympic Games. For more information on the USTA, log on to usta.com.

For more information, contact:

Tom LaDue

(914) 697-2352 or ladue@usta.com

 

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