Saturday, October 11, 2014

Semi-finals set for USTA League 18 & over 3.0 and 5.0+ Nationals

The USTA League 18 & over Nationals continued for the 3.0 and 5.0+ levels today and we have four sets of finalists that will play on Sunday for the title.

The 3.0 women has Texas and the Caribbean facing off in one semi and the Pacific Northwest and Southern Cal in the other.  Each of the flight winner was undefeated so these are a good set of match-ups.

The 3.0 men have Eastern and Northern Cal in one semi, each having gone 3-0 but both losing 5 and 6 courts respectively, so they were close matches.  The other semi pits the Pacific Northwest against Texas, PNW going 15-0 on courts and Texas 12-3 en route to their 3-0 records.  On the surface the PNW/Texas winner would seem to be the favorite, but Eastern and NorCal may have had tougher flights as the reason for the not as impressive records.

The women's 5.0+ has Southern Cal and Texas playing each other and Intermountain and the PNW also matching up.  The PNW it appears got the wildcard into the semis.

In the men's 5.0+, it looks like the Southern Wildcard, Intermountain, and Northern won the three flights, and I believe there will be a wildcard and it falls to the other Southern team.  I don't know the match-ups yet.

Good luck teams.