Sunday, October 19, 2014

USTA League 18 & over 2.5 and 4.0 Nationals are complete - Congratulations Eastern, PNW, SoCal, and SoCal

The second weekend of USTA League Nationals is complete with the 18 & over 2.5 and 4.0 levels playing this weekend in Indian Wells and Tucson.

In the women's 2.5, Eastern and NorCal found themselves in the final having beaten Southern and Pacific Northwest int he semis.  Eastern pulled out the 2-1 win, one of the wins in a match tie-break.

The men's 2.5 found NorCal and PNW in the final after wins over Eastern and Florida.  PNW won 2-1, with each of the matches surprisingly being straight sets wins.

The 4.0 women's title was won by Texas beating Southern Cal 4-1 in the final after taking out Mid-Atlantic 4-1 in their semi.

Last, the 4.0 men also found Southern California and Texas playing in the final, both coming off 4-1 wins in the semis.  Unlike the Texas 3.5 team from last weekend, this Texas team was not entirely made up of self-rated players from last or this year but did have quite a few and had lost two to DQ's earlier in the year.  They were still very strong but SoCal was too and SoCal pulled off the 3-2 win with one of the winning courts a match tie-break win.

It sounds like a great weekend of competitive tennis, but Texas and SoCal appear to be the kings of 4.0 tennis this year and NorCal making the final in both genders of 2.5 but coming in second both times.