Sunday, September 25, 2016

The First 2016 USTA League Nationals Champions are crowned

The first weekend of the 2016 USTA League National Championships was played this weekend meaning the first titles have been claimed, all in the 18 & over division, and played in Mobile and Palm Springs.

At the 2.5 level, only the women had Nationals, and Florida, Southern, Caribbean, and Pacific Northwest found their way into the semi-finals and after two tight 2-1 matches, PNW played Florida and took home the title winning 3-0.

The 4.0 women had Caribbean, PNW, Southern, and New England in the semis with Caribbean and Southern making the final, both winning 3-2, and Southern winning it all 3-2.

The 4.0 men saw Intermountain, Florida, Texas, and Northern California advance to the semis, NorCal and Intermountain both winning close 3-2 matches with NorCal winning 3-2 again in the final.

The 5.0+ women had NorCal, Southern, and Middle States win their flights, and Southern Cal advance as a wildcard, with NorCal and Southern making the final, and Southern winning the title 2-1.

Last, the 5.0+ men had Missouri Valley, Southern (wildcard) and Texas win their flights and Intermountain joining them as the wildcard, Texas and Southern both winning 2-1 and Southern winning the final 2-1.

Close matches all around it appears, but Southern rules the day with semi-finalist in 4 of 5 levels/genders and 3 championships taken home.

I have started the 2016 National Champions Page where you can see a summary of all the semi-finalists and champions.