Finalists, Laney College 2.5 Mixed Doubles team, captained by Henry Chang
The first weekend of the 2010 USTA Mixed Doubles League National Championships took place November 12-14, 2010 in Tucson, Arizona. The first weekend featured 2.5, 7.0 and 9.0 teams. Our 2.5 Laney College team was a finalist.
The Laney College team from Oakland lost to a team from San Juan, P.R., 3-0 in the Championship match. Earlier in the day, the Laney College team defeated a team from Mandeville, La., 2-1 in the semifinals. They advanced this far by winning their round-robin flight contested Friday and Saturday.
The Laney College 2.5 Mixed Doubles team is captained by Henry Chang and features Nicole Jones, Yuen Chiang, Melanie Kay, Kevin Hu, Scott Brewster and Ben Fu.
The final weekend of the Mixed Doubles League National Championships will begin November 19 in Tucson, Arizona. Check back on the NorCal homepage to follow our 6.0, 8.0 and 10.0 Mixed League teams and learn how they fared. Results, stories and the entire schedule can be found at the USTA National Championships homepage .
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Below is a list of the 2010 USTA NorCal Section Championship teams who competed at Nationals this fall with links to team pictures.
2.5: Laney College (Oakland, CA), Connie Chang, captain
3.0: Johnson Ranch (Roseville,CA), Robin Zabala, captain
3.5: Courtside Club (Los Gatos, CA) Kathy Sansevere, captain
4.0: Park Terrace (Sacramento, CA), Helen Yee, captain
4.5: Harbor Point (Mill Valley, CA), Christine Costamagna, captain
5.0: Berkeley Tennis Club (Berkeley, CA), Mai Ichikawa-Abel, captain
2.5: Laney College (Oakland, CA), Henry Chang, captain
3.0: Sierra Sport and Racquet Club (Fresno, CA), Tyler Tharpe, captain
3.5: Fair Oaks West (Sunnyvale, CA), Muthusamy Sasikumar, captain
4.0: Courtside Club (Los Gatos, CA), Harlee Carter, captain
4.5: Fremont Tennis Club (Fremont, CA), Walt Jefferson, captain
5.0: Livermore Valley Tennis Club (Livermore, CA), MIchael Bedard, captain
3.0: Sunnyvale Tennis Club (Sunnyvale, CA), Thu Stankunas, captain
3.5: Zephyr Cove Tennis Complex (Zephyr Cove, NV) Karen Neri, captain
4.0: Ladera Oaks Swim and Tennis Club (Portola Valley, CA), Carolyn Peters, captain
4.5: Los Gatos Swim and Racquet Club (Los Gatos, CA), Paula Moser, captain
3.0: ClubSport Valley Vista (Walnut Creek, CA), Alan Roth, captain
3.5: Alpine Hills Tennis and Swimming Club (Portola Valley, CA), Raman Khanna, captain
4.0: Chamisal Tennis and Fitness Club (Salinas, CA), Steven Graham, captain
4.5: Foothills Tennis and Swim Club (Palo Alto, CA), Wayne Horiuchi, captain
2.5: Laney College A (Oakland, CA), Henry Chang, captain
6.0: Clovis Tennis Club/Clovis North (Fresno, CA) David Baker, captain
7.0: Daly City CTA/Westlake (Daley City, CA), Joanna Chang, captain
8.0: Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club B (Santa Clara, CA), William Kha, captain
9.0: Santa Rosa Junior College (Santa Rosa, CA), Nancy Wong, captain
10.0: Gold River Racquet Club (Gold River, CA), Isabella Kling, captain
It’s the 30th year of USTA Leagues, an anniversary that celebrates a huge growth in play. There were approximately 13,000 members nation wide that first year, in three different rating levels, 3.5, 4.5 and 5.5. At present we have upwards of 340,000 unique members in levels ranging from 2.5 to 5.0.
Read more about the history and future of USTA Leagues in an interview with Dave Schobel, Director of Competitive Play, USTA Leagues, commemorating the National Championships and our 30th year.