The Mixed 40 & Over 7.0 team from Fountain Valley captured a national title at the USTA League National Championships held at the Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex in Surprise, Arizona on November 12-14. This is the fifth national title in as many weeks for a Southern California team at the event, coming just seven days after the section’s 18 & Over 7.0 Mixed team, also from Fountain Valley brought home the top trophy in their division.
Fountain Valley swept the final day of competition, defeating Phoenix, 3-0 in the Championship match. Earlier in the day, Fountain Valley defeated Medford, New Jersey, 3-0 in the semifinals.
Captained by Calvin Lam, the roster includes Anh Vo, Julien Do, Khanh Ton, Michael Nguyen, Peter Hsu, Julie Le, Christine Nguyen, Tiffany Atlan, Cindy Chau, Stephanie Chung, Hanh Pham, Ben Phan, Michelle Aarons, Anthony Dinh, Giao Do, Minh Tuyen Pham and Eugene Nguyen. The team plays out of Fountain Valley Tennis Center.
Established in 1980, USTA League has grown from 13,000 players in a few parts of the country in its first year to more than 300,000 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 18 years of age or older.