The USTA NTRP National Championships concluded last month, with Southern California boasting multiple national champions in 2021. Concurrently, the Section has announced a new endorsement process for advancement to national competition.
The USTA Nationals are Level 1 adult tournaments that host competition across multiple NTRP levels and age divisions. To qualify for the NTRP National Championships, a player must first be “endorsed” by the Section and meet the NTRP eligibility requirements set by the USTA.
Those interested in advancing to next year’s Nationals should take a moment to review the updated NTRP Nationals qualification guidelines and Southern California’s selection process.
Last month’s NTRP Nationals were highly successful for #TeamSoCal players who represented the Section against some of the nation’s top competition. In 50+ singles, Men’s 4.5 winner Rob Strasberg of La Jolla was the singles champion over Robert Golsmith, 4-2; 2-4; 4-3.
Anil Vootkur (Trabuco Canyon, Calif.) & Jeffrey Chen (Tustin, Calif.) were victors in the Men’s 4.0 doubles competition, with a 3-4; 4-3; 4-1 win over Jacob Dahme & Tyler McEntee.
In 50+ doubles, Glendale’s Mark Mendoza & David Stein of Encino captured the 3.0 title with a 4-2, 4-2 win over Jeffrey Connors & Mark Cannon of NorCal, while Agoura Hills’ Brett Benun & Rob Stone of West Hills won an all-SoCal final in Men’s 4.5 over Jeff Barnard (Glendale) and Scott Carr (Lake Elsinore), 4-3; 1-4; 4-0.
In Women’s 3.5, Chula Vista’s Susie Alvarez & Angie Crawford of Bonita stormed through their final by sweeping a 4-0, 4-0 match against Lisa Bennett & Teresa Postma, while Oceanside’s Kristi Alva & Brianna Sullivan of Escondido beat Alison Lamberth & Nancy Price, 4-3, 4-3, in the Women’s 4.5 finale.
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