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USTA Jr. Team Tennis Western Regionals

USTA Jr. Team Tennis Western Regionals
Mendon Racquet and Pool Club in Pittsford and Reis Tennis Center in Ithaca both served as host sites for the 2013 USTA Jr. Team Tennis (JTT) Western Regionals on Sunday, May 5. The top teams from Winter JTT Leagues in Binghamton, Buffalo, Ithaca, and Rochester took part in the Regionals that included 18 and under Advanced and Intermediate divisions and a 10 and under non-advancing event.
Team Federer Stars won the 18 and under Intermediate division at Reis Tennis Center.  The team is coached by May Hines and Steve McGary and based out of Ithaca and Elmira.  They beat Colleen’s Conquerors (coached by Colleen Hanzes), the winner of the Binghamton Tennis Center JTT League, by a score of 51-31.
The Thunder from Rochester (coached by Bora Som) won the 18 and under Advanced division at Mendon Racquet and Pool Club over Baseliners (coached by Sudha Bommaraju), the champion of the JTT Buffalo League.   
Mendon also hosted a 10 and under event that included players from throughout the Region.
Team Federer Stars and the Thunder will move on to play in the USTA Jr. Team Tennis Sectionals scheduled for June 15-16 in Schenectady. They will be joined by the winners of the JTT Buffalo 14 and under (Team US Open, coached by Montique Williams) and 12 and under (Team Bisons, coached by Kristi Campbell and Donna Frymire) divisions. The 10 and under ‘Blue’ team (coached by Alison Courtney) from JTT Buffalo will advance to the JTT Summer Sectionals in August.
The Region is proud to be represented by these teams, and we wish them best of luck at Sectionals. For more information on JTT, visit www.eastern.usta.com, and for more information on JTT Leagues in the Western Region, contact Joe Steger, Tennis Service Representative, at steger@eastern.usta.com.