USTA National Women's Intersectional Team Event
November 12-18, 2018. Phoenix, Arizona Results
SoCal Heavy Winner at Intersectionals
Southern California won four of the six age-level tournaments at the recent USTA Women’s Intersectionals, the only USTA team event that is strictly age-level organized.The younger divisions play three singles match-ups, followed by two doubles matches between the teams. The 75s and 80s teams field two singles and two doubles teams.
35s: SoCal dropped only 12 of the 72 games throughout this tournament. They bested Texas in the finals, 3-2. Southern beat Northern California for the Bronze medal 3-2, with three of the matches going three sets.
45s: SoCal handily beat Southern in the finals, 4-1. Texas squeaked by New England 3-2 to win the Bronze.
55s: Northern California scraped by Texas 3-2 for the Gold medal. Southern defeated SoCal for the Bronze, 3-2, with four matches being anyone's guess.
65s: Southern, having won Bronzes and a Silver, finally had a Gold in this tournament, beating SoCal 3-2. New England took the Bronze over Midwest, 3-2.
75s: SoCal beat Southern handily (3-) to win the Gold. These ladies play out the third set, by the way. New England and NorCal tied their contest for the Bronze, two matches each. At that point they count games won; NorCal won by three games.
80s: SoCal defeated Texas for the Gold, 2-1. This age group fields one singles contestant and two doubles teams. Southern claimed the Bronze, defeating Eastern 3-0.
NorCal wins 55s (left to right) Lindsay Montero, Erika Smith, Judy Newman,
Tracy Houk, Kim Lackey, Pam Cooke. Missing: Andrea Barnes
SoCal 35s win Gold (left to right) Aurelie Udall, Dominika Olszewska, Captain Stepanka Hastings, Quynh Le, Valerie Tan, Julie Gerken, Sara Morse
SoCal 45s take Gold (left to right) Nathalie Herreman-Bagby, Dina McBride, Captain Debbie Spence-Nasim, Rosalyn Nideffer, Kathy Settles, Debbie Higa
W75s SoCal wins Gold (left to right) Lurline Fujii, Teri Eggers, Uta Hegburg, Captain Suella Steel and Cathie Anderson.
SoCal 80s dominated and win Gold (left to right) Barbara Oldfield,
Captain Roz King, Dori Devries and Sheila Palmer.
Southern wins the 65s. (left to right): Cindy Babb, Brenda Carter, Wendy McClosky, Meri Lobel, Laura Fuller, Jan Cochran, and Kathy Foulk.
The Dancing 80s!
Host Betty Hill (left) with the players
Lovely Dinner with the 80s
Betty Hill dinner
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