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August 3, 2014 08:50 PM


USTA Southwest Jr. Team Tennis Championships
Scottsdale Ranch Park/The Phoenician Resort - Scottsdale, Ariz.
August 1-3, 2014

JTT3Around 200 players from Southwest areas made their way to Scottsdale for this year's USTA Southwest Jr. Team Tennis Championships, August 1-3. 

The event was the conclusion of local leagues held around the Southwest and, for a handful of teams, a continued journey on their way to USTA Jr. Team Tennis National Championships.

Three days of play at two locales in the Scottsdale metro area - The Phoenician Resort and Scottsdale Ranch Park showcased some excellent young talent and truly spirited competition.  

A quick breakdown of this year's event is below:

18 and Under Advanced: 'Tanoan Heat' of Albuquerque's Tanoan Country Club captained by David Kraus and coached by Andy Cramer, went a perfect 4-0 on the weekend, rolling past Scared Hitless of Southern New Mexico. The team won 18 of 20 lines.

18 and Under Intermediate: 'Los Americanos' out of Southern New Mexico (Las Cruces, NM) - swept past all comers in the seven-team field. The club went the weekend without losing a team match (6-0) and won 24 of 30 total lines, easily ahead of second place Encompass El Paso.

JTT214 and Under Intermediate: Team Tanoan, captained by Emily Collis and Andy Cramer went through the event with an unblemished 6-0 record.

The Tanoan team won 25 of 30 lines, and finishing far in front of the second place Royals squad from Central Arizona .

The 12 and Under Intermediate champion was the Tanoan Tigers of Albuquerque, coached by Raul Scheller and captained by Andy Cramer.

The team went 3-1 in their team matches, winning 15 of 20 individual lines, and outpacing the second place Desert Aces (Central Arizona) by eight games (141-133) and one set (32-31). 

All of the 14s and 18s divisions will now move on to the 2014 USTA Jr. Team Tennis National Championships in Cayce, South Carolina in October.  

A huge shout out goes to the staff at our host sites, The Phoenician Tennis Resort and Scottsdale Ranch Park, for taking care of all our needs all weekend.  

Final standings can be found on TennisLink. 

USTA Southwest 2014 Jr. Team Tennis Sportsmanship Awards
12U Intermediate
Isaiah Castillo, Twisted Sombreros
Makenna Cook, Twisted Sombreros

14U Intermediate
Xavier Castillo, Spicy Jalapenos
Natasha Nguyen, Royals

18U Intermediate
Kennedi Todd, Prescott NAZ
Jarrett Coyle, Serves You Right

18U Advanced
Lindsay Harlas, Scared Hitless
Sean Gabaldon, Tanoan Heat


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