|18 & Over teams face off in Winston-Salem at state championships|
USTA North Carolina's 2014 Adult League 18 & Over State Championships took place in Winston-Salem this year. Nearly 1,500 players competed on courts at 15 sites around the city over the course of the four-day tournament from June 12-15.
Final matches finished Sunday, with 11 total winners emerging as champions. Here are the winners for each age division.
70s Invitational to bring 100 players to Pinehurst
A new tournament will be held in Pinehurst this spring, exclusively featuring players ages 70 and up. USTA North Carolina's 70s Invitational is set for April 23-24 and will include 100 players in a round robin tournament.
The 70s Invitational opens with a draft at 8 a.m. on April 23, randomly dividing players onto teams. Due to court limitations, a maximum of 50 men and 50 women will be allowed to register as individuals for the tournament. Players will be added to a waiting list when one gender reaches its max.
Four NC teams crowned at Combo Doubles Southern Sectionals
North Carolina was in the spotlight often at the 2013 Combo Doubles Southern Sectional Championships, as four 18 & Over teams from the state emerged as champions last weekend in Mobile, Ala.
With four of the 11 total champions, North Carolina was the winningest of the section's nine states competing. Two championship teams came from Charlotte, and North Carolina also finished with one other finalist from the city.
Two North Carolina teams crowned at 55 & Over/65 & Over Sectional Championships
After inclement caused repeated delays in Columbus, Ga., 14 champions were ultimately crowned at the 2013 USTA League 55 & Over/65 & Over Southern Sectional Championships. Two North Carolina teams emerged as winners from the tournament, with the Charlotte Men's 55s 4.0 combined and Greensboro Women's 55s 3.0 teams finishing as champions.
Adult League Changes for 2013
The USTA League Program has been restructured and will be implemented in 2013. It is composed of two Divisions: Adult and Mixed. The age groups for play at the National Level have been changed, are now called “League Types”. The league types for play in North Carolina include 18 & Over, 40 & Over, 55 & Over and 65 and Over for the Adult Division and Mixed Divisions. In North Carolina, we will also have 18 & Over, 40 & Over, 55 & Over and 65 & Over league types for the Southern Combo Doubles League as well as 18 & Over, 40 &