Wednesday, October 5, 2011

4.0 women make it to national tennis finals

At Indian Wells Oct. 13-15

Sun Valley 4.0 womenís tennis players, from left, Joanne Wetherell and Sue Hamilton finished undefeated in their matches. Courtesy photo

The U.S. Tennis Association 4.0 Senior Women's team from Sun Valley has earned a spot in the National Championships at Indian Wells, Ca. Oct. 13-15.

Winning 11 out of 15 matches, the SV team won the state championships in Pocatello in August and also won the regional championships in Boise over the Sept. 24-25 weekend competing against the best of Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Wyoming and Montana.

Team players are Alma Mills and Gayle Stevenson (co-captains), Joyce Allgaier, Diane Bradford, Lisa Cortese, Andrea Foss, Sue Hamilton, Chiyo Parten and Joanne Wetherell. Coach is Chris Gripkey.

Hamilton and her partner Wetherell were undefeated throughout the season.

Sun Valley will be competing at nationals in a playoff against 16 other sectional champions for the national title. There are 335,000 USTA league players and only about 1.5% make it to the national championships.

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