Salt Lake City Men Crowned National Champions at USTA League Presented by Chrysler 2.5 Adult National Championships

October 6, 2008

LAS VEGAS (Oct. 5, 2008) – The men’s team from Salt Lake City, representing the USTA Intermountain Section, captured the national title at the USTA League presented by Chrysler 2.5 Adult National Championships held at the Amanda & Stacy Darling Tennis Center in Las Vegas.

The Salt Lake City team defeated a team from Gurabo, P.R., 2-1, in the Championship match. Earlier in the day, the Salt Lake City team defeated a team from Tyler, Texas, 2-1, in the semifinals. They advanced this far by winning their round-robin flight contested Friday and Saturday.

The team is captained by Carey Durrand Johnson and features Cameron Lee Beckham, Clinton Arnell, Mauricio Serafin Cuellar, Camron Comish and Hal H. Crimmel.

The top four teams in order of finish are: Salt Lake City (Intermountain), Gurabo (Caribbean), Seattle (Pacific Northwest) and Tyler (Texas).

This year’s USTA League presented by Chrysler 2.5 Adult National Championship has drawn the top 29 teams, 12 men’s and 17 women’s, from throughout the nation.

The USTA League program celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2005. Established in 1980, it has grown from 13,000 participants in a few parts of the country in its first year, to over 665,000 players across the nation today, making it the world’s largest recreational tennis league.

USTA League was established to provide adult recreational tennis players throughout the country with the opportunity to compete against players of similar ability levels. Players participate on teams in a league format, which is administered by the USTA through its 17 Sections. The league groups players by using six National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) levels, ranging from 2.5 (entry) to 5.0 (advanced). USTA League is open to any USTA member 19 years of age or older. It features Adult and Mixed Doubles divisions, as well as a Senior Division (age 50) and a Super Senior Division (age 60).