McCollom Wins USPTA Women’s Championship

September 24, 2009

MARCO ISLAND, FLA. — Marina McCollom of West Des Moines, Iowa is the women’s open division winner of the $30,000 USPTA International Championships, which were played Wednesday at the Eagle Creek Tennis Center on Marco Island, Fla. McCollom earned the championship title by defeating Ionoa Paun from Florida, 6-2, 7-5.

The men’s championship match will be played Thursday between Cory Ross of Littleton, Colo., and James Daly of Tyler, Texas. The championships are being played as part of the USPTA’s World Conference on Tennis. The conference is scheduled Sept. 21-26 at the Marco Island Marriott Resort, Golf Club and Spa on Marco Island, Fla. It includes the international championships, 45 seminars and courses, a buying show, awards presentation, silent auction of tennis and sports memorabilia and more. It is attended by more than 1,000 tennis-teaching professionals, industry leaders, manufacturers and media. For complete results visit and enter USPTA International Championships or go to and select draws/results.

Founded in 1927, USPTA strives to raise the standards of the tennis profession while promoting greater awareness of the sport. USPTA offers more than 65 professional benefits to its more than 15,000 members worldwide, including certification and professional development. With more than 300 days of educational opportunities throughout the year, USPTA offers the most comprehensive continuing education program in the tennis industry. For more information, call 800-877-8248 or visit