Family tennis teams compete for Championship

August 13, 2013

NEW YORK, NY — More than 20 of the top family tennis teams from 14 different states qualified to play for a national title in the 2013 National Family Tennis Championships from August 23-26, 2013 at Sportime Randall’s Island New York City. Teams receive travel, hotel accommodations as well as tickets to see the best in the game play at the USTA/Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. For more information visit

After winning NFTC tournaments at their local tennis facilities, teams traveled to one of three regional playoffs including: The Plaza Tennis Center in Kansas City, MO.; The Copeland-Cox Mobile Tennis Center in Mobile, AL.; and The Tennis Center at College Park in MD. Winners and wild card teams were invited to compete at the National Championships.

The schedule for the finals includes: Friday, August 23rd @ 4 PM-7 PM; Saturday, August 24 @ 7:30 AM – 12:30 PM; Sunday, August 25th @ 9:30 AM – 1 PM.

Here’s a look at the finalists in the six divisions of play. (Hometown of players, age of child and name of facility listed):

MOTHER/DAUGHTER: Natalie & Kennan Johnson (age 17) (Baton Rouge, LA – Northwood Club); Karen & Lauren Simeone (age 17) (Collegeville, PA. – Frog Hollow Racquet Club); Kay & Martha Williams (age 12) – (Mobile, AL – Orange Beach Tennis Center); Shelly & Brennan Foreman (age 14) (Austin, TX – Grey Rock Tennis Club)

MOTHER/SON – Michele Haggerty & Jackson Cobb (age 14) (Austin, TX – Grey Rock Tennis Club); Wen Li & Ryan Zu (age 17) (Rochester, NY – Tennis Club of Rochester); Hallet & Brooks Green Jr (age 14) (Mobile, AL – Orange Beach Tennis Center); Kristin & Kyle Wogahn (age 16) (Eau Claire, WI – Eau Claire YMCA)

FATHER/DAUGHTER – Lance & Sadey St. Amant (age 18) (Ocean Springs, MS -Diamondhead Tennis World); Aime Ngounoue & Malkia Menguene (age 12) (Washington, DC – Montgomery TennisPlex); Chris & Sophie Farmer (age 16) (Eden Prairie, MN – Reed-Sweatt Family Tennis Center); Juan & Nina De Luna (age 14) (Coopersburg, PA – Frog Hollow Racquet Club)

FATHER/SON: Jon & Tristan Stitt (age 16) (Dallas, TX – Northwood Club); Derrick & Austin Racine (age 16) (Pensacola, FL – Diamondhead Tennis World); Ken & Will Persson (age 17) (Leonia, NJ – North Jersey CTA); Scott & Jacob Baehr (age 13) (Pensacola, FL – Orange Beach Tennis Center)

HUSBAND/WIFE -Jack & Kim Bastable (Leawood, KS – Plaza Tennis Club); Jonathan & Michele Drucker (Coral Gables, FL – Weston Tennis Club); Dan & Cristina Chen (Forest Hills, NY – NJCTA); Javier Easton & Itshel Rabi (Edmond, OK – McClendon Tennis Center)

BROTHER/SISTER – Nick & Amber Cruz (Foley, AL – Orange Beach Tennis Center); Ben Ward & Lucy Stevens (Pass Christian, MS – Diamondhead Tennis World); Shyam & Shruti Srinivassan (Ashburn, VA – Regency Sports & Health)

The 2013 National Family Tennis Championships is being produced by Oasis Sports Ventures/Family Tennis, LLC. Promotional support is provided by, Tennis15-30 and the USTA. Official sponsors include Dunlop Sports, Grand Slam Tennis Tours and Orbitz Partner Network.