LWW tennis team takes 4th at nationals | TheUnion.com

LWW tennis team takes 4th at nationals

In this file photo the Lake Wildwood women's 65-and-older tennis team poses for a photo before a practice in Lake Wildwood. The team recently returned from Surprise Arizona where they placed fourth in the USTA National Championships. The is comprised of Mary McLean, Linda Bailey, Susan Browning, Nancy Eubanks, Helen Hansen, Sandy Martin, Marlene Soldani, Jewell Willis, Carol Wilson and coach Dave Graham.
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When the dust settled in Surprise, Arizona, the Lake Wildwood women’s 65-and-older tennis team walked away from the USTA National Championships in fourth place.

Representing Northern California, Lake Wildwood competed against 15 other top teams from around the nation. Lake Wildwood won its flight, which included the Midwest region, Missouri Valley region and Intermountain region. In the semifinals, Lake Wildwood lost to eventual national champion New England. Lake Wildwood would later lose to the Pacific Northwest region in the third place game.

“They were all tough,” said Lake Wildwood team captain Mary McLean of the matches. “We won by the skin of our teeth when we won, and we lost by the skin of our teeth when we lost.”

McLean said the experience was an enjoyable one and she is pleased with the fourth place finish.

“If you take into consideration we got fourth in the whole nation, I’m very pleased,” she said.

Coaches may submit game reports by email at sports@theunion.com or by phone at 530-477-4232.

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