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SoCal 7.0, Southern 9.0 take titles at Mixed Nationals

November 14, 2016 12:17 AM

By Cory Kamerschak, special to USTA.com

SURPRISE, ARIZ. – A season of exciting mixed doubles action has come to a close with the Southern California section 7.0 team and Southern section 9.0 team walking away as champions at the USTA League Mixed 40 & Over 7.0/9.0 Championships, held at the Surprise T&R Center.

The Southern California 7.0 squad from San Gabriel Valley saved its best tennis for the final, sweeping the Eastern section team from New York, 3-0. Earlier in the day, the California crew narrowly advanced through its semifinal against the Mid-Atlantic section team from Montgomery County, Md., 2-1.

In 9.0 action, the Southern team from New Orleans showed off its fighting spirit with a tough win in the championship match over the Hawaii-Pacific section team from Honolulu, 2-1. New Orleans advanced to the title match with an equally competitive semifinal win over the Northern California section group from San Francisco, 2-1.