It was a successful and memorable weekend, full of Mid-Atlantic pride.
USTA Mid-Atlantic sent six teams to represent the Section at week one of the USTA League National Championship on October 1-3, and two teams came home with the National Championship titles.
The men’s tennis team from Richmond, Va., and the women’s tennis team from Washington D.C. have crowned USTA League Adult 18 & Over 5.0 national champions at the Phoenix Tennis Center in Phoenix, Az. Each team has been practicing and preparing throughout the Mid-Atlantic league season in hopes for this moment; for the honor to come home with a championship title. And this moment is one they will remember forever.
“Winning the 5.0 Men’s National Championship was a surreal feeling for all of us,” said Captain Logan Gruhl of the Mid-Atlantic men’s 5.0 team. “The support we got from everyone back home still gives me chills. As a captain, I couldn’t be more proud of these guys for going about things the right way, win or lose.”
“But winning a National Championship is something myself and the rest of the team will remember for the rest of our lives,” said Gruhl. The match that secured this team the title was the 2-1 win against the USTA Norcal team from Berkeley, Ca.
Gruhl’s team trains out of the Salisbury Country Club in Midlothian, Va. and features Dillon Sykes, Brian Rowe, Scott Steinour, Kelly Hunter, David Reed, Seth Feibelman, Cameron Fite, Chris Wallace, Kyle Parker, Brett Moorhead, Eric Shulman, Tate Steinour, and Juan Gamboa.