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The 2008 USTA/Nevada Adult League District Championship, presented by Chrysler, was held at the Darling Tennis Center, June 17-22. The Championship had a record breaking 475 participants.

Tournament Director Mary Maragos stated "This is the largest USTA Adult District Championship in the history of the USTA/Nevada." With 475 participants, every level of play was represented. "It was so exciting to have the Darling Tennis Center filled to capacity with players as well as spectators. This is a true reflection of the phenomenal growth of league tennis in the valley."


   
USTA Junior player Asia Muhammad, just off an amazing run to the final of Tennis Channel Open $50,000 Challenger, defeated the #2 junior in the world Melanie Oudin 6-2, 6-3 at the MovieGallery Pro Classic 2008. Muhammad won 3 matches in the qualifying rounds to reach the main draw. Asia then defeated the #177 player on the WTA pro tour, Kopp Jones 6-2, 6-2, before getting injured and losing in the second round to the eventual winner Bethany Mattek 6-4, 6-3. Mattek just lost to Sharapova in the French open in three sets. Muhammad won her first pro tournament this past summer and according to her coach has a new found confidence.



   
To view photographs of womens and mens USTA league held in June 2008, please visit GALLERY section




   
Intermountain Summer Sectionals, Denver, CO
Indian Open - Las Vegas Skin & Cancer Clinics Jr Series #2
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2008 USTA/Nevada Mixed Doubles District Championships, Presented by Ritual


Finals results are available in this article.


   
May 10, 2008 - Las Vegas
By Veronika Kawka

There are those occasional few times a year when the Las Vegas tennis community gets together to celebrate and honor those who have achieved great success in many aspects of life, whether it be on or off the court. This year’s Tennis Ball was no exception. Coming back to attend this year’s event, I knew it was going to be even bigger and better than the last. Sure enough this year’s event was a giant succ
ess.

          







   
Junior Team Tennis Spring League Playoffs were held Thursday, June 5 at the Darling Tennis Center. Fifteen teams competed in the event, which featured age divisions from 12 & Under to 18 & Under. Team results from the playoffs are listed in this article. Also listed are the champions and finalists for the 14 & Under Intermediate Division. Congratulations to all who participated in the Junior Team Tennis Spring League! Click the title of this article for more information and photos.


   
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By Alyse Lysgaard, Junior Reporter

Summer sectionals cannot be categorized as a "normal" tennis tournament, because so much more is on the line for the players. The Intermountain Sectional Championships are open to all junior players who meet age and residency requirements. Summer sectionals offer players an opportunity to participate in one of the most competitive levels of tournament play in the section. It also offers players the opportunity to gain a high level of points that count toward their Intermountain and National Ranking.

This year's Summer Sectional was held in Denver, Colorado on June 15-19, 2008. Denver is definitely a tennis player’s dream city. The weather, the number and quality of public and private tennis facilities are amazing! Nearly sixty junior players from Las Vegas converged on the city with the single-minded goal of emerging victorious as the Sectional Champion.

          



   
The 2008 USTA/Nevada Mixed Doubles District Championships were played this week-end, June 6-8, at the Darling Tennis Center. Red Rock CC’s 8.0 Mixed Doubles team played TPC’s 8.0 Mixed Doubles team. The matches were an incredible display of talent with the Red Rock team winning after 3 days of competition in a 3rd set tie-break, winning by 2 points. Both teams showed a great display of sportsmanship. Red Rock’s captain, Dr. Jeff Ng stated, ?This was a very difficult team to play (TPC), not only because of their ability but also because we are all such good friends.? The Red Rock team will now advance to the Intermountain Sectional Championships in Boulder, CO, July 18-20. For more league information, please contact Mary Maragos at 792-8384.



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