Hillsborough Squad 2nd Nationally at Tennis Tourney
A team from Hillsborough, representing the Middle States USTA Section, finished second at the 2012 USTA Jr. Team Tennis 14U Intermediate National Championships, held at the Cayce Tennis and Fitness Center in Cayce, S.C., Oct. 19 – 21.
The 2012 USTA Jr. Team Tennis 14U National Championships brought together the top 32 teams (250 players) at Intermediate and Advanced levels from various USTA Sections throughout the country.
The Middle States team lost to a team from Basking Ridge (34-55) in the Championship match. Earlier in the tournament, they defeated a team from San Juan, Puerto Rico, in the semifinals.
The team is coached by Benton Camper and features: William Edward Camper, Stephanie Ji, Benton Camper, Alan B. Dogan, Alexandra Mednikova, Shannon Lu and Lucas Flotta.
The National Championships serves as the crown jewel of USTA Jr. Team Tennis as the nation’s top teams compete for the title. Each year the USTA crowns a national champion in two age divisions (14U and 18U) in both the Intermediate and Advanced play divisions. The JTT National Championships will continue in Cayce, S.C. next weekend with 18U Intermediate and Advanced competition.