Edmonds women’s tennis team takes second place

  • Tue Apr 24th, 2012 7:33pm

Weekly Herald staff

The women’s team from Edmonds, representing the U.S. Tennis Association’s Pacific Northwest Section, finished second at the USTA League 6.0 Super Senior National Championships held at the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex in Surprise, Arizona.

The Edmonds team lost to a team from Tyler, Texas, 2-1 in the championship match. Earlier in the day, the Edmonds team defeated a team from Honolulu, Hawaii, 2-1 in the semifinals. They advanced this far by winning their round-robin flight contested Friday and Saturday.

The team is captained by JR Thompson and features Dorothy Salogga, Karen Gillespie, Francoise O’Donnell, Charlotte Lohman, Marylen Fitzgerald, Trudy Desilets, Michele Karantsavelos, Diane Clark and Mary Frances Fox and plays at the Harbor Square Athletic Club.

The top four teams in order of finish are: Texas Section, Pacific Northwest Section, Middle States Section and Hawaii Section.

This year’s USTA League 6.0 Super Senior National Championship has drawn the top 23 teams (eight men’s and 15 women’s) from throughout the nation.