Arlington Tennis Center hosted the USTA Zone Team Championships Boys' & Girls' 14s Division July 24-29, 2019. This marked the tenth year Arlington Tennis Center were selected to host this event.
The nearly week-long tournament began at check in on Wednesday, July 24 with around 175 players and guests arriving in Arlington.
Players from Arizona, the Caribbean, Florida, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas were divided into two flights, competing within their flights in round robin format for the first four days of intense matches, until a winning team was determined for each flight.
On Monday, July 29, the winners of the two flights played for the Championship, with other teams being paired off to play, as well for 3rd & 4th, 5 & 6th, and 7th & 8th.
The Texas Stars defeated the Texas Texans clinching the Championship, with the Caribbean Sharks taking home the Team Sportsmanship award.
Champions, Texas Stars
2nd Place, Texas Texans
Sportsmanship, Caribbean Sharks
The Final Standings:
7.Mo Valley Thunder
8.Mo Valley Blues
A Big Thanks to Lee Thornburg, Sharon Smith, Lance Drake, All the USTA umpires, and the staff at ATC for making this the best Zonals tournament!