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Delaware Adult 4.5 Women Win Sectionals

August 25, 2004 02:34 PM
The Delaware 4.5 women finished first at the USTA League Sectional Championships held on August 20-22, in Princeton, NJ. The team posted an impressive 5-0 record.  The final match of the tournament against the New Jersey team proved to be the most difficult with the Delaware team edging out New Jersey 3-2.  The Delaware team posted wins on Friday against Allegheny Mountain (4-1), and a wild card team from Philadelphia (5-0). On Saturday, Delaware was victorious against Eastern (3-2), while the scheduled afternoon match against New Jersey was postponed due to rain.  On Sunday morning Delaware beat the Philadelphia team 4-1. The Sunday afternoon match became a head-to-head battle against the only other undefeated team, New Jersey. Leslie Pixley, playing the first singles position, began the 3rd set match tie-break with the team score tied at 2-2.  Leslie held off a tough opponent, 10-3, giving Delaware the opportunity to represent the Middle States Section at the National 4.5 Adult Championships in Tucson, Arizona on October 15-17 . The Delaware team includes captain Janis Bond, Holly Chomyn, Suzy McAllister, Gail Ferrigno, Shirlee D'Ambrosia, Wendy Schenk, Babe Arden, Lindsay DuPhily, Jill Hughes, Donna Porter, Deb Engel, Leslie Pixley, Paula Piercy, Jane Stoutland, and Lisa Murray.