By: Andre Walls

With positivity comes success. These are the words Nancy Leiviska and her son Stefan Kendal Gordy, also publicly known as Redfoo, live by. "Work at being positive, who cares about success? Success will follow," Leiviska said. Continue reading


Congratulations to all Intermountain teams who have won their respective divisions of the 2013 USTA Adult 40 & Over League Sectional Championships held in Denver, CO, Sept. 20-22, 2013. All teams now qualify to advance to their National Championships in either Indian Wells, CA, or Tucson, AZ, in October. For Nationial Championship dates and locations, visit

3.0 WOMEN, COLORADO: Team Captain, Vicki Gess; Lynn Zellmann, Brenda Herzinger, Martha Elizabeth Puglise, Karen Walton, Julia Tulloch, Kiersten Suzanne Lehmkuhl, Diane Burton, Carol McBroom, Lori Taylor, Lyn Yvonne McNulty, Laurie Lahnert.

3.5 WOMEN, NEVADA: Team Captain, Mariko Larsen; Patricia Freeman, June Seid, Jenny Penesa, Merle Lok, Shari Patterson, Arlene Babbitt, Jeanne Plantiff, Claudia Y.O. Sleet, Phonthip Garringer, Kelly Griffin, Maria Quintana, Annette Whiteside, Jerri Perfect.

4.0 WOMEN, COLORADO: Team Captain, Mona Jones; Robin Galloway, Punitama Phipps, Michelle Pulley, Donna Lynne
Chitambar, Tanya Saarva, Carol Bradford, Lisa Pentz, Kristi Elting, Darlene Dion, J.B. Brockman, Lezlie Leier.

4.5 WOMEN, COLORADO: Team Captain, Kimberly Davis; Nancy Engard, Lori Kiser, Jean Imbler-Jansen, Deoni Levy, Beverly Tellis, Adrienne Wilson, Kara Diane Gerczynski, Amy Hand, Mary Moses.

3.5 MEN, NEVADA: Team Captain, Charles Day: Robert Peck, Patrick Harry Hicks, Nicholas Guttman, John Brugmann, Anthony Mitchell Taeubel, Heath Wills, Lance Allgower, Matthew Mills, Larry Carl Ladd, Stuart Jay Deutsch, William Eisinger.

4.0 MEN, NEVADA: Team Captain, Al Aubry: Richard Ward, Greg Farina, Majid Mirzazadeh, David Rennick, Tony Tijerina, Jeremy Christensen, Sonny Ho, David Doherty, Cory Trotter, Alejandro Garcia, David Cain, Rene Mauban, Willie Mann, Victor Cardoza, Rudiger Merz.

4.5 MEN, IDAHO: Team Captains, Larry Rezendes and Brad Hines; Ron Herzog, Ken Azbill, Mike Harvey, Paul Ou Yang, Tom Zimmerman, Chad Vaughn, Robert Sterk, Greg Knudsen, Kevin Kennedy, Michael Megale, Ramey Uriarte, Clay Lyons.

For more information, contact: Wendy Anderson, USTA Intermountain Marketing & Communications Coordinator;
(303) 518-9545,

USTA Announces Teams For 2012 ITF Super-Seniors World Team Championships

United States Tennis Association (USTA) today announced the players who will represent the United States at the 32nd International Tennis Federation (ITF) Super-Seniors World Team Championships hosted by the Hrvatski Teniski Savez (Croatian Tennis Association) on September 10-15 in Umag, Croatia. The tournament is the senior tennis equivalent of the Davis Cup and Fed Cup, with the top American tennis players representing their country in the 60, 65, 70, 75 and 80 and older age groups. The ITF Super-Seniors World Team Championships is the most prestigious team event on the ITF Seniors circuit.

Las Vegas local player, Herman Ahlers, will be part of the Bitsy Grant Cup Team in the Men's 75 & over division. Click here for a complete list of the players representing the United States at the 2012 ITF Super-Seniors World Team Championships

The Americans will enter the event as the defending champions in nine divisions: defending four Cups in the men’s divisions, including the Von Cramm Cup, Britannia, Bitsy Grant Cup and Gardnar Mulloy Cup; and three in the women’s division, including the Alice Marble Cup, Althea Gibson Cup and Queens’ Cup.

Since the inception of the ITF Super-Seniors World Team Championships in 1981, the number of competitors taking part in the tournament has increased each year. In 1993, the ITF made the decision to divide the Seniors World Championships into two groups ? Seniors (35-55) and Super-Seniors (60-80).

The ITF Super-Seniors World Team Championships, the World Individual Championships will take place September 16-23.

Twenty of southern Nevada’s top 13 & under juniors traveled to Claremont, California over the weekend of June 29th & 30th to compete in the Southern California Competition Training Center Team Cup.

The SCTA Team Cup has been held every year for the past twenty years for the purpose of bringing CTC teams together for a playoff tournament. This year’s competitors included teams from San Diego, San Gabriel, Santa Barbara/Ventura County, North LA/San Fernando, LA/South Bay, Orange County and Las Vegas. Many of the juniors competing for the southern Cal teams were ranked in the top 100 nationally, including Claire Liu, ranked 4th in the nation in the Girls 14’s; Erin Cayetano, ranked 11th in the nation in the Girls 12’s; Ivan Smith, ranked 58th in the nation in the Boys 12’s; and Harry Yang, ranked 63rd in the nation in the Boys 12’s.


The Men's UNLV tennis team injected additional excitement into this year's TPC Ladies Spring Luncheon. On Tuesday May 7th, UNLV coach Owen Hambrook and his team put over 40 ladies from TPC and surrounding clubs through their paces. The team, along with TPC tennis pros Mark Swanson and Ken Shioi, put the ladies through 2 hours of challenging drills. It was an opportunity for the ladies to learn new training techniques and enjoy high level tennis skills up close. The event concluded with a gourmet lunch prepared by TPC Executive Chef, Shane. It was the ideal combination of exercise, learning, and socializing and many were already excited for next year's event.

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Springtime in Paris was a great way to end the 2013 Women's Weekday League. Over 170 ladies and pros attended the celebration at Canyon Gate Country Club! Kelley Morgan from When Pigs Fly Events and her USTA crew, Mary Maragos, Maureen Caruso, Janay Oakland and the USTA interns transformed Canyon Gate's ballroom into another place and time. As soon as you arrived at the event you were whisked along the streets of Paris to a small cafe where you could take pictures with Andre Agassi's US Open Trophy and the Brian Brothers 2012 Olympic gold medal. As you continued into the reception area you could bid on numerous silent auction items at the Paris Flea Market that were donated by many local businesses. For the brave of hear, you could learn the fate of your future from the fortune teller.

After everyone had a chance to mix and mingle, the doors opened to the grand ballroom where tables were set with beautiful bouquets of flower, vintage umbrellas and a small gift bag personally made by Kelley. Canyon Gate provided a delicious buffet lunch which was followed by a fashion show courtesy of Janice Wilson and Eccoci in Boca Park. Eccoci's latest fashions were modeled by different ladies on the weekday tennis teams. It was great to see the ladies strutting their stuff. It was definitely an event to be remembered

The ladies (and gents) were all looking fantastic! Check out the photo album above of the day's festivities



Eleven-Year Exclusive Deal to Begin in 2015 Provides More Than 200 Hours of Summer Tennis Television Coverage

Additional Programming Will Cross all of ESPN’s Platforms

White Plains, N.Y., May 16, 2013 ? The USTA today announced that it has entered into a comprehensive media partnership with ESPN for the television and digital presentation of the US Open and the Emirates Airline US Open Series. The 11-year agreement will begin in 2015 and extend through the 2025 US Open and provide professional tennis with more than 200 hours of live coverage each summer. Current domestic television agreements for the US Open conclude following the 2014 US Open.

ESPN will become the exclusive domestic television and digital media partner for the US Open and the Emirates Airline US Open Series, and will have the right to sub-license coverage with agreement from the USTA. In addition, ESPN will continue to televise the US Open in Latin America and Canada. The comprehensive deal includes rights for all ESPN platforms including cable television, digital distribution and live-streaming of US Open matches.
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The 2012-13 Capital One Academic All-District ® Men’s At-Large Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, have been released to recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Capital One has been the entitlement rights holder to CoSIDA’s Academic All-America teams programs since 2011.

The Academic All-District ® teams include the student-athletes listed on the following pages and are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. This is the second year of the expanded Academic All-America® program as CoSIDA moved from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non Division I) and has doubled the number of scholar-athletes honored. The expanded
teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.

The Capital One Division II and III Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2012-13 DII and DIII Academic All-America® teams program.

First-team Academic All-District ® honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month. Continue Reading

Have you ever met an 81-year old competitive tennis player? Here's one for the books. Within the past eight months she has won gold medals in three senior tournaments: Washington State Senior Games, Nevada Senior Games and Utah's Huntsman's World Senior Games. These wins bring her medal count to well over 100. In addition to tournaments she has played on three spring and fall USTA league teams in the Las Vegas area for the past 20 years. Who is she? From where does she arrive at this point in her life? Let's go back a bit.

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