We have 7 of our local teams win the State Championship this weekend in the 18&Over and 40&Over divisions.
18’s play Midwest Championships (5-state playoff) this weekend and 40’s play the following weekend. Teams that win at the Midwest will advance to nationals.
Here the list of our teams that won this weekend.
Seven teams from the United States Tennis Association, Fort Wayne Local League, are now Indiana State Champions. The teams won State this weekend and will battle for the 5-state Midwest Championship against State winners from Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio. The Midwest Champions will compete in the National Championships in October.
Four local teams will compete in the 18 & over age division on August 14-16, and three will compete in the 40 & over age division. The 18&Over Midwest Championship is August 14-16 and the 40&Over Midwest Championship is August 21-23. Indianapolis is hosting both events.
The seven teams won Fort Wayne’s Local League this summer where more than 900 players participated on 72 teams.
State Champions, 18&Over
3.0 Men 18&Over Chaffee –Scott Chaffee (Captain), Kevin Stamm, Chris Meek, Ron Redding, Mike Morgan, Anthony Collins, Gil Farley, Andrew Wagner, Rick Whipp, Steve Regan, Todd Fry, Chris Nelson, James Frazier, Henry Najdeski, Todd Chaffee, Matt Roussel
3.5 Women 18&Over Daman/Radke–Carol Daman (Captain), Linda Radke (Captain), Ashley Hoagland, Alison Russell, Laura Hunter, Brittany Keuneke, Chieko Nawafune, Suzanne Meert, Kristy Huck, Melissa Rapp, Tammy McDaniel, Cheryl Klinker
4.0 Men 18&Over Johnson–Tony Johnson (Captain), Larry Thompson, Greg Ping, Rob White, Ken Sipe, Eric Hamlin, Steve Hibler, Duncan Thompson, Jon Adams, Chris Goeglein, Eric Adair, Steve Haraburda, Luke Buttermore, Issac Short
4.5 Men 18&Over Brenneman–Leon Brenneman (Captain), Andy Lewis, Michael Cluskey, Andrew Streit, TJ Snelson, Danilia Kourkoulin, Andrew Steiner, Galen Mast, Omar Turk, Thom Snelson, Jeffrey Stump, Michael Blevins
State Champions, 40&Over
3.0 40&Over Women Fiffick–Karla Fiffick (Captain), Teresa Freeman, Gail Altekruse, Lori Minyard, Megan Weaver, Linda Dykhuizen, Linda Jakacki, Cheryl Morello, Linda Quillen, Jean Bradley, Amy Tompa, Robin Dellinger, Laura Dutiel, Starr Newman, Caroline Nietert
3.5 40&Over Women Rao–Laura Rao (Captain), Debra Bunt, Laura Stetzel, Kathy Howenstine, Jennifer Balkenbusch, Diana Reed, Mara Desimone, Julianne Lassus, Michele Criser, Carol Sprandel, Karen Peak, Jennifer Bennett, Amy Grinsfelder, Laura Wallstrom
4.5+ 40&Over Men Eckert –Kreg Eckert (Captain), Ryan Keirns, Galen Mast, Joe Selking, Jay Smithley, James Solloway, Eric Nickeson, Jim Strowig, Derek Stoney, Matt Elliott, Chuck Rollins, Peter Kitchen
Congratulations and Good Luck!