Liz Johnston, Kathy Justice, Connie Danielson, Andrea Schnappauf, Cristina Rassvetaieff, Jill Lehr, Sue Taylor, and Kathy Nichols. (Not pictured: Jimena Cuevas, Anne Price, Kathryn Haupt, Renata Renison, Connie Kocherga)
One of the Coronado Tennis Association’s ladies 3.5 teams competed in late-January 2018 at the SCTA Sectionals and won!
The 13 players made it through the regular season, then Local Area Playoffs, then South Area Playoffs & were one of the top-4 Southern California teams to compete at Sectionals in Indian Wells.
They finished first, winning all three matches, representing Coronado well.
The Coronado Tennis Association congratulates the SO CAL team for winning the Nationals Section Showdown and finishing second at the Nationals.
Captain: Dan Vargas
Players: Alex Castañeda, Fer Almonte, Hector Reyes, Chris Magers, Derek Kelly, David Pitt, German Medrano and Noel Madarang.
Coronado Tennis Association’s Women’s 4.0 Tennis Team
By Chris Toogood
After winning the 2017 USTA 4.0 Womens league playoffs in Orange County, the Women’s Coronado Tennis Association 4.0 tennis team won at the Sectionals, Aug. 19 and 20, 2017. This phenomenal team them competed at the national competition Oct. 20-22 at the USTA National Campus in Florida.
Pictured, from left, Lelet Valencia, Wanda Jurlina, Vivian McAnally, Nevie Nelson, Debi Boehm, Alison Lancaster, Maria Ward, Sheryl Munning, Jill Webster, Orit Ostrowiak, and Debbie McBride.
Not pictured: Molly Coumes, Gina Freize, Jennie Portelli, Tracy Thorleifson, and Jackie Wendt.
The annual Crown Cup at the Coronado Tennis Center over the Sept. 9-10, 2017 weekend was a great event for the city of Coronado, CTA members and guests. The doubles play was competitive and fun, and the tournament also raised money for upcoming “thank you” dinners in honor of the Coronado Police and Fire Departments.
“The Coronado Tennis Association is very proud to partner with Village Pizzeria (Blue Bridge Hospitality) in donating dinners to our Coronado Police and Fire Departments,” said CTA President Jenni Portelli. “Dinners will be delivered next week to our wonderful first responders.”
Congratulations to all the participating players, especially the champions and finalists.
4.0-4.5 Men’s Champs
Pablo Zaragoza and Curt Worley. Jennie Portelli (CTA President, right).
4.0-4.5 Men’s Finalists
Bobby Kennedy and David Brummitt. Jennie Portelli in center.
4.0-4.5 Women’s Champs
Orit Ostrowiak and Jada Cade.
4.0-4.5 Women’s Finalists
Jackie Smallwood and Brenda Iwamura.
3.0-3.5 Men’s Winners
Dave Matthews and Jim Nelson.
3.0-3.5 Men’s Finalists
Alex Phillips and Bob Brownell.
3.0-3.5 Women’s Champs
Jill Lehr and Kathy Justice.
3.0-3.5 Women’s Finalists
Kari Ursitti and Amanda Kilfoil.
4.0-4.5 Men’s Consolation Champs
Fred Mougayar and Dale Smallwood.
4.0-4.5 Women’s Consolation Winners
Alison Lancaster and Debbie McBride.
3.0-3.5 Women’s Consolation Champs
Maggie Holland and Christy Ward.
Let’s bring the NATIONALS title from Florida!!!
Great family team support!
Captain: Dan Vargas
Players: Alex Castañeda, Fernando Almonte, Hector Reyes, Chris Magers,
Noel Madarang, German Medrano, & Juan Hernández
Alex, Dan, Noel, Chris, Hector Kneeling: German, JR, & Fer
Hector, Dan, German & wife Verónica, Fer’s family, Alex’s family
Kneeling: Chris, & JR”
Coronado Tennis Association Donates $1,000 to Wounded Warrior Tennis Camp
The Coronado Tennis Association donated $1,000 to the Wounded Warrior Tennis Camp.
The CTA has supported these camps for many years. Pictured are CTA Board Members Larry Blum, Jim Nelson, Wounded Warriors Tennis Camp Director Steve Kappes (receiving check), Jennie Portelli, Nevie Nelson, Vivian McAnally, Greg Burnham, Mary Ann McCauley (who teaches tennis to the wounded warriors at the Balboa Naval Hospital) and Debbie McBride. Not pictured is Chris Toogood.