The women’s tennis team from Phoenix, which was representing the USTA Southwest Section, finished second at the USTA League Adult 18 & Over 5.0+ National Championships at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, Calif.
The Phoenix team lost to a team from Houston, Texas, 2-1, in the championship match. Earlier in the day, the Phoenix team defeated a team from Jacksonville, Fla., 3-0, in the semifinals. They advanced by winning their round-robin flight contested Friday and Saturday.
The team is captained by Jessica Buterbaugh and features Lauren Colalillo, Ashlee Brown, Adria Raines, Denise Cockrell, Manuela Emmrich and plays at the Village Racquet Club.
The top four teams in order of finish are: Texas Section, Southwest Section, Florida Section and Northern California Section.