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Tucson-area Juniors Help Lead Southwest Team to 10's Victory in Texas

October 31, 2008 04:55 PM

Slammin' 10's Intersectional Team Rally
Arlington, Texas - Arlington Tennis Center
October 17-19

A potent dose of strong play and team camaraderie fueled a group of Southwest 10-and-under boys and girls to victory Oct. 17-19 at the Slammin’ 10s Inter-Sectional Team Rally in Arlington, Texas. Six boys and six girls each played 12 modified five-game sets of singles, doubles and mixed doubles with Team Southwest, “The Rattlers,” going 47-25 for the weekend in matches won.

Team Southwest showed well against teams from five sections, representing 22 states and six different USTA Sections, including Intermountain, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Missouri Valley and Texas. Southwest pounded squads from the Mid-Atlantic and the Missouri Valley on Saturday and faced-off with Texas in the championship round on Sunday, where the Rattlers went 23-13 in matches won.

This year marks the third annual event held at Arlington Tennis Center.

Team order of finish was: 1) Southwest  2) Texas  3)  Midwest  4)  Missouri Valley  5) Intermountain  6) Mid-Atlantic.

Team members for USTA Southwest were:
Paris Corley - Grants, N.M.
Brandelyn Fulgenzi - Las Vegas, N.M.
Delaney Nothaft -Tempe, Ariz.
Maddie Pothoff - Tucson, Ariz.
Savannah Slaysman - Scottsdale, Ariz.
Chloe Weihs - Peoria, Ariz.

Austin Azar - Tucson, Ariz.

Warren Fulgenzi - Las Vegas, N.M.
Yash Parikh - Tucson, Ariz.
Nathan Ponwith - Scottsdale, Ariz.
Brendan Rumel - Tucson, Ariz.
Roman Shenkiryk - Phoenix, Ariz.

The team was led by Junior Player Development Manager Eric Mitchell and Arizona State assistant women’s coach Ford Oliver.

For complete results of the Slammin' 10's Intersectional Team Rally, click HERE.

Back Row (L-R) Ford Oliver, Delaney Nothaft, Paris Corley, Maddie Pothoff, Brendan Rumel, Yash Parikh, Nathan Ponwith, Eric Mitchell. Front: Chloe Weihs, Brandelyn Fulgenzi, Roman Shenkiryk, Savannah Slaysman, Austin Azar, Warren Fulgenzi.