By Richard Van Winkle, News of Mill Creek.
A Mill Creek Tennis Club team won the 6.0 United States Tennis Association (USTA) League National Mixed Doubles Championship in Surprise, Arizona, on Sunday, November 16, 2014.
Mill Creek Tennis Club owner Roger Mark commented, “Coach Ted Kim worked his magic and got the Underdog MCTC Squad to overcome the favored Southern Team.”
Mill Creek crushed USTA Southern from Gulfport, Mississippi, 3-0 in the championship match.
The Mill Creek team reached the finals match by beating USTA Eastern from New Providence, New Jersey, 2-1 in the semifinal match on Sunday morning.
J. Fred Sidhu reported the following at usta.com.
“This has been the most unbelievable weekend,” said Captain Cynthia Wyer. “We’re just ecstatic. This was absolutely a bucket-list weekend. We supported each other. It was a good team-bonding experience.”
“We were going to go out and have a great time, no matter what happened. We had no expectations,” Wyer added. “We’re just fortunate to be standing here at the end.”
The Mill Creek 6.0 mixed-doubles team members are Chris Tang, Heather Waters, Enrique Rodriques, Captain Cynthia Wyer, Terry Ward, Shannon Corbett, Patty Tehar, and Rick Odom. Ted Kim coached the team this year.
In its thirty-year existence, the Mill Creek Tennis Club has been very active in the United States Tennis Association. Over the years our teams have competed strongly and have captured many titles at the sectional, regional and national levels.
The Mill Creek Tennis Club’s new owner, Roger Mark, wants to take this success to the next level.
Roger Mark coaches many USTA adult teams and has sent multiple teams to the national tournament that ends each season. Each year Roger coaches up to 10 USTA teams, seeing over 150 players.
The Mill Creek Tennis Club is located in Mill Creek, Washington next to the Mill Creek Country Club and has six US Open blue indoor and outdoor courts, a clubhouse, men's and women's locker rooms, and a sauna.