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Three Central Park tennis teams from Kirkland advance to sectionals
The greater Seattle area United States Tennis Association (USTA) playoffs were held over the weekend, and all three amateur division championships - 6.0, 7.0 and 8.0 - were won by Kirkland's Central Park Tennis Club teams.
All three teams beat division champs from around the area. The players now advance to go to the Northwest U.S. Sectional Playoffs in Sunriver, Ore. Sept. 12-14 for a chance to go to the national championship tournament.
The 6.0 players are captained by Carla Kay Stanford and the team members are Denise M Stumpf, Thomas Kirk Stanford, Tony Balkan, Bill Skilton, Chris John Fusetti, Steve Maita, Maria Skilton, Karin Fusetti, Chrissy Avery, Brad Bennett, Cathy Anne Long, Traci Lynch, Jack Fredrickson, Daniel Warren, Nancy Goldberg, Sharon Elaine Farrell, Pedro T Vieco.
The 7.0 players are captained by Carly Oberg and the team members are Bhanu Purohit, Linda Kay Baker, Elizabeth Erickson Altaras, Daniel Avery, Jeewon You, Pam Stafford, Traci Lynch, Katherine Rs Tarabochia, Brian Darrow, Carly J. Oberg, Dean M. Tarabochia and Randy Jay Gerth.
The 8.0 mixed doubles team was captained by Daniel Avery and the players are Daniel Avery, Ping Yeh, Michelle Burns, Bhanu Purohit, Trent Burns, Wilson Cobb Walter, Mei McRae, Claire E. Pirie, Laura J. Laun, Steve McRae, Kimberly S. Skorupa, Scott Skorupa, Carly J. Oberg, Nan Myers, Ryan Caldeiro and Kirsten S. Barnes.