Kirkland tennis team nets national championship

They honed their skills at the Eastside Tennis Center in Kirkland and showed the nation their talent at the USTA League Mixed 40 & Over 6.0 National Championships.

In Orlando, Florida last month, a Kirkland-based squad netted the national title with a 2-1 victory over a team from Las Vegas in the championship match. In the semifinals, Kirkland’s squad triumphed over Haverhill, Massachusetts’ team, 3-0. Both matches were played at the USTA National Campus.

The Kirkland team is 13 players strong and is led by co-captains Robert Liu and Zheng Mu. Kirkland’s winning squad also features Jun Liu, Carmen Zlateff, Tracy Qi, Rachel Ouyang, Qian Liang, Davis Feng, Calvin Vu, Wenying Du, Brian Li, Bing Liu and Xiangwei Gu.