SoCal Makes Team Selections for Women’s Intersectionals

The SoCal Teams for the National Women’s Intersectional Team Championship have been chosen!

The teams will travel to Naples, FL to compete in one of the USTA’s most prestigious events of the year. Each year, the USTA’s 17 sections draft age division teams to battle for the honor of being the Women’s Intersectional Champions. The event draws in former professional players, current and former ITF World Champions and competitors, and other skilled players from all over the country.  Last year, Southern California won gold in four of the six divisions and the teams are looking forward to defending their titles.

35s Team, 2018Here are your 2019 team rosters.

35s Team (2018 Winner):

Stephanie Newell
Lauren Lancaster
Quynh Le
Cindy Shin
Stepanka Gamboa
Aurellie Udall
Sara Morse

45s Team (2018 Winner):


55s Team (Finished 4th overall in 2018):

Rainy Miller
Karen Haas
Judy Newman
Tracey Thompson
Maria Nunez
Jennifer Lyons
Colleen Clery Ferrell

Rainy Miller, 55s Team Captain: “The 55 team is looking forward to the competition in Naples, FL this year with a balanced team of players in singles and doubles.  In 2018 the team took 4th place.  We look to improve our finish and medal in this year’s tournament.”

65s Team (2018 Finalists):

Kathy Bennett
Liane Bryson
Kandy Chain
Una Davis
Sue Sprague
Carol Gay
Tina Karwasky


75s Team, 201875s Team (2018 Winner):

Cathie Anderson
Teri Eggers
Andi Polisky
Anne Russ
Suella Steel

Suella Steel, 75’s Team Captain: “We are off and running again . The 75s team is excited about defending our string of titles on the clay in Naples. We have two new teammates, Anne Russ and Andi Polisky, who
have just reached the 75’s. We are poised to bring home the gold again if we all stay healthy.”

80s Team, 2018

80s Team (2018 Winner):

Roz King
Dori Devries
Sheila Palmer
Ruby Francis
Phyllis Cornish

Roz King, 80’s Team Captain: “Our team is excited with two new members, Ruby Dale Francis and Phyllis Cornish, who will experience this event for the first time. We will be defending our two year winning record. Dori Devries, Sheila Palmer and I are veteran players and look forward to mentoring our new teammates.”


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *