| By Deborah-Rose Andrews

We had beautiful weather for the 2012 Mixed-Doubles Regional Playoffs, as everyone had a great time. Check out our Facebook page (Metrotennis Leagues) to view the photos from this event. Congratulations to the following teams that advanced to the Sectional Championship:

►6.0 Level The Brooklyn team captained by Janice Bateh and Crissa Caponi
►7.0 Level The Queens team captained by Lauren Kende and Stephanie Vogt
►8.0 Level The Queens team captained by Marcella Davoren
►9.0 Level The team captained by Marvin Jeffries
►10.0 Level The team captained by Eileen Melniker

Our winners went to the 2012 Sectional Championships in Schenectady, N.Y. from June 1-3. Friday, June 1 was a beautiful tennis day and kicked off the weekend in style. The cocktail party was a hit, and many of our players won raffle prizes. Unfortunately, Saturday and Sunday brought rain and the teams moved inside and made the best of it. The results for the Metro teams at the 2012 Sectional Championships are as follows:

►6.0 Level Sixth place
►7.0 Level Finalist
►8.0 Level Finalist
►9.0 Level Third place
►10.0 Level Third place

The 7.0 team had a tight finish. When their match ended, they had to go to the last possible tie-break to determine who would finish in second place—games lost. They took second place by three games! It just proves that every game counts!

The 2102 Spring/Summer Season is well underway and we are battling the rain in Queens. The Regional Playoffs are currently scheduled for Friday-Sunday, Aug. 3-5. Please come down to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center to cheer on the teams as they represent their districts and play for a spot in the Sectional Championships which will be held in Schenectady, N.Y. this year. The 2.5, 3.5 and 4.5 Levels will compete Friday-Sunday, Aug. 10-12, while the 3.0, 4.0 and 5.0 Levels will compete Friday-Sunday, Aug. 17-19.

The Senior League runs through August. If you are still looking for a team, contact me by e-mail at debrose@metrotennis.com. The 2012 Senior Sectional Championships will also be held in Schenectady, Friday-Sunday, Sept. 14-16. The Senior Mixed Championships are set for Friday-Sunday, Sept. 21-23
Our next league will be the Manhattan Mixed-Doubles League, which begins in late October. We will have teams at the 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0 and 10.0 Levels. Each match consists of three courts of doubles. Levels are formed by the combination of player ratings. For example, a 6.0 Level team would consist of two 3.0 Level players.

Enjoy the summer!