| By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Photo credit: World TeamTennis

The Metro Corporate Tennis League, presented by Advantage Tennis Clubs, is a joint initiative of the Metrotennis Community Tennis Association (MCTA) and USTA/Eastern-Metro. We are currently in our Fall 2012 season, and the League is divided into three levels of play: Intermediate (3.0-3.5), Advanced Intermediate (4.0) and Advanced (4.5+). We also offer an Advanced Beginner Clinic program for teams that are not ready to compete. Our first League match kicked-off on Sept. 19 at Roosevelt Island Racquet Club.

The following is our roster for the Fall 2012 season:

Advanced Division
1. BNP (Thibaud)
2. Thomson Reuters (ADV)
3. PwC (ADV)
4. ING (ADV)
5. Ernst & Young
6. Barclays (ADV)
7. Goldman Sachs

Advanced Intermediate I
1. Credit Agricole
2. Proskauer
3. Mitsubishi
4. Patterson
5. Thomson Reuters
6. Horizon
7. Bloomberg (Amit)
8. Deloitte

Advanced Intermediate II
1. Bank of Toyko
2. Bloomberg (Boris)
3. Bloomberg (Huy)
4. Deutsche (Elena)
5. Google
6. BNP (Jack)
7. Cleary
8. Freshfields

Intermediate I
1. Bloomberg (Keming)
3. Fried Frank
4. Moody’s
5. HBO2
6. TWC

Intermediate II
1. PwC
2. Sullivan
3. Nielsen
4. Sidley
5. Akin Gump
6. Credit Suisse

Intermediate III
1. Ipreo
2. Barclays (INT)
3. White & Case
4. Paul Weiss
5. HBO1
6. Schuite

Intermediate IV
1. Cleary
2. Bloomberg (Ankur)
3. Deutsche (Tony)
4. ING
5. Lend Lease

Advanced Beginner Clinic
1. Bloomberg (Judy)

We would like to welcome Lend Lease to our corporate team roster as they join us for the first time. The 2012 Fall Season runs through early December, culminating with an end-of-season party at Roosevelt Island Racquet Club. While we are excited that the Fall Season is underway and look forward to another great season, we are elated to announce that one of our corporate teams whom won the Intermediate Division Championship during the Fall 2011 season were invited to play at the World TeamTennis (WTT) National Corporate League Championship in Charleston, S.C. This is the first time that the Metro Corporate Tennis League has sent one of our teams to compete at the national level.

The Deloitte Aces not only competed in the WTT Corporate Nationals, but took home the trophy! The Deloitte Aces competed in matches twice a day to establish their seeding for the championships. They won the semifinal to then play against the reigning, defending champions, Boston Scientific from Minnesota. We would like to take the opportunity to congratulate the Deloitte Aces and their team captain, Denise Shapiro, for their efforts and success at the WTT National Corporate League Championships. We would also like to congratulate Summer 2012 Intermediate Division Champions, Thomson Reuters, and Advanced Division Champs, Ernst & Young, on their success.

Credit photo to World TeamTennis

The Deloitte Aces take center court to display their championship banner in Charleston, S.C.: Larry and Denise Shapiro, Sherolyn Reid, Yana Parfenyuk, Michael Rosenthal and Alex Friesen