Sammamish Tennis Club wins national championship

April 16, 2013

By Staff

By Jane Clemente From left, Bill Hubbard, Yuko Matsuda, Mark Bennett, Sharon Jaeger, Mick Jaeger, Jed Moffitt and Kelly Terry are inducted into the Champions Club for the Sammamish Tennis Club’s last season.

By Jane Clemente
From left, Bill Hubbard, Yuko Matsuda, Mark Bennett, Sharon Jaeger, Mick Jaeger, Jed Moffitt and Kelly Terry are inducted into the Champions Club for the Sammamish Tennis Club’s last season.

The Sammamish Tennis Club played its final match Feb. 28, but went out with a bang, according to a press release from the club. In a tournament held in Chattanooga, Tenn., from March 20-24, the Sammamish Tennis Club mixed doubles team secured a National Tennis Championship title.

After competing in regional and Pacific Northwest qualifying competitions, the Sammamish Tennis Club was one of 16 teams invited to Chattanooga to compete for the national title, selected from more than 600 national teams. Local players Mick Jaeger, Sharon Jaeger, Kelly Terry, Mark Bennett, Yuko Matsuda, Bill Hubbard and Jed Moffitt, won four team matches over the course of two days to qualify for a spot in the finals.

Mick Jaeger served out a 6-1, 6-4 victory on the deciding court to give the Sammamish team a hard-fought win and the championship banner.

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