USTA National Women's 50-90 Hard Court Championships Playing Out This Week
10 May, 2017
The United States Tennis Association National Women’s 50-90 Hard Court Championships runs all this week at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, 2000 Spindrift Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037.
The women’s national championships will feature singles and doubles competition in the 50 and over, 60 and over, 70 and over, 80 and over, and 90 and over age divisions. The tournament, which concludes on Sunday, May 14, attracts the top senior players from across the United States in each age group.
Two former highly-ranked touring tennis professionals are entered in the 50 and over division. Ros Nideffer, who lives in the San Diego community of Rancho Bernardo, is a two-time Wimbledon singles quarterfinalist and a former French Open doubles champion. Nideffer won 10 WTA doubles titles and achieved a career-high Women’s Tennis Association singles ranking of No. 15 in the world in 1990. She is the top seed in the 50 and over singles draw.
The second seed is Nathalie Herreman-Bagby, a native of France, who now lives in Pacific Palisades, Calif. She holds one career WTA singles title and two doubles championships. A former member of the French Fed Cup team, Herreman-Bagby was ranked as high as No. 42 in the world in 1986.
Nideffer and Herreman-Bagby split six head-to-head meeting s on the WTA tour. They met in last year’s 50 hard court singles final in La Jolla as Nideffer won her third straight title and fourth in the last five years with a hard-fought 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 victory over Herreman-Bagby.
Tina Karwasky is the top seed in the 60 and over singles division. The 64-year-old resident of Glendale, Calif., is one of the top senior players in the world. She is attempting to win the 60s national hard court title for the sixth straight year at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club.
“With two prominent former touring tennis professionals among the many player entries, it’s going to be an incredible week of high-level senior tennis,” said Tournament Director Bill Kellogg. “We invite tennis fans to come and enjoy the matches and great tournament atmosphere.”
To view the complete list of seeded players and tournament draws for each division, please go to: http://tennislink.usta.com/tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=188290
Matches will begin at 8 a.m. Monday, May 8 through Friday, May 12 and at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14. (All times are PDT). La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club welcomes tennis enthusiasts to view the tournament with free admission. On-site parking is available for a nominal fee.
The scheduled start of play for each division will be as follows: Monday, May 8 – 50, 60, 70 Singles & Doubles and 80 Singles; Tuesday, May 9 – 90 Singles; Wednesday, May 10 – 80 and 90 Doubles.
The La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club’s 45th Annual Men's Senior Championships will also take place the same week in conjunction with the women’s events, and will include both singles and doubles for 60 and over, 65 and over, 70 and over, 75 and over and 80 and over age groups. Although the men’s events are not national championships, they will feature many senior players who regularly compete in national tournaments. Total participation for both the men’s and women’s tournaments is expected to be 300-plus players.
The La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club started each of these events and has hosted them since inception. Designated one of the Top 50 Tennis Resorts in the world by Tennis Resorts Online, the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club's reputation as a top tennis destination started in 1942 when it attracted its first major tournament, the Pacific Coast Men's Doubles Championship.
About the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, Inc. – The La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club is a fourth-generation, family-owned and operated company dedicated to the operation of a 14-acre beachside resort. The resort includes three properties, including the exclusive La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, the 128-room La Jolla Shores Hotel and the award-winning Marine Room restaurant. Resort amenities include 14 championship tennis courts, a nine-hole Par-3 golf course, two swimming pools, two additional oceanfront restaurants and cocktail lounges, and one of Southern California’s only private beaches. For more information visit LJBTC.com.