Local tennis player wins award at nationals

Team ATA (Southwest) Back: Coach Sterling Fetty, Trent Calleja, Dawson Turner, Ryan Hildebrand Front: Hassan Elalami, Erica Stutz, Emily Even, Torye Calleja

Team ATA, a junior tennis team from Phoenix, representing the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Southwest Section finished in the top 12 in the 2017 Junior Team Tennis 18U National Championships, held at the USTA National Campus at Lake Nona in Orlando, Fla., Sept. 29—Oct. 1. The team’s Emily Even also won the Sportsmanship Award during the game.

The 2017 USTA Junior Team Tennis 18U National Championships brought together the top 32 teams at intermediate and advanced levels from various USTA Sections throughout the country. This was the first time the event was held at the USTA National Campus.