Rochester team at USA League Tennis nationals

A team from Rochester will join recreational league tennis teams from across the country, competing at the USA League Tennis 2.5 Adult National Championships in Palm Springs, Calif., Friday-Sunday at the Riviera Resort and Racquet Club and the Moore Tennis Academy.

The tournament will determine the No. 1 men's and women's teams in the country at the 2.5 level.

The Rochester team is representing the USTA Northern Section. Team members are: Donna Lager, Diva Salomao, Regina Castro, Ali Collins, Carol Reynolds, Amy Clayton, Chris Bushaw and Janice Hodnefield.

USA League Tennis presented by Lincoln is the world's largest recreational tennis league with more than 530,000 participants throughout the country. Players participate on teams in a league format, which is administered by the United States Tennis Association through its 17 sectional associations.

The league groups players by ability using six National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) levels, from 2.5 (beginner) to 5.0 (advanced). Players progress through a series of championships at the area and sectional levels culminating with the national championships. USA League Tennis is open to any USTA member age 19 and older.



• Tim; Meillier of Rochester made a hole-in-one at the Lake Pepin Golf Course in Lake City on Friday. Meillier aced the par 3 No. 2 hole, covering the 143 yards with an 8 iron. Meillier was playing in a group with local golfers Mike Bruesewitz, Steve Jorgenson, Mark Hindal, Bob Taylor and Dave Perkins

Restoring the prairie

To help restore the prairie by collecting a variety of prairie plant seeds, Chester Woods is hosting a "walk in the park'' at 1 p.m. on Oct. 17.

If interested, meet at 1 p.m. at the visitor contact station near the entry to the park.

Instruction on prairie plants and animals and how to collect seed will be presented.

Dress for walking through tall vegetation and for walking 1-2 m iles.

Less than one percent of Minnesota's prairie remains.


For further information, contact Joel Dunnette at 365-8091 or

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