New Orleans tennis team prepares for USTA national competition _lowres

Photo provided by Kerri Becker—Members of the New Orleans USTA team preparing for national competition include, in front, Margo Daisy-Louise Orgeron, left, and Angela Jeffreys. In back are Maryanne Pranikoff, Phyllis Jacomet, Kerri Becker, Katie McComiskey and Monique Bryson.

A local U.S. Tennis Association tri-level, over-18 ladies 4.5-3.5 team will be participating in national competition in Indian Wells, California, in March. The team captain is Kerri Becker. The path to the nationals included victories in the local New Orleans division, the Louisiana state championship in Baton Rouge in August and sectionals in Jackson, Mississippi, in October.

In sectional competition, the team went into its last match tied with Alabama; Louisiana won all 3 lines to win the tournament.