Thirty-two of the top wheelchair tennis players in the nation competed earlier this month in the USTA L4 JTCC Wheelchair Tennis Championships presented by MedStar NRH.
The largest wheelchair tournament in program history with 32 competitors, the event featured 16 JTCC/MedStar players, including 13-year-old Spencer Davis, 38-year-old Bryce Doody, and 48-year-old Michael Flores, who were all crowned champions in their respective brackets. Doody and 38-year-old Harsh Thakkar, also a JTCC/MedStar player, were the winners in their doubles bracket.
Players were split into coed brackets by level of play, with Juniors competing in 18 & Under Singles and Adults participating in Coed A, B, C, and D brackets.
The top Adults in each of their respective divisions received prize money, with singles champions taking home $150 and finalists winning $75.
Davis, a dedicated member of JTCC’s Wheelchair Tennis Program, earned a first-place paycheck in Group C singles and won the 18-and-Under singles. Flores, who joined JTCC in October, made a triumphant debut, claiming the top prize in Group D singles in the first tournament action of his career.
”It’s remarkable to see players’ improvement and the growth of the sport over the past three years of the tournament, which started with 17 players in the first year,” said Head of Wheelchair & Adaptive Tennis Gabby Hesse. “JTCC wants to thank all the incredible sponsors, volunteers, and dedicated supporters who ensured the tournament’s success.”