Twenty-five of the top wheelchair tennis players in the nation visited JTCC to compete in the USTA L4 JTCC Wheelchair Championships presented by MedStar NRH.
The highly competitive tournament featured 11 JTCC players, including 12-year-old Spencer Davis and 37-year-old Bryce Doody. Both were crowned champions in their respective age groups, while Danny Diaz was a finalist in the Coed C Singles bracket.
For the competition, players were split into coed brackets by age. Juniors competed in 18 & Under Singles and Doubles draws, while adults participated in Coed B and C brackets.
The top two adult finishers in their respective divisions received prize money. Champions received $100, finalists earned $50, and the top two junior players received trophies for their efforts.
Davis capped off his unforgettable tournament by finishing the weekend undefeated, dropping just one game to capture the Coed 18 & Under Singles and Doubles titles.
“To win singles and doubles at the same tournament was amazing,” Davis stated. “Most of the players I competed against were around my age, so it was fun to talk to them before and after my matches.”
Doody earned the Coed B Singles championship with a thrilling 7-5, 2-6, 10-6 victory over top-seeded Maximus Wong of Flushing, NY.
“This was the third time Max and I played this year, so we were familiar with each other,” Doody recalled. “The championship match was a rollercoaster, but in the tiebreak, I got back to doing what worked for me in the opening set.”
“The JTCC staff did a phenomenal job hosting the event, and the communication to players was top-notch” Doody continued.
JTCC Head of Wheelchair & Adaptive Tennis Gabby Hesse and Staff Professional & Tournament Director Terence Tche, were both pleased with the unseasonably warm sunny weather for a fall tournament.
“We received lots of positive feedback from players that this facility was one of the best they had played at,” Hesse said. “I think everyone got their money’s worth with eight matches in two days. We are looking forward to doing the tournament again next year.”