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Victorious with their accomplishments

The Intermountain Champion Women’s Tennis Team, from the Colorado Athletic Club Inverness, (left to right), Jennifer Brockel, Bernadette Bille, Mary Evilsizer, Deb Boyle, Kim Reed, Lisa Herz, Diane Levy, Diana Zoeller, Lori Ann Emlong, Wendy Divita, and Kris Staaf.

Kim Reed of Castle Pines serving to her opponent in Nationals.

By Liane M. Davis with photos provided by Bernadette Bille

The undefeated USTA Intermountain Section Champion Women’s 3.0 tennis team is comprised of attorneys, executives, small business owners and stay-at-home moms who made their way undefeated to Sectionals with a chance at Nationals – held in Tucson, Arizona the weekend of October 15th-17th.

In the beginning of the season, the team of women from the Colorado Athletic Club Inverness had to make some changes with players and, with those changes, they formed a strong team that was determined to go far. How were they going to find the time to do so with all their other commitments?
The Intermountain Champion Women’s Tennis Team, from the Colorado Athletic Club Inverness, (left to right), Jennifer Brockel, Bernadette Bille, Mary Evilsizer, Deb Boyle, Kim Reed, Lisa Herz, Diane Levy, Diana Zoeller, Lori Ann Emlong,
Wendy Divita, and Kris Staaf.

It is hard enough to find time to exercise while balancing work, home, children and everyday responsibilities, then adding a commitment to a team with whom you have to allow practice time.

Time and dedication. Dedication and time. Time being the hardest to find and the dedication being easier. The time and dedication it took was worth it all. With the support of their families, they were able to make it happen.

Not coming home with a National title was disappointing to them but they also felt victorious in their accomplishments. “I was surprised at getting to Nationals. Our goal was Sectionals and here we made it to Nationals,” said Bernadette Bille, owner of Massage Envy in Castle Rock.

Going to Nationals was a great opportunity as a team but also such a great example for their family and kids. It shows commitment, dedication, passion and the determination to make it happen.

If you are interested in joining a league and or would like additional information, visit the USTA website at www.usta.com or www.coloradotennis.com. You may also call the USTA Intermountain Section at 303-695-4117.

The country’s largest recreational tennis league, USTA League Tennis, provides organized competitive and recreational matches for players. The United States Tennis Association (USTA) has 17 sections with the USTA Intermountain Section being one. It is a not-for-profit organization offering programs and leagues for all ages and levels

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