Rye Racquet Club Teams Ace Metropolitan Interclub Tennis League

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The Rye Racquet Club women's doubles A team: Nan Pozios, Carol Chirico, Hiromi Inagawa, Joy Cummiskey, Corinna Bode, Kathrin Blanch, Carolyn Cruz, Marcia Pflug, Eileen O'Connor, Suzanne Schnitta and Stefani Shavel.
The Rye Racquet Club women's doubles A team: Nan Pozios, Carol Chirico, Hiromi Inagawa, Joy Cummiskey, Corinna Bode, Kathrin Blanch, Carolyn Cruz, Marcia Pflug, Eileen O'Connor, Suzanne Schnitta and Stefani Shavel. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Georgetta Lordi Morque
The Rye Racquet Club women's doubles B team. Back row: Debbie Abrams, Naomi Proctor, Susan Brown, Rebecca Stiriz Moore, Chizu Mendoza and Sandy Khouri. Front row: Susan Choo, Nan Pozios, Connie Maria Sobrino and Teresa Fellows.
The Rye Racquet Club women's doubles B team. Back row: Debbie Abrams, Naomi Proctor, Susan Brown, Rebecca Stiriz Moore, Chizu Mendoza and Sandy Khouri. Front row: Susan Choo, Nan Pozios, Connie Maria Sobrino and Teresa Fellows. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Georgetta Lordi Morque
The Rye Racquet Club women's doubles C team: Deirdre Ragusa, Young Kim, Eileen Riemerschmid, Alex Nickles, Margaret Grasso, Kaoru Onozawa, Christine Rizk, Andrea Hessekiel, Paula Lapkin, Yuko Nakamura, Karina Lubowitz and Yuko Takahashi
The Rye Racquet Club women's doubles C team: Deirdre Ragusa, Young Kim, Eileen Riemerschmid, Alex Nickles, Margaret Grasso, Kaoru Onozawa, Christine Rizk, Andrea Hessekiel, Paula Lapkin, Yuko Nakamura, Karina Lubowitz and Yuko Takahashi Photo Credit: Courtesy of Georgetta Lordi Morque

RYE, N.Y. -- The Rye Racquet Club women's doubles teams won all three Metropolitan Interclub Tennis League divisions this year for the fifth time.

The three teams all won their divisions in 2005, 2008, 2010 and 2012. This year the A team, which has won its division for six consecutive years, earned 28 out of 32 points. The B team shared its win after tying with the Westchester Country Club. The C team also held a strong finish. All three teams were coached by club owner Kit Byron and competed on the highest level, flight one.

The A team was led by captain Carolyn Cruz, the director of tennis and operations for the club. The team maintained a strong lead throughout and at one time was ahead by seven points. Cruz said that the matches were tough against the top teams from Saw Mill, New Rochelle, Westchester and Bedford. "We had a great team of players who worked well together," she said.

The B team, led by captain Susan Choo, prevailed even though some players were on the sidelines. Choo was pleased with the team's performance.

"We had to deal with three serious ankle injuries on our team," she said. "Teresa Fellows injured her's a few months back, Sandy Khouri injured her's a few weeks before the season started and I injured min after the first match. Aside from all of us sporting heavy ankle braces and feeling like RoboCop, we struggled to put a lineup together almost every week."

“Our team this year was a mix of returning players and a few new players,” said Young Kim, captain of the C team. “Rye Racquet Club is fortunate to attract players from all over so we are able to field a strong team. I think people like to be on Rye Racquet Club teams because of the great coaching we get.”

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