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Rye Racquet Club Wins Flight 1 In Interclub Tennis Play

2014 Rye Racquet Club MITL A Team, from left, Corinna Bode, Rebecca Stiriz-Moore, Hiromi Inagawa, Carolyn Cruz (captain), Tracy Eck, Marcia Pflug, Joy Cummiskey, Carol Chirico, Suzanne Schnitta and Stefani Shavel. Photo Credit: Rye Racquet Club
2014 Rye Racquet Club MITL B Team, top row, from left, Sandy Khouri, Carole Allers, Debbie Barnwell, Kim Coughlin, Kate Jennings, Susan Choo, Yuko Hu; bottom row, from left, Naomi Proctor, Connie Sobrino, Nancy Ozizmir and Debbie Abrams. Photo Credit: Rye Racquet Club
2014 Rye Racquet Club MITL C Team, from left, Margaret Grasso, Dawn Kraut, Yuko Takahashi, Paula Lapkin, Karina Lubowitz, Deirdre Ragusa, Mary Jo Van Beek, Yuko Nakamura, Alex Nicklas and Young Kim (captain). Photo Credit: Rye Racquet Club
Rye Racquet Club HVTL C2 Team, top row, from left, Andrea Mancini (captain), Dolores Principe Masino, Noreen Childs, Heather Schwartz, Carolyn Lao, Rosalind Ge; (bottom row, from left) Deidre Kimble, Janice Cavatoni, Lilly Schulz, Elizabeth Hartman Photo Credit: Rye Racquet Club

RYE, N.Y. -- Rye Racquet Club continued its winning ways again this season in the Metropolitan Interclub Tennis League, capturing all three Flight 1 divisions of the A, B and C women’s doubles competition.

This year marks the club’s sixth triple sweep since 2005.

Rye Racquet Club also won the A division of the MITL’s end-of-season Barbara Williams Cup. And following the club’s MITL success was yet another victory, a championship for the C2 team in Flight 1 of the Hudson Valley Tennis League, which the team shared in a three-way tie. The club’s MITL A team ended the season with 21 points.

“We had a midseason wake-up call when we lost to New Rochelle 0-4, although three of the four matches went to three sets,” said Carolyn Cruz of New Rochelle, captain and Rye Racquet Club’s director of tennis and operations.

“We then knew we had to win the next two matches, 4-0, which was not an easy task, but the team rose to the occasion in their usual fashion and won the next eight points, which was enough to clinch the division,” said Cruz. The B team finished strong with 34 points, an eight- point lead over New Rochelle. The C team only lost one match and celebrated the season with 27 points, a nine-point lead over Mt. Kisco.

In the MITL Barbara Williams Cup, Rye Racquet Club’s duo of Joy Cummiskey and Corinna Bode defeated Erin Mills and Susan Padgett of Westchester Country Club in the A finals, while Margaret Grasso and Alex Nicklas were finalists in the C division. For the C-2 team, the HVTL provided a season of surprises and close matches yet no losses to any team, according to Rye Racquet’s Go Inagawa, team coach.  For more information on team leagues at Rye Racquet Club, call 914-835-3030 or visit

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