(Top Row l-R) Victor Champion, Eleazar Heracleopolis, Kirk Gillett, Fitzroy Samouth, Gregory Douglas
(Bottom Row l-r) Brigitte Champion, Iris Schiver – Co Captain, Sheryl Chaffin, Geraldine Brantley (Captain) and Britani Golden
(photo: Geraldine Brantley)

Out of 51 teams from all over the United States, Rancho Cienaga Tennis Team became the 2017 Mylan World Team Tennis  (WTT) Nationals Champions  (4/5 level, age 50 and over), on November 3-5, in Palm Springs, CA. WTT is a well-known tennis tournament, with all top elite players participating, with the likes recognizable Black pros such as Venus  and Serena Williams. James Blake, and Sloan Stevens.  The Rancho consisted men and five women and five men.  “Winning the WTT Championship 2017 was well deserved by our Rancho Tennis team; we all felt and still feel very proud of our accomplishment. Winning a national title is big in the tennis world. It shows once again our community can reach heights that seem impossible. It is totally uplifting and positive for our community to represent the City of Los Angeles and Rancho Cienaga Sports Complex, at that level. Our local Rancho Tennis entered the WTT tournament for the 1st time and won the National Championship, said President Rancho Cienaga Tennis Club Victor Champion.