MAC Junior Tennis players Trisha Sundaram and Abby Carpenter were recently recognized with Sportsmanship Awards. “One of our strongest endeavors in the tennis program is to create good sports on and off the court, not just good tennis players, so we couldn’t be prouder,” says MAC’s Tennis Director Kim Steinmetz. Abby, who is a junior at Lafayette High School, was recognized with
the G18 Junior Sportsmanship award at the St. Louis District Annual Awards. Trisha, who was recognized at the November Sweet 16 Tournament, has been taking lessons at the MAC for the past year and recently joined the Junior Tennis program when her family became members. She began playing tennis at the age of 6 and started competing in USTA tournaments at 9. Over the
past few years, she has certainly made her mark, achieving high USTA rankings of 14th in the nation in the girls 12 and under and 57th in the girls 14 and under divisions. The 15-year-old freshman at Marquette High School was ranked #1 in the girls 14 and under division of USTA Missouri Valley five-state section and is currently ranked #8 in the girls 16 and under division.
BUILDING GOOD SPORTS AT THE MAC
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Feb. 28 – March 2 MAC Women’s Pro Doubles Squash Tournament See ad on prior page
Feb. 8 – Tennis Mixed Doubles Round-Robin Come celebrate Valentine’s Day a little early! Come as a couple, or if you need a partner (tennis partner of course) we’ll help fix you up for this round-robin event. Contact Kim Steinmetz at 314-539-4413 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Feb. 22 – Good Fellowship Day Don’t miss this favorite MAC tradition, an event members have been gathering for since the 1930s. Join us for great fitness classes, activities and competitions, followed by a rewarding buffet and plenty of cold beer. Outside of the camaraderie, the best part is that it’s all free! If you are a new member or have never been to Good Fellowship Day, don’t miss out. All are encouraged to attend and participate, regardless of your current fitness level. No reservations are required; for questions, contact Rick Schneider at 314-539-4434.
CONGRATS TO THE BBALL CHAMPS!
The winner of the 2013 Fall Open Basketball League was the team captained by John Pennington. They beat the team captained by Lucas Poelker 79-59 in the championship game to finish with a perfect record of 10-0. Richard Joyce of Team Pennington led the league with an average of 28.5 points per game (PPG), with Brian Westre of Team Meckes a close second with 28.3 PPG. Stay tuned to find out the winners of the Fall Over 40 League, and good luck to the teams in the Winter Basketball Leagues, which tip off in January!
(l to r) Richard Joyce, Al Meitl, Captain John Pennington, Brad Rodgers and James Vreeland. Not pictured: Matthew Garavaglia, Jarid King and Aaron Pawlitz. JANUARY 2014
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The January 2014 issue of Cherry Diamond, the official magazine of the Missouri Athletic Club.