Kateri Martin of Darien is one of the six members of the Shippan Stormers youth tennis team that will compete in the 2010 USTA 14-and-under national championships this weekend in Surprise, Ariz.
Martin teamed up with Fairfield's Lindsey Evans for a big doubles victory that helped lead Shippan to a 3-2 victory over a team from southern Connecticut in the final of the New England Sectional Championships. That victory earned the Stormers their berth in the national tournament.
Digby Philpott of New Canaan, and Anna Rogers, Prashant Toteja and Brian Niguidula of Stamford are the other Shippan Stormers playing in the national tourney.
George Congdon of Darien teamed with Toteja for a key boys doubles victory in the sectional final, but Congdon will not be making the trip to the national tournament.
Front row, left to right: Kateri Martin and Brian Niguidula. Back row, left to right: George Congdon, Prashant Toteja, Anna Rogers, Lindsey Evans and Digby Philpott.
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