Almaden Valley Athletic Club Announces Results of the USTA Girls’ 18 National Championships

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ — The Almaden Valley Athletic Club (AVAC), the Bay Area’s premier, award-winning family facility that offers total health, fitness and wellness programs for all ages, today announced the results of the USTA Girls’ 18 National Championships held Sunday, August 7 – Sunday, August 14 at the AVAC tennis facilities. Each year this tournament attracts the top junior female tennis players to compete for a wild card entry into the US Open. Past winners of this tournament include Lindsay Davenport (1991), Jennifer Capriati (1989) and Laura Granville (1998 and 1999).

In the singles competition Mary Gambale rose up to the challenge in Sunday’s finals to defeat Alexa Glatch, who was the favorite to win the tournament, (7-6(8), 5-7, 6-1). Gambale will now travel to New York for the US Open to battle the world’s best women and junior players. However, Glatch did not leave the tournament empty handed. In the doubles finals on Saturday, Glatch and her partner Vania King, successfully defeated Krysty Marcio and Jessica Nguyen (6-1, 7-5). Glatch and King will also compete in the US Open.

This completes the 16th year that AVAC has been host to this tournament. The tournament helps raise money for the National Tennis Championships (NTC), a nonprofit organization that will donate money to the San Jose chapter of After-School All-Stars (ASAS), an organization that provides children with opportunities to participate in sports, educational, cultural and community enrichment programs. On Wednesday, August 10, the tournament hosted Kid’s Day in which more than 100 children from the Greater San Jose’s ASAS came to learn to play tennis on the AVAC courts.

For more information visit www.avac.us or the tournament website www.ustagirls.com.

About the Almaden Valley Athletic Club

The Almaden Valley Athletic Club, (AVAC), is the Bay Area’s premier, award-winning family facility offering total health, fitness and wellness programs for all ages including adults, children and seniors. AVAC’s resort-style facility features luxurious amenities, Pilates, swimming, tennis and social activities as well as a 1,500 square foot Childcare facility and the MORE Chiropractic and Rehabilitation clinic. The 8,500-square foot Fitness Center offers the latest workout equipment with Cardio Theatre, a fully equipped studio featuring STOTT PILATES(TM) equipment, reformer and mat training, as well as a state-of-the-art Functional Fitness and Stretching area. Certified instructors and personal trainers teach group classes and one-on-one training. AVAC is Northern California’s exclusively licensed certification center for STOTT PILATES(TM). AVAC offers a retractable roof teaching pool for year-round swimming lessons and a 25-yard outdoor swimming pool. Winner of the coveted USTA Club of the Year award, AVAC hosts a year-round tennis program on its 11 lighted tennis courts. AVAC is home to the largest Senior Wellness program in the South Bay, offering Group exercise classes and social events. For more information, please visit www.avac.us.

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