The 2015 Women's Spring League Playoffs were held at Walnut Creek, RTC and Ridglea on May 15-17. Photos are being processed and will be published as soon as possible.
Here is a summary of the results:
Eight teams competed in the 3.0 division for a chance to represent Fort Worth at Sectionals. Kathryn King's River Crest team and Beth Allen's Hurst team were undefeated in flight play with 13-2 and 10-5 individual match records, respectively. RC King defeated HTC Allen in the finals by winning both singles lines and two of the three doubles lines for a 4-1 final result. They will be advancing to the Sectional Championships in Dallas (Brookhaven, T-Bar-M, LB Houston, Greenhill) on August 7-9. HTC Allen qualifies to go to Little State in Corpus Christi the same weekend if they do not receive a wildcard bid to Sectionals.
In the 3.5 division, twelve teams competed across three flights for a chance to advance to the Texas Sectionals. Suzy Speight's team from Colleyville City Park, Kelly Campbell's team from Life Time Fitness and Becky Sheldon's team from Hurst all won their respective flights with 3-0 records. The LTF team won twelve of fifteen lines played in flight play while the other two teams finished with a nine individual lines won and each advanced to the semi-finals. While Mary Harris' team from Southlake lost in flight play to CCP Speight, they were the best second place team finishing their flight with eleven individual wins and finishing out the teams in the semi-finals.
In the semi-finals, LTF Campbell (right) defeated CCP Speight (3-2) by winning both singles lines in very close matches and then picked up one of three doubles lines to advance to the finals. The other semi-final match found HTC Sheldon playing STC Harris (left). Three of the five lines, both singles and one of the doubles, were played out in third set tiebreaks indicating how close the match was, but STC Harris won all five lines to advance to the finals.
In the finals, the best second place team from flight play, STC Harris, took full advantage of their rebirth to the semi-finals by defeating LTF Campbell in a 3-2 win where four of the lines went to third set tiebreaks. Harris's team won both singles lines in three sets and lost two of the doubles lines in three sets but picked up the third doubles line in a straight set victory to advance to Sectionals on August 7-9 in Dallas.
In the 4.0 division, twelve teams competed for the opportunity to advance to Sectionals. These twelve were divided into three flights of four. The flight winners advanced to the semi-finals along with the second place team with the best record in flight play. In the semi-finals, Tracy Holloway's Life Time Fitness team defeated Cheryl Vinson's Mira Vista team splitting the singles lines and winning two of the three doubles lines which all went to third set tiebreakers. Sonia Nabily's DFW Hilton team defeated Tracy Groves' RTC team in the other semi-final by a 3-2 margin as well. The teams split their singles lines while Nabily won two of the three doubles setting up the LTF Holloway versus DFW Nabily final.
In the final, the teams again split the singles lines in straight set matches and each team won a doubles line, also in straight set matches, leaving the match to be decided by a third set tiebreak in the remaining doubles match. DFW Nabily won the tiebreak and will advance to the Sectional Championships in Richardson (High Point, Canyon Creek, Huffhines, Collin County College and Spring Park) on August 14-16. LTF Holloway qualifies to play in the Little State event held in Corpus Christi on August 7-9 should they not receive a wildcard bid to Sectionals.
In the 4.5 division, four teams competed to obtain their chance to advance to Sectionals. The TCU team captained by Allison McKnight and Lauren Puff (left) went undefeated (3-0) in the round-robin competition winning eleven out of the fifteen lines played. They too will advance to Sectionals in Richardson on August 14-16. Becky Murphy's team from DFW Hilton (right) took second with a 2-1 record.