A women's team from Buffalo, representing the Eastern Region, finished third at the United States Tennis Association's 3.5 senior nationals last weekend at Altamonte Springs, Fla.
The team, captained by Anne Rungi and based at the Buffalo Hilton, swept through its flight, beating opponents from the Caribbean, Western and Pacific Northwest regions.
In the semifinals, the Buffalo team lost to the eventual champions from Mandeville, La., representing the Southern region, 3-0. However, matches involving the pairings of Rungi and Anne Marie Hudak, and Cheryl Maurice and Patty Bennett went to three sets.
Stella Crouch and Maurice, and Hudak and Rungi won three-setters to give the Buffalo team a 2-1 victory over the Intermountain team from Provo, Utah, in the third-place match.
The other team members are Mary Lou Fleming, Roseanne March and Patty Porter.
Neither the men's or the women's teams from Buffalo reached the semifinals of the USTA's 4.0 senior nationals at Palm Springs, Calif.
The women's team went 1-2, beating the Western representatives from San Diego, 2-1. Playing for Buffalo were Brenda Crowe, Margaret Hecht, Judy Heimlich, Marge Hilger, Barbara Ord, Cathi Duncan, Molly Morris, Peg Baker and Susan Radlin.
The men's team went 0-3, losing to Oahu, Hawaii, and Anaheim and Walnut Creek, Calif. Playing for Buffalo were Angelo Radatti, Ray Rosinski, Dave Syrek, Tom Koslowskecq, Al Lapetina, Gene Kleinberg, Henry Porter and Pat Hudak.
Buffalo native Kristina Moore won the Grandmaster solo title in the 20-24 age group at the recent U.S. Masters Synchronized Swimming Championships at Wheaton College, Norton, Mass.
BASKETBALL: Open men's teams needed for leagues in Cheektowaga on Monday and Thursday evenings. Call 839-9330.
BILLIARDS: Four tournaments will highlight the "Billiards in Buffalo Extravaganza" Nov. 9-10 at the Radisson Hotel, 4243 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Call Norm or Diane Skulski at 822-3856.
SOCCER: Team Germania will hold tryouts for girls U-16 and U-17 teams from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the University at Buffalo's Amherst fields. Call 873-3659 or 741-3655.