For the second time in as many years, 19-year-old adaptive player Justin Daley and unified partner Jim Lawson represented New England at the Adaptive National Championship at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, FL. The second annual unified doubles event, which this year took place from October 12-13, featured 20 of the nation’s best doubles pairings consisting of adaptive players and their unified partners.
“The National Adaptive Championship gives the players and the unified partners something to work towards. Without the National Championship, it would be similar to not having a World Series or Super Bowl or any other national championship for a sport. It also gives national attention to unified tennis and unified sports,” Lawson said.
Daley and Coach Lawson won the New England Adaptive Championship in July the Emilson YMCA in Hanover, MA to clinch their spot at Nationals. They were joined this year in Orlando by the team of 27-year-old Wendy Griffin and unified partner Ann Foresman, who finished second in New England.
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