December 8th, 2016

3 Florida Teams Capture 2016 USTA League National Championships, 11 Other Teams Place

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The Orange Park 40 & Over 3.5 women national champions

The Orange Park 40 & Over 3.5 women national champions

Sectionals-winning USTA Florida League teams had a banner fall at USTA League National Championships across the country in Sept.-Nov. as 14 teams finished in 1st-4th place in their respective championships.

Three Florida teams (all 40 & Over League) finished in 1st place as national champions, three teams finished 2nd as national runners-up, four teams finished in third place, and four teams in fourth.

“When they gave us our trophies, they told us, ‘You’ve done something not a lot of people have. You can call yourself national champions,’” said Michele Jordan, captain of the Julington Creek women’s 40 & Over 3.0 national championship team. “It’s a pretty good feeling.”

Here are the USTA Florida League teams that placed 1st-4th at the 2016 USTA League National Championships:

1st Place

Coral Reef Park, Miami – Men’s 40 & Over 4.0
Eagle Landing Country Club, Orange Park – Women’s 40 & Over 3.5
Julington Creek Plantation, St. Johns – Women’s 40 & Over 3.0

2nd Place

St. Pete Tennis Center – Mixed 40 & Over 8.0
St. Pete Tennis Center – Women’s 55 & Over 8.0
Jacksonville Golf & Country Club – Women’s 18 & Over 2.5

3rd Place

Deland Tennis Club – Women’s 55 & Over 7.0
McMullen Tennis Center, Clearwater – Men’s 55 & Over 8.0
Azalea Tennis Center, Winter Park – Women’s 40 & Over 4.5+
Doral Park Country Club, Doral – Men’s 18 & Over 4.0

4th Place

Eagle Harbor Country Club, Fleming Island – Women’s 55 & Over 6.0
Ft. King Tennis Center, Ocala – Men’s 40 & Over 3.0
Midtown Athletic Club, Weston – Men’s 18 & Over 3.5
McMullen Tennis Center, Clearwater – Mixed 40 & Over 9.0

The 2016 USTA League season was the fourth season with an updated structure and format that offers four age categories (Adult 18 & Over, Adult 40 & Over and Adult 55 & Over and Mixed 18 & Over) to better align participants with players their own age. A fifth age division, the Mixed 40 & Over, was added in 2014.

To learn more about USTA Leagues in Florida go to www.ustaflorida.com/leagues.

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