August 15th, 2023

Adult 18/40 & Over 2.5/4.0 Sectional Championships See Teams Book National Bid

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The USTA Florida Adult League 18 & Over 2.5/4.0 Sectional Championship was held at the USTA National Campus. This weekend also saw one draw for the Adult 40 and Over 2.5 women played. 

This event brought together the best tennis players from across Florida, showcasing their skill and passion in a showdown of athleticism and sportsmanship. The courts were alive with serves, volleying, and positive energy all around.  

It was a great weekend for everyone involved, with Miami-Dade, Escambia, Broward, and Duval Counties finding themselves on top of their respective divisions. The victorious teams booked their spot in the National Championship later this fall.  

See how the draws went down as the players battled the elements of the sun and their opponents on the courts. 

Adult 18 & Over Women 2.5 

Championship: Miami-Dade County (Riviera Preparatory School) defeated Broward County (Midtown Athletic Club) 3-0 


No. 1 Singles: Elsa Gonzalez (Miami) d. Michelle Pellow 6-3, 6-0 

No. 1 Doubles: Deanna Etzold/Daniella Reynolds (Miami) d. Gisela Coluccio/Patrizia Smouse-Gomez 6-4, 6-4 

No. 2 Doubles: Valerie Berrin/Amy Morrow (Miami) d. Maritza Craig/Milka Vignali 6-0, 6-1 

Miami-Dade County Season Roster: Jane Forman (Captain), Bobbie Fetherston (Captain), Valerie Berrin, Brittney Barreto Sunset, Lauren Schneider, Daniella Reynolds, Deanna Etzold, Claudia Donnelly, Nicky Goldner, Amy Morrow, Elsa Gonzalez, Ileana Lopez, Maria Celeste Arraras, Roselin Barrena 

Adult 18 & Over Men 2.5 

Championship: Escambia County finished first place in the round-robin with a match record of 3-1 


Escambia County Season Roster: Will Grace (Captain), Matthew Myer, Forrest Neal, Roman Kowalski, Brad Mathis, Brody Mcelhany, Chad Brown 

Adult 18 & Over Women 4.0 

Championship: Broward County (David Park Tennis Center) defeated Collier County (Naples Grande Beach Resort) 3-2 


No. 1 Singles: Gabriela Del Mar Rodriguez (Broward) d. Chrissy Rogers 6-2, 6-3 

No. 2 Singles: Carla Martin (Broward) d. Sandee Kozel 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 

No. 1 Doubles: Mary Miranda-Del Rossi/Dana Wagoner (Miami) d. Mirella Sprinckmoller/Patricia Vicente 6-4, 7-5 

No. 2 Doubles: Nicki Sebold/Dayna Webre (Miami) d. Edith Schmidt/Kristen Sloan 7-6, 5-7, 1-0 

No. 3 Doubles: Liz Blake/Paulina Carney (Broward) d. Amy Gardner/Kristie McCormick 6-2, 6-3 

Broward County Season Roster: Loren Levine (Captain), Frances Cubano (Captain) Svetlana Janglin, Lori Paglini, Amy Deloach, Myriam Alvarez Scicolone, Michele King, Sigal Sasson, Lee Lynott, Kim Brown, Lori Kaplan, Kristen Sloan, Tatiana Roosli, Mirella Sprinckmoller, Laura Mendelson, Paulina Carney, Edith Schmidt, Carla Martin, Liz Blake, Patricia Vicente, Rossana Okamura, Cristina Tomadin, Tiffany Heckler, Alejandra Octavio, Gabriela Del Mar Rodriguez 

Adult 18 & Over Men 4.0 

Championship: Miami-Dade County (Crandon Park Tennis Center) defeated Collier County (Quail West Country Club) 3-2 


No. 1 Singles: Nicolas Malkind (Miami) d. Gary Dellovade 6-1, 6-3 

No. 2 Singles: Matthew Williamson (Collier) d. Alejandro Koenig 6-4, 6-2 

No. 1 Doubles: Juan Cesin/Ignacio Avila (Miami) d. Crews Heath Rozin 6-1, 6-3 

No. 2 Doubles: Alberto Pinzon Rovira/Eric Heuze (Miami) d. Thomas Stefaniuk/James Foley 6-1,6-4 

No. 3 Doubles: Fred Weinman Andy Jhanji (Collier) d. Giuseppe Palmisano/Lucas Selci 3-6, 4-5 RET. 

Miami-Dade County Season Roster: Schubert Sengupta (Captain), Federico Molinari, Eric Heuze, Alberto Pinzon Rovira, Nicolas Malkind, Eduardo Graffe, Ignacio Avila, Francisco Cruz, Brett Helms, Juan Cesin, Leonardo Concha, Kevin Jeanne Dit Fouque, Alejandro Koenig, Giuseppe Palmisano, Lucas Selci 

Adult 40 & Over Women 2.5 

Championship: Duval County (Eagle Harbor Tennis) finished in first place of the round-robin with a record of 2-1, with Hillsborough County (Van Dyke Farms Tennis Center) finishing in second place 


Duval County Season Roster: Jan Bullock (Captain), Lori Mercer, Susan Schnell, Christy Surgeoner, Mary Holley, Michelle Johnson, Brenda Campbell, Aimee Real-Robinson, Cassie Pluymers, Phyllis Witmer, Sono Brewer