Broward County took home the top honors in both divisions at the 2019 Season Mombo Invitational, held Jan. 11-12, 2020, at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla.
The Mombo Invitational debuted in 2019 for the 2018 season, as a unique league event that features teams of mixed skill levels and genders. This year, each team was required to have participated in a local league, however, each region could send two teams to take part in the invitational, and those teams could combine players to meet the number requirement.
Nine teams from Broward, Escambia, Martin, and Leon counties took part in the invitational tournament.
The field for the 7.5 division was comprised of six clubs: the Weston Tennis Center and Midtown Athletic Club from Broward County, two squads from Tallahassee’s Forestmeadows Park and Athletic Center to represent Leon, and one team each from Escambia (Roger Scott Tennis Center, Pensacola) and IRMSL (North River Shores Tennis Club, Stuart). Each team played four matches; with the first three selected via a random draw and the fourth based on standings. After round-robin play, both Broward County squads claimed the top spots in the competition, with the team from the Weston Tennis Center going on to defeat the Midtown Athletic Club squad 2-1 in the final.
The 8.5 division was played with the double round-robin format with just three squads participating. Once again, Broward County was represented by two teams, one from the Brian Piccolo Tennis Center in Hollywood and the other from the Dillon Tennis Center in Oakland Park. The trio of teams was rounded out by Escambia County, with a squad from the Roger Scott Tennis Center representing the region. After double round-robin play, Broward (Brian Piccolo Tennis Center) finished ahead of Escambia (Roger Scott Tennis Center) 4-0 to 2-2.
For more information on the Mombo Invitational, USTA Florida Leagues, or to sign-up for a league, visit www.ustaflorida.com/leagues.