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Broward County Dominant at USTA Florida League 40 & Over Sectionals Tennis

The women’s team from Miami celebrate their 3.0 division victory

Broward County is back on top in USTA Florida League play.

Broward County (Dillon Tennis Center, Oakland Park; and Quigley Park, Parkland) captured two titles, while Leon County (Tom Brown Park, Tallahassee) and Miami-Dade South (Alper Jewish Community Center, Miami) were also crowned Florida state champions at the 2017 USTA Florida 40 & Over 3.0/4.0 League Sectional Championships, held July 14-16 at the USTA National Campus in Orlando.

Last season’s USTA Florida League Championship Cup winner, Broward moves to first place in the standings with the addition of the two sectionals titles (see standings below). In the Men’s 4.0 final Broward edged Miami-Dade South 3-2, stopping Miami from claiming a title in the division for a third straight year.

The Miami Women’s 3.0 team from the Alper Jewish Community Center garnered Miami its first USTA Florida League Sectionals title of the 2017 season.

This title took a full team commitment and my ladies didn’t let me down,” said Miami captain Jane Forman. “They overcame extreme adversities and proved to be true champions by working together. My only advice going into the finals was ‘Leave nothing on the court’ and they did just that. Thank you for a phenomenal weekend at this most beautiful facility!”

The event drew the top 40 & Over USTA League teams from throughout Florida, representing various clubs, parks, recreational departments and organizations that finished at the top of their local leagues. Teams consisting of two singes and three doubles lines competed in a non-elimination round-robin format, with flight winners advancing into a single-elimination semifinal followed by the final.

NTRP levels of play were 3.0 and 4.0. For more information on NTRP levels go to www.usta.com/Adult-Tennis/USTA-League/Information/About_NTRP.

Championship Results:

40 & Over Women’s 4.0

Final: Broward County (Dillon Tennis Center, Oakland Park) d. Seminole County (Sanlando Park, Altamonte Springs) 3-2

Championship Match Results:
No. 1 Singles: Ellen Raskin (Broward) d. Carolyn Rotermund 6-3, 6-7, 1-0 (super-tiebreaker)
No. 2 Singles: Kathy Koon (Broward) d. Patricia Bradley 7-5, 6-0
No. 1 Doubles: Elizabeth Anderson/Sherri Balke (Broward) d. Teresa Ferrarini/Julie Sutphin 6-3, 6-2
No. 2 Doubles: Julie Humphreys/Laura Kimbriel (Seminole) d. Pam Florio/Brenda Dumais 6-2, 6-2
No. 3 Doubles: Lynn Hilborn/Maureen Gile (Seminole) d. Lou Armstrong/Richelle Tankersley 6-3, 6-0

Broward Season Roster: Theresa Caruso (captain), Richelle Tankersley, Sherri Balke, Ellen Raskin, Lou Armstrong, Brenda Dumais, Cynthia Boyd, Kathy Koon, Amy Pena, Pam Florio, Veronica Buckingham, Elizabeth Anderson, Tommie Deprima

40 & Over Men’s 4.0

Final: Broward County (Quigley Park, Parkland) d. Miami-Dade South (Ron Ehmann Tennis Center, Miami) 3-2

Championship Match Results:
No. 1 Singles: Santiago Restrepo (Broward) d. Jose Nunez 6-2, 7-5
No. 2 Singles: Javier Dalmau (Miami) d. Barry Rittman 6-4, 6-0
No. 1 Doubles: Mark Banens/Alex Barrellier (Miami) d. Mark Miller/David Netburn 6-1, 6-0
No. 2 Doubles: Greg Brusey/Jorge Rodriguez (Broward) d. Maireni Ramirez/Gerardo Perdigon 6-2, 5-7, 1-0 (super-tiebreak)
No. 3 Doubles: David Aron/Christian Reyes (Broward) d. Robert Rogers/Carlos Lopez 6-3, 6-2

Broward Season Roster: Les Liese (captain), Barry Rittman, Walter Lentz, Jeff Williamson, Jonathan Rubin, Drew Wright, Christian Reyes, David Netburn, Jorge Rodriguez, Atif Raoof, Bill Day, Roland Schwend, Greg Brusey, Michael Golieb, Rudolph Bonnin, Santiago Restrepo, Michael Griffith, Maurice Wiley, David Aron, Mark Miller, Juan Hernandez

40 & Over Women’s 3.0

Final: Miami-Dade South (Alper Jewish Community Center, Miami) d. Clay County (Eagle Harbor County Club, Fleming Island) 3-2

Championship Match Results:
No. 1 Singles: Elizabeth Velasco (Miami) d. Patricia Braun 6-3, 6-0
No. 2 Singles: Ximenia Otero (Miami) d. Elaine Canaan 6-1, 6-2
No. 1 Doubles: Lori Aiosa/Sharon Surdyke (Clay) d. Liliana Salmon/Maria Odon 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (super-tiebreaker)
No. 2 Doubles: Andrea Sullivan/Stephanie Rouse (Clay) d. Silvana Caamano/Maria Torres 6-2, 6-1
No. 3 Doubles: Carole Bernstein/Mellissa Cili (Miami) d. Sheri Woods/Sherrie Hamilton 6-1, 6-4

Miami Season Roster: Jane Forman (captain), Maria Torres, Maria Odon, Bernardine Rogan, Nancy Ware, Ximena Otero, Malu Atkinson, Carole Bernstein, Mellissa Cili, Ely Cora, Angela Musso, Faye Lumsden, Elizabeth Velasco, Silvana Caamano, Rosana Aronson, Liliana Salmon

40 & Over Men’s 3.0

Final: Leon County (Tom Brown Park, Tallahassee) finished ahead of Polk County (Beerman Family Tennis Center, Lakeland) 3-1 tied win-loss; Leon with tiebreaker 13-11 games won

Leon Season Roster: Jeffrey Banka (captain), Paul Heckroth, Chris Thomson, Russell Marsh, Tom Propp, Tarik Noriega, Thomas Bahorski, Steve Murray, Ricardo Schneider, Jay Jaskolski, Thomas Yeager, Mike Watkins

For additional info go to www.ustaflorida.com/event/2017-adult-40-league-3-04-0-sectional-championship.

2017 Adult 40 & Over League 3.0/4.0 Sectional Championship

Day 1 of the Adult 40 & Over 3.0/4.0 Sectional Championships was full of action! Who's ready for day 2? #USTAFLLeagues #FloridaTennis

USTA Florida 发布于 2017年7月15日

2017 USTA FLORIDA LEAGUE
CHAMPIONSHIP CUP STANDINGS

Broward takes the lead with two titles at the 40 & Over 3.0/4.0 sectionals, attempting to repeat their Cup effort from last season. The USTA Florida League Championship Cup is awarded to the county with the most league sectionals titles during the 2017 season (standings through July 17, most recent winners in bold):

1. Broward County (4) — 55&Over-M4.0,55&Over-M4.5,40&Over-W4.0,40&Over-M4.0

2. Duval County (3 titles) — 65&Over-W6.0,55&Over-W3.0,55&Over-W4.0

3T. Collier County (2) — 65&Over-W8.0,55&Over-W3.5
3T. Leon County (2) — X40&Over-7.0,40&Over-M4.0
3T. Marion County (2) — 65&Over-M7.0,55&Over-M3.0
3T. Pinellas County (2) — X40&Over-8.0,X40&Over-9.0

7T. Clay County (1) — 55&OverM3.5
7T. Hillsborough County (1) — 65&Over-M8.0
7T. Martin County (1) — 65&Over-W7.0
7T. Miami-Dade (1) — 40&Over-W3.0
7T. Orange County (1) — 55&Over-W4.5
7T. Volusia County (1) — X40&Over-6.0

Note: County determined by location of team’s home club. Season-ending ties to be broken by teams’ 1st-4th place results at USTA League Nationals.
Next Florida Sectional Championships: July 21-23, 2017 USTA Florida 40 & Over 3.5/4.5, USTA National Campus, Orlando

Established in 1980, USTA League has grown from 13,000 participants in a few parts of the country in its first year to more than 904,000 players across the nation today, making it the world’s largest recreational tennis league. The league groups players by using six National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) levels, ranging from 2.5 (entry) to 5.0+ (advanced). USTA League is open to any USTA member 18 years of age or older.

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