Broward County were the kings and queens of the USTA National Campus this weekend as they ruled the 2022 Adult 40 & Over 3.0/4.0 Sectional Championships. 

There were three titles up for grabs, two women division and one for the men. Over in the Women’s 4.0, Broward County defeated South Florida rival, Miami-Dade in a convincing 3-1 finals. This marked Broward’s second championship in the 4.0 division.

The men, who also matched up against Miami-Dade in the 4.0 finals, were in a dogfight. The two traded off lines with Broward winning the No. 1 Singles and No. 2 Doubles, while Miami-Dade took the No. 1 and 3 Doubles. In the end, Broward was able to take the tiebreaker to secure their third title since 2017. 

In the sole 3.0 division, Orange County took down a former winner, Duval County, in round-robin play. The Women took three of the four matches en route to their first victory.

The competing teams represented various clubs, parks, recreational departments, and organizations, and finished at the top of their local leagues during the 2022 season to advance to the USTA Florida 40 & Over Sectional Championships.   

These champions have qualified for the 2022 USTA League National Championships that will take place in October later this year.    

Final Results:

Adult 40 & Over 3.0 Women 

Final: Orange County (Sanlando Park) finished ahead of Duval County (Deercreek Country Club) 1-0 in round-robin play 

Championship Match Results: 

Orange County Season Roster: Jaqueline Pelliccia (Captain), Cherie Gouldthorpe, Patricia Colloca Massot, Leticia Monge, Irina Babanina, Ann Schneider, Stacey Bolnik, Silvia Landgraf, Renata Pytel, Kelly Tilghman, Xiaohong Tu, Yazmin Valentin, Barbara Konicki, Alida Astudillo  

Adult 40 & Over 4.0 Women 

Final: Broward County (Frank Veltri Tennis Center) d. Miami-Dade (Ron Ehmann Tennis Center) 3-1 

Championship Match Results: 

No. 1 Singles: Suzanne Siegler (Broward) d. Claudia Viso 6-3, 6-2 

No. 1 Doubles: Maria Montoto/Ina Gluck (Broward) d. Estefania Lacoa/Elizabeth Gonzalez 6-2, 6-4 

No. 2 Doubles: Vladlena Funk/Lorena Villar Seminario de Guzman-Barron (Broward) d. Sandra Bazain/Eleasa Thompson 6-2, 6-4 

No. 3 Doubles: Carin Blanchard/Maria Hulett (Miami-Dade) d. Clarena Furtado/Ivy Touchstone 6-0, 3-6, 1-0 

Broward County Season Roster: Kathy Koon (Captain), Ivy Touchstone, Joan S Oelschlager, Ina Gluck, Clarena Furtado, Lorena Villar Seminario de Guzman-Barron, Gloria Coursey, Vladlena Funk, Margaret Machoian, Maria Montoto, Lou Armstrong, Suzanne Siegler, Patricia Guest, Julianna Dudics 

Adult 40 & Over 4.0 Men 

Final: Broward County (Quigley Park) d. Miami-Dade County (Alper JCC) 3-2 

Championship Match Results: 

No. 1 Singles: Carlos Blanco (Broward) d. Christian Walker 6-1, 6-2 

No. 1 Doubles: Jesus Larranaga/Jorge Alberto Rodriguez (Miami-Dade) d. Paul Newman/Radu Carean 6-4, 6-3 

No. 2 Doubles: Ronen Bickel/Jose Mejia (Broward) d. Eli Panell/Jonathan Miller 6-3, 6-2 

No. 3 Doubles: Gerardo Perdigon/Wilfredo Figueroa (Miami-Dade) d. Charles Johnson/Alex Gregory 6-2, 1-6, 1-0 

Broward County Season Roster: Les Liese (Captain), Jonathan Miller, Paul Newman, Radu Carean, Mike Noblet, Rene Lopez, Alex Gregory, Charles Johnson, Jonathan Malchi, Eli Panell, Tony Abid, Jose Mejia, Arup Dutta, Carlos Blanco, Carlos Arellano, Ronen Bickel, James McLaughlin