August 21st, 2017

Broward Wins, Teams Keep Pace at USTA Florida 18 & Over Sectionals Tennis

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Broward County keeps winning, while a handful of other county teams are keeping pace after five different counties captured sectional championships on Aug. 18-20 at the 2017 USTA Florida 18 & Over 2.5/3.5/4.5 Sectional Championships at the USTA National Campus in Orlando.

Winners were Broward County (Midtown Athletic Club, Weston), Duval County (Florida Yacht Club, Jacksonville), Miami-Dade South (Doral Park, Doral), Orange County (Ft. Gatlin Rec. Complex, Orlando), and Seminole County (Sanlando Park, Altamonte Springs) which won its first sectional title of the season.

Coming within a match win of doubling-up on titles were Miami-Dade South which lost in the Women’s 2.5 final, Broward which lost in the Women’s 4.5 final 3-2, and Duval which fell 3-2 in the Men’s 4.5 championship match.

The winning teams next advance to represent the USTA Florida Section at the USTA League National Championships this fall. The 18 & Over 3.5 championships will be held on Oct. 6-8 at the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex in Surprise, Ariz. The 18 & Over 2.5 championships will be held on Oct. 20-22 at the Mobile Tennis Center in Mobile, Ala. The 18 & Over Men’s 4.5 league nationals will be held Nov. 10-12 at the USTA National Campus in Orlando.

“We are so excited to be the 2.5 champions and we look forward to representing Florida and our wonderful tennis club, The Florida Yacht Club, at nationals in October,” said team captain Deb Taylor. “Thanks USTA Florida for running a phenomenal event, it ran so smoothly and we enjoyed being a part of sectionals. We were also impressed by our opponents’ sportsmanship and camaraderie and we were thrilled by the genuine enthusiasm and support shown by all.”

Broward County maintained its lead in the 2017 USTA Florida League Championship Cup standings, while Duval County moved into sole possession of second place (see standings below). The USTA Florida League Championship Cup is awarded to the county with the most league sectionals titles during the 2017 season.

The event drew the top 18 & 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 singles 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 2.5/3.5/4.5. For more information on NTRP levels go to

Highlights from the 2017 Adult 18 & Over League 2.5/3.5/4.5 Se…

Highlights from the 2017 Adult 18 & Over League 2.5/3.5/4.5 Sectional Championships!

Posted by USTA Florida on domingo, 20 de agosto de 2017

Championship Results:

18 & Over Women’s 4.5

Final: Seminole County (Sanlando Park, Altamonte Springs) d. Broward County (Weston Hills Country Club) 3-2

Championship Match:
No. 1 Singles: Sherril Colombo (Broward) d. Denise Saiki 6-3, 6-1
No. 2 Singles: Kelsey Matthews (Broward) d. Joan Simmons 6-2, 6-3
No. 1 Doubles: Pamela Saffran/Anne-Marie Miller (Seminole) d. Alaina Fotiu-Wojtowicz/Leyvis Concepcion 3-6, 6-2, 1-0 (super-tiebreak)
No. 2 Doubles: Janet Lower/Christine Alfert (Seminole) d. Adriana Aray/Natalia Moll 6-3, 6-2
No. 3 Doubles: Tami Florin/Kim Frilot (Seminole) d. Michele Drucker/Janine Burke 6-3, 6-2

Seminole Season Roster: Tami Florin (captain), Denise Saiki, Lindsay Pearlman, Anne-Marie Miller, Christine Alfert, Denise Tormey, Valeria Bianchi, Pamela Saffran, Kim Frilot, Janet Lower, Jane Fountain, Joan Simmons

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18 & Over Men’s 4.5

Final: Miami-Dade South (Doral Park, Doral) d. Duval County (Jacksonville) 3-2

Championship Match:
No. 1 Singles: Michael Tsoi (Miami) d. Matthew Struhar 3-6, 7-6, 1-0 (super-tiebreak)
No. 2 Singles: Rougel Jon Aninon (Duval) d. Daniel Barrios 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (super-tiebreak)
No. 1 Doubles: Sebastian Covos/Sebastian Christensen (Miami) d. Michael Feci/Onke Murdono 6-3, 6-1
No. 2 Doubles: Patrick Douglas/Andre Herke (Duval) d. Matthew Hickey/Cosme Barrios 6-3, 6-4
No. 3 Doubles: Carlos Parra-Alvarez/Alejandro Lataczewski (Miami) d. Nick Goodwin/Glen Marshall 6-2, 6-3

Miami-Dade South Season Roster: Amando Cabane (captain), Eli Panell, Sebastian Covos, Aldo Barba, Ramon Zatarain, Carlos Parra-Alvarez, Daniel Barrios, Eddy Leal, Matthew Hickey, Alejandro Lataczewski, Cosme Barrios, Fernando Salazar, Michael Tsoi, Sebastian Christensen, Franco Palmiotto

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18 & Over Women’s 3.5

Final: Broward County (Midtown Athletic Club, Weston) d. Miami-Dade South (Crandon Park, Key Biscayne) 4-1

Championship Match:
No. 1 Singles: Natalia De Gregorio (Broward) d. Juliette Rossi 6-3, 6-3
No. 2 Singles: Evelyn Daniels (Broward) d. Alicia Perenzin 1-6, 6-4, 1-0 (super-tiebreak)
No. 1 Doubles: Maria Brozzi/Ivy Touchstone (Broward) d. Lisa Kornse/Beth Pritchett 6-1, 7-6
No. 2 Doubles: Alicia Dominguez/Elizabeth Gordillo (Broward) d. Yvonne Rivera/Kristin Knous 6-1, 2-6, 1-0 (super-tiebreak)
No. 3 Doubles: Paola Jaime/Romina Monasterio (Miami) d. Sally Hernadez/Ana Cruz 6-1, 6-4

Broward Season Roster: Maria Brozzi (captain), Elizabeth Gordillo, Evelyn Daniels, Ivy Touchstone, Ann Jerred, Nancy Marcus, Patricia Nolan, Natalia De Gregorio, Anne Katan, Radmila Itria, Ana Cruz, Sara Contreras, Victoria Sujoy, Oya Ozdogan, Sally Hernadez, Patricia Rodriguez, Alicia Dominguez

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18 & Over Men’s 3.5

Final: Orange County (Ft. Gatlin Rec. Complex, Orlando) d. Brevard County (Fee Ave., Melbourne) 3-2

Championship Match:
No. 1 Singles: Dan Bowen (Brevard) d. David Ferrer 3-1 (retired)
No. 2 Singles: Jorge Cely (Orange) d. Rohit Parihar 6-1, 6-4
No. 1 Doubles: Benjamin Smith/Joshua Bergren (Brevard) d. Chang Noukeo/Hector Laureano 6-4, 6-1
No. 2 Doubles: Jason Shiver/Edgar Nieto (Orange) d. Gregory Whitaker/Geno Bisceglia 6-1, 6-1
No. 3 Doubles: Jim Nguyen/Nicholas Anderson (Orange) d. James Burke/Christopher Carlson 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (super-tiebreak)

Orange Season Roster: Lenny Santiago (captain), Jason Shiver, Chang Noukeo, Riaz Syed, Hector Laureano, Bim Enriquez, Matt Salamon, Gerard De Castro, Jorge Cely, John Lasa, Edgar Nieto, Nicholas Anderson, Jim Nguyen, David Ferrer

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18 & Over Women’s 2.5

Final: Duval County (Florida Yacht Club, Jacksonville) finished ahead of Hillsborough County (Westchase, Tampa) tied 4-1 in round robin play with Duval ahead in individual wins tiebreak

Duval Season Roster: Debra Taylor (captain), Cheryl Flanders, Katherine Sherman, Anica Mevissen, Evelyn Edenfield, Dawn Crawford, Tammy Morreale, Jennifer Espinosa, Whitney George

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Broward County won another at the 18 & Over sectionals, but Duval County is keeping pace, with Miami-Dade and Orange County close behind. The USTA Florida League Championship Cup is awarded to the county with the most league sectionals titles during the 2017 season (standings through Aug. 21, most recent winners in bold):

1. Broward County (7 titles) — 55&Over-M4.0/M4.5, 40&Over-W4.0/M4.0/M3.5, 18&Over-W4.0/W3.5

2T. Duval County (5) — 65&Over-W6.0, 55&Over-W3.0/W4.0, 18&Over-M3.0/W2.5

3T. Hillsborough County (4) — 65&Over-M8.0, 40&Over-W4.5+, 18&Over-W3.0/M5.0+
3T. Miami-Dade County (4) — 40&Over-W3.0/W4.5+, 18&Over-M4.0/M4.5
3T. Orange County (4) — 55&Over-W4.5, 40&Over-W3.5, 18&Over-W5.0+/M3.5

6T. Collier County (2) — 65&Over-W8.0, 55&Over-W3.5
6T. Leon County (2) — X40&Over-7.0, 40&Over-M4.0
6T. Marion County (2) — 65&Over-M7.0, 55&Over-M3.0
6T. Pinellas County (2) — X40&Over-8.0/9.0

10T. Clay County (1) — 55&OverM3.5
10T. Martin County (1) — 65&Over-W7.0
10T. Seminole County (1) — 18&OverW4.5
10T. 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: Oct. 6-8, 2017 Mixed 18 & Over 7.0/9.0 Sectionals, Daytona Beach

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