May 2nd, 2016

Collier County’s Naples Wins 2 Titles at USTA Florida 55 & Over League Tennis Sectionals

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Featured_2016 45 Womens - CollierCollier County (Naples) won two titles, and Broward County (Coral Springs) and Volusia County (Deland) captured one each at the 2016 USTA Florida 55 & Over League 3.5/4.5 Sectional Championships, held April 29-May 1 at the Florida Tennis Center in Daytona Beach.

The four championship teams will next advance to represent the USTA Florida Section at the USTA 55 & Over League National Championships.

In the Women’s 3.5 final, Volusia County stopped Indian River County from claiming a second straight Florida Women’s 3.5 championship. It was the first USTA Florida League Sectionals titles of the year for Broward and Volusia counties.

Collier County by virtue of its two titles takes the lead in the 2016 USTA Florida Adult League Sectionals standings (see standings below).

Teams consisting of three doubles lines competed in a non-elimination round-robin format. The winner of each flight/division was determined by team matches won. The winner of each flight then advanced into a single-elimination semifinal followed by the final. NTRP levels of play were 3.5 and 4.5. For more information on NTRP levels go to

The men’s and women’s division winners next advance to represent the USTA Florida Section at the USTA League Adult 55 & Over 3.5/4.5 National Championships on Oct. 28-30, 2016 in Surprise, Ariz., at the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Club.

Division final results:

55 & Over Women’s 3.5

Final: Volusia County (Deland Tennis Club) d. Indian River County (Boulevard Tennis Club, Vero Beach) 3-0
Championship Match Results:
No. 1 Doubles: Ria Voss/Regina Butera (Volusia) d. Penelope Chambers/Carol Emmons 6-2, 4-6, 1-0 (super-tiebreak)
No. 2 Doubles: Judy Snure/Cindy Chomic (Volusia) d. Martha Rubio/Jacqulyn Logan 6-0, 6-1
No. 3 Doubles: Sandra Smedberg/Ida Burgos (Volusia) d. Ursula Nuechterlein/Debbie Caldwell 6-4, 7-6
Volusia Season Roster: Connie Fenchel (captain), Ria Voss, Nancy McLarnon, Cindy Chomic, Margot Raisler, Cynthia Rawlins, Regina Butera, Judy Snure, Dorothy Harris, Dianne Krupski, Susan Uhrig, Harriett Williams, Ida Burgos, Lynn Ford, Sandra Smedberg, Patricia Comings

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55 & Over Men’s 3.5

Final: Collier County (Verona Walk, Naples) d. Lee/Charlotte counties (Park Meadow Tennis Club, Ft. Myers) 2-1
Championship Match Results:
No. 1 Doubles: Brian Koehn/Wayne Jackiew (L/C) d. Leonard Gardner/Dan Rowe 6-4, 6-1
No. 2 Doubles: Bob Wille/Jack Myers (Collier) d. Masahiro Kumamoto/Timothy McClary 6-3, 6-3
No. 3 Doubles: Gerd Voelker/Lewis Carran (Collier) d. Bruce Robbins/Stephen Romaine 7-5, 7-6
Collier Season Roster: Leonard Gardner (captain), Bob Wille, Gerd Voelker, Jack Myers, Joihn Schlueter, Lewis Carran, Richard Dombal, Dan Rowe, Peter Dakay, John Bubb, Richard Barker

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55 & Over Women’s 4.5

Final: Collier County (Kensington Country Club, Naples) finished ahead of Duval County (Glen Kernan, Jacksonville) 3-0 to 2-1 in round robin play
Collier Season Roster: Janet Kauffman (captain), Lisa McGillis, Deirdre Zamler, Christine Elkins, Alison Eckstein, Betsy Yanson, Barbara Maas, Mary Cassaday, Patti Stein, Sandra Herbert, Jill Fitzgerald, Lynn Taylor, Bettina Dave, Margaret Crosby

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55 & Over Men’s 4.5

Final: Broward County (Tennis Center of Coral Springs) finished ahead of St. Johns County (Marsh Landing County Club, Ponte Vedra Beach) 4-0 to 2-2 in round robin play
Broward Season Roster: Londi Romero (captain), Randy Webb, Leonardo Torrellas, William Dellinger, Gordon Light, Gary Dunay, Kent Weiss, Albert Muniz, Kevin McCarthy, Fred Carrasquillo

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Collier County jumps into the No. 1 spot after two titles at the 55 & Over 3.5/4.5 Sectionals. Here are the league sectional title leaders through three league sectionals events this year (through May 2, most recent winners in bold):

1. Collier County (3 titles) — 65&Over W6.0, 55&Over M3.5, 55&Over W4.5

2. Pinellas County (2) — 65&Over W6.0, 55&Over W4.0

3T. Alachua County (1) — 65&Over M6.0
3T. Broward County (1) — 55&Over M4.5
3T. Clay County (1) — 55&Over W3.0
3T. Indian River County (1) — 65&Over W7.0
3T. Lee/Charlotte counties (1) — 65&Over M7.0
3T. Marion County (1) — 55&Over M3.0
3T. Nassau County (1) — 65&Over W8.0
3T. Polk County (1) — 65&Over M8.0
3T. Volusia County (1) — 55&Over W3.5

Next USTA Florida League Sectionals: May 13-15, 2016 Mixed 40 & Over 6.0/8.0

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