November 18th, 2015
Florida Women Win 2 Age Division Titles at USTA National Intersectionals Tennis
Florida teams captured two of the six age group championships at the 2015 USTA National Women’s Intersectional Team Event, held on Nov. 9-15 on the claycourts of the Swim & Racquet Center in Boca Raton, Fla.
The Florida 45s women defeated USTA Southern 3-2 for the championship, and the Florida 65s women likewise rolled past USTA Southern California 5-1 in the championship match.
“This is the third time the Swim & Racquet Center has hosted the prestigious event,” said Tournament Director Jim Tierney. “We had players in six age divisions — 35, 45, 55, 65, 75, and 80s — and our members enjoyed watching the matches and of course pulled for the Florida teams, two of which were captained by one of our pros. Players love the area and patronize local businesses and restaurants. The event generates more than $100,000 to the local community, and we look forward to hosting it in 2017.”
The Florida 45s women’s team included Karine Quentrec, Cristna Sirianni, Hana Guy, Sybile Fleurian, Mary Dailey, Julie Dybendahl and Vesna McKenna.
In singles Kerry Young, Carol Clay, and Betty Wachob led the Florida 65s team’s run to the title, with an additional doubles win by Young/Trish Faulkner. Southern Cal. recorded its lone win when the team of Judy Louie/Ann Stanley topped Florida’s Clay/Wachob in three sets.
“There were 330 women representing 14 of the 17 USTA sections,” Clay said. “It is the largest women’s tennis event of the year.”
Florida teams also finished 4th in the 35s age division (lost to USTA Texas 4-1), 5th in the 55s (defeated USTA Eastern 4-1), 5th in the 75s (defeated USTA Nothern California 3-1), and 5th in the 80s (lost to USTA Southern 2-1).
For full event results and more info go to http://tennislink.usta.com/tournaments/tournamenthome/tournament.aspx?T=168861.
Corrected: Team members for the women’s 45s team and the final score were updated.