July 11th, 2016

Miami Wins 2 State Titles at 2016 USTA Florida League 40 & Over Sectionals Tennis

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Featured News_Adult 40 30 40 Champs South Miami DadeState champions were crowned when teams from Miami (Coral Reef Park, Royal Palm) won two titles, and teams from St. Johns County (Julington Creek Plantation, St. Johns) and Marion County (Ft. King Tennis Center, Ocala) won one each at the 2016 USTA Florida 40 & Over 3.0/4.0 League Sectional Championships, held July 8-10 at the Florida Tennis Center in Daytona Beach, and at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs.

South Miami-Dade squads won the Women’s 4.0 division, and for the second year in a row won the Men’s 4.0 division.

The winning teams advance to the USTA League National Championships to represent the USTA Florida Section on Oct. 14-16 (3.0 division) at the Hilton El Conquistador Resort in Tucsan, Ariz., and on Oct. 28-30 (4.0 division) at the La Quinta Resort in La Quinta, Calif.

Miami teams came within a win of sweeping three of the four divisions, falling 4-1 in the Women’s 3.0 division to St. Johns County. Three of the five matches were determined by third-set super-tiebreakers.

This year’s USTA Florida 40 & Over 3.0/4.0 League Sectional Championships drew the top 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. 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 3.0 and 4.0. For more information on NTRP levels go to www.usta.com/Adult-Tennis/USTA-League/Information/About_NTRP.

Final results:

Women’s 4.0 Division

Final: South Miami-Dade (Royal Palm, Miami Beach) d. Lee/Charlotte counties (Cape Coral Racquet Club, Cape Coral) 3-2
Championship Results:
No. 1 Singles: Kaye Kuhfeld (L/S) d. Barbara Cabassa 6-1, 6-3
No. 2 Singles: Adriana Umana (SMD) d. Jane Zito 6-1, 6-3
No. 1 Doubles: Stefanie Decker/Regan Colas (L/S) d. Andrea Potash/Monika Martins 6-3, 6-2
No. 2 Doubles: Michelle Dalmau/Viola Lake (SMD) d. Michelle Rygiel/Jodi Hynes 4-6, 7-5, 1-0 (super-tiebreak)
No. 3 Doubles: Lesley Harrington/Christine Padron (SMD) d. Karen Orlando/Sherry Newland 6-4, 6-4
South Miami-Dade Season Roster: Doris Sullivan (captain), Lesley Harrington, Barbara Glicken, Mary Salter, Christine Padron, Barbara Cabassa, Brenda Hoppe, Viola Lake, Julie Gutierrez-Fletcher, Andrea Potash, Donna Flynn, Judy Fuller, Roberta Quirk, Michelle Dalmau, Monika Martins, Adriana Umana, Diana Eldridge, Julia Bianchi

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Men’s 4.0 Division

Final: South Miami-Dade (Coral Reef, Miami) d. Pinellas County (Tennis Foundation of St. Petersburg) 4-1
Championship Results:
No. 1 Singles: Stephane Camguilhem (SMD) d. Terry Tetzlaff 6-1, 6-2
No. 2 Singles: Sebastian Abdelnur (SMD) d. Tim Jennings 6-0, 6-1
No. 1 Doubles: Troy Wee Tom/Tony AhChow (SMD) d. Gerald Alvarado/David Biren 3-6, 6-1, 1-0 (super-tiebreak)
No. 2 Doubles: Gregory Joseph/Frank Fernandez (SMD) d. Tom Keller/Daniel Olds 7-6, Ret.
No. 3 Doubles: John Eifert/Ronald Massey (Pinellas) d. Jack Astaphan/Raymond Valme 6-1, 6-1
South Miami-Dade Season Roster: Raymond Valme (captain), Jack Astaphan, Frank Fernandez, Stephane Camguilhem, Ronald Valme, Tony AhChow, Sebastian Abdelnur, Julio Fernandez, Troy Wee Tom, Giampaolo Guarino, Peltan Humes, Rafael Sanchez, Gregory Joseph, Hector Meneses, Rafael Sangiovanni

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Women’s 3.0 Division

Final: St. Johns County (Julington Creek Plantation, St. Johns) d. South Miami-Dade (Shula’s Athletic Club, Miami Lakes) 4-1
Championship Results:
No. 1 Singles: Sandy Kemp (St. Johns) d. Robyn Boshever 6-4, 2-1, Ret.
No. 2 Singles: Molly Sanford (St. Johns) d. Jennifer Molina 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (super-tiebreaker)
No. 1 Doubles: Laurie Teichman/Dorri Hall (St. Johns) d. Judith Gallo-White/Michelle Diaz 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (super-tiebreaker)
No. 2 Doubles: Andrea Gil/Yuliet Pellegrini (SMD) d. Tracy Tripp/Leslie de Jong 6-2, 6-7, 1-0 (super-tiebreaker)
No. 3 Doubles: Michele Jordan/Tara Capuano (St. Johns) d.  Mirta Alvarez/Purisima Paulino 7-6, 7-5
St. Johns Season Roster: Michele Jordan (captain), Julia McLaughlin, Tina Schumacher, Tara Capuano, Dorri Hall, Tina Townsend, Sandra Boney, Molly Sanford, Lisa Permenter, Tracy Tripp, Patricia Britto, Pamela Belcher, Leslie de Jong, Pamela Bell, Sandy Kemp, Laurie Teichman

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Men’s 3.0 Division

Final: Marion County (Ft. King Tennis Center, Ocala) finished ahead of Leon County (Forestmeadows Park, Tallahassee) 3-0 to 2-1 in round robin play
Marion Season Roster: Jerry McLauchlin (captain), James Saxon, Steve Gray, Howard Hitchcock, Robert Salat, Michael Holloway, George Velez, William Thomas, Thomas Mathew, Danny York, John Zito, Eric Missett, Chip Hurst, John Berg, Jay Rubin

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Pinellas County hangs on to the top spot on the leaderboard, with Collier and Marion counties one title behind. Here are the league sectional title leaders this year (through July 11, most recent winners in bold):

1. Pinellas County (4 titles) — 55&Over W4.0, 55&Over M4.0, 40&Over X8.0, 40&Over X9.0
2T. Collier County (3) — 65&Over W6.0, 55&Over M3.5, 55&Over W4.5
2T. Marion County (3) — 55&Over M3.0, 40&Over X6.0, 40&Over M3.0
4T. Miami-Dade County (2) — 40&Over W4.0, 40&Over M4.0
4T. Volusia/Flagler counties (2) — 55&Over W3.5, 40&Over X7.0
6T. Alachua County (1) — 65&Over M6.0
6T. Broward County (1) — 55&Over M4.5
6T. Clay County (1) — 55&Over W3.0
6T. Indian River/St. Lucie/Martin counties (1) — 65&Over W7.0
6T. Lee/Charlotte counties (1) — 65&Over M7.0
6T. Nassau County (1) — 65&Over W8.0
6T. Polk County (1) — 65&Over M8.0
6T. St. Johns County (1) — 40&Over W3.0

Next USTA Florida League Sectionals: July 15-17, 40 & Over 3.5/4.5 Championships

For more tournament information go to https://www.ustaflorida.com/events/list/?tribe_paged=1&tribe_event_display=past&tribe_eventcategory=161.