Over the course of November, Adult Tri Level and Adult 55 and over Mixed tennis teams from across the state have been gathering to compete in the 2022 Sectional Championships.
USTA Florida hosted six different divisions in Tri Level and three in the 55 and over Mixed. The competition was as fierce as ever. Matches were back and forth, with every championship being decided by a single line.
Tri-Level League is a doubles format designed for a unique opportunity by combining players of differing NTRP levels on teams in local competition. Teams can advance to State and Regional Championships, and winners of those earn a bid to the National Championships.
The winners of each division have advanced to the 2022 USTA League Tom Fey Tri-Level National Invitational, which is being held on March 17-19, 2023, at the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego, California.
Those competing in the Mixed 55 and over division will receive automatic bids to the 2022 Mixed 55 & Over National Invitational, which takes place April 21-23, in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Full results from the Tri Level and Mixed competition can be found below:
Mixed 55 & Over 6.0
Final: Alachua County (DB Racquet Club) finished first in the round robin with a record of 2-1 to win the Mixed 55 and over 6.0 division
Alachua County Season Roster: Irina Madorsky (Captain), Tania Alavi, Colleen Anderson, Silvia Menendez, Thomas Yonge, Paul Lipori, Hank Dudding, Mickie Anderson, Paul Folkers, Julia Morrisroe, Jeff Fox, James Poss
Mixed 55 & Over 7.0
Final: Pinellas County (Safety Harbor Resort and Spa) d. Orange County (Sanlando Park) 2-1
No. 1 Doubles: Alida Astudillo/Janusz Pytel (Orange) d. Martha Cornatzer/Brian Hodapp 7-6, 6-3
No. 2 Doubles: Robyn Houston/Ray Pasinski (Pinellas) d. Rob Haben/Deidre Parker 6-2, 7-5
No. 3 Doubles: Chris Eversole/Barbara Birge (Pinellas) d. Jaqueline Pelliccia/Gary Graham 6-4, 6-2
Pinellas County Season Roster: Chris Donahue (Captain), Tobey Hartigan, Chris Eversole, Robyn Houston, Ray Pasinski, Martha Cornatzer, Kenneth Herd, Janet Karpan, Stephen Welner, Brian Hodapp, Barbara Birge
Mixed 55 & Over 8.0
Final: Hillsborough County (Abrams/HCC Tennis Complex) d. Hillsborough County (Alhadeff/HCC Tennis Complex) 2-1
No. 1 Doubles: Zobeida Smith/Chris Canfield (Hills/Abrams) d. Monty Johnson/Rhonda Mendoza 6-2, 6-0
No. 2 Doubles: Albert Alhadeff/Lynn O’Brien (Hills/Alhadeff) d. Linda Thomson/Chris New 3-6, 2-3 RET.
No. 3 Doubles: Anne-Lucie Bouchard/Ray Pasinski (Hills/Abrams) d. Chris Eversole/Laurie Smith 6-0, 6-2
Hillsborough County Season Roster: Karen Abrams (Captain), Chris Canfield, Ray Pasinski, Chris New, Randall Meisner, Brad Armagost, Janet Karpan, Anne-Lucie Bouchard, Linda Thomson, Zobeida Smith, Emiliya Clark
Final: Hillsborough County (Carrollwood Country Club) d. Marion County (Fort King Tennis Center) 2-1
3.5 Doubles: Beth Riendeau/Julie Haynes (Marion) d. Nicole Archer/Kristine Glein 6-4, 6-1
3.0 Doubles: Sally Farkas/Andrea Cottrel (Hills) d. Monique Foster/Rhonda Sangster 6-0, 6-2
2.5 Doubles: Brittany Cooper/Krista Mills (Hills) d. Cara Owens/Shawn Ridgely 3-6, 6-3, 1-0
Hillsborough County Season Roster: Lisa Polk, Sally Farkas, Andrea Cottrell, Brittany Cooper, Nathalie Crane, Krista Mills, Shelley Weathers, Jackie Botet, Karen Devorace, Karen Wingard, Kathryn Stallings, Lacy Gregory, Kristine Glein, Sabine Wahl, Valerie Carrillo, Ashley Gagne, Nicole Archer, Lydia Atkinson
Final: Escambia County finished first in the round robin with a record of 3-0 to win the Tri Level Men’s 3.5/3.0/2.5 division
Escambia County Season Roster: Robert Fabbro (Captain), Zach Pohlmann, Christopher Zuber, James Craft, Addison Van Pelt, Craig Abel, Colton Wilson, Patrick Williams, Miller Frederick
Final: Alachua County (DB Racquet Club) d. Hillsborough County (Northdale Golf & Tennis Club) 2-1
4.0 Doubles: Megan Molyneux/Haile Ratliff (Alachua) d. Kim Fernald/Olivia Rivas 6-2, 6-1
3.5 Doubles: Angie Jones/Abbe Malone (Hills) d. Heather Gibson/Wheeler Crawford 6-2, 6-3
3.0 Doubles: Tiffany Thomas/Rhoda Wilburn (Alachua) d. Katherine Cowley/Andrew McKinney 6-1, 6-1
Alachua County Season Roster: Haile Ratliff (Captain), Megan Molyneux (Captain), Mara Rodriguez, Tara Bromirski, Tiffany Thomas, Kelly Banes, Rhoda Wilburn, Tania Alavi, Debbie Mcmillan, Aubrey Hall, Andrea Love, Wheeler Crawford, Heather Gibson
Final: Okaloosa County (Edgewater Beach Resort) d. Duval County 2-1
4.0 Doubles: Brandon Bachman/Joel Huddleston (Okaloosa) d. Troy Patton/Darren Odendaal 6-4, 3-6, 1-0
3.5 Doubles: Brendon Vavrica/Ashton Fritz (Duval) d. Kelly Thrift/Jay Coppic 6-0, 6-3
3.0 Doubles: Hermann Gonzalez/Todd Hancock (Okaloosa) d. Ryan Chandler/Billy Hutchinson II 6-1, 6-1
Okaloosa County Season Roster: Brandon Bachman (Captain), Todd Zaborski, Jack Steed, Mark Violette, Jay Coppic, Brad Marshall, John Hooks, Joel Huddleston, Todd Hancock, Kelly Thrift, William Schopke, Robert Abbott, Hermann Gonzalez
Final: Escambia County d. Broward County (Midtown Athletic Club) 2-1
4.5 Doubles: Lori Gonzalez/Kim Pennington (Escambia) d. Monica Toledo/Rosamaria Rodriguez 3-6, 6-2, 1-0
4.0 Doubles: Mikaela McManus/Whitney Sumrall (Escambia) d. Gloria Coursey/Ivy Touchstone 7-6, 2-6, 1-0
3.5 Doubles: Garbine De La Mora/Patricia Velez (Broward) d. Cherie Krohn/Shannon Schluter 6-4, 2-6, 1-0
Escambia County Season Roster: Lori Gonzalez (Captain) , Shannon Schluter, Jacqueline Wallace, Denise Lebert, Carel Demanss, Kim Pennington, Cherie Krohn, Mikaela McManus, Claudia Simmons, Jennifer Passeretti, Arlene Doyle, Whitney Sumrall
Final: Miami-Dade County (Alper JCC) d. Lee County (Florida Gulf Coast University) 2-1
4.5 Doubles: Alejandro Aller/Matthew Hickey (Miami) d. Kevin Tran/Henrique Baggio 6-1, 6-3
4.0 Doubles: Juan Santiago Rodriguez/Alberto Cortes (Miami) d. Matt Rob Maguire/Jacob Toffler 6-4, 2-6, 1-0
3.5 Doubles: Adrian Agulto/Ruman Meman (Lee) d. Luis Felipe Fuenmayor/Brett Helms 6-4, 6-1
Miami-Dade County Season Roster: Eli Panell (Captain), Armando Cabane (Captain), Brett Helms, Juan Santiago Rodriguez, Jairo Furniel, Jorge Rassi, Alejandro Bonet, Ramon Hudec, Gabriele Ghini, Alberto Cortes, Javier Martinez, Alejandro Aller, Matthew Hickey, Francisco Romano, Luis Felipe Fuenmayor, Ismael Betancourt, Javier Gomez