The quest for the golden ticket to Nationals was successful for eight singles players and two doubles teams over the weekend at the 2022 USTA Florida NTRP 55 & Over Sectional Championships, held at the USTA National Campus in Orlando.
Nearly 50 men and women competed in singles and doubles formats in the following divisions – 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, and 4.5. All draws were played out with the round-robin format. Each match utilized no-ad scoring and was the best-of-three short sets to four games with a tiebreak at 3-3; the tiebreak format was the first to five points with a sudden-death point at 4-4.
The 2022 NTRP 55 & Over National Championship will be held at the Pelham Racquet Club in Pelham, Ala., with the singles competition on Apr. 1-3 and the doubles on Apr. 8-10. USTA Florida will advance players to the National Championships strictly abiding by their criteria, once published. If a player does not meet National eligibility requirements for any reason, the next eligible player/team will be invited.
Women’s 3.0 — Champion: Eliana Bigai (Miami), Finalist: Jackie Kunzler (Downers Grove)
Women’s 3.5 — Champion: Carolyn Moore (Orlando), Finalist: Karen Correa (Naples)
Women’s 4.0 — Champion: Cynthia Latham (Miami Beach), Finalist: Leticia Leppert (Tampa)
Women’s 4.5 — Champion: Jeanie MacEachern (North Port), Finalist: Catherine Harmon-Morgan (Fort Lauderdale)
Men’s 3.0 — Champion: Joe Carleton (Orlando), Finalist: Jeremy Jorda (Orlando)
Men’s 3.5 — Champion: David Mayorca (Lake Mary), Finalist: Dave Carlquist (Elmhurst)
Men’s 4.0 — Champion: Tony Kamen (Naples), Finalist: Robert Brennan (Satellite Beach)
Men’s 4.5 — Champion: Jose Tenorio (Boynton Beach), Finalist: Brad Lehan (St. Augustine)
Women’s 3.5 — Champion: Jeanette Thevening (Naples)/Maria Riccio (Naples), Finalist: Leslie Sanders (Kissimmee)/Susie Oliver (Orlando)
Men’s 3.5 — Champion: Lewis Carran (Naples)/Mark Moore (Naples), Finalist: David Mayorca (Lake Mary)/Aldo Mayorca (Longwood)
To see the complete results, visit playtennis.usta.com.