May 9th, 2024

Orange and Broward County Dominate Adult 55 & Over 7.0/9.0 Sectional Championships

Adult Leagues Adult Tennis News

It was a spectacular weekend of tennis as teams gathered for the Adult 55 & Over 7.0/9.0 Sectional Championships at the USTA National Campus, in Lake Nona.  

It was a sweep on the Women’s side of the courts this weekend. In both the 7.0 and 9.0 divisions, Orange County dominated the competition, winning both. This marks the county’s third sectional win of the year for women’s tennis. Their 8.0 team also took home the sectional title and booked their spot at Nationals.  

Over on the Men’s side of things, there were some great matches all weekend long. For the 7.0 draw, it was a battle of South Florida as Broward and Miami-Dade County were in the finals. It was an intense match, but Broward fought hard and earned a 2-1 championship win. 

In the 9.0, it was Broward County once again who emerged victorious. They played some near-flawless tennis all weekend long and took down Hillsborough County in a close 2-1 match to take the 9.0 title. 

Check out the full results from the championship match across each division. The winners have punched their spot at the USTA Adult League National Championships, taking place in November. 

Adult 55 & Over Results: 

Men’s 7.0 

Championship Result: Broward County (Weston Racquet Club) defeated Miami-Dade County (Ron Ehmann Tennis Center) 2-1 


No. 1 Doubles: William Diez/Rodrigo Cruz (Broward) d. Scott Lehman/Vincent Turturro 6-2, 6-4 

No. 2 Doubles: Mike Tichacek/Luther Mathews (Miami) d. Ernesto Perez/Gustavo Cajiao 2-6, 6-1, 1-0 

No. 3 Doubles: Roberto Palma/Michael Kamrad (Broward) d. Anders Madsen/Emilio Zapata 6-4, 6-3 

Broward County Season Roster: Jack Vargas (Captain), Michael Kamrad, Domenico Matinata, Jose F Mendez, Roberto Palma, Rodrigo Cruz, Rafael Echeverria, Boris Horna, Nelson Rincon, Jorge Horna, Ernesto Perez, Gustavo Cajiao, William Diez, Alfredo Tellez 

Women’s 7.0 

Championship Result: Orange County (Lake Cane Tennis Center) defeated Alachua County (DB Racquet Club) 2-1 


No. 1 Doubles: Kelly Tilghman/Dana Laing (Orange) d. Michelle Ivanowski/Christa Arnold 7-5, 6-4 

No. 2 Doubles: Cathy Boon Marlene Townsend (Alachua) d. Lisa Patten/Tracey Are 6-3, 6-2 

No. 3 Doubles: Ann Jones/Lisa Miller (Orange) d. Kjerstin Terry/Lynn Godwin 6-4, 7-6 

Orange County Season Roster: Jamie Roedig (Captain), Michele Hunter, Jean Jenkins, Kim Thomson, Tracey Are, Carolynn Gilbert, Tina Bernhoft, Lisa Miller, Mercedes Donaldson, Hazel Cooke, Lisa Patten, Angela Tuckerman, Sherene Lewis, Kelly Tilghman, Ann Jones, Dana Laing, Melissa Farrell 

Men’s 9.0 

Championship Result: Broward County (Golden Isles Tennis Center) defeated Hillsborough County (River Hills Country Club) 2-1 


No. 1 Doubles: Hartmut Junghahn/Pedro Pozzobon (Broward) d. Craig Hajdich/Matt Laccabue 6-1, 6-0 

No. 2 Doubles: Edwin Jagger/Randy Nistler (Hills) d. Werner Vondrak Tony Askowitz 6-0, 6-2 

No. 3 Doubles: Daniel Halle/Ervin Mendel (Broward) d. Ignacio Molina/Chris Canfield 6-2, 7-6 

Broward County Season Roster: Werner Vondrak (Captain), Santiago Salvador Rio E (Captain), Henry Lujan, Mauricio Gomm Santos, Hartmut Junghahn, Patricio Madariaga, Guillermo Valenzuela, Daniel Halle, Tony Askowitz, Jonathan Drucker, Frederick Burman, Ervin Mendel, Alejandro Lataczewski, Pedro Pozzobon 

Women’s 9.0 

Championship Result: Orange County (Winter Park Tennis Center) defeated Hillsborough County (HCC Tennis Complex) 3-0 


No. 1 Doubles: Pamela Saffran/Kristee Garrity (Orange) d. Denise Agnew/Mary Paul 7-6, 6-0 

No. 2 Doubles: Susan Wright Elena/Escamilla (Orange) d. Karen Blount/Katherine Reed 6-3, 6-4 

No. 3 Doubles: Gail Gibson/Elizabeth Burdick (Orange) d. Tish Wissel/Jami Patterson 6-1, 6-2 

Orange County Season Roster: Lisa Becket (Captain), Kristine Dionne, Christine Alfert, Kerry Sproles, Kristee Garrity, Anna Svaetichin, Susan Wright, Gail Gibson, Pamela Saffran, Rita Gladstone, Janet Lower, Tammy Giaimo, Elizabeth Burdick, Elena Escamilla