Multiple counties from across the state of Florida gathered at the USTA National Campus to compete in the 55 & Over 7.0/9.0 Sectional Championships. 

Throughout the four divisions, one county in particular, Orange, shined by taking home two titles. Orange County won the championship in the Women’s 7.0 and 9.0. It also marked their second consecutive win in the 9.0 division. 

Even though Duval County fell in the Women’s 7.0 and 9.0 finals, they did take home the top honors in the Men’s 9.0, which was their first in the classification.  

In the final draw, Broward County captured its first title in the Men’s 7.0, by winning a close match against Collier County. 

The competing teams represented various clubs, parks, recreational departments, and organizations, and finished at the top of their local leagues during the 2022 season to advance to the USTA Florida 55 & Over Sectional Championships.  

These champions have qualified for the 2022 USTA League National Championships and will compete in late September.  

Final results: 

Adult 55 & Over Women’s 7.0 

Adult 55 & Over Women’s 7.0 

Final: Orange County (Lake Cane Tennis Center) d. Duval County (Club Continental) 2-1 

Championship Match Results: 

No. 1 Doubles: Lisa Miller/Julie Zimmerman (Orange) d. Kathleen Pinho/Karen Meyer 6-0, 6-1 

No. 2 Doubles: Angela Tuckerman/Barbara Bahng (Orange) d. Ronda Allen/Linda Valinho 1-6, 6-3, 1-0 

No. 3 Doubles: Kim Loferski/Melissa Ebener (Duval) d. Penny Watzka/Jamie Roedig 6-3, 6-7, 1-0 

Orange County Season Roster: Angela Tuckerman (Captain), Lisa Miller, Penny Watzka, Jamie Roedig, Kathy Gibbons, Emily Sakol, Kellye Hug, Julie Zimmerman, Barbara Bahng, Mary Dobson, Mary Ann Koula, Carole Hingtgen, Elizabeth Corbett, Terri Haddock, Shelly Merriman, Jennifer Widga-Kirby 

Adult 55 & Over Men’s 7.0 

Final: Broward County (Weston Tennis Center) d. Collier County (Fiddlers Creek Club & Spa) 2-1 

Championship Match Results: 

No. 1 Doubles: Mark Garrett/Jonathan Kaylor (Collier) d. Michael Kamrad/Roberto Palma 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 

No. 2 Doubles: Louis Jordan/Saverio Riccobono (Broward) d. Michael Dangelo/Jeff Rothe 7-5, 6-2 

No. 3 Doubles: Jorge Horna/Boris Horna (Broward) d. Stan Britton/Bob Perry 1-6, 6-2, 1-0 

Broward County Season Roster: Jack Vargas (Captain), Michael Kamrad, Roberto Palma, Louis Jordan, Aluisio Fonseca, Marco Garcia, Julio Ohep, Enrique Escobar, Saverio Riccobono, Boris Horna, Jorge Horna, Alfredo Tellez 

Adult 55 & Over Women’s 9.0 

Final: Orange County (USTA National Campus) finished ahead of Duval County (Oakbridge) by going undefeated (4-0) in round-robin play. 

Orange County Season Roster: Tami Florin (Captain), Maura Trubman Weiner, Carolyn Rotermund, Sonia Herring, Lisa Lillie, Ligia Bottinelli, Lisa Becket, Stacey Williams, Susan Wright, Amy Lyons, Ingrid Clapp 

Adult 55 & Over Men’s 9.0 

Final: Duval County (Marsh Landing Country Club) finished ahead of Hillsborough County (HCC Tennis Complex) by going undefeated (4-0) in round-robin play.  

Duval County Season Roster: John Andrews (Captain), Rick Vach, John Kirkley, Martin Luytjes, Marco Turra, Kevin Grant, Tim Orr, Michael Marrou, Kyle Summerall, John Dister, Olivier Lorin, Jeff Leinan, Patrick Swafford, Bryan Kelley, Mark Frisk, Kenneth Wood