September 28th, 2015
Preview: 2015 USTA Florida Mixed 18 & Over 2.5/7.0/9.0 Sectional Chps.
Three USTA League Nationals berths will be up for grabs this weekend at the 2015 USTA Florida Mixed 18 & Over 2.5/7.0/9.0 League Sectional Championships, to be held on Oct. 2-4 at the Florida Tennis Center in Daytona Beach.
The Ocala team from Marion County will be attempting an unprecedented sixth title in a row in the 18 & Over Mixed 2.5 division dating to 2010. Another defending champion is the Leon County (Tallahassee) team, which last year advanced to nationals in the 18 & Over Mixed 7.0 division.
The event has drawn the top regional winners from throughout Florida in the 2.5, 7.0, and 9.0 USTA League Mixed 18 & Over divisions. The teams, which represent various clubs, parks, recreational departments and organizations, have finished at the top of their local leagues and are now vying for a chance to represent the USTA Florida Section at the USTA League National Mixed 18 & Over Championships.
The Mixed 18 & Over champions will represent the USTA Florida Section at the 2015 USTA League Mixed 18 & Over 2.5, 7.0 & 9.0 National Championships on Nov. 13-15 at the Hilton El Conquistador Resort in Tucson, Ariz.
Divisions and teams competing this weekend:
Mixed 18 & Over 2.5
Alachua County (captain: Mark Martin)
Marion County (Thomas Croley)
Mixed 18 & Over 7.0 — Flight 1
Brevard County (Carol Hahn)
Duval County (Jeff Dao)
Lee/Charlotte counties (Dan Campbell)
Leon County (Corey Howard)
Mixed 18 & Over 7.0 — Flight 2
Escambia County (Carl Miller)
Hillsborough County (Erin Vickers)
Orange/Seminole counties (Blaine Roseberry)
Polk County (Paige Turner)
Mixed 18 & Over 7.0 — Flight 3
Marion County (Alan MacMurray)
Miami-Dade County-South (Juan Pomar)
Palm Beach County-North (Dalinda Barry)
Sarasota/Manatee counties (Peter Ceccacci)
Volusia/Flagler counties (Gloria Burke)
Mixed 18 & Over 7.0 — Flight 4
Alachua County (Mark Martin)
Broward County (Eliseo Sanchez)
Collier County (Andrea Washak)
Indian River/St. Lucie/Martin counties (Kelly Nicol)
Pinellas County (Ryan Green)
Mixed 18 & Over 9.0 — Flight 1
Alachua County (Gabriel Ghita)
Brevard County (Tracy King)
Broward County (Ann Spalding)
Duval County (Kelly Googe)
Lee/Charlotte counties (Oliver Stenger)
Mixed 18 & Over 9.0 — Flight 2
Collier County (Gerd Franke)
Marion County (Corey Forrest)
Orange/Seminole counties (Jennifer Trevino)
Pinellas County (Michael Erbe)
Sarasota/Manatee counties (Barbara Lancer)
For Mixed 18 & Over 2.5, 7.0 and 9.0, the combined NTRP (National Tennis Rating Program) ratings of each doubles team may not exceed the level in which they are competing, and the NTRP rating difference between members of an individual doubles pair may not exceed 1.0. The NTRP doubles scale progresses from 2.5 (beginner) to 10.0 (advanced) for USTA Florida League championship events. For more information on NTRP levels go to www.usta.com/Adult-Tennis/USTA-League/Information/About_NTRP.
For more tournament information, and specific match schedules, go to www.ustaflorida.com/event/2015-mixed-18-2-57-09-0-league-sectional-championships/.