October 7th, 2015
Preview: 2015 USTA Florida Mixed 18 & Over 6.0/8.0 Sectional Chps.
Two USTA League National berths will be on the line this weekend at the 2015 USTA Florida Mixed 18 & Over 6.0/8.0 League Sectional Championships, to be held on Oct. 9-11 at the Florida Tennis Center in Daytona Beach.
Defending champions from last year are Duval County in the 6.0 division, and Marion County in the 8.0 division.
The event has drawn the top regional winners from throughout Florida in the 6.0 and 8.0 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.
A Brevard County team (Kiwi Tennis Club, Indian Harbour Beach) will advance directly to the 10.0 national championships as the lone USTA Florida Section local league-winning team in 2015.
The Mixed 18 & Over champions will represent the USTA Florida Section at the 2015 USTA League Mixed 18 & Over 6.0, 8.0 & 10.0 National Championships on Nov. 20-22 at the Hilton El Conquistador Resort in Tucson, Ariz.
Divisions and teams competing this weekend:
18 & Over Mixed 6.0 — Flight 1
Leon County (Chansamone Bryant)
Marion County (Jerry McLauchlin)
Polk County (Jayma Knight)
18 & Over Mixed 6.0 — Flight 2
Alachua County (Mark Martin)
Duval County (Tim Fritz)
Escambia County (Maggie Lochas)
Volusia/Flagler counties (Sharon Burt)
18 & Over Mixed 8.0 — Flight 1
Brevard County (Angela Copeland)
Collier County (Randie Fischel)
Escambia County (Brad Bradford)
Volusia/Flagler counties (Sirikit Press)
18 & Over Mixed 8.0 — Flight 2
Alachua County (Roy Cribb)
Marion County (Matt Yelkin)
Okaloosa/Walton/Bay counties (Dale Rice)
Palm Beach County-South (Philip Sokolov)
Sarasota/Manatee counties (Duncan Crowley)
18 & Over Mixed 8.0 — Flight 3
Hillsborough County (Jayne Bedosky)
Indian River/Martin/St. Lucie counties (Nick Liguori)
Lee/Charlotte counties (Donna Bouffard)
Miami-Dade County-South (Elizabeth Gonzalez)
Pinellas County (Brent Boostrom)
18 & Over Mixed 8.0 — Flight 4
Broward County (Gustavo Risquez)
Duval County (Michelle Reid)
Leon County (Gina Herring)
Orange/Seminole counties (Carlo Monteclaro)
Polk County (Paige Turner)
For Mixed 18 & Over 6.0 and 8.0, 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-18-6-08-010-0-league-sectional-championships.