May 11th, 2015

Preview: 2015 USTA Florida Mixed 40 & Over Tennis Championships

Adult Leagues

Leagues NEW_EventHillsborough County is a four-time defending champion this weekend among the top Mixed 40 & Over tennis teams competing at the USTA Florida Mixed 40 & Over League Sectional Championships, to be held May 15-17, 2015 at the Florida Tennis Center in Daytona Beach.

Hillsborough County’s dominant run at the Mixed 8.0 level over the last four years has included wins by teams:
2014 — Hillsborough (Lake Padgett Bath & Racquet Club, Land O’ Lakes)
2013 — Hillsborough (Hampton Park, Tampa)
2012 — Hillsborough (Hampton Park, Tampa)
2011 — Hillsborough (Apollo Beach Racquet & Fitness, Apollo Beach)

Escambia County (Gulf Breeze) is the two-time champion at the Mixed 7.0 level, where the Club II team has captured the title from 2013-14. Pinellas County is the defending champ at the Mixed 9.0 level.

The USTA Florida Mixed 40 & Over League Sectional Championships will include local league champions from (in alphabetical order) Alachua, Brevard, Broward, Collier, Duval, Escambia, Hillsborough, Indian River/Martin/St. Lucie, Lee/Charlotte, Leon, Marion, Miami-Dade (South), Okaloosa/Walton/Bay, Orange/Seminole, Palm Beach (North), Palm Beach (South), Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota/Manatee, and Volusia/Flagler counties.

Teams consisting of three doubles lines will compete in a non-elimination round-robin format. The winner of each flight/level will be determined by team matches won. The winner of each flight will then advance into a single-elimination semifinal followed by the final.

NTRP levels of play will be Mixed 6.0-9.0. For more information on NTRP levels go to

The mixed 6.0 and 8.0 level winners from Florida will advance to the USTA League Mixed 40 & Over 6.0 & 8.0 National Championships, held Nov. 13-15, 2015 at the Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex in Surprise, Ariz.

The mixed 7.0 and 9.0 level winners from Florida will advance to the USTA League Mixed 40 & Over 7.0 & 9.0 National Championships, held Nov. 20-22, 2015 at the Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex in Surprise, Ariz.

Counties and teams competing this weekend:

Mixed 6.0 Level

Flight 1
Alachua County (captain: Mark Martin)
Pinellas County (Amy Burns)
Volusia/Flagler counties (Larry Burt)

Flight 2
Duval County (captain: Shannon Miller)
Lee/Charlotte counties (Karen Lookabaugh)
Leon County (Carol Bahorski)
Marion County (Roger Chak)

Mixed 7.0

Flight 1
Duval County (captain: Jeff Dao)
Escambia County (Susan Bonsignore)
Hillsborough County (Kim Reilly)
Indian River/Martin/St. Lucie counties (Ann Haman)

Flight 2
Leon County (captain: Denean Sykes)
Marion County (Alan MacMurray)
Pinellas County (David Gulaitis)
Sarasota/Manatee counties (Karen Nicholson)

Flight 3
Alachua County (captain: Gabriel Ghita)
Lee/Charlotte counties (Cindy Cheslosky)
Okaloosa/Walton/Bay counties (Mark Braddock)
Orange/Seminole counties (Jeff Woodard)

Flight 4
Broward County (captain: Marla Tran)
Collier County (Andrea Washak)
Polk County (Dawn VanHorne)
Volusia/Flagler counties (Rose Lucas)

Mixed 8.0

Flight 1
Brevard County (captain: Dawn Pfeil)
Escambia County (Will Morris)
Hillsborough County (Debra Whiteside)
Hillsborough County (Sylvie Roy)
Volusia/Flagler counties (Mindy Alexander)

Flight 2
Duval County (captain: Clark Nesbitt)
Lee/Charlotte counties (Holly McIntosh)
Okaloosa/Walton/Bay counties (John Irby)
Polk County (Denise Maqueira)
Sarasota/Manatee counties (Wayne Osher)

Flight 3
Broward County (captain: Gustavo Risquez)
Collier County (Bruce Rosenblatt)
Orange/Seminole counties (Tina Mundelein)
Pinellas County (John Green)
South Miami-Dade (Elizabeth Gonzalez)

Flight 4
Alachua County (captain: Gabriel Ghita)
Indian River/Martin/St. Lucie counties (Pat Galligan)
Leon County (Gina Herring)
Marion County (Lisa McTaggart)
South Palm Beach County (John Harper)

Mixed 9.0

Flight 1
Duval County (captain: Cindy McGehee)
Escambia County (Son Nguyen)
Indian River/Martin/St. Lucie counties (Nick Liguori)
Lee/Charlotte counties (Oliver Stenger)
Pinellas County (David King)

Flight 2
Alachua County (captain: Donald Blair)
Broward County (Barry Wank)
North Palm Beach County (Ken Normoyle)
Sarasota/Manatee counties (Barbara Lancer)
Volusia/Flagler counties (Sirikit Press)

For more event information including schedules go to

(through 5/4/15)

1. Duval County (3) 65 & Over W6.0, 55 & Over W4.0, 55 & Over M3.5

2T. Indian River/Martin/St. Lucie counties (2) 65 & Over W7.0, 55 & Over W3.5
2T. Pinellas County (2) 65 & Over M8.0, W8.0

4T. Broward County (1) 55 & Over W4.5
4T. Collier County (1) 55 & Over W3.0
4T. Hillsborough County (1) 55 & Over M4.0
4T. Lee/Chalotte counties (1) 65 & Over M7.0
4T. Sarasota County (1) 55 & Over M4.5