January 20th, 2016

Preview: USTA Florida Combo 18 & Over 6.5/8.5 Tennis Sectionals This Weekend

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Featured News_2015 Combo 18 55 75 95The 2015-season ending USTA Florida Combo League championships will finish-up this weekend when the USTA Florida Combo 18 & Over 6.5/8.5 League Sectional Championships are held on Jan. 22-24, 2016 at the Florida Tennis Center in Daytona Beach.

Defending champions from last year’s Combo 18 & Over 6.5/8.5 Sectionals returning to the Florida Tennis Center are Leon County in the Men’s 6.5 division, two-time defending champ Marion County in the Women’s 6.5, Broward County in the Men’s 8.5, and three-time defending champ South Miami-Dade County in the Women’s 8.5 division.

For Combo 18 & Over 6.5/8.5 division play, the combined NTRP (National Tennis Rating Program) ratings of each doubles team may not exceed the level/division in which they are competing, and the NTRP rating difference between members of an individual doubles pair may not exceed 0.5. For more information on NTRP levels go to www.usta.com/Adult-Tennis/USTA-League/Information/About_NTRP.

Here are the teams competing this weekend:

Combo 18 & Over Men’s 6.5 — Flight 1

Alachua County (captain: Chad Schafer)
Escambia County (Ryan Duncan)
Hillsborough County (John Cotey)
Pinellas County (Cameron McCaskill)

Combo 18 & Over Men’s 6.5 — Flight 2

Duval County (  captain: Mark Matulonis)
Leon County (Andrew Lawyer)
Marion County (Jerry McLauchlin)
Polk County (William Floyd)

Combo 18 & Over Men’s 8.5 — Flight 1

Alachua County (captain: Ashok Kumar)
Hillsborough County (Barney Bailey)
Lee/Charlotte counties (Scott Dennis)
Leon County (Rodney Lewis)

Combo 18 & Over Men’s 8.5 — Flight 2

Broward County (captain: Les Liese)
Indian River/St. Lucie/Manatee counties (Jeffrey Christopher)
Pinellas County (Eugene Chabot)
Sarasota/Manatee counties (Duncan Crowley)

Combo 18 & Over Men’s 8.5 — Flight 3

Brevard County (captain: Scott Cohen)
Duval County (David Boehm)
Marion County (Matt Yelkin)
Orange/Seminole counties (Ramaswami Krishnan)
South Miami-Dade County (Armando Cabane)

Combo 18 & Over Women’s 6.5 — Flight 1

Escambia County (captain: Kimberly Andrews)
Hillsborough County (Phuong Cotey)
Leon County (Denean Sykes)
Marion County (Leigh Steinberg)

Combo 18 & Over Women’s 6.5 — Flight 2

Alachua County (captain: Abagail Askew)
Brevard County (Shannon Johnson)
Duval County (Kristi Hinckley)
Pinellas County (Dori Hazama)

Combo 18 & Over Women’s 6.5 — Flight 3

Indian River/St. Lucie/Manatee counties (captain: Anna Haman)
Orange/Seminole counties (Madelyn Escudero)
Polk County (Leigh Harris)
North Palm Beach County (Caryn Jacquish)

Combo 18 & Over Women’s 6.5 — Flight 4

Collier County (captain: Andrea Washak)
Lee/Charlotte counties (Leesa Cotton)
South Miami-Dade County (Maria Odon)
Volusia/Flagler counties (Ria Voss)

Combo 18 & Over Women’s 8.5 — Flight 1

Duval County (captain: Christina Poston)
Marion  County (Corri Yelkin)
Orange/Seminole counties (Anne Logas)

Combo 18 & Over Women’s 8.5 — Flight 2

Alachua County (captain: Gabriela Ghita)
Brevard County (Jennifer Foglia)
Sarasota/Manatee counties (Lauren Ash)
South Miami-Dade County (Alaina Fotiu-Wojtowicz)

Combo 18 & Over Women’s 8.5 — Flight 3

Broward County (captain: Hermine Greene)
Collier County (Edda Cantoni)
Hillsborough County (Faith Sincich)
Leon County (Kelly Hetherington)

To see the latest USTA Florida League county title standings click here.

For more info including team schedules for the weekend go to www.ustaflorida.com/event/2015-combo-18-6-58-5-league-sectional-championships.