January 12th, 2016

Preview: USTA Florida Combo League Tennis Sectionals This Weekend

Adult Leagues

2014 Combo 18 55 75 95 Gallery_FeaturedUSTA Florida Combo League Sectionals champions will be determined, and teams will seek to defend their Florida Sectional titles from the previous season, during this weekend when USTA Florida hosts the Combo 18 & Over 5.5/7.5/9.5 League Sectional Tennis Championships, Jan. 15-17, 2016, at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs, Fla.

Defending champs at this year’s sectionals are the two-time defending Marion County men in the 5.5 division, Alachua County in the Men’s 9.5, Escambia County in the Women’s 5.5, and South Miami-Dade in the Women’s 7.5.

Marion County has won the Combo 18 & Over Men’s 5.5 division in five of the last six years.

For Combo 18 & Over 5.5/7.5/9.5 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 5.5

Alachua County (Captain: Mark Martin)
Leon County (Sandeep Tyagi)
Marion County (James Saxon)

Combo 18 & Over Men’s 7.5 — Flight 1

Escambia County (Captain: Carl Miller)
Lee/Charlotte counties (Angelo Gentile)
Okaloosa County (Dustin Stewart)
Polk County (Joel Ramos)

Combo 18 & Over Men’s 7.5 — Flight 2

Collier County (Captain: Randie Fischel)
Duval County (Ken Gordon)
Hillsborough County (John Squires)
Indian River/St Lucie/Martin counties (Pat Galligan)
Leon County (Kevin Ragsdale)

Combo 18 & Over Men’s 7.5 — Flight 3

Alachua County (Captain: John Lear)
Broward County (Gustavo Risquez)
Marion County (Bradley Killinger)
Pinellas County (David Johnson)
Sarasota/Manatee counties (Marc Pelletz)

Combo 18 & Over Men’s 9.5

Alachua County (Captain: David Porter)
Okaloosa County (Jason McLemore)
Orange/Seminole counties (Joseph Sopko)
Pinellas County (Richard Beardsley)
Sarasota/Manatee counties (Alan Amero)

Combo 18 & Over Women’s 5.5 — Flight 1

Duval County (Captain: Lauren McLeod)
Hillsborough County (Erin Vickers)
South Miami-Dade County (Paula Uselis)

Combo 18 & Over Women’s 5.5 — Flight 2

Alachua County (Captain: Bonnie Tillson)
Escambia County (Rosalyn Wan)
Leon County (Jasmine Adams)
Marion County (Amanda Daugherty)

Combo 18 & Over Women’s 7.5 — Flight 1

Duval County (Captain: Sarah Greer)
Escambia County (Tami Manning)
Leon County (Kathy Hatfield)
Orange/Seminole counties (Anne Logas)

Combo 18 & Over Women’s 7.5 — Flight 2

Alachua County (Captain: Christa Manning)
Hillsborough County (Anh Flinter)
Marion County (Christy Drawdy)
Sarasota/Manatee counties (Ruth Harshman)

Combo 18 & Over Women’s 7.5 — Flight 3
Indian River/St. Lucie/Martin counties (Captain: Michele Modica)
Polk County (Jennifer Myers)
South Palm Beach County (Jill Dwoskin)
Volusia County (Melinda Alexander)

Combo 18 & Over Women’s 7.5 — Flight 4

Brevard County (Captain: Nancy Aumuller)
Collier County (Andrea Washak)
Pinellas County (Sunday Richardson)
South Miami-Dade County (Wendy Sosa)

For more event info including match schedules go to www.ustaflorida.com/event/2015-combo-18-5-57-59-5-league-sectional-championships.