Nearly 170 men and women converged on the USTA National Campus in Orlando over the weekend to compete for a golden ticket to Nationals at the 2022 USTA Florida NTRP 18 & Over Sectional Championships.
Players competed in singles and doubles formats in the following divisions – 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, and 4.5. All draws were played out with the round-robin format. Each match utilized no-ad scoring and was the best-of-three short sets to four games with a tiebreak at 3-3; the tiebreak format was the first to five points with a sudden-death point at 4-4.
USTA Florida will advance players to the 2022 NTRP 18 & Over National Championships strictly abiding by their criteria, once published. If a player does not meet National eligibility requirements for any reason, the next eligible player/team will be invited. The 2022 NTRP 18 & Over National Championship will be held at the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex in Surprise, Ariz., with the singles competition on Apr. 1-3 and the doubles on Apr. 8-10.
Women’s 2.5 — Champion: Angelica Torres (Orlando), Finalist: Demet Tekin (Coral Gables)
Women’s 3.0 — Champion: Cheryl Tolentino-Bernabe (Kissimmee), Finalist: Monica Barkett (Tampa)
Women’s 3.5 — Champion: Gaby Hansen (Orlando), Finalist: Kathy Myers (Saint Cloud)
Women’s 4.0 — Champion: Ali Quintero (North Miami), Finalist: Joy Allee (Tampa)
Men’s 3.0 — Champion: Ulysse Cassignol (Fort Lauderdale), Finalist: Rene Dipus (Winter Park)
Men’s 3.5 — Champion: Michael Zimmerman (Palm Beach Gardens), Finalist: Travis Poole (Panama City)
Men’s 4.0 — Champion: Mike Messano (Lake Mary), Finalist: Dennis Oliveira (Coral Springs)
Men’s 4.5 — Champion: Ramon Hudec (Davie), Finalist: Tyler Dunn (Jacksonville)
Women’s 3.0 —Champions: Maggie Sanchez (Miami)/Lorena Guadiana (Palmetto Bay), Finalists: Gloria Marquez (Hialeah)/Lory Sakay (Miramar)
Women’s 3.5 —Champions: Andrea Mientkiewicz (Palmetto Bay)/Maira Maguire (Cutler Bay), Finalists: Gabriela Rodriguez (Jupiter)/Samie Lesperance (West Palm Beach)
Women’s 4.0 —Champions: Jamie Hamilton (Tampa)/Angie Jones (Tampa), Finalists: Estefania Lacoa (Doral)/Sandra Bazain (Miami)
Men’s 3.0 —Champions: Andras Kovach (Fort Lauderdale)/Ulysse Cassignol (Fort Lauderdale), Finalists: Jonathan Anderson (Fort Lauderdale)/Joshua Forman (Oakland Park)
Men’s 3.5 —Champions: Eddie White (Rockledge)/Juan Lebron (Merritt Island), Finalists: Leonardo Concha (Cutler Bay)/Federico Molinari (Doral)
Men’s 4.0 —Champions: Jorge Rodriguez (Miami)/Michel Kulcsar (Miami), Finalists: Ronen Bickel (Boca Raton)/Eli Panell(Doral)
Men’s 4.5 —Champions: Brian Ahmes (Coral Gables)/Mitch Stoller (Coral Gables), Finalists: Andres Merchan (Kissimmee)/Felipe Benavides (Orlando)
To see the complete results, visit playtennis.usta.com.