October 1st, 2014

Sportsmanship Winners Announced from 2014 Florida Jr. State Doubles Tennis

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BC Doubles 2014 SideblockUSTA Florida and the Central Florida Tennis Officials Association (CFTOA) this week announced the 2014 USTA Florida ‘Bobby Curtis’ State Doubles Tennis Championships Sportsmanship Award recipients for the boys’ and girls’ age 18-10 divisions.

The 2014 USTA Florida ‘Bobby Curtis’ State Doubles Tennis Championships were held on Sept. 20-22, 2014, at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs (18s-16s age divisions), and at the Florida Tennis Center in Daytona Beach (14s-10s divisions).

“The CFTOA and Seminole County Parks and Recreation Division are proud to sponsor the sportsmanship awards for this year’s tournament,” said Seminole County Leisure Services Park Supervisor Cindy Harkins. “A player in each division was selected based on their display of outstanding sportsmanship towards their fellow competitors, coaches, officials and spectators and by their actions on court during match play.”

USTA Florida ‘Bobby Curtis’ State Doubles Tennis Championships Sportsmanship Award winners are:

Boys’ 18s Division — Charlie Sullivan, Delray Beach
Boys’ 16s Division — Stewart Block, Bradenton
Boys’ 14s Division — Thomas Lake, Davie
Boys’ 12s Division — Ben Zipay, Osprey
Boys’ 10s Division — Lucas Castillo-Sanchez, Wesley Chapel
Girls’ 18s Division — Taylor Russo, Deerfield Beach
Girls’ 16s Division — Naiya Oden, Miami
Girls’ 14s Division — Emma Shelton, Gainesville
Girls’ 12s Division — Maria Rizzolo, Jupiter
Girls’ 10s Division — Lilly Pleasant, Ormond Beach

More than 70 nominations were received for consideration for selection by the tournament officials committee.

These players were nominated by several officials and received numerous accolades for their displays of sportsmanship,” said Tournament Director (18s-16s divisions) Brian Morrissey. “They are excellent role models for other junior players and ambassadors for the game of tennis.”

For more information or to see division champions from the event go to Big Names Among Winners at 66th Florida Jr. State Tennis Doubles