August 2nd, 2017

Tallahassee Tennis News — August 2017

Adult Leagues Adult Tennis News

By Bobby York, Local League Coordinator

Leon Men are Adult 40 & Over League Sectional Champions

The Leon men’s 3.0 Adult 40 & Over team advanced to the 2017 USTA League National Championships, to be played in October at the Lauderdale Tennis Club, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

The Tallahassee men’s team, captained by Jeff Banka, finished the local league season undefeated with an 8-0 record and advanced to the USTA Florida League Section Championships played July 14-16 at the USTA National Campus in Orlando.

At the section championship the team competed in double-round robin competition against Polk County Beerman/Templeton and Duval County Eagle Harbor/Matulonis. The Leon and Polk county teams each finished with a 3-1 record at the tournament. Team Banka claimed the championship with 13 individual court wins.  

Local League Champions Advance to Sectionals

Additional Tallahassee-area teams also concluded the summer Adult 40 & Over league season with a trip to the section championships. 

In addition to Team Banka who captured the Men’s 3.0 title, rounding out the men’s contenders was 4.0 division winner Team Lewis, which finished the local season with a 5-3 record. At the section championships Team Lewis swept through the competition from Polk, Lee, Hillsborough and Alachua counties, finishing 4-0 in flight play. Team Lewis’ season came to an end in the semifinal match falling to the eventual section champions from Broward County.

On the women’s side, Team SigRist (3.0) and Team Warner (4.0) represented Leon County. Team SigRist was the local league winner finishing with an overall 7-1 record. The team faced tough competition from South Miami-Dade, Duval, Volusia and Hillsborough counties. Team Warner, also 7-1 in local league play, squared off against equally-tough competitors from Indian River, Martin, St. Lucie, Marion and Alachua counties. Both teams concluded their season in round-robin flight play.

Team Nichols and Team Lawyer competed for 3.5 section championship titles on July 28-30 at the USTA National Campus. Congratulations to all of our Leon County teams on a great Adult 40 & Over season!

Governor’s Cup State Employee League to Return This Fall

The inaugural Governor’s Cup State Employee League played during the fall of 2016 featured 114 players from 26 different state agencies participating.

We are looking to have even more fun this season. The 2017 league Captain’s Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 23, at Forestmeadows. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Please share this information with any family members or friends employed by the state of Florida. Sign up on our website to receive information as it be comes available.

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