By Alan Williams, USTA Florida local league coordinator
Hillsborough 55 & Over Men Win 4.0 Sectionals
Captain Marvin Shienbaum led the Hillsborough River Hills Country Club’s Men’s 55 & Over 4.0 team to victory at the USTA Florida sectional championships on May 5-7 at the USTA National Campus is Orlando.
River Hills dominated the local league with a 7-1 record. At Lake Nona in the sectionals final, Hillsborough defeated Collier County at all three doubles lines to advance to nationals on Oct. 19-21 at the USTA National Campus.
It was Hillsborough County’s first sectional championship of the 2018 season.
Team members are Captain Shoenbaum, Chip Broecker, Dave King, Don Bell, Greg Goodson, John Green, John Holland, John Leep, Mark Wolfson, Randy Chapman, Robert DiCara, Roger Bensinger, Sylvain Gauthier and Thor Moody.
Great job guys!
For info on upcoming local leagues go to www.ustaflorida.com/contacts/alan-williams.
USTA Hillsborough 18 & Over League Starting in August
Mark your calendars! One of the most popular fall leagues starts in August.
Last year we had more than 1,000 players participating in the men’s and women’s 18 & Over divisions. This year flights to be offered are men’s 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 and 5.0+; women’s day leagues in 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0+; and women’s night leagues in 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5.
Last year Hillsborough finished third in the race for the USTA Florida League Championship Cup, winning six sectional titles, and 18 & Over sectionals titles in the women’s 3.0 and men’s 5.0+ divisions.
The approximate start date is the week of Aug. 13.