The USTA Florida Section logged a record six first-place finishes in 2017, breaking the section record of five titles won in both 2015 and 1986 — but it was also a national best.
Florida’s six first-place finishes was tied by the USTA Southern Section, which is comprised of nine states — Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
The USTA Texas Section was third with five league nationals titles.
“USTA Florida is very proud of our teams that participated at the USTA League National Championships this year,” said USTA Florida Director of Leagues Christine Ducey. “We recognize all the hard work and dedication that it takes reach that level in our sport.”
USTA Florida League teams that placed first at the 2017 USTA League National Championships:
* Jacksonville (Southside Tennis Complex) — 55 & Over 8.0 women
* Jacksonville (Florida Yacht Club) — 18 & Over 2.5 women
* Parkland (Quigley Park) — 40 & Over 4.0 men
* Tallahassee (Forestmeadows Park) — Mixed 40 & Over 7.0
* Tampa (Harbour Island Athletic Club) — 40 & Over 4.5+ women
* Weston (Midtown Athletic Club) — 18 & Over 3.5 women
The 2017 USTA League season was the fifth season with an updated structure and format that offers four age categories (Adult 18 & Over, Adult 40 & Over and Adult 55 & Over and Mixed 18 & Over) to better align participants with players their own age. A fifth age division, the Mixed 40 & Over, was added in 2014.