Eight singles and six doubles team Florida National Tennis Ratings Program (NTRP) champions were crowned last weekend when the 2019 USTA Florida State Closed NTRP 18 & Over Championships were held in 3.0-5.0 singles, and 4.0-7.5 doubles divisions, on June 1-3 at the Lake Cane Tennis Center in Orlando.
The division winners advance to represent the USTA Florida Section at the 2020 USTA National NTRP 18 & Over Championships.
“More than 70 players competed tirelessly in the NTRP state closed under challenging conditions,” said Tournament Director Andy Gladstone. “It was a great day of tennis with some hard-fought matches and great camaraderie among players.”
St. Augustine’s Kerri Robinson, a 2019 women’s national winner, was beaten in the women’s 3.5 final by Orlando’s Dina Meng. Meng then in the women’s 3.5 doubles final teamed with Natalia Bonavia of Winter Gardens to defeat 2019 national winners Jennifer Wysocki and Jenna Richardson of Orlando.
Division winners and finalists were:
Women’s 3.0 — Kelly Morphy (Winter Garden) d. Erin Starr (St. Petersburg)
Men’s 3.5 — Romeo Bautista (Sanford) d. Mark Nasworthy (St. Petersburg)
Women’s 3.5 — Dina Meng (Orlando) d. Kerri Robison (St. Augustine)
Men’s 4.0 — Eli Panell (Doral) d. Federico Buonafede (Naples)
Women’s 4.0 — Shanel Angala (Orlando) d. Irene Nasworthy (St. Petersburg)
Men’s 4.5 — Daniel Thornton (Winter Gardens) d. Driss Touhami (Lake Mary)
Women’s 4.5 — Jessica Fischer (Winter Haven) d. Maisa Kingstone (Orlando)
Men’s 5.0 — Alex Bose (Winter Haven) d. Leon Ojalvo (Miami)
Women’s 3.5 — Dina Meng/Natalia Bonavia (Orlando/Winter Gardens) d. Jennifer Wysocki/Jenna Richardson (Orlando)
Men’s 4.0 — Jose Zambrano/Eli Panell (Pompano Beach/Doral) d. Jose Lebron/Ciro Vasquez (Doral)
Women’s 4.0 — Madelyn Escudero/Krysten Crociata (Oviedo/Maitland) d. Rachel Halscott/Julie Fontaine (Winter Park/Orlando)
Men’s 4.5 — Jeffrey Evans/William Zeedyk (Land O’ Lakes/Tampa) d. Jeffrey Haynie/Ryan Nestor (Atlantic Beach/Jacksonville)
Women’s 4.5 — Elizabeth McCafferty/Lisa Shelton (Lutz) d. Jessica Fischer/Jennifer Myers (Winter Haven)
Mixed 7.5 — Kathy Myers/Romeo Bautista (Orlando/Sanford) d. Stephanie Honsberg/Tosin Awomewe (Kissimmee/Sebring)
To see the complete results go to Tennislink.usta.com.
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