Seven singles players and seven doubles teams were crowned division winners over the weekend at the 2022 USTA Florida NTRP 40 & Over Sectional Championships, held at the USTA National Campus in Orlando.
The event featured 131 men and women competing in singles and doubles in the following divisions – 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, and 4.5. All draws were played out with the round-robin format. Each match utilized no-ad scoring and was the best-of-three short sets to four games with a tiebreak at 3-3; the tiebreak format was the first to five points with a sudden-death point at 4-4. All singles matches were scheduled on Saturday while the doubles play took place on Sunday.
USTA Florida will advance players to the 2022 NTRP 40 & Over National Championships strictly abiding by their criteria, once published. If a player does not meet National eligibility requirements for any reason, the next eligible player/team will be invited.
Women’s 3.0 — Champion: Cheryl Tolentino-Bernabe (Kissimmee), Finalist: Kathleen Sipio (Celebration)
Women’s 3.5 — Champion: Maira Maguire (Cutler Bay), Finalist: Kelly Armagost (Tampa)
Women’s 4.0 — Champion: Lynne Huggins (Naples), Finalist: Kristie McCormick (Naples)
Women’s 4.5 — Champion: Guadalupe Avinzano (Stuart), Finalist: Michele Rose (Sarasota)
Men’s 3.5 — Champion: John Olcese (Lake Mary), Finalist: Jorge Marfisi (Davenport)
Men’s 4.0 — Champion: Eli Panell (Doral), Finalist: Lance Hill (Clearwater)
Men’s 4.5 — Champion: Robert Nickels (Parkland), Finalist: Alexandre Blagojevic (Fort Myers)
Women’s 3.0 —Champions: Lauren Larkin (Lakewood Ranch)/Lauren Feingold-Navas (Lakewood Ranch), Finalists: Zule Abad (Homestead)/Beth Story (Palmetto Bay)
Women’s 3.5 —Champions: Amanda Barritt (Celebration)/Natalie Beavers (Orlando), Finalists: Regan Chatel (Palm Bay)/Tanya Mikel (Jensen Beach)
Women’s 4.0 —Champions: Ali Quintero (North Miami)/Ivet Hernandez (Miami), Finalists: Hema Suresh/Edith Schmidt (Pompano Beach)
Women’s 4.5 — Champions: Lynne Hancock (Naples)/Suzanne McAllister (Naples), Finalists: Marguerite Madden (Stuart)/Chloe Spruill (Palm City)
Men’s 3.5 — Champions: Lewis Carran (Naples)/Gilbert Moo (Naples), Finalists: Charles Klass (Naples) /Daniel Becker (Naples)
Men’s 4.0 — Champions: Richard Helme (Tampa)/Albert Alhadeff (Lutz), Finalists: John Reichel (Naples)/Scott Brown (Naples)
Men’s 4.5 — Champions: Kenny Oliver (Doral)/Antonio Necuze (Miami), Finalists: Ramon Hudec (Davie) /Ismael Betancourt (Weston)
To see the complete results, visit playtennis.usta.com.