Adult Sectional 2023 Season Kicks Off With Thrilling Adult 55 & Over 7.0/9.0 Championships
The 2023 USTA Florida Adult League Sectional season officially kicked off this past weekend at the USTA National Campus. Tennis was in the air and the sun shined through the clouds to provide the perfect weather for all.
There was Adult 55 & Over 7.0 and 9.0 teams in action and the competition was as fierce as ever. Adult 55 & Over follows a Doubles format, where each pair adds their rating together to equal the rating at which they are playing.
In the Womens’ 7.0, it was Duval County’s team from Club Continental that was able to squeeze out a tight 2-1 victory.
The Mens' 7.0 was no different, as the matches were back and forth. Midtown Athletic Club, from Broward, faced off against DB Racquet Club from Alachua. Every line was neck-and-neck, but in the end, Midtown was able to secure the win for Broward.
In the 9.0 divisions, Hillsborough County’s team from HCC Tennis Complex won both the Womens’ and the Mens’ brackets in round robin play.
Adult 55 & Over 7.0 Women
Finals: Duval County (Club Continental Tennis) d. Pinellas County (Tarpon Tennis Club) 2-1
No. 1 Doubles: Sherry Lata-Raines/Pam Fritz (Duval) d. Jani Parrish/Gail Eberhardt 6-3, 6-4
No. 2 Doubles: Kendall Taylor/Karen Meyer (Duval) d. Jeannine Hodges/Anne Meisterlin 6-3, 6-4
No. 3 Doubles: Judy Carlin/Dina Glover (Pinellas) d. Colette Sova-Wamsley/Linda Valinho 6-4, 4-6, 1-0
Duval County Roster: Sherry Latta-Raines (Captain), Kendall Taylor, Colette Sova-Wamsley, Linda Valinho, Pam Fritz, Karen Pandolfi, Elsa Scagel, Susan Brink, Kim Le, Ann Tiefenthaler, Kim Loferski, Nancy Scranton, Chau Do, Kathleen Pinho, Karen Meyer, Kelly Frauenfelder, Ronda Allen, Michelle Sexton, Stephane Derienzis
Adult 55 & Over 7.0 Men
Finals: Broward County (Midtown Athletic Club Weston) d. Alachua County (DB Racquet Club) 2-1
No. 1 Doubles: Jerry Lu/Kevin Smith (Alachua) d. Fernando Moreno Lamus/Saeid Sadoughi 6-2, 6-2
No. 2 Doubles: Abelardo Gutierrez/Fernando Machado (Broward) d. Ed Stark/Jorg Bungert 6-4, 6-3
No. 3 Doubles: Sundaresh Ramnath/Gustavo Molina (Broward) d. Jian Pu/Frank Kenlon 6-4, 7-5
Broward County Roster: Sundaresh Ramnath (Captain), Fernando Machado, Narciso VIvot, Jorge Lavignasse, Fernando Moreno Lamus, Gustavo Molina, Saeid Sadoughi, Pradip Chhadva, Edward Benavides, Reinaldo Marquez, Syyed Khan, Juan Llano, Abelardo Gutierrez
Adult 55 & Over 9.0 Women
Finals: Hillsborough County (HCC Tennis Complex) won the round robin with a record of 3-0
Hillsborough County Roster: Elizabeth Baldwin (Captain), Denise Agnew, Dianne Albina, Allegra Campos, Lori Gonzalez, Kathleen Stein, Elizabeth Burdick, Karen Olson, Joan Simmons, Elizabeth Street, Margaret Roset, Gail Gibson, Michele Ironsmith
Adult 55 & Over 9.0 Men
Finals: Hillsborough County (HCC Tennis Complex) won the round robin with a record of 4-0
Hillsborough County Roster: Joe Orsini (Captain), Chris Canfield, Chris New, Ignacio Molina, Samuel Biller, Brent Filbert, Brad Welch, Richard Sobieray, Gabriel Mattos, Gerardo Cuevas, Edwin Jagger, Robert Maisner
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