Highly Competitive Matches Headline Adult 18 & Over Mixed 6.0/7.0/8.0/9.0 Sectional Championships
While Coco Gauff was representing Florida tennis on the pro level at the US Open, local adult players were grinding through the heat at the USTA National Campus in Lake Nona at the Adult 18 & Over Mixed Sectional Championships.
Mixed doubles are a fun way to play tennis as even some of Florida’s best pros, like Austin Krajicek enjoy playing this format of tennis. At the local level, a man and a woman team up with their rating adding up to their division’s (for example, two 3.0 players would pair up for the 6.0 draw) and being within 1.0 of one another.
This weekend’s competition was intense, with everyone channeling their best tennis. Everyone seemed extra motivated to showcase Florida tennis as many pro players were doing so at the final Grand Slam of the year.
All of the Championship matches were extremely close, with each of them being a 2-1 outcome.
In the 6.0, Alachua County came out on top, while Broward won in the 7.0 Mixed draw. Hillsborough and Broward faced off against one another in the 8.0 and 9.0, splitting those matches and each county finding a win.
The teams competing in the sectional represented what Florida tennis is all about, displaying sportsmanship and grit. Teams come together at the sectionals from across the state from public courts, clubs, and other recreational departments. USTA Florida is thrilled to have the winners showcasing the best of the state at Nationals later this fall.
Check out how the matches went down and if your county will be representing the state at the Adult 18 & Over Mixed National Championships!
Adult 18 & Over Mixed 6.0
Championship: Alachua County (Jonesville Tennis Center) defeated Miami-Dade County (Riviera Preparatory School) 2-1
No. 1 Doubles: Josh Spink/Laura Peterson (Alachua) d. Chagin Buaiz/Diana Restrepo 6-3, 6-4
No. 2 Doubles: Dalton Ieiri/Jenny Neelands (Alachua) d. Gonzalo Garcia/Stella Chu 4-6, 6-2, 1-0
No. 3 Doubles: Federico Molinari/Lisette Trimble (Miami) d. Ashley Spink/Isaac Barron 6-7, 7-6, 1-0
Alachua County Season Roster: Irina Madorsky (Captain), Melissa Justis, Isaac Barron, Jenny Neelands, Linda Garcia-Crespo, Josh Spink, Ashley Spink, Robert Tangeman, Jorge Torres-Vazquez, Laura Peterson, Davette Wycoff, Colin Wycoff, Dan Harloff, Nathan Wycoff, Lauren Moehle, Dalton Ieiri
Adult 18 & Over Mixed 7.0
Championship: Broward County (Weston Racquet Club) defeated Orange County (Red Bug Lake Park) 2-1
No. 1 Doubles: Emma Clark/Chris Kieffer (Orange) d. Jose F Mendez/Gabriella Vayshelboym 7-6, 2-4 RET.
No. 2 Doubles: Danny Gonzalez/Ines Ayala (Broward) d. Amy Morris/Damaso Marcano 6-4, 4-6, 1-0
No. 3 Doubles: Andersson Perilla/Andrea Barci (Broward) d. Luidgi Faubert/Jean Krejci 6-4, 7-6
Broward County Season Roster: Andersson Perilla (Captain), Carolina Sanabria, Diana Navarrete, Pilar Lavadinho, Andrea Barci, Roberto Gentile, Catherine Land, Lidia Luz, Ines Ayala, Gabriella Vayshelboym, Federico Rossi, Danny Gonzalez, Jose F Mendez, Lory Sakay, Mauricio Camacho, Julian Castano
Adult 18 & Over Mixed 8.0
Championship: Hillsborough County (HCC Tennis Complex) defeated Broward County (Midtown Athletic Club Weston) 2-1
No. 1 Doubles: Mike Moenter/Matura Suksai (Hills) d. Antonio Maciasvaldes/Andrea Cordova 6-3, 6-4
No. 2 Doubles: Garbine De La Mora/Kenny Torrellas (Broward) d. Jordan Monosky/Samantha Romasiewicz 6-2, 1-6, 1-0
No. 3 Doubles: Rochard Helme/Angie Jones (Hills) d. Javier Gomez/Andrea Tarud 7-5, 6-4
Hillsborough County Season Roster: Richard Helme (Captain), Angie Jones, Tibbie Farnsworth, Christina Dausch, Elizabeth Burdick, Melanie Clem, Josh Melton, Matura Suksai, Jaime Villegas, Michael Bedosky, Mike Moenter, Jordan Monosky, Maki Smith, Jamie Mckibban, Ashlen DiCicco, Samantha Romasiewicz, Miguel Angel Goni Rodrigo
Adult 18 & Over Mixed 9.0
Championship: Broward County (Lauderdale Tennis Club) defeated Hillsborough County (HCC Tennis Complex) 2-1
No. 1 Doubles: Jordan Monosky/Heather Walton (Hills) d. Miguels Tortolero/Daniela Gonzalez 6-3, 6-3
No. 2 Doubles: Patricio Casali/Natasha Torres (Broward) d. Danielle Nickerson/Stephen Felman 7-5, 5-7, 1-0
No. 3 Doubles: Marcelo Salas/Gabriela Castanon (Broward) d. Mike Moenter/Dagmar O’Rourke 7-6, 6-3
Broward County Season Roster: Marcelo Salas (Captain), Mariel Cordero, Camila Giraldo, Natasha Torres, Kelly Painter, Eliu Montero, Sahar Moghaddam, Matt Sauerman, Daniela Gonzalez, Antonio Necuze, Gabriela Castanon, Patricio Casali, Erin Manten, Miguel Tortolero, Amy Sauerman