Hillsborough, Duval, and Okaloosa County Shine at Mixed 40 & Over Sectional Championships

Jaret Kappelman | June 26, 2023

Summer is here and Adult Sectionals are in full swing as the USTA National Campus hosted the Mixed 40 & Over Sectional Championships.


Teamwork and passion were on full display of skill as players battled through the rain and sun. The Mixed division of Adult Leagues allows a different range of players to compete side by side.


Every draw was super intense, with matches coming down to the wire. Hillsborough County shined through it all, winning two of the four divisions. But, Duval and Okaloosa County also prevailed, taking home titles in their respective divisions.


Relive the unforgettable moments and see how these teams were able to conquer this Sectional Championship weekend.

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Mixed 40 & Over 6.0

Finals: Duval County (Julington Creek Plantation) defeated Alachua County (Jonesville Tennis Center) 2-1


No. 1 Doubles: Paul Folkers/Ashley Spink (Alachua) d. Chris Carr/Traunia Senior 6-4, 6-3


No. 2 Doubles: Christopher Lynch/Stacey Hartley (Duval) d. Jonathan Taffe/Marisa Rodriguez 6-2, 6-0


No. 3 Doubles: James O’Dwyer/Simona Gavaller (Duval) d. Silvia Menendez/Jerome Valencia 6-1, 6-4


Duval County Season Roster: Traunia Senior (Captain), Chris Carr (Captain), Nancy Mbuthia, Dale Redden, Simona Gavaller, Mary O'Dwyer, Stacey Hartley, Pamela Belcher, Alan Belcher, Christopher Lynch, Bala Venkat, Melinda Santos Quant, James O’Dwyer, Sarah Kissell, Jerry Hulshult, Ivonne Rivera

Mixed 40 & Over 7.0

Finals: Okaloosa County defeated Orange County (Sanlando Park) 2-1


No. 1 Doubles: Alicia Roberson/Byron Cotton (Okaloosa) d. Jun Wu/Andrew Yang 7-6, 6-3


No. 2 Doubles: Sean Lu/Stella Liu (Orange) d. Steven Griggs/Shannyn Stevenson 3-6, 6-2, 1-0


No. 3 Doubles: Kati Hill/John Hooks (Okaloosa) d. Jun Pan/Lisa Graham 6-4, 6-0


Okaloosa County Season Roster: Mark Violette (Captain), Carl Turner, John Hooks, Kati Hill, Shannyn Stevenson, Elisabeth Sherwin, Alicia Roberson, Byron Cotton, Steven Griggs, Stephanie Clifton, Joel Bond, William Gross

Mixed 40 & Over 8.0

Finals: Hillsborough County (HCC Tennis Complex) defeated Broward County (Midtown) 2-1


No. 1 Doubles: Jaime Billegas/Christina Dausch (Hills) d. Garbine De La Mora/Dario Spilkin 1-6, 7-6, 1-0


No. 2 Doubles: Guillermo Torrellas/Lizette Ibarra (Broward) d. Jamie Mckibban/Tibbie Farnsworth 6-7, 6-3, 1-0


No. 3 Doubles: Mike Moenter/Julie Sakre (Hills) d. Antonio Maciasvaldes/Andrea Cordova 7-6, 6-2


Hillsborough County Season Roster: Richard Helme (Captain), Anne-Lucie Bouchard, Tibbie Farnsworth, Ronghui You, Lara Slatniske, Matura Suksai, Clark Maccullough, Elizabeth Burdick, Melanie Clem, Jaime Villegas, Robert Miller, Mike Moenter, Jamie Mckibban, Josh Melton, Christina Dausch, Julie Sakre

Mixed 40 & Over 9.0

Finals: Hillsborough County (HCC Tennis Complex) won the round-robin play, going 4-0 in their matches


Hillsborough County Season Roster: Joe Orsini (Captain), Gail Gibson, Alaina Fotiu-Wojtowicz, Jamie Mckibban, Chris Canfield, Ignacio Molina, Chris New, Manuel Alvarez, Christina Dorothy, Ken Jackson, Aly Peterson, Dagmar O'Rourke, Lori Gonzalez, Gabriela Castanon, Erik Breitenbach, Karen MacCormack


Looking to get involved with Adult Leagues? Visit ustaflorida.com/local-play to find play opportunities in your area today!



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