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17 Florida Cities/Regions Represented at USTA Super Senior Section Tennis Chps.

April 13, 2010 07:00 PM

 The Lee/Charlotte Men's 3.5 winners return to
defend their 2009 title

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - April 14, 2010 --
The USTA Florida Super Senior Section Championships will be held this weekend in Daytona Beach, Fla, with 50 teams contesting various NTRP-rated league levels of play at the Florida Tennis Center on April 16-18, 2010.

Cities/counties/regions with teams qualifying for the 2010 championships include Brevard, Broward, Emerald Coast, Gainesville/Lake City, Hillsborough, Jacksonville, Lake, Lee/Charlotte, Naples, Ocala, Pensacola, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Treasure Coast, and Volusia/Flagler.

In the Women's 3.0 division, defending champ Lee/Charlotte failed to qualify this year at sectionals, but 2009 runner-up Ocala is making a return for another shot at the championship. Likewise in the Women's 3.5, defending champ Bradenton did not qualify this year, but 2009 runner-up Brevard is back for another shot at the title.

Naples is back to defend it's 2009 title in the Women's 4.0 and the Men's 3.0.

Lee/Charlotte makes a return trip to defend its title in the Men's 3.5, but defending champ St. Pete/Clearwater did not qualify to defend championships in the Men's 4.0 and 4.5.

"USTA Florida looks forward to the opportunity to host 50 local league winners that are competing for a chance to represent USTA Florida at the national championship," says USTA Florida League Coordinator Jodi Manning. "I wish all the teams good luck!"

Women's participants:

Women 3.0 -- Jacksonville (captain Rose Krueger), Ocala (Mary Koehlinger), Volusia/Flagler (Jimmie Sica), Sarasota (Mary Bonalumi).

Women 3.5 -- Tallahassee (captain Pamela Johnson), Gainesville/LC (Kathleen Fox), Ocala (Margaret Pietrangeli), Polk (Wanda Crocker), Naples (Patricia Anderson), Hillsborough (Marilyn Madson), Lake (Sandy Thompson), Brevard (Bonnie Gwilt), Lee/Charlotte (Jean Wrightsman), Jacksonville (Pam Cohen), Pinellas (Maureen Sternberg), Sarasota (Linda Long), Treasure Coast (Donna Salisbury).

Women 4.0 -- Pensacola  (captain Pamela Frank), Ocala (Betty Haskins), Pinellas (Marion Murch), Hillsborough (Janette Rice), Naples (Linda Larkin), Tallahassee (Linda Slade), Jacksonville (Mary Armstrong), Brevard (Emily Bullard), Sarasota (Carol Cooke).

Men's participants:

Men 3.0 -- Gainesville/LC (captain Patrick Phelan), Naples (Jim Moore).

Men 3.5 -- Tallahassee (captain Marc Taps), Pinellas (Richard Willets), Lake (Malcolm Simmonds), Lee/Charlotte  (EW Brockwell), Naples (Donald Davies), Gainesville/LC (Robert Fox), Jacksonville (Jeff Barg), Hillsborough (JD Smith), Broward (Gary Wolf).

Men 4.0 -- Emerald Coast (captain Lee Wilcox), Gainesville/LC (Pierce Jones), Pinellas (Wendall Walker), Volusia/Flagler (John Duffy), Naples (John Suter), Pensacola (Michael Clapsadl), Tallahassee (George Kovacs), Jacksonville (Jerry Gardner), Hillsborough (Thomas Kessler), Broward (Jeff Miller).

Men 4.5 -- Jacksonville (captain Jack Raftery), Pinellas (Terry Payton), Lee/Charlotte (George Morton).

Champions will advance to the USTA League Super Senior Championships in April 2011, date and location to be determined.





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