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2008 National Eastern Mixed Doubles Championships

December 11, 2008 05:35 PM
Florida players at the National Eastern Mixed Championships
 

Ten mixed adult and senior teams representing USTA Florida headed to Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs, Nov. 19-23 for the 2008 USTA League presented Chrysler National Eastern Mixed Doubles Championships.  After four days of outstanding tennis from a combined 63 senior and adult mixed teams, only nine were left standing and awarded a National Championship title.  The only Florida team to take home a national crown was the 8.0 senior mixed doubles team from Las Palmas Racquet Club in Jacksonville.  Claiming second place was the 9.0 senior mixed doubles team from Walton Racquet Center in Bradenton and 10.0 adult mixed doubles team from Deerwood Country Club in Jacksonville.

2008 National Eastern Mixed Senior 8.0 Champions

The 8.0 senior mixed Jacksonville team defeated a team from Wilmington, Del., representing USTA Middle States Section, 3-0 in the Championship match.  They overpowered teams from USTA Southern, USTA Mid-Atlantic and USTA Eastern in their round-robin flight contested Thursday and Friday to advance to the finals on Saturday.

9.0 National Eastern Senior Mixed Finalists USTA Florida

The 9.0 senior mixed Bradenton team finished second with two wins and one loss.  They defeated a fellow Florida team from Tampa and a team from USTA Mid-Atlantic; however they lost to a team from Mandeville-Covington, representing USTA Southern, who was unbeatable in their flight.

10 Adult Mixed Championships Finalists

The 10.0 adult mixed Jacksonville team finished second with 2 wins and 2 losses. A team from USTA New England also had a 2-2 record; however, due to tiebreak rules, USTA Florida forged ahead as they had 7 individual wins as compared to  New England’s 6 individual wins.  The Jacksonville team overcame teams from USTA Middle States and USTA Mid-Atlantic in their round robin competition.

 

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