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14 Division Winners Crowned at USTA Florida Jr. Team Tennis Fall Section Chps.

December 22, 2011 01:56 PM

18-Intermediate "A" champions SPCC
18-Intermediate "B" champions Cocoa Beach

18-Intermediate "D" champions Central Florida
18-Novice champions Miami
14-Advanced champions G-Power from Gainesville
14-Intermediate "A" champions from Largo
14 Int B ATPF-big
14-Intermediate "B" champions ATPF

12-Advanced champions Florida Yacht Club from Jacksonville
12-Intermediate champions Florida Yacht Club from Jacksonville
Team tennis champions in 14 USTA Jr. Team Tennis divisions were crowned on Dec. 17-18, 2011, at the renowned Saddlebrook Resort in Wesley Chapel, Fla., at the USTA Florida Jr. Team Tennis Fall Section Championship.

Region 8 of Miami/Broward County was the dominant force over the weekend, capturing four titles in the 12-under Intermediate Flight "B" (Sunrise Tennis Academy), 14-under Intermediate Flight "B" (ATPF Miami), 14-under Intermediate Flight "C" (Sunrise Tennis Academy), and 18-under Advanced (Sunrise Tennis Academy).

Region 2 (Gainesville/Jacksonville) and Region 3 (St. Pete/Tampa) each clamed three team titles.

Region 2 won division titles in the 12-under Intermediate Flight "C" (Florida Yacht Club Slammers, Jacksonville), the 12-under Advanced (Florida Yacht Club Zone Team, Jacksonville) Flight, and the 14-under Advanced (G-Power, Gainesville) Flight.

Region 3 division title winners were in the 14-under Intermediate Flight "A" (Largo Hulk Smash), the 18-under Intermediate Flight "A" (St. Petersburg Country Club), and the 18-under Intermediate Flight "C" (Treasure Bay Pirates).

Other winners were Pensacola Country Club in the 12-under Novice Flight, Westside in the 12-under Intermediate Flight "A," Cocoa Beach 18s in the 18-under Intermediate "B" Flight, and the Central Florida Wildcats in the 18-under Intermediate "D" Flight.

Approximately 100 team matches and 500 individual matches were played during the event.

"The Fall Section Championship at Saddlebrook Resort was a great experience," said USTA Florida Team Tennis Coordinator Michelle Brown. "Kids in the 18-Advanced and 12-Advanced flights had their first-ever experience of match play on grasscourts.  Saddlebrook Resort did everything they could to make our event a great experience, including opening their academy courts on the other side of the facility so that we could finish all of our Saturday afternoon matches before the sun went down."

The USTA Florida Jr. Team Tennis Section Championships are held at the end of each local league season in Florida, where all the regions come together in one location to compete against each other in their age and skill level flights.  USTA Florida crowns a section champion in three age divisions (12-under, 14-under, and 18-under) in the Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced flights.

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