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Florida Tennis Briefs: Broward Team 4th at USTA 9.0 Mixed Nationals; Children's Cup in December

November 15, 2010 11:50 AM
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The Broward County 2010 USTA League 9.0 Adult Mixed National Championships 4th place finishers at nationals: from left to right Michael Brown, Alaina Fotiu-Wojtowicz, Tracy Viebrock, captain Ann Spalding and Anibal Ciffoni. Not pictured: Mark Spalding, Dan Mork, and Rocio Rodriguez
Broward County Squad 4th at USTA 9.0 Adult Mixed Nationals

The Broward County 9.0 mixed doubles team, representing USTA Florida as the section champion, finished fourth over the weekend at the USTA Adult League 9.0 Mixed National Championships at the Hilton El Conquistador Resort in Tucson, Ariz., on Nov. 12-14, 2010.

In the semifinals the Broward squad were edged by eventual runner-up USTA Texas (Fort Worth) 2-1, and in the 3rd/4th place playoff lost to USTA Missouri Valley (St. Louis) 3-0. USTA Southern (Mandeville/Covington, La.) captured the championship with a 2-1 defeat of Texas in the final.

The Broward roster during the USTA Florida local league season was comprised of captain Ann Spalding, Mark Spalding, Alaina Fotiu-Wojtowicz, Tyler Shelly, Tracy Viebrock, Daniel Mork, John McLin, Stephen Levin, Rocio Rodriguez, Gary Reif, Colette Kienle, Michael Brown, Anibal Ciffoni and Jo Ann Schneider.


Children's Cup Team Event in December at Pembroke Lakes

The Children's Cup, presented by Al Hendrickson Toyota, will be held on Dec. 9-12, 2010, at the Pembroke Lakes Racquet Club in Pembroke Pines, Fla. The annual team event features children in the 12-14 age division who experience the opportunity to play in a Davis Cup and Fed Cup format.

Children's CupTeams can range from a minimum of two players to a maximum of four players. In the round robin format each team is guaranteed at least three matches (two singles and one doubles). Coaching is allowed on-court during matches under ITF/USTA regulations regarding team events, and USTA and ITF regulations apply.

Part of the proceeds are directed toward organizations such as the Broward Health Foundation and the USTA Florida Foundation.

"The event's objective is to stimulate the opportunities of experiencing competition in singles and doubles in a similar structure to the Davis Cup and Fed Cup," says organizer Gustavo Granitto. "Coaching is permitted throughout matches and the event includes a round robin format. The event takes place between the prestigious tournaments of Eddie Herr and the Junior Orange Bowl, in which many coaches embrace the event as preparation for the Junior Orange Bowl."

The cost is $100 per entrant and the entry deadline is Nov. 29, 2010. For more information please visit www.childrens-cup.org or e-mail info@childrens-cup.org.

 
 

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