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Florida Tennis Briefs(2): Adaptive Nominations, More

January 24, 2014 10:38 AM
New Web Resources for Adaptive Tennis; Nominations Open for National Awards

The Florida Adaptive Tennis community can nominate a program or program leader for the national USTA Adaptive Tennis National Community Service Award.

Criteria includes the demonstration of continued excellence, dedication, and tennis-related service for individuals with physical and/or intellectual disabilities. To make nominations online go to www.surveymonkey.com/s/CDK3ZWL.

Join the USTA's effort to connect Adaptive Tennis players to programs. It is free to register your Adaptive Tennis program, and you can view the list of USTA registered Adaptive Tennis programs.

To register a program go to www.surveymonkey.com/s/NNBGFM3.

To view a list of current programs go to www.usta.com/Play-Tennis/Adaptive-Tennis/Informat​ion/usta_adaptive_tennis_registered_programs/.

Titles Won as Les Grandes Dames Celebrates 20th Anniversary at BallenIsles

From left: Women's 60s doubles finalists Trish Faulkner and partner Charleen Hillebrand with winners Lil Peltz-Petow and partner
Jan Kirkland-Cochran

The finals of Les Grandes Dames were held last weekend at BallenIsles in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., where 120 players, many of whom are national senior women title holders and world champions, competed in the event featuring age groups from 30 years old to 80.

In the singles divisions all the No. 1 seeds pulled through. The winners and finalists were:
Women's 30 -- Trish Riddell def. Amy Gordon
Women's 40 -- Vincenza Massaro def. Daniela Esswein
Women's 50 -- Fran Chandler def. Carolyn Nichols
Women's 60 -- Kerry Young def. Carol Clay
Women's 70 -- Charleen Hillebrand def. Sheila Weinstock
Women's 80 -- Rosemarie Asch def. Lucille Kyvallos

Karine Quentrec and Sybile Fleurian, two former WTA tour players from France now living in Florida, won the 40 doubles over Trish Riddell and Vincenza Massaro. In the 50 doubles, Fran Chandler and Sue Webb, the No. 1 seeds, defeated Sally Kellogg and Gail Warden, which gave Chandler singles and doubles victories.

In the 60 doubles, Trish Faulkner, the BallenIsles director of tennis, and her partner Charleen Hillebrand went the distance but lost in three sets to No. 3 seeds Lilian Peltz-Petow and Jan Kirkland-Cochran. In the 70 doubles, No. 2 seeds Lee Delfausse and Jane Pang pulled out the final over Ann Hunt and Sheila Weinstock, the No. 1 seeds.

The 80 doubles final saw Rosemarie Asch and Mary Ann Plante defeat Diane Hoffman and Jane Lutz. Asch joined Fran Chandler in taking both singles and doubles in their respective age divisions.

BallenIsles' next big tennis event is the ITF Senior World Championships, April 20-May 4 with over 2,000 of the world's best players from 34 different countries. For more information visit www.ITFSeniorsWorldChampionships2014.com.  






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