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Jacksonville, Ocala Each Win 2 Titles at USTA Florida Combo Tennis Chps.

January 14, 2013 02:40 PM
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The Men's 9.5 champions from Jacksonville
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The Men's 9.5 finalists from Hillsborough County
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The Men's 7.5 champions from Jacksonville
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The Men's 7.5 finalists from Escambia County
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The Women's 7.5 champions from Escambia County
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The Women's 7.5 finalists from Hillsborough County
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The Men's 5.5 champions from Ocala
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The Men's 5.5 finalists from Alachua County
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The Women's 5.5 champions from Ocala
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The Women's 5.5 finalists from Alachua County
USTA League tennis teams from Duval County (Jacksonville) and Marion County (Ocala) each swept to two titles, and a team from Escambia County was also a Florida Section champion at the year-ending 2012 USTA Florida Section Combo Adult 5.5, 7.5 & 9.5 Championships, held Jan. 11-13, 2013 at the Florida Tennis Center in Daytona Beach.
 
It was the second straight year the Marion County men won the 5.5 division. The Marion County 5.5 men play out of the Country Club of Ocala, while the Marion County 5.5 women also won their respective division title, playing out of the Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club. Jacksonville's two titles came from the 7.5 men playing out of the Williams YMCA, and the 9.5 men playing out of Jacksonville University.
 
USTA Combo Adult teams are comprised of players 18 years or older in a combined-rating NTRP (National Tennis Rating Program) format from 5.5 to 9.5. The combined ratings of each doubles team may neither exceed the level nor be more than 1.0 less than the level in which they are competing. The NTRP rating difference between the members of an individual doubles pair may not exceed 0.5.
 
Here are the winners from the year-ending 2012 USTA Florida Section Combo Adult 5.5, 7.5 & 9.5 Championships:
 
Men's 5.5 Division Champion: Marion County (Country Club of Ocala)
Final: Marion County (4-0 round robin record) finished ahead of Alachua County (1-3)
Team Roster: Luis Carrascosa (captain), Scott Kelley, Bob Hatcher, Jose Ramon Davila, Daniel Gray, Alfredo Ronso, Carlos Ramirez, Lance Zeek, Jered Watford, Roberto Putzeys, Paul Zirakian, Terry Kimbel, Howard Hitchcock
 
Women's 5.5 Division Champion: Marion County (Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club)
Final: Marion County d. Alachua County 2-1
Team Roster: Dawn Lovell (captain), Nicole Wigelsworth, My Weber, Catherine Hagan, Judy McLauchlin, Pamela Kelley, Gwendolyn Hasse, Sydney Salat, Nancy Little, Amanda Daugherty, Marisa Thoman, Phyllis Gray, Leslie Hagan
 
Men's 7.5 Division Champion: Duval County (Charles J. Williams YMCA, Jacksonville)
Final: Duval County d. Escambia County 2-1
Team Roster: David Boehm (captain), Michael Halusek, Chris Neblett, Jason Collins, Earl Jeter, David Oglesby, Durga Prasad Goodupu, Lewis McClure, Flavio Soares, Joseph Travers, Richard Levin
 
Women's 7.5 Division Champion: Escambia County (no club affiliation)
Final: Escambia County d. Hillsborough County 2-1
Team Roster: Jena Wise (captain), Carly Russell, Chantal Taylor, Kara Rich, Ashley Self, Sandra Hemmerling, Marina Agadzi, Zoe Miller, Karla Eddins, Josette Goyins, Kimberly Grub, Kathleen Riley
 
Men's 9.5 Division Champion: Duval County (Jacksonville University)
Final: Duval County (3-1 round robin record) finished ahead of Hillsborough County (2-2)
Team Roster: Andre Herke (captain), Joey Guy, Mark Frisk, Mark Chaffin, Daniel Nebus, David Hartsfield, Jan Dankelman, Justin Miles, Chase Pattillo, Brian Landeweer, Jeff Zenisek, Ken Jurczyk
 
Teams at the USTA Florida Section Combo Adult 5.5, 7.5 & 9.5 Championships represented regional champions from Alachua, Brevard, Broward, Collier, Duval, Escambia, Hillsborough, Indian River County/St. Lucie/Martin, Lee/Charlotte, Leon, Marion, Palm Beach, Okaloosa/Walton/Bay, Orange/Seminole, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota/Manatee, Miami-Dade, and Volusia/Flagler counties.
 
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