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Miami-area Kids Teams Win at Southeast Regional Team Tennis Challenge

April 16, 2014 01:38 PM
Kids tennis teams from Coral Gables, Doral, Key Biscayne, Miami, Palm Beach Gardens, and Weston won titles or reached finals at the USTA Florida Southeast Regional Team Tennis Challenge, held on April 12-13, 2014 at Midtown Athletic Tennis Club in Weston, Fla.

The two-day event featured teams with a minimum of two boys and two girls, and no more than eight players per team. The 10-Under Advanced and all novice divisions were not gender-specific. Age divisions were 10-Under Advanced, 12-Under, 14-Under, and 18-Under, with three skill divisions: novice, intermediate and advanced.

"With more than 175 players and 36 teams, we had a great turnout and some really great matches" said USTA Florida Team Tennis Coordinator Liz Coates.

 
 


In partnership between USTA Florida and the Youth Tennis Foundation of Florida, the Youth Tennis Foundation Scholarship recipient for the event was Franz Bagayas of Coral Reef Park.

Division Results:

14U-18U Intermediate/Advanced


Winner: Advance Tennis Performance Facility, Miami
Team Members: Nikola Kostie (captain), Carly Xin, Natalie Rubio, Alejandra Arizmendi, Jorge Rodriguez Galvis, William Yang, Aleksa Andrejeciv

Finalist: Midtown Jaguars, Midtown Athletic Club, Weston
Team Members: Luis Brest (captain), Elias Travares, Ricardo Uliambre, Bernardo Newman, Isabela Chinchilla, Susana Chinchilla

14U-18U Novice

Winner:
Polonski Tennis 2, Miami
Team Members: Pawell Wegrzyn (captain), Beatriz Avila Runer, Andres Balcazar, Iker Palacia, Andrea Fern, Eduardo Scheuren

Finalist: Matchpoint, Miami Springs Tennis Facility, Miami
Team Members: Manny Fabian (captain), Adrian Perez, Sophia Perez, Noella Parodi, Angelica Rodriguez, Brenda Adrian

12U-14U Advanced

Winner:
Extreme JCC, Doral
Team Members: Kenichiro Maehama (captain), Ralph Shaoul, Jennifer Miller, Abie Shaoul, Finley Kalinic, Marko Railic

Finalist: MatchPoint Smashers, Miami Springs Tennis Facility, Miami
Team Members: Lorina Lazara (captain), Lorina Lazara, Andrew Lazara, Angela Moon, Mauricio Coraminas, Kaitlyn Miller

12U-14U Intermediate

Winner:
PBG Strikers, Palm Beach Gardens Park, Palm Beach Gardens
Team Members: Paul Czerniak (captain), Lily Miller, Ryan Holzhausen, Trey Hardersen, Mya Gardner

Finalist: Miami Hornets, Coral Reef Park, Miami
Team Members: Kara Borromeo (captain), Zihan Zhao, Deanna Vasserman, Franz Begayas, Karl Philippe-Auguste, Leonardo Bonanno, Olivia Castille

10 & Under Advanced

Winner:
Ocean Club 10U, Ocean Club Tennis Center, Key Biscayne
Team Members: Julio Velosquez (captain), Deigo Cedeno, Ian Wortelber, Marco Wortelber, Nicolas Rodriguez, Sebastian Rubio

Finalist: Robert's Rebels, Coral Gables Country Club, Coral Gables
Team Members: Robert McNichols (captain), Victor Martin, Luke Tremols, Israel Salabarria, Stephanie Hylton

USTA Florida Team Tennis Challenges are "BYOT" (bring your own team) events, and do not require any previous team tennis league participation. Both USTA members and non-members can participate, with USTA members receiving a $10 discount on registration.

The next Florida Team Tennis Challenge will be for kids 10 and under with the "orange" and "red" ball, to be held on May 3 at the Lake Cane Tennis Center in Orlando. The next Team Tennis Challenge for ages 18-10 will be on May 17-18 at TOPS'L Beach & Racquet Resort in Destin, Fla.

To see the 2014 calendar or to register for events go to www.usptaplayer.com/communities/usta_florida.


 
 

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