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Preview: 2014 USTA Florida 65 & Over League Championships

April 8, 2014 12:02 PM
65_and_Over_League_Championship_2013Teams from Collier County, Duval County and Sarasota/Manatee counties will defend their championships when 29 teams compete this weekend at the USTA Florida Adult 65 & Over League Championships, April 11-13, 2014 at the Florida Tennis Center in Daytona Beach.

Collier County is the defending champion in the Women's and Men's 7.0 Divisions, Duval County in the Women's 6.0 and Men's 8.0 Divisions, and Sarasota/Manatee County in the Women's 8.0 Division.

Each team will compete in three doubles-only lines per round during the weekend. The NTRP (National Tennis Rating Program) scale for doubles progresses from 6.0 to 8.0 combined levels of play for the USTA Florida Adult 65 & Over League Championships.
For more information on NTRP levels go to www.usta.com/Adult-Tennis/USTA-League/Information/About_NTRP.

Here are the county teams and team captains competing this weekend:

Women's 6.0 Division:
Alachua County (Carolyn Hufty)
Collier County (Mary Waters)
Duval County (Bonnie Laster)

Women's 7.0 Division:
Collier County (Diane Donohue)
Escambia County (Carole Cantin)
Indian River County (Penelope Chambers)
Marion County (Margaret Pietrangeli)
Pinellas County (Leslie Vann)
Sarasota/Manatee counties (Julie Harris)

Women's 8.0 Division (Flight 1):
Brevard County (Kay Moss)
Hillsborough County (Janette Rice)
Sarasota/Manatee counties (Camy Jensen)
Women's 8.0 Division (Flight 2):
Collier County (Patricia Preu)
Duval County (Margaret Grantham)
Pinellas County (Sharon Carlile)
Polk County (Wanda Crocker)

Men's 7.0 Division:
Alachua County (Ralph Giro)
Collier County (Alan Zuckerman)
Duval County (Charlie Drewry)
Hillsborough County (JD Smith)
Lee/Charlotte counties (Edmund Marcelo)
Pinellas County (Thomas Rinehart)

Men's 8.0 Division (Flight 1):
Hillsborough County (Jay Bortner)
Leon County (George Kovacs)
Pinellas County (John Tabor)
Men's 8.0 Division (Flight 2):
Alachua County (Pierce Jones)
Collier County (John Suter)
Duval County (William Shetler)
Polk County (Aubrey Whitaker)

A player social with light appetizers will be held on Thursday, April 10 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn LPGA, with a door prize drawing at approximately 7 p.m.
For specific match schedule information go to: http://assets.usta.com/assets/651/15/2014_Adult_65___Over_Schedule.pdf.

For additional tournament information go to: http://www.florida.usta.com/usta_adult_senior_leagues/2014_adult_65__over_sectional_championship.






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