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Super Senior Tennis USTA Florida Sectional Chps. This Weekend

April 10, 2012 08:23 AM
USTA League new web.jpgSuper Senior (age 60+) division regional champion tennis teams will gather this weekend to determine the USTA Florida Section champions at the 3.0-4.5 divisions during the USTA Florida Super Senior League Section Championships, April 13-15, 2012, at the Florida Tennis Center in Daytona Beach.

Teams from 15 Florida counties are participating including Alachua, Brevard, Broward, Collier, Duval, Escambia, Hillsborough, Indian River/Martin, Lee/Charlotte, Leon, Marion, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota-Manatee, and Volusia/Flagler. The 3.0-4.5 division winners will advance to represent USTA Florida at the USTA Super Senior League National Championships.

Defending Florida Section champions in this year's field from the 2011 sectionals are Alachua women's 3.0, Lee/Charlotte women's 3.5, Duval women's 4.0, Volusia/Flagler men's 3.0, and Pinellas men's 4.0 and 4.5 squads.

"Sunny skies are expected for the Super Seniors, which begins an exciting year of Section Championships for the 2012 season," said Jodi Manning, USTA Florida league coordinator. "Over 450 players will compete for a chance to represent USTA Florida at the National Championships. Best of luck to all teams!"

Here are the teams participating in the 2012 USTA Florida Super Senior League Section Championships:

Women's Participating Teams:

Super Senior Women 3.0 Division -- Alachua (captain: Marion Alioto), Collier (DonaVee Cote), Duval (Bonnie Laster), Sarasota/Manatee (Elaine Shields)

Super Senior Women 3.5 Division (Flight 1) -- Duval (captain: Carol Gilfillan), Pinellas (Ann White), Sarasota/Manatee (Nancy Sartori)
Super Senior Women 3.5 Division (Flight 2) -- Alachua (captain: Jeanette Parker), Brevard (Gladys Seaward), Indian River/Martin (Lynn Childs), Marion (Margaret Pietrangeli)
Super Senior Women 3.5 Division (Flight 3) -- Collier (captain: Barbara Hughes), Lee/Charlotte (Doris Hill), Leon (Pamela Johnson), Polk (Frances Hall)

Super Senior Women 4.0 Division (Flight 1) -- Hillsborough (captain: Janette Rice), Lee/Charlotte (Sally Wright), Marion (Nancy Fetzer), Pinellas (Sandra Lamy)
Super Senior Women 4.0 Division (Flight 2) -- Duval (captain: Mary Armstrong), Collier (Linda Larkin), Leon (Linda Slade), Sarasota/Manatee (Bobbi Jennison)

Men's Participating Teams:

Super Senior Men 3.0 Division -- Collier (captain: Stephen Burns), Volusia/Flagler (Bruce Cotton)

Super Senior Men 3.5 Division (Flight 1) -- Alachua (captain: Reuben Hubbart), Collier (James Moore), Duval (Jeff Barg), Marion (Lloyd Klusendorf)
Super Senior Men 3.5 Division (Flight 2) -- Hillsborough (captain: JD Smith), Lee/Charlotte (Edmund Marcelo), Pinellas (Thomas Rinehart), Volusia/Flagler (Bruce Cotton)

Super Senior Men 4.0 Division (Flight 1) -- Alachua (captain: Pierce Jones), Broward (Jeff Miller), Escambia (Michael Clapsadl), Pinellas (Richard Whissel)
Super Senior Men 4.0 Division (Flight 2) -- Duval (captain: Harry Royal), Collier (George Morton), Hillsborough (Marshall Veatch), Leon (George Kovacs), Sarasota/Manatee (Charles King)

Super Senior Men 4.5 Division -- Duval (captain: Jack Raftery), Collier (John Owler), Lee/Charlotte (Larry Albritton), Pinellas (Terry Payton)

The USTA Florida Super Senior division provides the same competitive play opportunities as the USTA Adult League, but for players age 60 and over. Participants compete in men's and women's doubles play in NTRP (National Tennis Rating Program) divisions of 3.0-4.5. The format for the Super Senior league is three doubles positions, with a minimum of six different players required on a team.
For more information on USTA Florida leagues go to www.florida.usta.com/usta_adult_senior_leagues/home.






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