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USTA FL Friday Blog: Which Cities Dominating League Play in 2012?

October 12, 2012 08:57 AM
 The Ocala 3.5 men, part of the Ft. King Tennis Center contingent hogging all the USTA Florida League titles in 2012
While there is no "official" USTA Florida League champion county/city crowned each year, league powerhouse cities such as Miami, Orlando and Jacksonville have dominated over the years -- but the 2012 league season thus far is ushering in a new round of leaders.

With a little more than half of the USTA Florida Sectional League Championships completed so far (Super Senior, Senior, Adult, and half of the Mixed have been contested), three counties/cities are tied with four USTA Florida Sectional League Championship titles each: Collier County (Naples), Hillsborough County (Tampa), and Marion County (Ocala).

Of the three, Collier County is the most diverse, winning four titles out of four different clubs/facilities. All four of Marion County's titles have been powered out of the Ft. King Tennis Center in Ocala.

Before the 2012 league season wraps up there should be plenty of movement on the leader board, with USTA Florida Sectional Championships yet to be played in the Adult Mixed 6.0, 8.0 & 10.0 divisions this weekend, the Senior Mixed from Nov. 2-4, the Senior Combo from Dec. 14-16, and wrapping up the season with the Adult Combo League Championships on the weekends of Jan. 11-13 and Jan. 18-20, 2013.

Here are the USTA Florida League sectional title winners thus far in 2012:

Collier County (4 titles) -- Super Senior Men's 3.5 (The Players Club & Spa, Naples), Super Senior Men's 4.0 (The Strand, Naples), Senior Women's 3.0 (Pelican Bay Community Park, Naples), Men's 5.0 (Arthur Allen Tennis Center at Cambier Park, Naples)
Hillsborough County (4) -- Senior Men's 4.5 (Harbour Island Athletic Club, Tampa), Women's 4.5 (Hillsborough Community College, Tampa), Men's 4.0 (Hillsborough Community College, Tampa), Mixed 9.0 (Harbour Island Athletic Club, Tampa)
Marion County (4) -- Senior Men's 3.5 (Ft. King Tennis Center, Ocala), Men's 2.5 (Ft. King Tennis Center, Ocala), Men's 3.5 (Ft. King Tennis Center, Ocala), Mixed 2.5 (Ft. King Tennis Center, Ocala
Duval County (3) -- Super Senior Women's 3.0 (Southside Tennis Complex, Jacksonville), Super Senior Women's 3.5 (Kraft Tennis Partners, Fernandina Beach), Women's 3.5 (Julington Creek Plantation, Jacksonville)
Pinellas County (3) -- Super Senior Women's 4.0 (City of Clearwater), Super Senior Men's 4.5 (City of Clearwater), Senior Women's 4.5 (Tennis Foundation of St. Petersburg)
Brevard County (2) -- Senior Women's 4.0 (Fee Ave. Courts, Melbourne), Senior Men's 4.0 (Fee Ave. Courts, Melbourne)
Miami-Dade County (2) -- Women's 2.5 (Crandon Park Tennis Center, Key Biscayne), Women's 3.0 (Crandon Park Tennis Center, Key Biscayne)
Orange/Seminole counties (2) -- Men's 4.5 (Orlando Tennis Center), Men's 3.0 (Ft. Gatlin Recreation Center, Orlando)
Volusua/Flagler counties (2) -- Super Senior Men's 3.0 (Florida Tennis Center, Daytona Beach), Senior Men's 3.0 (Florida Tennis Center, Daytona Beach)
Alachua County (1) -- Women's 4.0 (D.B. Racquet Club, Gainesville)
Indian River County (1) -- Senior Women's 3.5 (North River Shores Tennis Club, Stuart)
Leon County (1) -- Mixed 7.0 (Tallahassee)

Are you up to date on the USTA national league restructuring that will take place in 2013?

Also click here to see the league contacts in your Florida region.

Happy weekending,

The USTA Florida Friday blog is written by USTA Florida Communications Coordinator Rick Vach, to e-mail him CLICK HERE.






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