On Sunday, Shalimar Pointe Country Club was joined by the Broward (Midtown Athletic Club – Weston) 6.0 crew and the Alachua (Westside Park Recreation – Gainesville) 10.0 squad in 18 & Over competitors together with the 55 & Over 7.0 workforce representing Alachua (Jonesville Tennis Center – Gainesville) as champions on the weekend.
The 2021 Combined 18 & Over 6.0 & 8.0 & 10.0 and Combined 55 & Over 7.0 USTA Florida Sectional Championships wrapped up over the weekend as Okaloosa/Walton/Bay (Shalimar Pointe Country Club) outlasted Sarasota (Sarasota Sports Club) within the remaining of the 18 & Over 8.0 division.
In what was the lone twin Sunday, the duo of Timothy Gruters and Heidi Grimes put Sarasota forward early by taking court docket two 6-4, 6-2 over Ruman Meman and Kim Pennington. Okaloosa/Walton/Bay countered by claiming the opening frames on the first and third positions; nonetheless, each matchups could be pushed to decisive match tiebreaks regardless of Okaloosa/Walton/Bay being mere factors away from closing them out in straight units.
At line one, Lubomir Kaderjak and Elisabeth Sherwin held off Sarasota’s Michael Karka and Ann Lammers 7-5, 5-7, 1-0. It will be simply as tightly-contested on the third place, the place Okaloosa/Walton/Bay teammates Byron Cotton and Jenna Kafferly prevailed over Duncan Crowley and Nikki Gifford 6-4, 5-7, 1-0.
Captain Dale Rice leads the Okaloosa/Walton/Bay crew that features a roster of Elisabeth Sherwin, Lubomir Kaderjak, Ruman Meman, Gregory Bennett, Kim Pennington, Jenna Kafferly, Kristie Edwards, Byron Cotton, Mikaela McManus, and Jose Fantauzzi.
18 & OVER Combined 6.0
Broward County Season Roster: German Avellaneda (Captain), Sima Sadoughi, Romina Fattore, Ili Montnor, Andrea Cordova, Natalia Azuero, Saeid Sadoughi, Jessika Bolin, Aldri Franco, Fernando Machado, Eduardo Cordova, Eduardo Lancara
18 & OVER Combined 8.0
Last: Okaloosa/Walton/Bay County (Shalimar Pointe-Rice) d. Sarasota County (Pointe Membership- Solomon)7-5, 5-7, 1-0 OWB | 6-2, 6-4 Sarasota | 6-4,5-7, 1-0 OWB
Okaloosa/Walton/Bay County Season Roster: Dale Rice (Captain), Elisabeth Sherwin, Lubomir Kaderjak, Ruman Meman, Gregory Bennett, Kim Pennington, Jenna Kafferly, Kristie Edwards, Byron Cotton, Mikaela McManus, Jose Fantauzzi
18 & OVER Combined 10.0
Alachua County Season Roster: James Bratt (Captain), Campbell Harmon, Noah Shever, Erica Braschi, Isabella Herrero, Paulo Sicangco, Emmanuelle Schue, Coley Hungate, Gabriela Portmann
55 & OVER Combined 7.0
Alachua County Season Roster: Susie Finfrock (Captain), Mark Diblin, Christa Arnold, Philip Lancaster, Ed Stark, Jorg Bungert, Tahereh Toghiyani, Muhammad Ali, Donald van Schuppen, Pamela Wright, Anita Frankenberger, Scott Thompson
40 & OVER Ladies’s 3.5
Pinellas County Season Roster: Maribel Gross (Captain), Kim Blackmore, Carrie Kilgore, Tamera Tindell, Joann Suyao, Lucy Robertson, Karin Hartenbach, Tina Glasmann, Sandra Anthony, Kimberly Northup, Deirdre West, Terri Baun, Deborah Howells, Kelly Armagost, Josie Barber, Danielle Haggar, Irene Nasworthy
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