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Posted on: October 25, 2018

Congratulations to Sectional Champions from Dillon Tennis Center

Dillon Tennis Center Champions

Teams from Oakland Park's Dillon Tennis Center swept both championships at the 2018 USTA Florida Mixed 18 & Over 7.0/9.0 League Sectionals, edging both opponents 2-1 in the finals and re-asserting itself into the race for the USTA Florida League Championship Cup.

The championships were contested at the USTA National Campus in Orlando. The Dillon Tennis Center’s fifth Florida League Sectionals title of the season moves it into a second-place tie with Pinellas County, and only one title behind Duval and Hillsborough counties in first place with six titles. The USTA Florida League Championship Cup is annually awarded to the county with the most league sectionals titles during the league sectionals championships season.

Both Dillon Tennis Center championship teams were captained by Kevin Sims. Multiple players were on both team rosters, giving the captain additional options as he juggled line-ups.

In the 9.0 final, Dillon defeated Hillsborough County (Harbour Island Athletic Club, Tampa) 2-1, snapping a two-year winning streak in the division by Pinellas County. In the 7.0 final, Dillon fought past Seminole County (Red Bug Lake Park, Casselberry) 2-1, winning the division for the second time in the last three years.

The event drew the top Mixed 18 & Over USTA League teams from throughout Florida, representing various clubs, parks, recreational departments and organizations that finished at the top of their local leagues. Teams consisted of three doubles lines competing in a non-elimination round-robin format, with flight winners advancing into a single-elimination semifinal followed by the final.

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