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Ormond Beach Observer Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2015 4 years ago

Oceanside Country Club wins tennis championship

by: Jeff Dawsey Sports Editor

The United States Professional Tennis Association Champions of Champions 11th-annual Charity Tennis Tournament between the local tennis clubs’ best players was held for a giant cup, bragging rights and a fundraiser for a local United Way charity, Volusia Literacy Council.

The event was a tremendous success with 120 of the County’s best players competing in multiple-age and tennis rating brackets. Defending champions from Oceanside Country Club held on to the Champions Cup despite a late surge from Daytona Beach’s Florida Tennis Center, the former champs who finished runner-up.

Every year the event continues to gain momentum with an enthusiastic following of local players who enjoy the competition and raise money for a worthwhile cause. Among the local tennis facilities that finished in the Top five include: Oceanside Country Club 31 pts, Florida Tennis Center 25 pts, Ormond Tennis Center 10 pts, Plantation Bay Tennis & Fitness 7 pts, Ocean Racquet Club TIED with Victoria Gardens 6pts.

The Champion of Champions event not only recognizes the overall team performance, but the individual winners as well. Here is the list of the 2015 Champions:

Men                                                                                                      Women

2.5 Fleming/ Okarski, FTC                                                            Panasis/ Ferguson, FTC

3.0 Turetsky/ Turetsky, OCC                                                        Kenzik/ Flores, OCC

3.5 Zuckerman/ Rivera, FTC                                                         Yuschok/ Huling, OCC

4.0 Reilly/ Rutland, Palm Coast                                   Rice/ Rachman, OCC

55+ McNulty/ Wickham, FTC                                       Not Played

65+ Pontier/ Steele, OCC                                                              Goodwin-Doyle/ Bigelow, Plantation Bay

4.5/ Open Greaves/ Herrero, OCC                                            Good/ Gray, FTC

USPTA is the world’s oldest and largest association of tennis teaching professionals. With more than 15,000 members worldwide, USPTA strives to raise the standards of the tennis profession while promoting participation and lifetime enthusiasm for tennis. All the proceeds from the event go toward fulfilling United Way’s mission to increase the organized capacity of our community to care for its people. The Volusia Literacy Council has been quietly changing the lives of thousands of people for more than 35 years.

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