With the USTA winter leagues about to start I figured I might as well give you the schedule for the whole year.

In February the Spring Flex Singles 18+ will start, followed in March by the Mixed 55+ and Adult 40+. In April we have the start of the Adult 18+, followed in July by the Mixed 18+. In August the Combo 50+ will start, followed in September by the Combo 18+. Last but not least, two leagues that are more geared toward the Ocala crowed, the Fall Flex Singles 18+ and the Tri-level.

Nature Coast 3.0 Ladies League

Session 3 will start on Monday Jan. 13.

Winter Champion after two completed sessions: Skyview Wonders team with a total of 35 points. The runner-up position is for the Sugarmill Rockets with 30 points, followed by Citrus Hills, 22; Skyview Blues, 22; Legrone MsHits, 20 and Riverhaven Double Trouble, 11.

The league is for players 55 years and over with a rating of up to 3.0. Every match will consist of two sets, in case of a tie the match will be decided by a 10-point Coman tie-break. Each set won means a point for the team. There is a universal sub list which means that players on this list can sub for any given team. If you are interested in playing or subbing in this league, please contact the chairperson for the 2019-20 season Nancy Bruins at rp41me@gmail.com or call 352-628-4370.

Citrus Area Senior Ladies 3.0-3.5 Tuesday League

Results for Jan. 7:

Tennis Alley Gators def. Pine Ridge Poachers, 4-0. Beth Ensing/Tana Hubbard won, 6-1, 6-2; Maureen Caruso/Virginia Madla won, 7-6, 6-4.

Skyview Fiddles def. Sugarmill Match Makers, 4-0. Judy Weber/ Henny David won, 6-4, 6-2; Nell Chaney/Nancy Wallace won, 6-3, 6-4.

Sugarmill Sweet Spots def. 4-1. Marian Wood/Laura Rustin won, 6-2, 7-6; Deb Brown/Lisa Dickinson won, 6-3, 3-6, 6-2.

Riverhaven Ospreys vs Meadowcrest Racquettes, 2-2. Kim Knudsen/Diane Elmhirst (MCR) won, 6-3, 6-2; Nancy Bruins/Sandi Meyer (RHO) won, 7-5, 6-0.

Players and fans please remember that the home matches of the Skyview Fiddles team start at 2:15 p.m. instead of 10 a.m.

To play in this league, a player must be at least 50 years of age or better, with a 3.0 to 3.5 rating. The league is always looking for players to sub for teams. If you are interested in subbing, please contact chairperson Marian Wood at marianwood19@gmail.com.

Thursday Morning Citrus Area Doubles League

Results for Jan. 9:

Bicentennial Babes def. Southern Hills Smashers, 6-2. Susan Garrick/Anna Mira won, 6-3, 6-2; Kim Knudsen/Vicki Lavoie won, 6-4, 6-4; Beth Ensing/Briget Brothers won, 6-3, 6-3; Sherri Stitzel/Sally DeMontfort lost, 6-1, 6-3.

Skyview Advantage def. Pine Ridge Fillies, 7-2. April Manley/Jackie Bennett won, 6-3, 6-1; Sutheera Chaisumrej/Marjorie Bannish lost, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2; Judy Weber/Ada Baker won, 6-3, 6-2; Kim Arcobello/? won, 6-1, 6-3.

Sky Hi def. Sugarmill Oaks, 6-3. Irma Buttermore/Linda Lademann won, 7-6, 6-4; Anne Finnin/Heather White lost, 6-2, 6-3; Bonnie Harwin/Carmen Rosengarten won, 6-3, 6-1; Geri Foster/Anne Marie Simonelli won, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4.

Players must be at least 25 years old and have a 3.0-4.0 rating to play in this league. The Southern Hill Smashers have taken over the chair for the 2019-20 season with Lisa Dickinson as chairperson and Nancy Hotchkiss as the scorekeeper. For information about the league and or to sign up as a sub you can contact Lisa at 352-346-7175 or dickinson127@gmail.com. For score reporting contact Nancy Hotchkiss at nancyhotchkiss@outlook.com.

USTA Leagues

Citrus County will be represented by nine teams in the USTA winter leagues.

6.0 Women 55+: Skyview captained by Joan Kelsey.

7.0 Women 55+: Skyview captained by Ann Finnin. Skyview captained by Linda Homa. Sugarmill Woods captained by Micki Brown.

7.0 Men 55+: Skyview captained by Louis DeMartino.

8.0 Women 55+: Skyview captained by Pam Payne.

8.0 Men 55+: Sugarmill Woods captained by Rick Scholl.

7.0 Women 65+: Skyview captained by Jimmie Eliasen. Skyview captained by Marcia Thuermer.

The captains’ meeting will be held on Jan. 5 in Ocala.

If you have any questions or for information in our District 4 (south), call or email Leigh Chak at chak@ustaflorida.com or www.ustaflorida.com/Leighchak or call 352-572-7157.

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