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USPTA Clay Court Championships results

Franco Mata of Maputo, Fla., won the men’s open title after defeating Paulo Barros of Orlando, Fla., 6-3, 6-2, at the $10,000 United States Professional Tennis Association Clay Court Championships Sunday at the Ibis Golf and Country Club in West Palm Beach, Fla. Marina McCollom of West Des Moines, Iowa, defended her women’s open title by defeating Amy Pando of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., 6-2, 6-1, making her the four-time defending champion! Mata also went on to win the men’s open doubles title with Kurt Pessa of Indialantic, Fla.

The tournament, which was held from May 20-22, included events in the following categories: men’s and women’s open singles and open doubles competition, men’s 40 and 50 singles and doubles, men’s 45, 55, and 60 singles, and women’s 35 and 45 singles categories. The competition featured many of the top men and women tennis-teaching professionals in the country.

Below is a complete list of all the results from final-round matches:

Men’s Open Singles Finals: Franco Mata, Maputo, Fla., def. Paulo Barros, Orlando, Fla., 6-3, 6-2.

Men’s 40-and-over Singles Finals: Kamil Kuchta, Boynton Beach, Fla., def. Frank Vermeer, Jacksonville, Fla., 6-3, 6-4.

Men’s 45-and-over Singles Finals: Jeff Cohen, Boca Raton, Fla., def. Bruce Kurtz, Parkland, Fla., 6-4, 4-6, 6-2.

Men’s 50-and-over Singles Finals: Stephen Bucar, West Palm Beach, Fla., def. Carlos Triana, Hallandale, Fla., 4-6, 6-0, 6-3.

Men’s 55-and-over Singles Finals: Frank Swope, Jupiter, Fla., def. Stephen Shortridge, Fort Myers, Fla., 6-2, 6-2.

Men’s 60-and-over Singles Finals: Gewan Maharaj, Tampa, Fla., def. Robert Green, Monarch Beach, Calif., 6-0, 6-0.

Men’s Open Doubles Finals: Franco Mata, Maputo, Fla., and Kurt Pessa, Indialantic, Fla., def. Paulo Barros, Orlando, Fla., and John Bougon, Orlando, Fla., 7-6, 6-4.

Men’s 40-and-over Doubles Finals: Jeff Cohen, Boca Raton, Fla., and Frank Vermeer, Jacksonville, Fla., def. Mark Palus, Tampa, Fla., and Bruce Kurtz, Parkland, Fla., 6-3, 6-1.

Men’s 50-and-over Doubles Finals: Gewan Maharaj, Tampa, Fla., and Frank Swope, Jupiter, Fla., def. Terry See and Steve Shortridge, Fort Myers, Fla., 6-3, 6-2.

Women’s Open Singles Finals: Marina McCollom, West Des Moines, Iowa, def. Amy Pando, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., 6-2, 6-1.

Women’s 35-and-over Singles Finals: Robin Keener, Melbourne, Fla., def. Sandra Bell, Lake Park, Fla., 6-2, 6-2.

Women’s 45-and-over Singles Finals Round Robin: Julie Farina, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., def. Carolyn Franca, Tampa, Fla., 6-1, 1-6, 6-1.

Women’s Open Doubles Finals: Jeanne Schwartz and Lindsey Schwartz, Wellington, Fla., def. Marina McCollom, West Des Moines, Iowa, and Amy Pando, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., 6-4, 6-3.

Up next is the USPTA Grass Court Championships from Aug. 26-28 at the Philadelphia Cricket Club, Philadelphia.

The national tournaments are open to Professional-level members in good standing. For additional information, please contact the USPTA at 800-USPTA-4U. USPTA-certified professionals may log in to the “members only” section of the USPTA website at uspta.com for more information.

 

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