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County leagues crown winners; summer play for women planned

Pasco league tennis ended this month with winners crowned in women's, men's and mixed doubles.

Nancy Ammiano and Eileen Locke finished ahead of Madeline Dallefield and Margo Jacobs in the 10-team women's league.

Dallefield teamed with Dominique Cresenti to win the mixed competition among eight teams. Jeannine Cochran and Louis Adissi broke their tie with Reme Johnson and John Schluntz to finish second.

Tom Harper and Larry Houk maintained their lead in the six-team men's doubles division to finish first. Shelly Chinsky and John T. Kuhn overcame the midway tie with Ken Lampman and Phil Weeks to finish second.

Brian Taylor, a community center supervisor for Pasco and the tennis league coordinator, plans a get-together Friday for the women's doubles players.

"Many of the men and those in the mixed doubles divisions have returned North for the summer," said Taylor, "but I have about 16 women ready to play Friday."

Taylor plans to offer women's singles and doubles in June, but will hold off on the men's and mixed until September. For other information about the Pasco tennis leagues, call Taylor at 934-4198.

ST. JUDE BENEFIT: Dallefield and Jacobs teamed to win the 3.0 doubles championship in this month's St. Jude Tennis Tournament.

The tournament is sponsored by the Allstate Insurance Company and is one of the events benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. This event raised $10,000.

TOP-THIRD FINISH: For the second year, Innisbrook finished in the top third of the 22-team Pinellas Area Doubles League for women. Royal Racquet Club II successfully defended its title.

Playing for Innisbrook were Ria Graham and Lucy Gomez in No. 1, Debbie McGinley and Maureen Sternberg No. 2, Anne Hammond and Josie Doucette No. 3, Judy Murphy and Sue Lovett No. 4, and Phyllis Gary and Bonnie Neiman No. 5.

STILL UNBEATEN: Innisbrook's 3.5 women's team won its sixth consecutive match Saturday, 5-0 over Feather Sound Country Club. Winning in straight sets for the unbeaten Innisbrook team were Wendy Kall in No. 1, Sternberg and McGinley in No. 1 doubles, Hammond and Sue Luidens in No. 2, and Neiman and Reme Johnson at No. 3. Feather Sound defaulted its No. 2 singles match.

USTA MEN'S UPDATE: The Innisbrook 3.5 men's team improved its overall record to 5-0 with a 4-1 victory over Royal Racquet Club last weekend. Mike Lyman and Richard Hough each won their singles matches in straight sets, as did Jim Utley and Willie Coquelet in No. 2 doubles and Jim Smith and Ed McGinley in No. 3.

Innisbrook's 4.0 men's team raised its overall record to 4-3 with a 3-2 win over an East Lake Woodlands team. After singles wins by Nick Zembillas in No. 1 and Reinhardt Lauterbach in No. 2, Dave Paris and Bruce Blubaum in No. 1 doubles clinched the win.

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