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Beachview team named division champs

By Staff | Apr 17, 2019

SANDRA CHEN-DAVIS From left, Art Tupper, Rich Ream, Capt. Gil Royal, Jerry Miller, Gene Lopez, Bob Macchia, Hunt Ethridge, Luis Barroso, Steve Kuberski, Jim Davis, Juris Kaps and Dan Moeder. Not pictured are Don Aldridge, Ed Buttolph, Larry Haas, Steve Jerrett, Bob Kamino and Wayne Turner.

Lee County has 44 tennis teams divided among six divisions for men over 70 years old. The winner of the bronze division was the team from the Beachview Tennis Club on Sanibel. The matches were played over a four-month period at various tennis clubs throughout the county. Unlike the over 50 league, where players are grouped according to skill level by red, white and blue divisions, the over 70 has age as the only requirement. Consequently, the skill levels are very mixed. Capt. Gil Royal was able to put players together to maximize their skills, which resulted in a comfortable winning margin for the Beachview men on their division championship.