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Women's Bedford Cup
The Bedford Cup was created to feature the top collegiate women's tennis players from all NCAA Division I tennis
programs in the state of the Florida. The Youth Tennis Foundation (YTF) of Florida sponsors and runs the event with
funds donated by the Edward T. Bedford Foundation. All the teams have to do is get to the event. YTF takes care of all
lodging, food and tournament needs for the players. Seven of Florida's D I Women's teams competed in the inaugural
tournament in 2012.
2022 Bedford Cup Women's Event
On September 25, 2022, the all-Florida division I Women's Bedford Cup wrapped up a beautiful weekend of
tennis on the campus of FGCU in Ft Myers, Florida. There was plenty of play over the 3 day event event,
including full A and B draws with consolation, both singles and doubles, with participation from 7 Florida
universities - UF, USF, FAU, FGCU, STETSON, UNF and FIU. For the 10th consecutive year, the YTF was proud to
sponsor the tournament, in partnership with the Bedford Foundation.
Ed Jagger, President of the YTF, and Ron Fick, Trustee of the Bedford Foundation, were on hand to kick off
the tournament and express appreciation to all the coaches, players, and all others involved who make this
tournament a featured event on the fall calendar.
In the main draw championship match, Emma Shelton from the University of Florida defeated Jordana Ossa
of Florida Gulf Coast University.
In the main draw doubls championship match, the University of North Florida defeated Florida International University.
2021 Bedford Cup Women's Event - October 1-3, 2021
Following a year's absence due to COVID-19, The Women's Division I Bedford Cup was held October 1-3, 2021 at
the University of South Florida with full draws, great weather and a fun weekend. Compass draws were used in
both the singles and doubles which allowed most players at least three matches. Ten schools participated this
year including host USF, University of Central Florida (UCF), University of Florida (UF), Florida A&M
University (FAMU), Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU), Florida International University (FIU), Stetson
University (Stet), Bethune-Cookman University BCU), University of North Florida (UNF) and Florida Atlantic
YTF Chairperson, J Webb Horton and Tournament Director Lyn Bruner held a very successful event. Bedford
Foundation Trustee, Ron Fick a former Gator Tennis player, was on hand for the festivities along with YTF
President, Ed Jagger.
Play was conducted in two flights of singles and doubles. Results were as follows:
A Singles - Alicia Dudeney (2) (UF) def Emma Shelton (1) (UF) 6-1, 6-4
A Flight Singles winner Dudney (UF) (left), YTF President, Ed Jagger, and runner-up Shelton (UF).
A Doubles - Bente Spee/Shelton (1) (UF) def Ines Bekrar/Yasmine Kabbaj (FIU) 8-6
Flight A Doubles Winners Spee below and Shelton (above right)
B Singles - Isabella Colmenares (FGCU) def Sierra Berry (USF) 7-5, 1-6, 7-5
Flight B Singles winner Isabella Colmenares (FGCU) (front row middle below).
B Doubles - Kristina Miletic/Andreea Velcea (2) (FIU) def Colmenares/Alba Retortillo (FGCU) 8-5
Flight B Doubles winners Kristina Miltec (right) and Andreea Velcea (FIU)
Sportsmanship Award Winner Isabel Oliveria, (UNF)
2019 Bedford Cup Women's Event - October 4-6, 2019
Ft. Myers, Fla. - The Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) women's tennis team hosted the 2019 Bedford Cup October 4-
6, 2019 at the FGCU Tennis Complex. The Eagles hosted seven of the Division I tennis teams in the state of Florida, including
Florida International (FIU), North Florida (UNF), South Florida (USF), Florida Atlantic (FAU), Central Florida (UCF), Stetson
(STE), and Florida (UF).
2019 Women's Bedford Cup Participants
Ron Fick (left) Bedford Foundation Trustee and J. Webb Horton Tournament Director
In the Women's A Singles final, Nanjdini Sharma (2) (UCF) def. Lucia Montano (3) (UNF) 6-4, 6-4. UNF's Ana Paula Melilo and
Lucia Montano def. Radka Buzkova and May Kimhi (4) (FAU) 6-2 for the Women's A Doubles title.
A Singles Winner Nandini Sharma (UCF) (left), Lucia Montano (UNF),
finalist, J. Webb Horton TD
A Doubles Finalist May Kimhi (FAU)
A Doubles Finalist Radka Buzkova (FAU)
In the Women's B Singles final, Louie McClelland (FAU) def. Sydney Berlin (2) (UF) 6-4, 4-6, 11-9. Lourdes Ramalle and Alba
Retortillo (2) (FGCU) def. Lucia Garrigues-Melendez and Selin Yaylali (1) (USF) for the Women's B Doubles title.
In the Women's C Singles final, Lucie Renault (2) (STE) def. Francisca Vergara (1) (FIU) 6-3, 6-2.
B Singles Winner Louie McClelland (FAU)
B Singles Finalist Sydney Berlin (UF), J Webb Horton Tournament Director
C Singles Winner Lucie Renault (STE)
B Doubles winner Lourdes Ramalle (FGCU)
B Doubles Finalist Selin Yaylali (USF)
2018 Bedford Cup Women's Event
Congratulations to four Miami Hurricanes who claimed titles at this year's Bedford Cup!
2015 Bedford Cup Women's Event
photo by Linwood Ferguson during day 2 of event
The winners of the 2015 Women's Bedford Cup are:
Women's Singles: Yolimar Ogando, University of Miami
Women's Doubles: Yolimar Ogando and Wendy Zhang, University of Miami
2013 Bedford Cup Women's Event
Thank you for participating in this year's Bedford Cup! The University of Florida would like to thank the Youth
Tennis Foundation, the Bedford Foundation, and Ron Fick for making this all possible.
I hope you had an enjoyable time these four days! Attached is the group picture.
Good luck the rest of the fall season.
Director of Tennis Operations
University of Florida
2012 Bedford Cup Women's Event
UM NETTERS CAPTURE BOTH TITLES AT INAUGURAL BEDFORD CUP EVENT
Kelsey Laureneta from the University of Miami defeated unseeded Amy Sargeant of Florida State
University 6-1, 6-4 to capture the singles title at the Inaugural State of Florida Division I
Women’s Collegiate Championships, held from November 2-4 on the campus of the University of South
Florida. In so doing, she took home the Bedford Cup and will be the first to have her name inscribed
on the magnificent Cup, named after Edward T. Bedford, whose foundation donated the money to the Youth
Tennis Foundation, which created, and sponsored, the event. Players from the University of Miami, Florida
State, Florida Gulf Coast, Florida A & M, the University of Central Florida, the University of North
Florida and the University of South Florida competed for the title.
The top seeded player, Ekatarina Vasenina, of USF, was upset by the eighth seed, Mia Vriens, of FSU in
the quarters. Laureneta, the fifth seed, upset the fourth seed, Daneka Borthwick of Florida State in her
quarter final match. She then beat Vriens in the semis to advance to the final round.
On the bottom half of the draw, Sergeant upset the sixth seed, Alonso, of USF in the round of 16, then
upset the number four seed, Francesca Segarelli of FSU in the quarters, and then beat the second seeded
player, Lilekita of UM in the semis to earn her spot in the finals.
In the doubles, the team of Brittany Dubins and Nichole Stracar of the University of Miami defeated
Laureneta and Lina Lilakite, also of the University of Miami, to capture the title. Vasenina and Alonso,
the second seeded team, were upset by the unseeded team of Lareneta and Lilekita in the semis. In the
other semi final match, Dubins and Stracar, the fourth seeded team, defeated the unseeded team of Melanie
Aguirre and Lorena Aviles of UNF, who upset the top seeded team of Borthwick and Segarelli in the quarters.
Mia Vriens of FSU was the recipient of the Sportsmanship Award, which was voted upon by the players,
coaches and tournament referees. Irene Rehberger was the tournament director. The site of next year’s
event has yet to be determined but UM, FSU, UNF, USF and UF have expressed an interest in hosting it
and al l twelve Division I teams are expected to participate, as was the case with the men’s event held
in September at the University of Florida.