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Three Cities Send Two Adult/Senior Teams To Nationals

August 4, 2009 11:00 AM

Baton Rouge, La., Knoxville, Tenn. and Little Rock, Ark. each had two teams win a 2009 USTA League Southern Section Championship and the teams will head to USTA League Tennis National Championships in the fall.

Baton Rouge’s two teams are Men’s 3.0, captained by Jimmy Betz, and Women’s 4.5, Robin Bookman. The two Knoxville teams are Women’s 3.0, Anne Cherney, and Women’s 5.0, Kelli Harris. Little Rock’s Men’s 4.0, Marty Archer, and Sr. Women’s 3.5, Shirley Hunter, will also compete for national honors.

Georgia lead all states with four champions while Arkansas and North Carolina had three winners each.

The Southern Section’s championships were conducted from July 25 through Aug. 2 at nine sites in Birmingham, Ala. With more than 2,000 team members in 21 levels from the section’s nine states, the tournament is widely considered the world’s largest. The championships will return to Birmingham in July 2010.

For more information, go to the tournament web site. Here's the list of all first-half and second-half champions and finalists.




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