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Awards & Achievements, May 2010

November 5, 2009 12:01 PM
Julie Ditty competes in Charleston.
Southern players and organizations are constantly making their mark in the world of tennis. Here's a list of recent awards, achievements and news in May 2010.

USTA National Open junior results from May:

Boys 12

Baltimore:         Anudeep Kodali(Ga), 1st
Peachtree City:  Abhin Sharma(GA), 1st

Peachtree City:  Sharma & Alex Del Corral (FL), 1st
Baltimore:         Kodali & Josh Marchalik(NJ), 2nd

Girls 12

Peachtree City:  Chloe Ouelette-Pizer(NC), 1st

Pizer & Danielle Vines(TN), 1st

Boys 14

Macon:             Wood Benton(SC), 1st

                        Jess Jones(GA), 2nd

Macon:             Jones & Michael Kay(GA), 1st

Girls 14

College Park,MD:  Jessie Lynn Paul(NC), 1st
Macon:             Andie Daniell(GA), 2nd

College Park:    Paul & Olivia Large(VA), 1st
Macon:             Clare Raley(GA) & Claudia Wiktorin(NC), 1st


Boys 16

Norman, OK:     Jordan Daigle(LA), 1st
Marietta:           Maxx Lipman(TN), 2nd

Marietta:           Lipman & Sean Karl(TN), 1st


Girls 16

Marietta:           Taylor Townsend(GA) & Josie Kuhlman(FL), 1st

Boys 18

Norcross:          Hunter Reese(GA), 1st

                        Chip Cox(SC), 2nd

Naples:             Thai Kwiatkowski(NC) & Tyler Gardiner(MI), 2nd


Girls 18

Norcross:          Whitney Kay(GA), 1st

                        Kaitlin Ray(AR), 2nd

Norcross:          Mary Jeremiah(GA) & Emily Zabor(GA), 1st


Sportsmanship Award Winners:

Baltimore:         Anudeep Kodali

Norcross:          Kaitlin Ray

Macon:             Laura Dean(SC)

Peachtree City:  Chloe Ouellett-Pizer(NC)

Smith inducted into South Carolina Hall of Fame
Hilton Head Island, S.C. resident Stan Smith was inducted into the 50th Class of the South Carolina Athletics Hall of Fame.  Smith has lived on Hilton Head Island since the 1980's.

Smith numerous pro accomplishmenst including the 1971 U.S. Open singles and 1972 Wimbledon singles titles. He has won 54 doubles championships, including five Grand Slams: U.S. Open in 1968, '74, '78 and '80, and the 1970 Australian Open).

The three-time All-American from the University of Southern California collected the 1968 NCAA singles championship, and the 1967 and 1968 doubles titles. He was inducted into the South Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame in 1985 and the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1987. He also made 10 Davis Cup appearances.

Daigle wins USTA National Open
Jordan Daigle, of Lafayette, La., won the USTA Boys' 16s National Open, defeating Ronnie Schneider, of Indiana, in the final 6-4, 1-6, 6-2. The match was played in Norman, Okla.

Two Georgians win clay court national title
Troy Goers of Roswell, Ga., and Nik Makarenko, of Suwanee, Ga., won the doubles title at the USTA National Men's 45s Clay Court Championships in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. It was the first national championship for both players. In the finals, they beat former 9-time Grand Slam doubles champion Rick Leach and his partner Greg Washer, both of California.

Ditty, Gullickson take Charlottesville title
Top-seeded Julie Ditty and Carly Gullickson defeated Americans Alexandra Mueller and Ahsha Rolle 6-4, 6-3 to take the $50,000 Boyd Tinsley 2010 USTA Pro Circut doubles title.

Ditty, of Ashland, Ky., and Gullickson, formerly of Brentwood, Tenn., are long-time doubles partners. Ditty has won more USTA Pro Circuit titles than any other player. She broke the record last year.



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