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Southern Teams Have Strong Showing at USTA Junior Team Tennis Championships

October 31, 2006 01:07 PM

Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego, California hosted the 2006 USTA Junior Team Tennis 3.5 National Championships on October 27-30th. Two Southern Section teams had successful runs with North Carolina’s 18 Advanced team finishing second and Georgia’s 14 Advanced team finishing seventh in their divisions.

The North Carolina team started the weekend with success by finishing first in their pool. The team was lead by Ted Monks, and Christina Calott who turned in perfect records. Of Monks four wins, three were with partner, Daniel Tobben. The North Carolina team posted wins over teams from Northern, Southwest, and Middle States sections. In the semi-finals, they defeated Pacific Northwest 4-1. In the finals, the Southern team met a tough team from Florida and lost 1-4. Brendan O’Conner represented the team well contributing wins in both meetings in the boys singles match. Other members contributing to the team’s success were Amber Arciero and Jennifer Marvin.

The Georgia team also made a strong showing, finishing seventh out of fifteen competitive teams. They were led by the doubles duo of John Derosa and Logan Taylor who turned in a 3-1 record. The Southern Section representatives finished third in their pool of five with wins over Middle States and Southwest Section teams and advanced to play-offs. In play-offs, the Georgia team met a tough Hawaii team who defeated them 2-3. They next met a Northern team who they defeated to claim 7th place 3-2. The females led the way during play-offs. Charlotte Dawson won both of her singles matches and the doubles team of Alyssa Hanson and Christina North won both of their doubles matches. Other members of the team included: Anna Hardin, Daniel Hall, Emma Crist and Mark Guentert.

 

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