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USTA Southern Intersectional Team Selected

July 6, 2007 02:31 PM

The USTA Southern Section announced the selection of the Southern Intersectional Team set to compete for the USTA Intersectional 16’s Team Championships title at Pierremont Oaks Tennis Center in Shreveport, La. James Seal of Chattanooga, Tenn., Ryan Noble of Fayetteville, N.C., Ian Chadwell of Franklin, Tenn., and Garrett Brasseaux of Mandeville, La., were selected to boys’ roster. Grace Min of Lawrenceville, Ga., Lauren Herring of Greenville, N.C., Kate Fuller of Suwanee, Ga., and Kayla Duncan of Winston-Salem, N.C., will represent the girls.

The 2007 USTA Intersectional 16’s Team Championships will be played July 8-13, 2007 and boasts over 100 of the best junior tennis players in the United States. Players from the 17 USTA Sections, will hit the courts to compete for the National Team Title. Matches consist of three boy’s singles, three girl’s singles, one boy’s doubles, one girl’s doubles and one mixed doubles. Team Southern took the Championship Title in 2005 and finished third in 2006.

Pierremont Oaks Tennis Center is in its 13th year playing host to the premier national team championship. Tennis greats that have participated in USTA Intersectional 16’s Team Championships as junior players include: Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Taylor Dent, Robby Ginepri, and the Bryan Brothers.

Founded in 1881, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in this country. In addition to owning the US Open and selecting members of the Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Olympic and Paralympic teams, the USTA administers a variety of programs nationwide for players of all ages and ability levels and, as a not-for-profit organization, the association invests 100% of its proceeds to promote and develop the growth of tennis. It is divided into 17 sections, of which the USTA Southern Section is the largest. The 170,000 USTA members living in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee make up the USTA Southern Section, and account for approximately 25% of the total USTA membership. A professional staff housed in Norcross, GA carries out the USTA Southern Section’s daily operations, but policy is formed and much of the organization’s work is executed via a Board and committee structure of over 200 volunteers. For more information about the types of programs and services offered by the USTA Southern Section visit www.southerntennis.com.

 

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