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2007 Arthur Ashe Contest Winners Head To New York

August 1, 2007 10:50 AM

The 2007 USTA Arthur Ashe Essay Contest was a huge hit in USTA Southern! There were 10 National winners from different USTA Sections across the country and three of them were from Southern (most of all sections). Here's our winners:

Kentucky –– Christine Crawford – Rising Stars of Kentucky (Louisville, KY)
South Carolina –– Onyemachi Provost – Mach Academy, Inc (Aiken, SC)
Tennessee –– Julia Schifani – Tennis Memphis (Memphis, TN)

Once again this year, the Southern Tennis Patrons Foundation, the USTA Southern National Junior Tennis League sub-committee, and eight USTA Southern State Associations rewarded eight juniors from our Section with a prize for participation and outstanding essays in the Arthur Ashe Essay Contest. Eight winners (one from each participating state) received an all expense paid trip to New York City for Arthur Ashe Kids Day and Opening Day at the US Open Tournament. Experience the event (held August 24th-28th) through the eyes and minds of the winners! Read on to view their daily logs (a few parents wrote something too!) and pictures from the trip.

Player Logs
Alabama – Jade Stewart - Birmingham Area Tennis, LETT Program
Georgia – E’Lysia Ortiz - MACH Academy (Augusta, GA)
Kentucky – Dejan Tomanic - Rising Stars of Kentucky (Louisville, KY)
Louisiana – Ben Simpson - NJTL of Baton Rouge
Mississippi – Darin Yates - Four Aces NJTL (Greenville, MS)
North CarolinaOlivia Maina - NJTL of Raleigh
South Carolina – Ebony Fields - NJTL of Charleston, Courting Kids
Tennessee – Jared Woodson - Highland Rim NJTL (Nashville, TN)

Parent Logs
Joan Muhuthia - Olivia's Mom
Candace Woodson - Jared's Mom




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