Awards & Achievements, August 2018

June 7, 2018 11:52 AM

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 August 2018.

From left to right: Finalists Sean and Jeff Fifield of Austin, Tex.; and champions Gert and Danie Van den Heever of Cumming, Ga.

Cumming, Ga.'s Van den Heevers capture senior father/son crown

Gert and Danie Van den Heever won the 2018 National Senior Father/Son Grass Court Championship in Locust Valley, NY. 

They both reside in Cumming, Ga. Gert is the father.

The unseeded Georgians beat the No. 4, 1 and 2 seeds in the quarterfinals, semifinals and final, respectively. 

It is the third year in a row that a team with a Georgia resident has won the event. Chris (father) and Shaun Bussert, of Decatur, Ga., won in 2017. In 2016, Danny (father), of Mableton, Ga., and Chad, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., captured the title.

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