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Hilton Head Tennis Team Takes Third Place in National Championships

SURPRISE, Ariz. -The 2012 USTA League 6.0 & 8.0 National Championships concluded Sunday in the desert, as the mid-90's heat couldn't stop the four title-winning teams who will take their trophies back home.   While South Carolina didn’t have any winners, a Hilton Head Island team did make it to the final rounds.  
Playing out of the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center on Hilton Head Island, the Har-Tru Believers, captained by Linda Haviland took third place in the 8.0 Super Senior Women’s division.  The team, lead by the aforementioned Haviland, was made up of players Shannon E. Lurkin, Meg James, Lois Landis Miller, Ann E. O'Brien, Sue Clements, Anne M. McClintock, Athena E. Whitlow, Carol F. Fitch, Phyllis Westerman,  and Roxanne Joseph.
League play progresses from local levels, to state championships, section championships, and culminates in the USTA National Championships. 
The winners in all the divisions are as follows: 
6.0 Super Seniors Men
Championship: Caribbean (San Juan, P.R.) def. Florida (Gainesville, Fla.), 3-0
Third Place: Pacific Northwest (Salem, Ore.) def. Southern (Bluffton, S.C.), 2-1
Semifinal 1: Caribbean (San Juan, P.R.) def. Pacific Northwest (Salem, Ore.), 3-0
Semifinal 2: Florida (Gainesville, Fla.) def. Southern (Bluffton, S.C.), 2-1
6.0 Super Seniors Women
Championship: Texas (Tyler, Texas) def. Pacific Northwest (Edmonds, Wash.), 2-1
Third Place: Middle States (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) def. Hawaii (Honolulu, Hawaii.), 2-1
Semifinal 1: Texas (Tyler, Texas) def. Middle States (Mechanicsburg, Pa.), 3-0
Semifinal 2: Pacific Northwest (Edmonds, Wash.) def. Hawaii (Honolulu, Hawaii.), 2-1
8.0 Super Seniors Men
Championship: Northern California (Berkeley, Calif.) def. Missouri Valley (Overland Park, Kan.), 2-1
Third Place: Hawaii (Oahu, Hawaii) def. Southern California (Fountain Valley, Calif.), 2-1
Semifinal 1: Northern California (Berkeley, Calif.) def.  Southern California (Fountain Valley, Calif.), 2-1
Semifinal 2: Missouri Valley (Overland Park, Kan.) def. Hawaii (Oahu, Hawaii), 3-0
8.0 Super Seniors Women
Championship: Southwest (Scottsdale, Ariz.) def. Middle States(Hamilton, N.J.), 3-0
Third Place: Florida (Jacksonville, Fla.) def. Intermountain (Las Vegas, Nev.), 3-0
Semifinal 1: Middle States(Hamilton, N.J.) def. Florida (Jacksonville, Fla.), 3-0
Semifinal 2: Southwest (Scottsdale, Ariz.) def. Intermountain (Las Vegas, Nev.), 2-1
Later this week, the section champions of the 7.0 & 9.0 Super Senior divisions will arrive at the Suprise Tennis & Racquet Complex to face off and crown four additional teams to conclude the 2011 USTA League National Championships season.



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