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Awards & Achievements, November 2010

November 5, 2009 06:01 PM
Jamie Hampton
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 November 2010.
Barth reapointed
The USTA has reappointed Roy Barth as chairman of the American Davis Cup Committee for 2011-2012. Barth, who has been director of tennis at Kiawah Island (S.C.) Golf Resort for over 25 years, will co-chair the combined Davis/Fed Cup/Olympic Committee with Fed Cup chairwoman Pam Austin and Olympic chairwoman Barbara Smith.
Rodriguez named USTA national coach
The USTA announced three new coaching hires – Jorge Todero as a USTA Lead National Coach, Frederico Rodriguez as a USTA National Coach and Marc Lucero as a USTA Coach. All three hires will facilitate coaching and training programs while working with players in the USTA Player Development program.
Rodriguez, 30, joins the USTA from Rome, Ga., where he served as Director of Tennis at the Coosa Country Club. He has coached nationally ranked junior players in all age groups, including 13-year-old Andie Daniell, who in 2009 won a USTA Girls’ 12s National Open and the doubles title at the USTA Girls’ 12s National Clay Court Championships. Rodriguez competed in Davis Cup for the Dominican Republic from 2004-06, and he represented the Dominican Republic in both the World Junior Tennis Competition and Junior Davis Cup throughout the 1990s. Rodriguez has spent the last two years serving as a part-time coach for USTA Player Development and has participated in 10 USTA Certified Regional Training Center camps.
Oudin advances to Tuscon final
Melanie Oudin followed up her Fed Cup match win in San Diego with a run to the final of the 2010 Goldwater Women's Tennis Classic in Phoenix, Ariz.
Oudin, the top seed from Marietta, Ga., lost to second-seeded American Varvara Lepchenko 6-3, 7-6(5). The tournament had $75,000 in prize money.
Jamie Hampton, of Auburn, Ala., lost to Oudin in the quarterfinals 6-1, 6-3.
Hampton reaches final in Texas
Auburn, Ala.'s Jamie Hampton advanced to the final in the $50,000 USTA Grapevine Women's Classic at the DFW Hilton but lost to Varvara Lepchenko 7-6(7-1), 6-4. Lepchenko won five straight games in the second set in the USTA Pro Circuit event.



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