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11 Section Champions Crowned at 2012 Combo Doubles Championships

March 4, 2013 07:25 AM
LOUISIANA LEADS WITH FIVE CHAMPIONS
USTA Southern crowned 11 champions during the 2012 Combo Doubles Southern Section Championships March 1-3 in Mobile, Ala. 
 
Louisiana led the section’s nine states with five champions. Tennessee had two champions while Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia and Mississippi had one each. Kentucky and Tennessee had three finalists.
 
For the first time, USTA Southern split is sectional championships in two events. Adults played here and Seniors and Super Seniors will play March 8-10 in Dothan. Both events are recognized as the largest tournament in the world by player count with about 1,900 players. Approximately 950 played in Mobile.
 
There were about 100 teams that played in five men’s Adults and six women’s Adults divisions. Matches were played at Copeland-Cox Mobile Tennis Center.
 
Teams emerging victorious were:
Level
Winner
Finalist
Score
in final
Men’s 5.5
Mandeville/Covington, La.
Captain: Bobby Williams
Oxford, Miss.
Captain: Mozart Dor
2-1
Men’s 6.5
Lafayette, La.
Captain: Luke St. Pierre
Cordova, Tenn.
Captain: David Bray
3-0
Men’s 7.5
Baton Rouge, La.
Captain: Duane Pierce
Muscle Shoals, Ala.
Captain: Jerrell Meares
3-0
Men’s 8.5
Savannah, Ga.
Captain: Matt Hall
Chattanooga, Tenn.
Captain: Brian Proffitt
2-1
Men’s 9.5
Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Captain: Paul Varner
Lexington, Ky.
Captain: Michael Cunningham
2-1
Women’s 5.0
Minden, La.
Captain: Amanda Gulley
Columbia, S.C.
Captain: Sandra Dickerson
3-0
Women’s 5.5
Knoxville, Tenn.
Captain: Jamie Wyatt
Cary, N.C.
Captain: Marylynn Fitzgerald
2-1
Women’s 6.5
Lakeland, Tenn.
Captain: Laura Hollis
Frankfort, Ky.
Captain: Brooke Browning
2-1
Women’s 7.5
Little Rock, Ark.
Captain: Teresa Williams
Louisville, Ky.
Captain: Donna Hedrick
3-0
Women’s 8.5
Biloxi, Miss.
Captain: Dianne Holloway
Lake Norman, N.C.
Captain: Arlene Conger
3-0
Women’s 9.5
Baton Rouge, La. (A)
Captain: Robin Bookman
Nashville, Tenn.
Captain: Vickie Freas
5-1 in
round robin
 
Team photos are available on request. E-mail Ron Cioffi at cioffi@sta.usta.com.
 

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