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Georgia Teams Show Strength in 2014 USTA Southern Jr. Team Tennis Sectional Championships

August 17, 2014 02:28 PM
Larger teammates hoist winning player after mixed doubles victory.

NORTH CAROLINA HAS THREE CHAMPIONS

CAYCE, S.C. – With two champions and five finalists, Georgia was the top state in the 2014 USTA Southern Jr. Team Tennis Sectional Championships completed Sunday.

North Carolina had a very strong showing in the competition, taking three of eight titles.

Lexington County hosted 56 teams consisting of 453 players and 122 captains and/or coaches. The schedule over three days called for 119 team matches consisting of 595 tennis matches. Matches were played at the Cayce Tennis & Fitness Center and the Lexington County Tennis Complex Friday through Sunday.

Many of the teams competed for a spot in the USTA Jr. Team Tennis National Championships at Cayce Tennis and Fitness Center. The 14s Championships are Oct. 17-20. The 18s Championships are Oct. 24-27. There are no National Championships for 10s and 12s.

USTA’s junior team program supports coed teams in four age levels. The teams, which represent various clubs, parks, recreational departments and organizations, have finished at the top of their local leagues will play in 10 and Under, 12 and Under, 14 and Under and 18 and Under levels. Within each age level, teams also play in two different skill levels: intermediate and advanced. This year’s event drew the top teams from Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Champions and finalists (including managers) were:

 

LEVEL

CHAMPIONS

FINALISTS

SCORE

10 & Under
Intermediate

Chapel Hill, N.C.
Jarrod Randle (Boone)

Cumming, Ga.
Christy Winters

34-22 in final

10 & Under
Advanced

Raleigh, N.C.
William Reynolds

Knoxville, Tenn.
Steven St. Patrick

138-56 (total in round robin matches)

12 & Under
Intermediate

Wilmington, N.C.
Jennifer Coleman/
Jonathan Glasgow

Columbus, Ga.
Lee Norred

28-26 in final

12 & Under
Advanced

Suwanee, Ga.
Mark Dubin

Greer, S.C.
Heike Kamieniecki

103-47 (total in round robin matches)

14 & Under
Intermediate

Woodstock, Ga.
Kerri Magee

Ocean Springs, Miss.
Lisa Wagoner

37-17 in final

14 & Under
Advanced

Madison, Miss.
David Humphreys

Johns Creek, Ga.
Shannan Gaudette

158-36 (total in round robin matches)

18 & Under
Intermediate

Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Eric Wammock

Buford, Ga.
Jane Hunter

31-25 in final

18 & Under
Advanced

Lexington, S.C.
Eric Jackson

College Park, Ga.
Sam Kennedy

173-115 (total in round robin matches)

 

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