Tennessee, Georgia Score at 2016 USTA Southern Mixed Doubles Sectionals

October 9, 2016 05:30 PM


ATLANTA – October 9, 2016 – Tennessee and Georgia rose to the top of the 2010 USTA Southern Mixed Doubles Sectional Championships, played Oct. 7-9, in and around Chattanooga, Tenn.

Both teams had three champions and a finalist. Hattiesburg, Miss. was the most dominant municipality and had two champions and a finalist.

The 2016 USTA Southern Mixed Doubles Sectional Championships were played at three facilities: the Champions Club Tennis Complex at Rivermont Park (tournament headquarters), Baylor School and The McCallie School.

There were 80 teams with approximately 750 players who competed for the right to represent USTA Southern at the USTA National Mixed Doubles Championships. Ten teams will advance in the following levels: 18 & Over – 2.5; 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0, 10.0 Combined and 40 & Over – 6.0, 7.0, 8.0 and 9.0 Combined. The Southern champions will compete in Arizona at the USTA championships, scheduled for November.

Teams consisted of at least three men and three women and each match consists of three courts. The combined NTRP rating of the two players on court must equal the level’s number. In the 2.5 level, all players must be rated 2.5. Most teams began play in a round-robin format. The winner of each flight met Sunday in the finals, except for the Adult 18 & Over 2.5 and 10.0 levels, which played a round robin only.

Champions and finalists, and their captain/co-captains, are:




Score in final

18 & Over

Mandeville/Covington, La.
John & Jennifer Ray

No finalist is declared in round-robin play.

3-0 in round-robin play

18 & Over 6.0

Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Amanda Maksi

Mandeville/Covington, La.
Brian Richardson &
Shawn Potter


18 & Over 7.0

Powder Springs, Ga. (B)
Jacques Myrthil

Norcross, Ga. (A)
Jimmy Rhea & Eric Simmons


18 & Over 8.0

Chattanooga, Tenn.
Wes Miller

Baton Rouge, La.
Keith Armstrong &
Wesley Mayers


18 & Over 9.0

Milligan College, Tenn. (B)
Joshua Woods

Huntersville, N.C.
Chris Chapman &
Sunny Reeves


18 & Over 10.0

Sandy Springs, Ga.
Jamie Dockter

No finalist is declared in round-robin play.

4-0 in round-robin play

40 & Over 6.0

Knoxville, Tenn.
Jay Huffman

Charlotte, N.C.
Jamie O’Rourke &
Bryan Droze


40 & Over 7.0

Peachtree City, Ga.
Alan Vankirk &
Michael Portwood

Hattiesburg, Miss.
Greg Butler


40 & Over 8.0

Daniel Island, S.C.
Allison Pickhardt &
Cristina Garrett

Hattiesburg, Miss.
Ed Assaf


40 & Over 9.0

New Orleans
Frank Natal

Memphis, Tenn. (A)
Jeff Meek


The championships drew teams from throughout Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Southern Carolina and Tennessee. The teams, which represent various clubs, parks, recreational departments and organizations, have finished at the top of their state tournaments and are now vying for a chance to represent USTA Southern at the USTA League National Championships this fall.