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Six Teams Crowned Champions At Jr. Team Tennis Championships

August 22, 2010 06:00 PM
MOBILE, ALA. – Sunday, August 22, 2010 – Teams from four states won the USTA Southern Jr. Team Tennis Section Championships 2010 Sunday.
 
Georgia and North Carolina had two champions and North Carolina also had one finalist. South Carolina and Tennessee had a champion each.
 
The winning teams from the 14-and-under and 18-and-under levels won the right to represent the USTA Southern Section at the USTA Jr. Team Tennis National Championships 2010 in October.
 
LEVEL
CHAMPION
FINALIST
SCORE
18-and-under Advanced
Wilmington, N.C.
Manager: Jon Ingham
Little Rock, Ark.
Manager: Mynra Olava
39-15
18-and-under Intermediate
Knoxville, Tenn.
Manager: Charlotte Ott
Cary, N.C.
Manager: Kevin Caccia
37-17
14-and-under Advanced
Alpharetta, Ga.
Manager: Adriana Bhole
Birmingham, Ala.
Manager: John Crawford
259-244
14-and-under Intermediate
Athens, Ga.
Manager: Mary McElhannon
Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
Manager: Robert Wood
37-23
12-and-under Advanced
Aiken, S.C.
Manager: John Tiffany
Ocean Springs, Miss.
Manager: Lance St. Amant
220-196
12-and-under Intermediate
Charlotte, N.C.
Manager: Dwayne Thomas
Columbia, S.C.
Manager: Heather Presnal
30-26
 
Competition ran from Friday, Aug. 20 through Sunday, Aug. 22 at the Copeland-Cox Tennis Center, known as the world’s largest public tennis facility with 60 courts.
 
Teams represented the nine states in USTA Southern, by far the largest of the 17 sections in the country.
 
Teams play boys’ singles, girls’ singles, boys’ doubles, girls’ doubles, mixed doubles in each match. Advanced players are NTRP 3.5 and above. Intermediate players are NTRP 3.0 or below. The following levels were decided by round-robin play: 14-and-under Advanced and 12-and-under Advanced.
 
Approximately 28,000 or 40 percent of all Jr. Team Tennis players in the nation play in the Southern Section.
 
National championships will be played in Surprise, Ariz. with the 14s competing Oct. 21-24 and the 18s competing Oct. 28-31. There are no national championships for the 12-and-under age bracket.
 

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