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Three USTA League Southern Teams Bring Home National Championships

September 26, 2011 11:16 AM
USTA Southern teams have made news with their performances at the 2011 USTA League National Championships. Click here for photo galleries.
 
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Davis Dawson, Alejandro Garcia, Jesse Lindsley (Captain), Vit Wild, Scott Lindsley, Patrick Emmet.

Atlanta's 5.0 men's team earn national championship
The men’s team from Atlanta, representing the USTA Southern Section, captured the national title at the USTA League 5.0 Adult National Championships held at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, Calif. from Sept. 23 to Sept. 25.
 
The Atlanta team defeated a team from Austin, Texas 2-1 in the Championship match. Earlier in the day, the Atlanta team defeated a team from Jacksonville, Fla., 2-1 in the semifinals. They advanced this far by winning their round-robin flight contested Friday and Saturday.
 
Team members include Davis Dawson, Alejandro Garcia, Vit Wild, Scott Lindsley, Patrick Emmet and captain Jesse Lindsley. They play at the Midtown Athletic Club, Atlanta.
 
The top four teams in order of finish are: Southern, Texas, Northern California and Florida.
 
 

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Above: (Jackson, Miss.), L to R: (FRONT ROW: Audrey Thomas, Silvia Chough, Carrie Starks (Captain), Landon McCoy, Erin Crowe, BACK ROW: Jean Tonnar-Seale, Gala Loflin, Tish Crosby, Laura Carman, Laura Baldwin, Brett Thompson)
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Above: (Captain) Patrick Mills, and features Darryl Collins, Paul Comer, Patrick Dorough, Jason Hoffman, Edwin Lovelady, Andrew Walsh, Darrell Warren and Ming Xia 
Southern Sweeps 3.0 National Titles
The Southern Section men and women both captured National Championships at the 2011 3.0 USTA Adult League National Championships, held Oct. 21-23, at the Jim Reffkin Tennis Center.
 
The Southern men from Pelham, Ala. defeated a group representing the New England Section from Newburyport, Mass, by a score of 3-2 in the championship round. Earlier in the day, they defeated a team from the Pacific Northwest Section in the semifinal round.
 
The men’s team is captained by Patrick Mills, and features Darryl Collins, Paul Comer, Patrick Dorough, Jason Hoffman, Lynn Lovelady, Andrew Walsh, Darrell Warren and Ming Xia and plays at the Pelham Racquet Club.
 
 
On the women’s side the ladies from Jackson, Miss. defeated the group representing the Florida Section from Orlando-Seminole County Fla., by a 3-2 score in the finals. In the semifinals, the Southern women defeated a team from the Mid-Atlantic Section.
 
The Southern team is captained by Carrie Starks and features Gala Loflin, Jean Tonnar-Seale, Landon McCoy, Audrey Thomas, Brett Thompson, Laura Carman, Erin Crowe, Laura Baldwin, Tish Crosby, and Silvia Chough and plays at The Club at Township.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Above: John Versher, Grady Hardy, Edward Methe, Michael Landry, Jeff Lind, Bill Bravender (Co-Captain), Tony Davila (Captain), Michael Penwell, Meade Phelps, Mark Vanlandingham, Simon Nguyen
Senior Men place second at 3.5 Seniors
On a beautiful, sunny day at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden,  the Northern Men defeated the Southern Section men’s team 3-0 in the final, putting the Southern Men at 2nd place in the championship.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Arkansas women's team places second
The women’s team from Rogers, Ark., representing the USTA Southern Section, finished in second place at the USTA League 2.5 Adult National Championships held at the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif., from Sept. 23 to Sept. 25.
 
The Rogers team was defeated by a team from Des Moines, Iowa, 2-1, in the Championship match. Earlier in the day, the Arkansas team defeated a team from Bellevue, WA, 3-0 in the semifinals. The Rogers team had advanced this far by winning their round-robin flight contested Friday and Saturday.
 
The team is co-captained by Jennifer Lynn Bohnert and features Kimberly Lynn Chronister, Becky Alexander, Kim Rose Schaap, Donna Carol Field, Donna Russell, Audrey Elizabeth Byrd, Shannon Gordon, Kim Evans and Leslie Colebank and plays at the Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers.
 
The top four sectional teams in order of finish are: Missouri Valley, Southern, Pacific Northwest and Texas.
 

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L to R: (FRONT ROW: John Jennings, Patrick Jopling, Tod Hyche, John Wofford (captain), Bo Russell, William Timmons, BACK ROW: Clayton Jennings, Al Cannon, Lester Herbert, Bill Mitchell, Nick McLane)
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L to R: (FRONT ROW: Sharon Borders (Captain), Tenagne Yohannes, Marcy Hirshberg, Shirine Anderson, Cathy Levine, BACK ROW: Caroline Stevens-Weyer, Susan Norsworthy, Sarah Dellinger, NOT PICTURED: Shanlee Isch, Kathy Harrie)
Both men and women place third in Arizona
In the 2011 USTA Adult League 4.5 National Championships, held Oct. 28-30, at the Jim Reffkin Tennis Center,third place for the men went to the Southern Section. The team from Greenville, S.C.defeated a team from the Pacific Northwest Section in the consolation match.
 
The Southern Section women also picked up third place with a victory over the New England Section. The team was from Marietta, Ga.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pelham, Alabama's 4.0 women place third
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L to R: (FRONT ROW: Debbie Drake, Karen Amidon, Colleen Ellis, Linda Sink, Dianna Clifton, Liz Dove, BACK ROW: Robin Sparks, Wendi Stanley, Susie Barnes (co-captain), Teresa Turner, Luann Causey, Ramona Cunningham, Lisa Steed (co-captain).

The Southern Section from Pelham, Ala. women picked up third place with a victory over the New England Section team at 2011 USTA Adult League National Championships, held Sept. 23-25, at the Jim Reffkin Tennis Center in Tucson, Ariz.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Men's and Women's Seniors take second place
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Above:  (Lake Charles, Louisiana) L to R: Janine Hollier, Karen Stelly, Aileen Prevost, Denise Durel, Mindy Fontenot Hetzel, Geneva Guillory, (Not Pictured) Kathy Venable (Captain
The Southern women’s team from Lake Charles, La. finished in third place at the USTA League 3.0 Senior National Championship.as they defeated the Missouri Valley women from Tulsa, Okla., 3-0.
 
The Southern men’s team from Hot Springs, Arkansas defeated the Mid-Atlantic men’s team from Fairfax, Va., 3-0 to finish in third place.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Debbie Pearce, Jan Greer, Jeanne Daniel, Carla Moylan, Laura Brown (Captain), Nell Drobish, Susan Beauxis, Sheila Lopez
Senior women place in California
Southern women from Lafayette, La. placed fourth at the 2011 USTA league 3.5 senior National Championship held in Indiana Wells, Calif. The Midwest section defeated them 2-1.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Southern men win 5.5 Mens National Championship
The Southern mens team from Greensboro, N.C. won the 5.5 Mens National Invitational Championship.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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