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USTA Southern Crowns 40 & Over Champions in Eight Levels

USTA Southern Crowns 40 & Over Champions in Eight Levels

TOURNAMENT HOSTED BY COPELAND-COX MOBILE TENNIS CENTER

 

ATLANTA – AUGUST 2, 2018 – USTA Southern crowned eight champions at the 2018 USTA League Adult 40 & Over Southern Sectional Championships, played July 27-30.

The annual championships were played at the Copeland-Cox Mobile Tennis Center (tournament headquarters) and Cottage Hill/Medal of Honor Park.

There were 74 men’s and women’s teams with more than 900 players from nine states.

Alabama, North Carolina and Tennessee led the competition with two champions and a finalist. Georgia had a champion and two finalists.

High-resolution photos of champions and finalists are in a Facebook gallery and are available for download.

Champions and finalists were:

Level

Winner & Captain/
Co-captain

Finalist & Captain/
Co-captain

Score in Final

Men’s 3.0

Hoover, Ala.
Jesee Jowers/
Pete Kozlowski

Memphis, Tenn.
Jon Reeseman/
James Ensell

4-1

Men’s 3.5

Germantown, Tenn.
Joe Johnson

Southaven, Miss.
Lee Parks

5-0

Men’s 4.0

Atlanta, Ga. (B)
Rob Grove

Albany, Ga. (A)
Andrew Jumento

3-2

Men’s 4.5

Hoover, Ala.
Richard Harris

Denver, N.C.
Kane Haynes

3-2

Women’s 3.0

Brentwood, Tenn.
Suzy Simpson

Birmingham, Ala.
Kelley Moore

3-2

Women’s 3.5

Cornelius, N.C.
Jennifer Tiefer/
Jennifer Peruc

Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
Crystal Daniel

3-2

Women’s 4.0

Hattiesburg, Miss.
Kim Tatum

New Orleans, La. (A)
Celeste Mule/John Smith

3-2

Women’s 4.5

Raleigh, N.C.
Allison Ostrander

Marietta, Ga.
Amy Langefels

4-1

 

 

More information can be found on the tournament’s website, www.SouthernChampionships.com.

 

Teams play two singles and three doubles in the team match. In many levels, there are two teams from one state, designated “A” and “B.”

 

The teams, which represented various clubs, parks, recreational departments and organizations, earned the right to represent one of nine states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The leagues were established to provide adult recreational tennis players with the opportunity to compete against players of similar ability levels. Players participate on teams in a league format, which is administered by USTA Southern. The league groups players by using six NTRP levels, ranging from 2.5 (entry) to 5.5 (advanced).

 

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