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Awards & Achievements, October 2019

October 24, 2019 01:21 PM

Southern players and organizations are constantly making their mark in the world of tennis. Here's a list of recent awards, achievements and news in October 2019.

2019 Tri-Level Southern Sectional Winners

Here are the winners of the 2019 Tri-Level Sectional Invitational (hosted by USTA Kentucky), played October 18-20, in Louisville, KY.

Team photos are available on Facebook

  • 3.5-2.5 18 & Over Women – Louisiana: Talbot
  • 4.0-3.0 18 & Over Women – Kentucky: Voss
  • 4.0-3.0 18 & Over Men – Arkansas: Frances
  • 4.5-3.5 18 & Over Women – Georgia: Dean
  • 4.5-3.5 18 & Over Men – Arkansas: Garretson
  • 4.0-3.0 40 & Over Women – Louisiana: Taylor
  • 4.0-3.0 40 & Over Men – Louisiana: Braud
  • 4.5-3.5 40 & Over Women – Alabama: Shirley
  • 4.5-3.5 40 & Over Men – Georgia: Charles
  • 4.0-3.0 55 & Over Women – Louisiana: Cummer
  • 4.0-3.0 55 & Over Men – Alabama: Johnson

rogers_shelby_tg_300Shelby Rogers. Photo by Tom Grason

Shelby Rogers Downed in three sets in Macon final

Shelby Rogers continued her comeback from injuries by reaching the final of the $80 Macon Tennis Classic. 

Rogers was defeated by American Katerina Stewart 6-7(2), 6-3, 6-2. Previously she took out Coco Fandeweghe 6-0, 6-0 in the quarters and former Georgia native Grace Min 6-4, 6-2 in the semis.

The Charleston, SC, player bottomed out at No. 743 in March after dealing with a major knee injury. Now, she is ranked No. 217. She was ranked No. 48, her career high, in early 2017.

 

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