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2015 USTA Southern Junior Team Tennis Section Champions & Finalists

August 24, 2015 02:28 PM

Georgia Teams Dominate in 2015 USTA Southern
Junior Team Tennis Section Championships

MANDEVILLE/COVINGTON HAS THREE CHAMPS, FOUR FINALISTS

ATLANTA – Aug. 25, 2015 – Teams from Georgia took the most championships and also reached the most finals among the nine states represented at the 2015 USTA Southern Junior Team Tennis Section Championships.

Georgia teams from Athens, Atlanta and Woodstock were crowned champions at the tournament played Aug. 21-23. Four other Georgia teams reached finals.

USTA’s junior team program supports coed and single gender teams in four age levels. The teams, which represented various clubs, parks, recreational departments and organizations, finished at the top of their local leagues played in 10 and under, 12 and under, 14 and under, and 18 and under levels. Within each age level, teams also played in two different skill levels: intermediate and advanced.

Matches were played at the Lexington County Tennis Complex and the Cayce Tennis & Fitness Center in Lexington County, South Carolina. All teams at the championships were coed.

Champions and finalist were:

Level

Champion (with captain/coach)

Finalist (with captain/coach)

Score in final
* round robin

10 & Under
Advanced

Wilmington, North Carolina
Kate Synder (Simpson)

Pawleys Island, South Carolina
Wendy Mercardo

103-47*

10 & Under
Intermediate

Athens, Georgia
Amy Byrnes

Oxford, Mississippi
Lynda Ratliff

208-200*

12 & Under
Advanced

Greenville, South Carolina
DeLinda Bittner

Atlanta, Georgia
Kelly Sloan

149-68*

12 & Under
Intermediate

Charlotte, North Carolina
John Trimp

Athens, Georgia
Heather Chadwick

28-26

14 & Under
Advanced

Atlanta, Georgia
Eman Tanjuatco

Atlanta, Georgia
Shannan Gaudette

30-24

14 & Under
Intermediate

Knoxville, Tennessee
Dana Forsyth (Stultz)

Atlanta, Georgia
Timothy Baxter

29-23

18 & Under
Advanced

Bristol, Tennessee
David Poole

Lexington, South Carolina
Eric Jackson

169-95*

18 & Under
Intermediate

Woodstock, Georgia
Stacey Tuchmann

Louisville, Kentucky
Thad Keal

35-14

This year’s event drew the top coed 59 teams from throughout Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. A team match consists of boys’ and girls’ singles, boys’ and girls’ doubles, and mixed doubles.

Champions in 14 and under and 18 and under levels have the opportunity to advance to the USTA Junior Team Tennis Championships to be played at the same two sites. The 14s Championships are Oct. 15-18. The 18s Championships are Oct. 22-25. 

 

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