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2017 Championships Crowns Champions

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July 19, 2017 03:59 PM

Champions and finalists photos on our Facebook photo gallery

Eight teams from USTA Southern earned bids to play in the national championship round of the largest adult recreational tennis league in the world by winning the 2017 USTA League 40 & Over Southern Sectional Championships, played in Mobile, Ala.

Champion teams will have the opportunity to compete for the USTA League National Championships during October in Florida, while the men’s and women’s 4.5 teams will play in Mobile Oct. 20-22.

Alabama and North Carolina led the tournament with two champions and one finalist. Louisville, KY was a standout with a champion and a finalist.

Champions and finalists were:

Level

Champions
Hometown,
Captain/Co-captain

Finalists
Hometown,
Captain/Co-captain

Men’s 3.0

Birmingham, AL
Pete Kozlowski

Louisville, KY
Anthony Tuggle & Gregory Miller

Men’s 3.5

Pelham, AL
Van Imbraguilo

Memphis, TN
Joe Johnson & Daniel Jerden

Men’s 4.0

New Orleans, LA
Howard Brenner

Rogers, AR
Max Bachman & Joshua Saffran

Men’s 4.5

Greensboro, NC
Scott Dean

Little Rock, AR
Carter Fairley & Brent Birch

Women’s 3.0

Charlotte, NC
Jill Griset & Rosalie O’Rouke

Simpsonville, SC
Celeste Blinston & Kristin Bissinger

Women’s 3.5

Brentwood, TN
Kathryn Roberson & Jennifer McNabb

Fayetteville, NC
Kim Hasty

Women’s 4.0

Monroe, LA
Virginia Eddleman

Huntsville, AL (A)
Linda Lindberg

Women’s 4.5

Louisville, KY
Anna Curley & Marnie Ochoa

Rome, GA
Margaret Knight

Matches were played at the Copeland-Cox Mobile Tennis Center, one of the largest muncipal tennis facilites in the country with 60 full-sized courts.

This year’s tournament drew at least 76 teams with nearly 900 players from the USTA’s nine states. Players must be 40 years of age or older at any time in 2017.

 

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