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Champions Decided at 2016 18 & Over, 40 & Over Championships

March 22, 2016 10:41 AM



MOBILE, ALA. – March 12, 2017 – Champions were crowned at the 2016 18 & Over and 40 & Over Combo Doubles Southern Sectional Championships, played March 10-12, 2017.

North Carolina had the most champions with six, plus a finalist, while Tennessee placed five winners and three runners-up. Louisiana had a strong showing with three champions and three finalists.

Raleigh, N.C., teams grabbed two winners' trophies and also had one runner-up. Tennessee cities were well represented as Chattanooga had two champions and Knoxville had one winner and two finalists.

The tournament featured 228 men’s and women’s teams with 1,522 players from nine states that competed in 19 levels at the Copeland-Cox Mobile Tennis Center (tournament headquarters) and the Cottage Hill/Medal of Honor Park.  

USTA Southern crowned six champions at the 2016 55 & Over Combo Doubles Southern Sectional Championships, played March 3-5, in Auburn, Ala.

18 & Over and 40 & Over champions and finalists were:




18 & Over Men’s 5.5

Benton, Ark. (A)
Captain: Brandon Kiker


Daniel Island, S.C.
Captain: Christopher Whitaker

18 & Over Men’s 6.5

Knoxville, Tenn.
Captain: Jay Huffman

Raleigh, N.C.
Captain: Eric Mortiz

18 & Over Men’s 7.5

Jackson, Miss.
Captain: Mark Adair

Monroe, La.
Captain: Paul Gullette

18 & Over Men’s 8.5

Durham, N.C.
Captain: Nicholas Klowman

Mobile, Ala. (A)
Captain: Kenny Sands

18 & Over Men’s 9.5

Lake Norman, N.C.
Captain: Kane Haynes
(Round-robin competition)


40 & Over Men’s 5.5

Raleigh, N.C.
Captain: Shawn Lav
(Round-robin competition)


40 & Over Men’s 6.5

Pelham, Ala. (A)
Co-captains: Chud Cullum & William Belski

Southaven, Miss. (A)
Captain: Lee Parks

40 & Over Men’s 7.5

Chattanooga, Tenn.
Captain: Chris Peoples

Shreveport, La.
Co-captains: Freddie Widmer & Norman Duhon

40 & Over Men’s 8.5

Chattanooga, Tenn. (A)
Captain: Brian Proffitt

Rockmart, Ga.
Captain: Barry Owen

18 & Over Women’s 2.5

Fort Mill, N.C.
Co-captains: Jamie Thomas & Joanne Hurley

Memphis, Tenn.
Captain: Lindsey Mackie

18 & Over Women’s 5.5

Mandeville/Covington, La.
Co-captains: Rachel Castellanos & Julie Oubre

Clarksdale, Miss. (A)
Captain: Laurie Bullock

18 & Over Women’s 6.5

Shreveport, La.
Captain: Erin Dicharry

Tupelo, Miss. (A)
Captain: Mikki Gilliland

18 & Over Women’s 7.5

Pelham, Ala.
Co-captains: Ashley Riggio & Sarah Mizell

Knoxville, Tenn.
Captain: Lynn Liu

18 & Over Women’s 8.5

Slidell, La.
Captain: Brittany Stasney & Christy Stasney

Knoxville, Tenn.
Captain: Brooke Dill

18 & Over Women’s 9.5

Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Co-captains: Michelle Clark &
Julie Child
(Round-robin competition)



40 & Over Women’s 5.5

Raleigh, N.C.
Captain: Kim Johnson

Mandeville/Covington, La. (A)
Captain: Jennifer Griffith

40 & Over Women’s 6.5

Memphis, Tenn.
Captain: Hanh Vaught

Louisville, Ky.
Captain: Laura Haara

40 & Over Women’s 7.5

Nashville, Tenn.
Co-captains: Jennifer Davis & Renee Bruno

Bentonville, Ark.
Captain: Kim Delatin

40 & Over Women’s 8.5

Charlotte, N.C.
Captain: Arlene Conger

Louisville, Ky.
Captain: Dee Clark