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Juniors Excel at Southern 10s Team Challenge

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July 6, 2017 12:34 PM

Front row, left to right: Sarah Ladd, Kai Villagomez, Sabritt Dozier, Sam Gurevich, Joey Drouilard, Sara Shumate, Jackson Hinderberger, Ben Matuszak, Ella McPike, Elizabeth Faucher, Jay McKowan.

Second row, left tor right: Evie Sandlin, Ella Mancusso, Lucas Wrigely, Naomi Blanks, Jett Ngyuen, Carlos Anzola, Ellie Hammond, Jeslyn Pratiknjo, Srakir Polestty, Allie Faulkner, Eli Bowen, Wyatt Flemming.

Back row, left to right: Coaches Claire Bartlett, Brenton James, Melanie Oudin, Maria Cercone, Jim Harp and player Teah Johnson.


USTA Southern invited the four top 10 and under finishers from three Southern regions to show off their growing expertise on June 24- 25 at Champions Club in Chattanooga, TN.

Representing the West, Central, and East areas, the top players from the 10s Southern Championships were invited to participate in the team event. 

There were four teams and each team had a coach and were able to coach within the match play. Among the coaches was former US Open quarterfinals and mixed double champion Melanie Oudin. A resident of Marietta, GA, Oudin is working her way back from injuries with an eye on returning to WTA Tour competition.

Teams played singles, doubles and mixed doubles. The matches were very close, winner won by 1 set. Following the team play there was an ED Camp for all the participants.

Heading up the event was USTA Southern Manager of Adult Competition Maria Cercone.

 

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