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Louisiana, Tennessee Lead 2016 USTA League 40 & Over Southern Sectional Championships

August 22, 2016 12:41 PM

Eight teams from USTA Southern earned a bid to play in the national championship round of the largest adult recreational tennis league in the world by winning the 2016 USTA League 40 & Over Southern Sectional Championships.

Louisiana and Tennessee lead the tournament with two champions and one finalist. Georgia had the most teams in the finals, with one winner and three finalists.

Champions and finalists were:




Men’s 3.0

Mandeville/Covington, LA
Damon Morise, Mackie Gallagher

Columbus, GA
Scott Sawyer

Men’s 3.5

Lake Charles, LA
Rusty Cart

Pelham, AL
Van Imbraguilo, Chris Fields

Men’s 4.0

Bluffton, SC (A)
Jonathan Watkins

Hendersonville, TN
Phillip Trammel, Bruce Kirby

Men’s 4.5

Hoover, AL
Bill Lawrence, Rick Gaynor

Louisville, KY
David English

Women’s 3.0

Nashville, TN
Jennifer McNabb, Kathryn Robeson

Louisville, KY (A)
Lori Cook, Sarah Strause

Women’s 3.5

Brentwood, TN (A)
Hillary Cooper, Jennifer Davis

Mandeville/Covington, LA
Kelly Wollfarth, Sehlley Sisson

Women’s 4.0

Columbus, GA (B)
Brandee Murrah

Marietta, GA (A)
Dallas Otterlee

Women’s 4.5

Raleigh, NC
Shelly Kirkpatrick

Sandy Springs, GA
Michelle Levery, Melissa Nodvin

Matches were played at Asheville Racquet Club Downtown (tournament headquarters), Asheville Racquet Club South, Aston Park Tennis Center, TC Roberson High School and the Asheville School.

This is the fourth consecutive year the city has hosted the annual tournament.  

This year’s tournament drew the top 80 teams consisting of 850 players from the USTA’s nine states. Players must be 40 years of age or older at any time in 2016.

Champion teams will have the opportunity to compete for the USTA League National Championships during October in California and Arizona.