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Mississippi Leads 2016 USTA League 18 & Over Southern Sectional Championships

July 25, 2016 01:13 PM

Twelve teams from USTA Southern have advanced to the national championship round of the largest adult recreational tennis league in the world by winning the 2016 USTA League Adult 18 & Over Southern Sectional Championships played in Mobile, Alabama, July 22-25. 

Mississippi followed up with a strong showing in 2015 by taking three championships and having two finalists this year. In this year’s competition Arkansas and North Carolina each had two champions and two finalists. Charlotte, North Carolina, and Hattiesburg, Mississippi, each scored with a champion and a finalist.

Matches were contested at the Copeland-Cox Mobile Tennis Center and the Cottage Hill/Medal of Honor Park. An estimated 1,063 players from 109 teams participated.

Champions and finalists were:




Men’s 2.5

Lake Charles, Louisiana
Captain: Justin Kingsley

No finalist because champion won in

Men’s 3.0

Atlanta, Georgia
Captain: Chris Rauber

Jackson, Mississippi
Captain: Kellon Lawrence

Men’s 3.5

Jackson, Mississippi
Captain: Conway Craig

North Little Rock, Arkansas
Captain: Mike Terrell

Men’s 4.0

Greenwood, Mississippi
Captain: Jeff Hardin

Columbia, South Carolina
Captain: David Edwards

Men’s 4.5

Norcross, Georgia
Captain: Matt DeWolf

Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Captain: Michael Haddox

Men’s 5.0

Lake Norman, North Carolina (A)
Co-captains: Greg May & Michael Ferrero

Charlotte, North Carolina (B)
Captain: Tommy Beecher

Women’s 2.5

Knoxville, Tennessee (A)
Captain: Lisa Huffman

Daniel Island, South Carolina
Co-Captains: Heidi Strenck & Ann Harrah

Women’s 3.0

Fayetteville, Arkansas
Captain: Judith Boen

Birmingham, Alabama (B)
Co-captains: Megan Jones & Maggie Hobson 

Women’s 3.5

Pelham, Alabama
Co-captains: Ashley Raggio &
Michelle Morris 

Brentwood, Tennessee
Co-Captains: Hillary Cooper &
Kimberly  Morrison

Women’s 4.0

Fort Smith, Arkansas
Co-captains: Lucy Coleman &
Kimberly Simon

Durham, North Carolina (A)
Captain: Sandra Corpora

Women’s 4.5

Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Captain: Christi Foli

Little Rock, Arkansas
Captain: Marcie Palecek

Women’s 5.0

Charlotte, North Carolina
Captain: Tisha Vandemore

No finalist because champion won in