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SC Shines at Bullfrog Southern Team Championships

September 25, 2006 07:04 PM

The South Carolina Bullfrog Southern Team Championship players excelled in the Championship matches held at the Champions Club in Chattanooga TN. The players were placed on teams with players from throughout the USTA Southern Section, and South Carolina had a player on each of the top three teams in the 12 and under division. In the older division South Carolina did an excellent job as well, capturing second place in the Silver Division. The matches were all hard fought, with some of the championships coming down to the final Sunday Matches. Our players all did well individually, helping their teams to victory. To highlight one particular player, Morgan Chumney assisted her team in securing first place in the Gold Division. Morgan's team, Team Davenport, missed first place in their division by a single match. USTA SC was on hand to provide encouragement, and to take lots and lots of pictures.

The event was a success by all measures and there was nothing but praise for the location, the coaches and the staff. The head coach for the SC team, Rodney McAlister expressed his pleasure with the players saying, "I do this for the kids, I really enjoy it." Praise wasn't just forthcoming for the coaches, it was also expressed about them. Praise for the coaches came from many players including Sarah Guzick, playing on the SC 14-18 team, who said "without coaches, it wouldn't be any fun!" The event staff and location also drew praise. Scottie Rabb, USTA SC's Competition Coordinator said, "It was an extremely well organized event. There was lots of good food provided for players and parents. This allowed the players to stay together and socialize." The parents were also impressed with the event. Marshall and Laura Johnson expressed their enjoyment of the event, "The financial support provided by USTA SC for the players to attend is an added bonus and greatly appreciated. It was time and money well spent." USTA SC provides the entry fee and a travel stipend for the Southern Team Championship players.

You can see both teams below, or click on a link below to view some of the pictures from the event.

Bullfrog Team 2006

Bullfrog Team 2006

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