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Columbia Conquers in First Half of Adult League State Championships

May 23, 2008 02:46 PM

Columbia Reigns at Adults States 2.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0
            CHARLESTON (5/20/08) -- With three champions and three finalists, Columbia Tennis League teams dominated the first segment of the USTA League South Carolina Adult State Championships that ended Monday at Charleston Tennis Center. The 78 teams competed in Men's and Women's 2.5, 4.0, 4.5 and 5.0 divisions, seeking to advance to Southern Sectionals in July in Mobile AL.
            Columbia teams won the Women's and Men's 4.0s and Men's 4.5s, leaving Hilton Head Island, Pee Dee, Foothills and Low Country each with one champion. Hilton Head Island, Grand Strand, Pee Dee and Lexington each had one finalist.
            The Adult 3.0 and 3.5 State Championships will be played May 31-June 2 in Greenville. All Adult and Senior champions will advance to the July 19-27 Southern Sectionals against teams from Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee.
            Here is how the finals turned out, with captains' names in (parentheses):
  (Key to abbreviations: AATL = Aiken Area; CTL = Columbia; FTA = Foothills/Greenville; GATA = Greenwood; GSTL = Grand Strand/Myrtle Beach; LATA = Lexington Area; LCTA = Low Country/Charleston Area; MCTL = Mid-Carolina/York County/Rock Hill; PD = PeeDee/Florence; SATA = Spartanburg Area; UPTA = Upper Piedmont/Greenville)

W2.5 -- HHI/Bluffton HS Alley Cats (Dianne Austin) 2, GSTL/Prestwick Playas (Kelly Krajeck) 1
M2.5 -- PD/Oakdale (Stan Kenimer) winner of round robin; CTL #1/Rockbridge Hit It Harder (Scott Lambe) second
W4.0 -- CTL #2/CAC Hooligans (Lisa Dye) 3, LATA #1/Pink Flamingos (Brandy Aul) 2
M4.0 -- CTL #1/Southeast Need a Team Name (Lee Phipps) 4, PD/Over the Hill Gang (Rando Strickland) 1
W4.5 -- FTA/Greenville Sportsclub (Michele Jain) 3, HHI/Palmetto Dunes States or Busts (Michelle Clark) 2
M4.5 -- CTL #1/Dirty Dozen (Tim Sinclair) 3, CTL #2/Leave the Gun, Take the Cannoli (Bruce Rienecker) 2
M5.0 -- LCTA/St. Andrews (Philip Burke) winner of round robin; CTL/Longcreek Plantation Posse (Kent Whitener)