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USTA Adult League State Championships (2.5-3.5) Wrap Up

June 2, 2009 03:50 PM

The USTA Adult League State Championships wrapped up in dramatic fashion Monday, June 1.  The second half of the championships was held in Greenville and despite the serene backdrop, there was a lot of tension in the air.  The final match of the championships was the decider for the 3.0 women’s division.  Two Columbia teams were facing off and they had split the match, winning two courts each.  The championships had come down to the #2 singles spot, and the players had split sets. 

The USTA Adult League State Championships (2.5-3.5) had enjoyed great weather all weekend in Greenville, with over 800 players gathering to challenge each other for the title of best in the state.  The sun shined on the players all weekend and there had been some scorching hot play to go along with the warm weather.  The first half of the championships was held in Aiken from May 16-18.  Those championships had dodged rain all weekend, but the skies were clear in Greenville. 

Columbia teams lead the championship count in Greenville, grabbing two titles and two finals.  Low Country teams took home one title and made it to two finals.  Spartanburg, Pee Dee and Hilton Head took home the remaining titles.  The players stated that the championships were great, and even those who didn’t bring home the glory said they had a great time.

By Monday the teams were wrapping up and only two players remained on the court and they were facing off in a third-set tiebreak to determine the 3.0 Women’s Champions.  Both teams waited nervously on the sidelines.  The tension was nearly unbearable.  The two players battled back and forth with each point bringing cheers and groans from the two teams.  Finally an eruption of screams and cheers announced a winner, as CTL II celebrated their victory.  It was an exciting end to a exhilarating weekend typified by great tennis and great fun.  To see a full list of winners and their pictures, click here.

 

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