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Combo Recaps

October 17, 2014 06:57 PM

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – Two more Hilton Head Island teams won titles on Sunday during the USTA South Carolina Combo Doubles State League Championships. One Hilton Head Island USTA captain even became a state champion for the second time this weekend.

Mark Anders, whose team competing in the 55 and over division won a state title Saturday, won another state title as a captain Sunday with his 40 and over team.

(Click here to see photos from Sunday's play.)

“It’s just about putting together the right guys who like to have fun and enjoy the game,” Anders said. “They gelled at the right time.”

The five-day USTA championships conclude Monday with play in the 18 and over division. In all, 220 teams from four age groups – 18 and over, 40 and over, 55 and over and 65 and over – have competed during the championships.

Admission is free Monday. Go here for complete results.

Kristin Lam of Hilton Head Island follows through on a forehand during play on Sunday.

 

Sunday championships

Level

Champion

Finalist

40 and Over

5.5 Women

Lexington Area Tennis Association

Captain Susan Taylor

Lowcountry Tennis Association

Captain Robin White

40 and Over

8.5 Women

Upper Piedmont Tennis Association

Captain Kelly Hesketh

Aiken Area Tennis League

Captain Lori Thatcher

18 and Over

9.5 Women

Hilton Head Island

Captain Michelle Clark

Lexington Area Tennis Association

Captain Harriett Reid

40 and Over

7.5 Men

Hilton Head Island

Captain Mark Anders

Pee Dee League (Florence)

Captain Marty Bazen

40 and Over

8.5 Men

Upper Piedmont Tennis Association

Captain George Auger

Lowcountry Tennis Association

Captain Mike Hauser

40 and Over

6.5 Women

Grand Strand Tennis League

Captain Marian Pavy

Columbia Tennis League

Captain Gina Morris

40 and Over

7.5 Women

Mid-Carolina Tennis League

Captain Lori Bowers

Columbia Tennis League

Captain Amy Beall

40 and Over

6.5 Men

Spartanburg Area Tennis League

Captain Paul Hendrix

Lowcountry Tennis Association

Captain Lawrence Lowell

18 and Over

5.0 Women

Columbia Tennis League

Captain Priscilla McCormick

Upper Piedmont Tennis Association

Captain Missy Lawlor

18 and Over

5.5 Men

Pee Dee League (Florence)

Captain Kelly Pinkerman

Upper Piedmont Tennis Association

Captain Daniel Burdette

18 and Over

9.5 Men

Grand Strand Tennis League

Captain Marvin Colley

To be determined Monday

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The weather stayed perfect and Hilton Head Island teams continued to play well on Saturday during the USTA South Carolina Combo Doubles State League Championships.

Two Hilton Head Island teams won state league championships and will have the opportunity to represent the state at the USTA Southern Sectional championship in March.

(Click here for photos from Saturday.)

Teams from the Midlands, the Rock Hill area, and Charleston won the other five state league titles Saturday.

Play continues Sunday morning all around the Hilton Head Island area. Ten sites in total are being used during the five-day USTA state league championship.

Admission is free. Go here for complete results.

55 and Over Men 7.5 State Champion: HIlton Head Island, captain Mark Anders

Saturday championships

Level

Champion

Finalist

65 and Over

7.5 Women

Columbia Tennis League

Captain Vicki Williamson

Upper Piedmont Tennis Association

Captain Cheryl Reilly

55 and Over

6.5 Men

Lexington Area Tennis Association

Captain Larry Guster

Upper Piedmont Tennis Association

Captain Rickey Bridges

65 and Over

6.5 Women

Mid-Carolina Tennis League

Captain Mary Last

Lowcountry Tennis Association

Captain Alison Shor

55 and Over

7.5 Men

Hilton Head Island

Captain Mark Anders

Spartanburg Area Tennis League

Captain Jack Moyer

55 and Over

6.5 Women

Lowcountry Tennis Association

Captain Alison Shor

Greenwood Area Tennis Association

Captain Ann Long

55 and Over

8.5 Women

Hilton Head Island

Captain Shannon Lurkin

Columbia Tennis League

Captain Susie Wolfson

55 and Over

7.5 Women

Lowcountry Tennis Association

Captain Joette Creager

Lexington Area Tennis Association

Captain Becky Hipp

 
Facilities: Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center, Palmetto Dunes – Centre Court, Port Royal Racquet Club, Country Club of Hilton Head, South Beach Racquet Club, Sea Pines Country Club, Sea Pines Racquet Club, Wexford Plantation, Long Cove Club, Moss Creek.

Schedule

Sunday: Play concludes for 40 and Over divisions and some 18 and Over divisions.

Monday: Play concludes for remaining 18 and Over divisions.


RECAP FROM FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The plaque-hoisting has begun.

Three USTA South Carolina tennis teams took home state league “champion” plaques Friday, including a team from Hilton Head Island. Two other teams from the area finished as finalists on Friday, the second day of the USTA South Carolina Combo Doubles State League Championships.

The other championship teams were from Myrtle Beach and Greenville. All the tennis players, even those who didn’t take home a plaque, likely enjoyed their tennis on Friday, with the perfect fall weather.

Play continues Saturday morning all around Beaufort County, including at Palmetto Dunes, the championships’ official host site.

During the five-day combo championships, more than 2,300 USTA league players are competing for 28 state league championships in four different age groups – 18 and Over, 40 and Over, 55 and Over and 65 and Over.

Admission is free. Detailed results can be viewed here.

The Men's 7.5 65 and Over champions from the Grand Strand Tennis League.

 

Level

Champion

Finalist

Men’s 7.5

65 and Over

Grand Strand Tennis League

Captain: Ernie Walters

Hilton Head Island

Captain: Brian Fatzinger

Men’s 6.5

65 and Over

Upper Piedmont Tennis Association

Captain: Ron Younts

Lowcountry Tennis Association

Captain: Caton Easterling

Men’s 8.5

55 and Over

Hilton Head Island 1

Captain: David Dockum

Hilton Head Island 2

Captain: P.J. Scearce

Facilities: Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center, Palmetto Dunes – Centre Court, Port Royal Racquet Club, Country Club of Hilton Head, South Beach Racquet Club, Sea Pines Country Club, Sea Pines Racquet Club, Wexford Plantation, Long Cove Club, Moss Creek.

Schedule

Saturday: Play concludes for remaining 65 and Over and 55 and Over divisions. Play begins for the 18 and Over men and women.

Sunday: Play concludes for 40 and Over divisions and some 18 and Over divisions.

Monday: Play concludes for remaining 18 and Over divisions.

 

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