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Two South Carolina teams win at Section Championships

MACON, GA. – October 15, 2012 – South Carolina’s teams did well at the 2012 USTA Southern Mixed Doubles Section Championships, bringing home two titles. Amy White’s 9.0 team out of Charleston and Peggy Dingle’s 6.0 seniors out of Columbia both brought home titles, and Chris Milam’s 5.0 team out of Anderson was a finalist. 
 
The winning adult teams have been invited to the USTA Mixed Doubles National Championships to represent USTA Southern, the largest of the 17 USTA sections Mixed doubles adults 2.5, 7.0 & 9.0 will compete in Tucson, Ariz. Nov. 9-11 and the 6.0, 8.0 & 10.0 will compete in Tucson Nov. 16-18. The Senior Mixed Invitational will be conducted March 22-24, 2013, in Chattanooga, Tenn., for senior teams with players 50 years and over.
 
Champions and finalists and their captains are:
 
LEVEL
CHAMPIONS
FINALISTS
Score
5.0
Mandeville, La.
Michelle Gaudet
Anderson, S.C.
Chris Milam
Champions were 4-0 in round-robin play.
6.0
Knoxville, Tenn.
Amanda Jenkinson
Little Rock, Ark.
Dale Aldridge
2-1
7.0
Knoxville, Tenn.
Scott Thompson
Lexington, Ky.
Missy Jeffers
2-1
8.0
Memphis, Tenn.
Oakley Foy 
Baton Rouge, La.
James Ott
3-0
9.0
Charleston, S.C.
Amy White
Knoxville, Tenn.
Tony Collins
2-1
10.0
Memphis, Tenn.
Jeff Meek
Greensboro, N.C. (A)
Mike Parker
Champions were 3-0 in round-robin play.
Senior 6.0
Columbia, S.C. (B)
Peggy Dingle
Knoxville, Tenn.
Scott Thompson
2-1
Senior 7.0
Pelham, Ala.
Pauline Howland
Nashville, Tenn.
Joan Arney
2-1
Senior 8.0
Lake Norman, N.C.
Jane Prichard
Brookhaven, Miss.
Angela Taylor
2-1
Senior 9.0
New Orleans, La.
Phyllis Browning
Memphis, Tenn.
Phil Chamberlin
Champions were 5-0 in round-robin play.
 
Teams consisted of at least three men and three women and each match consists of three courts.
There were 76 teams with 725 players entered in the competition. Matches were played at three sites: John Drew Tennis Center (main site), Healy Point Country Club and Idle Hour Country Club.
 
The 2012 tournament is presented by the USTA Southern Section in cooperation with strong local volunteer support. Penn Racquet Sports is in its 24th year as official ball of USTA League Tennis. Stonyfield Organic is in its first year of sponsorship.
 
This year marks the 32th anniversary of the USTA League. Established in 1980, it has grown from 13,000 participants in a few parts of the country in its first year, to over 585,000 players across the nation today, making it the world’s largest recreational tennis program. There are more than 115,000 adult and senior players in USTA Southern playing on an average of nearly three teams per year.
 
The USTA League was established to provide adult recreational tennis players throughout the country with the opportunity to compete against players of similar ability levels. Players participate on teams in a league format, which is administered by the USTA through its 17 Sections. The league groups players by using six NTRP levels, ranging from 2.5 (entry) to 5.0 (advanced). USTA League is open to any USTA member 19 years of age or older. It features Adult and Mixed Doubles divisions, as well as a Senior Division (age 50) and a Super Senior Division (age 60).
 
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Senior 6.0 Champions - Columbia
 
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Adult 9.0 Champions - Charleston
 
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Adult 5.0 Finalists - Anderson
 

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